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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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(5 of more than 2590 CANCER focused publications)

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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 76 CANCER focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents Reduce Risk of Hepatocellular Cancer among Veterans with Hepatitis C
    This study examined the risk of hepatocellular cancer (HCC) following sustained virological response (SVR) among 22,500 Veterans with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who received directing-acting antivirals (DAA) treatment at any of 129 VA hospitals between January and December 2015. Findings showed that in Veterans treated with DAAs, SVR was associated with a 76% reduction in the risk of developing hepat...
    Date: October 1, 2017
  • Surgery Does Not Significantly Reduce Mortality among Patients with Prostate Cancer versus Observation after 20 Years of Follow-up
    This study reports on all-cause and prostate cancer mortality through nearly 20 years of follow-up and describes disease progression, treatments received, and patient-reported outcomes during follow-up. Findings showed that surgery (radical prostatectomy) did not significantly reduce all-cause mortality or prostate cancer mortality compared with observation in men with localized prostate cancer di...
    Date: July 13, 2017
  • Opioid Use among Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans
    This study sought to understand current opioid use in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans who are regular users of VA care and did not have a cancer diagnosis at the time of this study. Findings showed that opioid use among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans is characterized by moderate doses that are used over relatively long periods of time by a minority of Veterans. Approximately 23% of all OEF/OIF/OND Veterans received op...
    Date: March 25, 2017

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( 5 of more than 70 CANCER focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
PPO 14-369 Reducing Colorectal Cancer Death through Mailed Outreach Screening Paulson, E. 2016-10-01

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5 sample "Cancer" publications displayed.

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The most recent "Cancer" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
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  
11/10/2016 Optimizing Imaging among Men with Incident Prostate Cancer Makarov, Danil  
Sherman, Scott  

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