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 2625 CANCER focused publications)
- Wang Z, White DL, Hoogeveen R, Chen L, Whitsel EA, Richardson PA, Virani SS, Garcia JM, El-Serag HB, Jiao L. Anti-Hypertensive Medication Use, Soluble Receptor for Glycation End Products and Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in the Women's Health Initiative Study. Journal of clinical medicine. 2018 Aug 2; 7(8).
- Becker DJ, Levy BP, Gold HT, Sherman SE, Makarov DV, Schreiber D, Wisnivesky JP, Pass HI. Influence of Extent of Lymph Node Evaluation on Survival for Pathologically Lymph Node Negative Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. American Journal of Clinical Oncology : The Official Publication of The American Radium Society. 2018 Aug 1; 41(8):820-825.
- Dong J, Gu X, El-Serag HB, Thrift AP. Underuse of Surgery Accounts for Racial Disparities in Esophageal Cancer Survival Times: A Matched Cohort Study. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2018 Jul 20.
- Chang E, Sabichi AL, Kramer JR, Hartman C, Royse KE, White DL, Patel NR, Richardson P, Yellapragada SV, Garcia JM, Chiao EY. Nivolumab Treatment for Cancers in the HIV-infected Population. Journal of immunotherapy (Hagerstown, Md. : 1997). 2018 Jul 16.
- 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 Jul 1; 153(7):691-692.
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(5 of more than 80 CANCER focused publication briefs)
- Increase in Conservative Management of Veterans with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Suggests Reduction in Over-Treatment
Investigators assessed utilization of conservative management among Veterans by examining treatment patterns for Veterans diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer. Untreated Veterans were classified as receiving conservative management through either active surveillance (> 2 PSAs and 1 biopsy within 2 years after diagnosis) or watchful waiting. Findings showed that utilization of conservative manag...
Date: June 5, 2018
- 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
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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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