Chemotherapy and exercise: The right dose of workout helps side effects

Researchers at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce neuropathy in hands and feet due to chemotherapy - exercise. The study, involving more than 300 cancer patients, is to be presented this weekend and honored as a "Best of ASCO" among 5,800 abstracts at the world's largest gathering … Continue reading Chemotherapy and exercise: The right dose of workout helps side effects

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Counseling patients at risk for cancer over the phone reduces costs and access burdens

Patients who receive results of genetic tests over the phone do not experience increased anxiety or depression. Delivering genetic test results to patients at risk for cancer-causing genetic mutations over the phone helps to ease cost and transportation burdens and, compared to receiving results in person, does not cause patients additional stress, according to a … Continue reading Counseling patients at risk for cancer over the phone reduces costs and access burdens

Hispanic and black young adult cancer patients more likely to die of their disease

Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black cancer patients between ages 15 and 29 may be more likely than same-aged white patients to die of their disease, according to a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2016. The finding is partially but not wholly explained by … Continue reading Hispanic and black young adult cancer patients more likely to die of their disease