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LUNGevity Foundation launches new mobile app to help lung cancer patients manage life

LUNGevity Foundation launches new mobile app to help lung cancer patients manage life

LUNGevity, the nation’s leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit organization today launched a new mobile application designed to make understanding and living with lung cancer less daunting and considerably more manageable. [More]
Breakthrough technique uses sound to see inside live cells

Breakthrough technique uses sound to see inside live cells

Researchers at The University of Nottingham have developed a break-through technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis. [More]
New graphene system can detect activity levels of interfaced normal and cancer cells

New graphene system can detect activity levels of interfaced normal and cancer cells

What can't graphene do? You can scratch "detect cancer" off of that list. By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differentiate a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell, pointing the way to developing a simple, noninvasive tool for early cancer diagnosis. [More]
Cost of treatment leaves cancer patients in debt

Cost of treatment leaves cancer patients in debt

Cancer patients are ending up in debt because they have to cover the costs of treatment as well as other care related expenses, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Many cancer survivors suffer from anxiety and depression, study finds

Many cancer survivors suffer from anxiety and depression, study finds

Cancer has a major impact on mental and physical wellbeing, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
AMP publishes joint guidelines for interpretation, reporting of sequence variants in cancer

AMP publishes joint guidelines for interpretation, reporting of sequence variants in cancer

The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published guideline recommendations for both clinical laboratory professionals and oncologists that assess the status of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based cancer tests and establish standardized classification, annotation, interpretation, and reporting conventions for somatic sequence variants. [More]
Surgery within first two weeks after diagnosis increases risk of death for some endometrial cancer patients

Surgery within first two weeks after diagnosis increases risk of death for some endometrial cancer patients

Delaying surgery after a diagnosis of uterine cancer can increase a women's risk of death, but operating too soon can be just as detrimental for some, Penn Medicine physicians report in a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. [More]
Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

Retinoblastoma protein plays larger role in tumor suppression, study finds

The Retinoblastoma protein (pRB) has long been studied for its role in cell growth and the prevention of cancer. [More]
One fifth of breast cancer patients do not complete their prescribed endocrine therapy

One fifth of breast cancer patients do not complete their prescribed endocrine therapy

Around 20% of breast cancer patients do not complete prescribed endocrine therapy, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.1 The study in over 5,500 women found that younger patients and those who had taken hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were less likely to adhere to their medicine. [More]
Increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis, research finds

Increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis, research finds

New research published in BMC Public Health has found that increased body vigilance may contribute to early cancer diagnosis. [More]
Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Study explores causes of diagnostic delays and impact on treatment in cancer patients

Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. [More]
Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

Simple, coordinated approach can improve chances of survival for high-risk AML patients

New research shows that quickly identifying patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and speeding the process to find them a stem cell donor and performing the transplant earlier, can significantly improve their chances of surviving for at least two years after diagnosis without a relapse. [More]
Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Clonal hematopoiesis may help predict cancer patients at risk for fatal form of leukemia

Patients successfully treated for breast, colon and other cancers can go on to develop an often-fatal form of leukemia, sometimes years after completion of treatment, due to a genetic mutation leading to secondary malignancies known as therapy-related myeloid neoplasms (t-MNs). [More]
Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Four weeks of prehabilitation may help cancer patients to get in shape for surgery, study suggests

Just four weeks of prehabilitation may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. [More]
Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

Hallucinogenic drug offers relief for people with cancer-related anxiety or depression

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic mushrooms." [More]
Cancer survivors diagnosed before age 25 have two-fold increased risk of suicide, study shows

Cancer survivors diagnosed before age 25 have two-fold increased risk of suicide, study shows

Survivors of cancer diagnosed before the age of 25 had a more than two-fold increased risk of suicide compared to their non-cancer peers. [More]
Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

Study finds majority of primary care physicians do not fully disclose harmful medical errors

While most primary care physicians would provide some information about a medical error, only a minority would fully disclose important information about potentially harmful medical errors to patients, a new survey shows. [More]
Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental insurance experience highest out-of-pocket cancer costs

Medicare beneficiaries without supplemental insurance experience highest out-of-pocket cancer costs

Which Medicare beneficiaries shoulder the highest out-of-pocket costs after a cancer diagnosis? The answer is those beneficiaries without supplemental insurance, according to a new article published online by JAMA Oncology. [More]
New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

New public-private partnership launches major health effort to reduce cancer in San Francisco

Cancer is the leading cause of death in San Francisco and costs patients, families and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. [More]
Research shows childhood cancer affects parents' income and employment status

Research shows childhood cancer affects parents' income and employment status

Having a child with cancer led to income reductions for parents and job discontinuation among mothers in a recent study, even after adjusting for pre-diagnosis sociodemographic factors. [More]
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