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Exercise and Psychological Interventions Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue

Exercise and Psychological Interventions Reduce Cancer-Related Fatigue

A meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials found that exercise, psychological interventions, and the two combined are most effective.

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

Ethical Framework Should Guide Nurses During Health Care Policy Changes

NYU Dean of Rory Meyers College of Nursing reminds nurses that they have a Code of Ethics to help guide their practice decisions.

Neurofeedback Reduces Symptoms of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Neurofeedback Reduces Symptoms of Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy

A type of functional brain training improved the pain, burning, tingling, and loss of feeling associated with CIPN.

Novel Blood Test Detects Cancer, Locates Tumor Without Invasive Procedures

Novel Blood Test Detects Cancer, Locates Tumor Without Invasive Procedures

A new blood test uses a type of DNA signature to locate the presence of tumor in a particular tissue, circumventing the need for invasive diagnostic procedures.

Improved Survival, Fewer Second Cancers With Less Radiation Therapy for Childhood Cancers

Improved Survival, Fewer Second Cancers With Less Radiation Therapy for Childhood Cancers

A significant reduction in use of radiation therapy to treat childhood cancers improved survival, reduced second cancers in survivors.

Pneumonia Associated With Common Cold May Cause Fatal Illness in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

Pneumonia Associated With Common Cold May Cause Fatal Illness in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

The common cold can cause pneumonia and be deadly to patients recovering from stem cell transplants.

NCI Funds Project to Investigate Cancer Progression, Survival in African Americans

NCI Funds Project to Investigate Cancer Progression, Survival in African Americans

NCI awarded a $9 million grant to Barbara A. Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University to explore factors contributing to racial disparities in cancer.

Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

Dance/Movement Therapy: A Unique and Enjoyable Approach to Support Children with Cancer

Dr Lori Baudino, a clinical psychologist and dance/movement therapist, discusses a program that helps children with cancer cope with their disease and treatment, and learn to be children again.

Some Quality Metrics Inconsistent With Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Goals

Some Quality Metrics Inconsistent With Long-Term Clinical Outcomes Goals

Study finds that instituting a health system-wide quality metric, such as postoperative hospital readmission rate, may be inconsistent with long-term clinical outcomes goals.

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

Helping Oncology Nurses Cope When Nothing More Can Be Done for the Patient

A challenging patient case illustrates how caring for each other enables oncology nurses to provide better patient care.

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