Eye movement affected in former childhood cancer patients

Nowadays, the lives of the majority of all children with cancer can be spared. However, the cure for the disease comes with a price: some of the survivors will suffer long-term injury from the treatment. A study from Lund University in Sweden now shows that commonly used chemo toxins impair the eyesight in childhood cancer … Continue reading Eye movement affected in former childhood cancer patients

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Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients

The addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage, according to University of Colorado Cancer Center research presented at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. While … Continue reading Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients

Bone loss associated with leukemia therapy occurs sooner than previously thought

Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that significant bone loss - a side effect of chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) - occurs during the first month of treatment, far earlier than previously assumed. Results of the study will be available online in advance of publication in the journal¬†Bone. ALL is the most … Continue reading Bone loss associated with leukemia therapy occurs sooner than previously thought

Harnessing the power of light to fight cancer

By controlling the actions of immune cells, they could be 'instructed' to kill cancerous tumor cells.¬†Immunotherapy is one of the hottest emerging areas of cancer research. After all, using the body's own cells to fight cancer can be more effective and less invasive than flooding the entire system with toxic chemicals. Yubin Zhou, Ph.D., assistant … Continue reading Harnessing the power of light to fight cancer