Conference Correspondent

News, views, and coverage of important topics and discussions from oncology conferences and events.

Telehealth visits provide increased access to care for oncology patients across multiple demographics with reported high patient satisfaction with level of care.
Low socioeconomic status is associated with delayed access to age-appropriate cancer screenings due to cost of care.
Perceived fatigability may be a more clinically relevant measurement of the effectiveness of exercise intervention on reducing fatigue among survivors of breast cancer.
Advanced-stage diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with deprived-rural socioeconomic status in French women.
Alpelisib may overcome resistance to CDK4/6 inhibitors in HR-positive/HER2-negative advanced breast cancer patients with shorter exposure to prior CDK4/6 inhibitor treatment.
Lack of genetic counseling referrals in women diagnosed with breast cancer contribute to a gap between the need for and completion of genetic testing, reducing access to more personalized therapies for these patients.
Alpelisib activity improves real-world progression-free survival in breast cancer patients with PI3KCA mutations when used in combination with fulvestrant compared with fulvestrant alone.
Research indicates no significant improvement in breast cancer–specific survival in male breast cancer in the past 30 years.
Prognostic understanding may be associated with hospitalization or hospice use depending on how patients were queried about their prognosis and whether oncologists’ estimates were considered.
Electronic patient-reported outcome remote monitoring of patients receiving parenteral cancer therapy in routine clinical care is feasible. Office intervention may reduce the need for emergency and inpatient services.
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