Stress management techniques improve long-term mood and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer

A new study shows that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that women given the opportunity to learn stress management techniques during … Continue reading Stress management techniques improve long-term mood and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer

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Detecting cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure

A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumours into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows. Researchers showed that measuring the numbers of circulating tumour cells in the blood predicted which men were benefiting least from a prostate cancer … Continue reading Detecting cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure

Researchers change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that when a certain aggressive leukemia is causing havoc in the body, the solution may be to force the cancer cells to grow up and behave. After a chance observation in the lab, the researchers found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to … Continue reading Researchers change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US and recommend solutions

Increasingly high prices for cancer drugs are affecting patient care in the U.S. and the American health care system overall, say the authors of a special article published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. "Americans with cancer pay 50 percent to 100 percent more for the same patented drug than patients in other countries," says … Continue reading Oncologists reveal reasons for high cost of cancer drugs in the US and recommend solutions