Five myths may compromise care of patients with brain metastases

A team of brain cancer experts believe out-of-date myths and professional pessimism, rather than current science, may compromise the care of patients with cancer.

Exercise still trumps pharmaceutical interventions for CRF relief

Recent studies show the evidence continues to support exercise and holistic measures as the most effective intervention for cancer-related fatigue.

Genomics vs genetics: How are they different?

This overview offers a simple guide for explaining to patients the difference between the terms, the tests, and what the results may mean.

Answering the unanswerable

Sometimes the best answer to a patient's question is quiet support. Can you recognize when no words are needed?

U.S. health care expenditure growth has slowed

The growth in U.S. health care expenditure has slowed in recent years, coming some way toward closing the gap with other countries.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Have you visited our new section dedicated to biologic treatments, body-based practices, mind-body methods, and alternate medical systems?

Features

Issues in Cancer Survivorship

Growing evidence of coffee's cancer-preventive properties

Can one of the most popular beverages in the world limit or even prevent the growth of certain cancers?

Videos

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Pain and itch may indicate skin cancer

Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study.

New epigenetic test could eliminate unnecessary repeat biopsies for prostate cancer

Two independent trials have validated the performance of an epigenetic test that could provide physicians with a better tool to help eliminate unnecessary repeat prostate biopsies.

Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth

Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study. The discovery could lead to new drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.

Repeat colonoscopies not always beneficial for some patients

Little benefit seen for repeat colonoscopy within 10 years in patients with no polyps on initial exam.

Adolescent cancer patients risk heavy menstrual bleeding

Oncologist and gynecologist should collaborate to provide appropriate treatment

Research team makes cancer glow to improve surgical outcomes

Surgical resection is the most effective method for a cancer cure; however, the procedure may not remove the entire tumor, leading to local recurrence. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have established a new strategy in which near-infrared (NIR) imaging is used to help visualize the entire tumor.

Fact Sheets

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

Antioxidants and Cancer Prevention (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet explores possible relationships between antioxidants and cancer prevention.

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk (Fact Sheet)

This fact sheet defines asbestos, and reviews both the use of asbestos and health risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Editorial Board

Ann J. Brady, MSN, RN-BC

Jia Conway, DNP, FNP-BC, AOCNP, NP-C

Michele M. Farrington, BSN, RN, CPHON

Donald R. Fleming, MD

Arati Jairam-Thodla, MSN, CNP

Karen MacDonald, RN, BSN, CPON

Marlene McGuire, RN, MA, ANP-C

Kerstin L. McSteen, BSN, MSN, ACHPN, CNS-BC

Helen H. Miller, LCSW, ACSW

Maribel Pereiras, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

Leah A. Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN-BC, AOCN

Lisa A. Thompson, PharmD, BCOP

Rosemarie A. Tucci, RN, MSN, AOCN

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