Although chemotherapy drugs can be lifesaving for patients with cancer, they can be toxic to nurses and other health care personnel who handle them. Nurses should protect themselves through the use of proper handling techniques. A regular review of safe chemotherapy drug handling practices and evaluation of the effectiveness of housekeeping...
Another therapeutic intervention can be added to the list of effective palliative care modalities available for patients with cancer: qigong (CHI gung). A newly published study found that the ancient mind-body practice ...
A warehouse of patient-donated biological data expedites trial accrual, reduces trial sizes, saves money, and may speed drugs through the drug development pipeline.
A new study shows a significant correlation between poorer performance on neuropsychological tests and memory complaints in posttreatment, early-stage breast cancer patients—particularly those who have undergone combined chemotherapy and radiation.
The biggest challenges in incorporating biomarker testing into lung cancer care occur when a tissue sample is of insufficient size or quality.
Findings from a phase I study of concurrent ipilimumab and nivolumab for advanced melanoma
Older individuals with nonmelanoma skin cancer seem to have a significantly reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a Neurology study.
Genetech announced results from CLL11, a Phase 3 study of obinutuzumab (GA101), comparing the combination of either obinutuzumab or Rituxan and chlorambucil to chlorambucil alone in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
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