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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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Citations

(5 of more than 2600 CANCER focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(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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Studies

( 5 of more than 71 CANCER focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-050 Prevalence, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Post-colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer in Veterans Imperiale, Thomas 2018-07-01
PPO 15-185 Cancer Care Coordination Haggstrom, David 2017-10-01
IIR 14-093 Personalized Life Expectancy to Encourage High Value Prostate Cancer Care Leppert, John 2017-03-01
IIR 15-143 Incorporating Veterans Preferences Into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions Schapira, Marilyn 2017-03-01
NRI 15-456 Palliative Care Interventions for Outpatients Newly Diagnosed with Lung Cancer: Phase II Reinke, Lynn 2016-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Cancer" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Cancer" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
7/9/2018 Phenotyping Physiologic Measurement of Lung Function in the VA EHR Using Automated Tools Akgün, Kathleen  
4/18/2018 Concurrent Care for Veterans with Terminal Cancer: The Impact of Avoiding the "Terrible Choice" Mor, Vincent  
11/14/2017 Cancer Survivorship & Cardiovascular Disease Bosworth, Hayden  
Zullig, Leah  
3/23/2017 Implementing Smoking Cessation into Delivery of Lung Cancer Screening Zeliadt, Steven  
2/14/2017 Incorporating Genomics in Routine Care for Veterans with Colon Cancer: Study Design and Data Decisions Knight, Sara  

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