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Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

A cursory look at hypnosis and where it may be used to offer an alternative and side-effect-free management of several aspects of care that can be beneficial to patients with cancer.

Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Drop in the United States

Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Drop in the United States

Cancer mortality rates in the United States have dropped, according to a new ACS report.

Escalating Drug Prices Central to Value Discussion of Cancer Treatment Regimens

Escalating Drug Prices Central to Value Discussion of Cancer Treatment Regimens

In his plenary lecture at 2016 SABCS, Peter P. Bach, MD, MAPP, reviewed the factors contributing to escalating drug prices and the significance of drug prices in the value of a cancer treatment regimen.

Can Depression Reduce Chemotherapy Tolerability, Effectiveness in Advanced Lung Cancer?

Can Depression Reduce Chemotherapy Tolerability, Effectiveness in Advanced Lung Cancer?

New evidence indicates that depression can impact cancer outcomes following chemotherapy.

Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Risk Tests Prompt Few Changes in Exercise, Diet, Cancer Screening

Direct-to-Consumer Cancer Risk Tests Prompt Few Changes in Exercise, Diet, Cancer Screening

The majority of consumers do not change their health-related behaviors in the wake of personal genomic test results.

Urgent Need for Sustainable Cancer Registries Around the World

Urgent Need for Sustainable Cancer Registries Around the World

Cancer registries are very valuable epidemiologic tools, but their global coverage varies.

Comparing Popular Commercial Cancer Gene Tests Yield Different Results

Comparing Popular Commercial Cancer Gene Tests Yield Different Results

A head-to-head comparison of two commercial gene sequencing tests yielded differing results.

Chemo-related Cardiotoxicity May Be Worse in Diabetes Patients

Chemo-related Cardiotoxicity May Be Worse in Diabetes Patients

Patients with diabetes showed more early warning signs of heart failure following chemotherapy.

Shared Decision Making Will Require New Tools, Paradigms in Radiation Oncology

Shared Decision Making Will Require New Tools, Paradigms in Radiation Oncology

A recent paper on the future of radiation oncology reports on the trend toward a greater role for shared decision making and patient-reported outcomes, such as the interrelated benchmarks of patient satisfaction, engagement, and treatment-plan adherence.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

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