Monthly Archives: July 2013

Effect of obesity on patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Obesity increases health risks for many things. Researchers wanted to know the impact of obesity on outcomes of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. In the September issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s journal, the … Continue reading

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Technique filters cancer where chemo can’t reach

A cancer therapy that removes malignant cells from a patient’s cerebrospinal fluid may soon be available to prevent metastases and decrease complications of cancers involving the brain, according to Penn State medical researchers. Many cancer types metastasize to the brain — … Continue reading

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Cancer ‘prehabilitation’ can reduce complications and improve treatment outcomes

Time between diagnosis and treatment provides ‘window of opportunity’ to optimize health For patients with cancer, “prehabilitation”— interventions given between the time of diagnosis and the start of treatment—has the potential to reduce complications from treatments and improve physical and … Continue reading

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Epoetin alfa reduces anemia in breast cancer patients with no negative impact on survival

In patients with high-risk breast cancer, addition of the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) epoetin alfa to the chemotherapy regimen may help avoid the decrease in hemoglobin levels and resulting anemia often seen in these patients and does not negatively affect relapse-free … Continue reading

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Voices Against Brain Cancer Commends Neuropsychologist and Team for Research on Cognitive Brain-Training for Cancer Survivors

Originally posted on Ember Branch:
  New York, NY – July 15, 2013 – On July 12, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler, a Stanford University clinical neuropsychologist, and her…

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Menopause symptoms worse in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors were twice as likely to experience severe menopausal symptoms compared to women who have not had cancer, a new Australian study has found. The study ( published in Menopause, the Journal of the North American Menopause Society) was led by the … Continue reading

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Ovarian cancer metastases influenced by factors in target tissues

Both milky spots and fat cells in omentum promote cancer cell migration, growth and spread. Cancer researchers have wondered why ovarian cancer cells are so attracted to the abdominal cavity, especially the omentum, with the hope that such an understanding … Continue reading

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