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Study: Lack of trust in one's physician affects physical, mental well-being of cancer patients

Study: Lack of trust in one's physician affects physical, mental well-being of cancer patients

The physical and mental well-being of people with cancer may be affected by how they feel about their relationship with their physician and by differences in attachment styles (how they rely and depend on others), finds a new study from General Hospital Psychiatry. [More]
Vanderbilt-led research team identifies protein "signatures" that drive colorectal cancer

Vanderbilt-led research team identifies protein "signatures" that drive colorectal cancer

A Vanderbilt University-led research team has identified protein "signatures" of genetic mutations that drive colorectal cancer, the nation's second leading cause of cancer deaths after lung cancer. [More]
Viruses designed to kill cancer cells could boost effectiveness of chemotherapy to arms, legs

Viruses designed to kill cancer cells could boost effectiveness of chemotherapy to arms, legs

Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and help avoid amputation, a new study reports. [More]
Scientists make seminal breakthrough in understanding molecular basis of fibroadenoma

Scientists make seminal breakthrough in understanding molecular basis of fibroadenoma

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and Singapore General Hospital have made a seminal breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis of fibroadenoma, one of the most common breast tumours diagnosed in women. [More]
New self-assembling nanoparticle helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier

New self-assembling nanoparticle helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumours, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. [More]
Novel cancer immunotherapy for dogs could benefit humans as well

Novel cancer immunotherapy for dogs could benefit humans as well

As in humans, cancers in dogs have complex causes. The interaction of the environment, food, and genetic disposition are the most well known factors. Today nearly all methods of human medicine are basically available for dogs with cancer, but this was not true of cancer immunotherapy so far. [More]
ONCOblot test identifies ENOX2 cancer marker, paves way for minimally invasive tests

ONCOblot test identifies ENOX2 cancer marker, paves way for minimally invasive tests

Cancer is rarely black and white, and it's no small matter no matter how small, but a new discovery in the field of cancer screenings has come to light that signals a shift to an earlier, more certain and specific cancer diagnosis. [More]
Physician describes ways to combat post-cancer pain

Physician describes ways to combat post-cancer pain

More and more people are surviving their cancer. Unfortunately, sometimes survival can come with pain. Although many people won't feel any pain after their cancer treatment, some may have chronic, bothersome pain. [More]
Children of cancer patients show increased levels of emotional/behavioral problems

Children of cancer patients show increased levels of emotional/behavioral problems

A cancer diagnosis affects the whole family, and a significant number of children of cancer patients may be at risk for emotional and behavioral problems. [More]
Research roundup: Improving colon cancer screening; disparities in heart care; Medicaid expansion's effect on cities

Research roundup: Improving colon cancer screening; disparities in heart care; Medicaid expansion's effect on cities

This report estimated the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on 14 large and diverse cities: Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Columbus, Charlotte, Detroit, Memphis, Seattle, Denver, Atlanta, and Miami. [More]
New tool could help predict patient's risk for financial toxicity

New tool could help predict patient's risk for financial toxicity

Cancer care has a new side effect. Along with the distress that comes with a cancer diagnosis and the discomforts of treatment, more patients now have to deal with "financial toxicity," the expense, anxiety and loss of confidence confronting those who face large, unpredictable costs, often compounded by decreased ability to work. [More]
NCCN Reimbursement Resource App now available for patients and caregivers

NCCN Reimbursement Resource App now available for patients and caregivers

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network announces the availability of the NCCN Reimbursement Resource App, a free resource through which patients with cancer, providers, case managers, and payers can search for available reimbursement resources and patient assistance programs for multiple cancer types and supportive care indications. [More]
Survivors of childhood cancers hospitalized more often many years after cancer treatment

Survivors of childhood cancers hospitalized more often many years after cancer treatment

Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and for longer durations because of blood disorders and other problems, many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
U.S. cancer survivors face economic burdens due to growing medical costs, productivity losses

U.S. cancer survivors face economic burdens due to growing medical costs, productivity losses

U.S. cancer survivors face significant economic burdens due to growing medical costs, missed work, and reduced productivity, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [More]
MD Anderson study shows that needle biopsy underused in breast cancer patients

MD Anderson study shows that needle biopsy underused in breast cancer patients

Needle biopsy, the standard of care radiological procedure for diagnosing breast cancer, is underused with too many patients undergoing the more invasive, excisional biopsy to detect their disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Most breast cancer patients fail to meet national physical activity guidelines

Most breast cancer patients fail to meet national physical activity guidelines

Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed. Moreover, African-American women were less likely to meet the guidelines than white women. [More]
Palliative support services help caregivers of patients with advanced cancer

Palliative support services help caregivers of patients with advanced cancer

Dartmouth researchers have found that those caring for patients with advanced cancer experienced reduced depression and felt less burdened by caregiving tasks when palliative support services were offered soon after the patient's diagnosis. [More]
Congress supports full Medicare coverage of lung cancer screening for seniors

Congress supports full Medicare coverage of lung cancer screening for seniors

A large number of United States Senators and Representatives are taking the lead to support full Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for seniors at high risk for lung cancer. [More]
Phone-based palliative care support program helps alleviate caregiver depression, burden

Phone-based palliative care support program helps alleviate caregiver depression, burden

The earlier a specific phone-based, palliative care support program can be introduced to caregivers, the better they will be able to cope with the caregiving experience, according to research conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing investigators. [More]
Screening helped prevent nearly half a million colorectal cancer cases in the U.S.

Screening helped prevent nearly half a million colorectal cancer cases in the U.S.

An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale Cancer Center. [More]