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Support for Exercise Programs During, After Cancer Treatment

Support for Exercise Programs During, After Cancer Treatment

Which organizations recommend incorporating physical activity into cancer care and why?

Oncology Clinicians Disagree on School Attendance for Children With Cancer

Oncology Clinicians Disagree on School Attendance for Children With Cancer 

A survey of oncology providers demonstrated a mix of opinions as to whether immunosuppressed children with cancer should attend school.

False-Positive Cancer Screening Results May Increase Likelihood of Future Screenings

False-Positive Cancer Screening Results May Increase Likelihood of Future Screenings

A logistic regression analysis determined the effect receiving a false-positive result had on future participation in cancer screenings.

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

National Cancer Drug Shortages Unknown to Many Patients

A majority of study respondents reported wanting to be informed about the differences in a drug substitution's efficacy or side effects.

Intratumor Rotavirus Therapy Has Potential to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

Intratumor Rotavirus Therapy Has Potential to Overcome Immunotherapy Resistance

In immunocompetent murine models of lymphoma and neuroblastoma, IT rotavirus therapy demonstrated that it can overcome immune checkpoint inhibitor resistance.

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Tobacco Use Data Supports Efforts to Reduce Burden of Smoking-Associated Cancers

Analysis of data from more than 1 million people demonstrates the value of tobacco-use data in tailoring public health programs to prevalence of smokers in local populations.

Mental, Physical Late Effects Diminish Health-Related Quality of Life for AYA Survivors

Mental, Physical Late Effects Diminish Health-Related Quality of Life for AYA Survivors

Researchers reviewed data from a Swiss cancer registry to determine the effects of cancer survivorship on physical and mental health and health-related quality of life experienced by AYA survivors.

Individuals With a History of Cancer Report Lower Endurance

Individuals With a History of Cancer Report Lower Endurance

Fatigability and poor endurance appeared higher in those with a history of cancer, especially in older adults.

Taxane Acute Pain Syndrome in Cancer Therapy: Occurrence, Impact on Quality of Life

Taxane Acute Pain Syndrome in Cancer Therapy: Occurrence, Impact on Quality of Life

Results of a prospective study of patients with breast or prostate cancer demonstrate the impact of taxane-based chemotherapy on quality of life.

Palliative Sedation a Valid Option for Refractory Symptoms in End-stage Cancer

Palliative Sedation a Valid Option for Refractory Symptoms in End-stage Cancer

A prospective study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of palliative sedation for patients with terminal illnesses who experience refractory symptoms.

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