Chronic Diseases/Conditions: Cancer
Chronic diseases and conditions (i.e., cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and stroke) are prolonged conditions that often do not improve and can have a profound effect on a person's quality of life. Important issues being studied include how to improve chronic disease management, including patient self-management, as well as strategies to improve chronic disease prevention.
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(5 of more than 2600 CANCER focused publications)
- Park LS, Tate JP, Sigel K, Brown ST, Crothers K, Gibert C, Goetz MB, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Bedimo RJ, Justice AC, Dubrow R. Association of Viral Suppression With Lower AIDS-Defining and Non-AIDS-Defining Cancer Incidence in HIV-Infected Veterans: A Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of internal medicine. 2018 Jun 12.
- Ha A, Krasnow RE, Mossanen M, Nagle R, Hshieh TT, Rudolph JL, Chang SL. A contemporary population-based analysis of the incidence, cost, and outcomes of postoperative delirium following major urologic cancer surgeries. Urologic oncology. 2018 Jul 1; 36(7):341.e15-341.e22.
- Kurian AW, Bondarenko I, Jagsi R, Friese CR, McLeod MC, Hawley ST, Hamilton AS, Ward KC, Hofer TP, Katz SJ. Recent Trends in Chemotherapy Use and Oncologists' Treatment Recommendations for Early-Stage Breast Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2018 May 1; 110(5):493-500.
- Chai CY, Tran Cao HS, Massarweh NN. Limitations of the National Cancer Data Base to Evaluate Early-Stage Anal Cancer Treatment Outcomes-Reply. JAMA surgery. 2018 Apr 25.
- Jacobs RC, Groth S, Farjah F, Wilson MA, Petersen LA, Massarweh NN. Potential Impact of "Take the Volume Pledge" on Access and Outcomes for Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery. Annals of surgery. 2018 Apr 24.
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(5 of more than 79 CANCER focused publication briefs)
- VA’s Lower Intensity Treatment of Kidney Failure – Compared to Medicare – Does Not Result in Associated Increased Mortality
This study compared the initiation of dialysis and mortality among Veterans ages 67 and older with incident kidney failure who received pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) care in fee-for-service Medicare vs. VA between January 2008 and December 2011. Findings showed that Veterans who received pre-ESRD nephrology care in Medicare received dialysis more often than Veterans who received VA care (82% ...
Date: April 9, 2018
- Evidence Review Identifies Modest Mortality Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups in VA Healthcare
To support VA’s efforts to better understand the scale and determinants of disparities in racial and ethnic mortality – and to develop interventions to reduce disparities, investigators from the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program (ESP) Coordinating Center in Portland, OR conducted an evidence review of mortality disparities specific to VA. Findings showed that although VA’s equal access healthcar...
Date: March 1, 2018
- Veterans with Cancer Received Higher Quality, Lower Intensity End-of Life Care in VA Compared to Medicare
This study evaluated the quality of end-of-life cancer care provided by Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare and VA, using well-accepted quality-of-care metrics. Findings showed that Veterans treated under FFS Medicare were more likely to get unduly intensive healthcare at end-of-life compared to those treated by VA. For example, Medicare-reliant Veterans were significantly more likely to receive chemot...
Date: January 1, 2018
- HCV-Related Complications Increasing among Women Veterans
This study examined gender-related differences in the incidence and prevalence of cirrhosis, decompensated cirrhosis, and hepatocellular cancer (HCC) between 2000 and 2013. Findings showed that the incidence and prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) complications was higher in men than in women. However, the rate of increase in the incidence rates of cirrhosis and decompensated cirrhosis among HCV...
Date: November 1, 2017
- Hospice Enrollment for Veterans with Advanced Stage Lung Cancer Increases
This study examined the use of hospice care by Veterans with advanced stage lung cancer enrolled in VA healthcare. Findings showed that overall, hospice enrollment among VA patients with advanced stage lung cancer increased from 65% in 2007 to 71% in 2013. Early hospice enrollment also increased, with time from cancer diagnosis to hospice enrollment decreasing by 65 days (32% relative decrease). T...
Date: October 10, 2017
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( 5 of more than 71 CANCER focused projects
|| Prevalence, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Post-colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer in Veterans
|| Cancer Care Coordination
|| Personalized Life Expectancy to Encourage High Value Prostate Cancer Care
|| Incorporating Veterans Preferences Into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions
|| Palliative Care Interventions for Outpatients Newly Diagnosed with Lung Cancer: Phase II
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