Monthly Archives: December 2013

Evaluation of mangafodipir treatment for oxaliplatin-associated neuropathy

An unfortunate side effect of the platinum-chemotherapy drug oxaliplatin is the development of neurotoxicity, which can adversely affect a patient’s quality of life; therefore, the benefit of oxaliplatin-based therapy must be balanced with prevention of neuropathies. Currently, there are no … Continue reading

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Saving fertility not priority at most cancer centers

Lack of policies to protect cancer patient’s fertility at top cancer centers Infertility is consistently listed as one of the most distressing long-term side effects of cancer treatment for adolescents and young adults. Yet the leading National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive … Continue reading

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Researchers find potential new treatment approach for pancreatic cancer

Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of Manchester Cancer Research Centre believe they have discovered a new way to make chemotherapy treatment more effective for pancreatic cancer patients. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive cancer with poor prognosis and … Continue reading

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Fatigue, a common side effect of breast cancer treatment, evaluated in novel patient study

Clinical trial aims to identify why some breast cancer patients are at high risk for post-treatment fatigue Although the prevalence and impact of cancer-related fatigue has been well established, very little is known about its predictors, mechanisms for development, and … Continue reading

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Advances in nanotechnology’s fight against cancer

As cancer maintains its standing as the second leading cause of death in the U.S., researchers have continued their quest for safer and more effective treatments. Among the most promising advances has been the rise of nanomedicine, the application of … Continue reading

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Breaking down cancer’s defense mechanisms

A possible new method for treating pancreatic cancer which enables the body’s immune system to attack and kill cancer cells has been developed by researchers. The method uses a drug which breaks down the protective barrier surrounding pancreatic cancer tumours, … Continue reading

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Keep on exercising, researchers advise older breast cancer survivors

One year of exercise can ensure steady maintenance of bone density to help prevent fractures To build and maintain muscle strength, it is best for older breast cancer survivors to follow an ongoing exercise program of resistance and impact training. … Continue reading

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