Cancer survivors likely to face increase in long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

New estimates suggest strategies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease are needed for the growing population of cancer survivors. In one of the largest studies of its kind, the research team, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, analysed the medical records of more than 630,000 people in the UK, including over … Continue reading Cancer survivors likely to face increase in long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

Cancer survivors less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers

Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those who did not disclose their health history, according to a recent study by Rice University and Penn State University researchers. The study, published recently in the Journal of Applied Psychology by the American Psychological Association, focused on retail employers … Continue reading Cancer survivors less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers

Childhood brain tumors affect working memory of adult survivors

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University. The findings, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, report that adult survivors of pediatric posterior fossa brain tumors performed significantly lower than controls on standardized clinical tests of … Continue reading Childhood brain tumors affect working memory of adult survivors

When things are at their worst, Christianity is intensely enacted

A new University of Copenhagen PhD thesis has taken a look at faith as practised in the daily lives of Danish cancer survivors. The thesis shows that Christian beliefs play a significant role in the lives of people suffering from cancer, and that their faith is often displayed in ways that challenge common perceptions of … Continue reading When things are at their worst, Christianity is intensely enacted