Issues in Cancer Survivorship

How Can We Have a Cancer Cure Moonshot if We're Short of Fuel?

How Can We Have a Cancer Cure Moonshot if We're Short of Fuel?

Cancer research relies of patients with cancer to participate in clinical trials. However, many patients cite various fears and misconceptions — some supported by physicians - as reasons for why they decline to participate in clinical trials.

Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients

Socioeconomic Benefits of Marriage Improve Survival Among Married Patients

A recent study confirms the benefits of marriage on patients with cancer, including socioeconomic status, psychosocial support, and a higher regard for health-related self care.

The Relationship Between Location of Metastases and Overall Survival in Men with mCRPC

The Relationship Between Location of Metastases and Overall Survival in Men with mCRPC

Site of metastasis is key to the length of time a patient can survive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care

The Samfund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to easing the lasting financial effects of cancer treatments for young adults with the disease.

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

ASTRO Develops a Template to Facilitate Radiotherapy-Specific Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

As the American College of Surgeons' Commision on Cancer milestones approach, ASTRO publishes a template to ensure consistent, comprehensive survivorship care plans can be developed for cancer survivors whose treatment involved radiotherapy.

Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method for Glioma Resection

Hypnosedation: An Alternative Sedation Method for Glioma Resection

This technique, which does not use pharmaceutical sedatives, can ease the perioperative discomfort and anxiety experienced by some patients undergoing fully awake craniotomy to remove glioma.

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

After experiencing the benefits of meditation to help himself cope with the stress of caring for patients with cancer, this oncologist leads classes teaching those patients to use the tool to better cope with their disease and its effects.

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

Tumor Location and Duration of Therapy Influence Palliative Effects of Radiation Therapy for Painful Bone Metastases

In a review of the Dutch Bone Metastasis Study results, stratified for primary tumor location, palliative radiation therapy was found to reduce pain and improve quality of life for some patients.

Therapy Dogs and Children With Cancer

Therapy Dogs and Children With Cancer

Researchers hope to prove the positive effects of the use of therapy dogs in pediatric oncology.

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

Counseling cancer survivors on family building options

A leading cancer institute developed an online course that teaches oncology nurses about cancer survivors' fertility options and prospects for adoption.

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