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A novel agent, letermovir, reduced incidence of CMV in patients undergoing stem cell transplantation for hematologic malignancies.
Almost 15 percent of older adults surveyed used high-risk methods for obtaining prescription opioids, according to a recent study.
Approaches such as acupuncture, massage, and tai chi may ease discomfort when other therapy fails.
Breast cancer patients given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy experience less ovarian failure and are more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to study results.
Use of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, goserelin, protects against ovarian failure, according to a study.
Eating blueberries daily may decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressures.
New grading system for cancer-linked weight loss includes independent prognostic significance of BMI and percent weight loss.
Presence of residual vein thrombosis may help determine the optimal duration of anticoagulant therapy in cancer patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower limbs.
A less frequent screening schedule would both reduce health care charges and still protect low-risk childhood cancer survivors from heart ailments caused by drug therapy, according to recently published findings.
Two classes of antidepressants improve symptoms of depression in cancer patients, according to a comprehensive review of treatments.
Muscle wasting from cancer has a negative impact on the well-being and recovery of millions of patients, especially the elderly.
Promoting lymph flow and optimizing BMI after breast cancer surgery had a 97% success rate for patients in the program 1 year after surgery, according to a new study.
Head and neck cancer patients who received daily humidification of the mouth and throat region at the beginning of radiation therapy treatment spent half as many days in the hospital to treat side effects, according to new research.
The chemical composition of commonly used chemotherapy drugs can be altered so that they only become active when they come into contact with palladium, and cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy since this discovery opens the door for more targeted treatments.
Severe skin reactions during radiation therapy could be prevented by applying a thin transparent silicone dressing to the skin from the first day of treatment, according to clinical research from New Zealand.
Breast cancer survivors taking AIs, such as anastrozole, letrozole, and exemestane, experienced a reduction in joint pain if they exercised while on treatment. These results were presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Adding bortezomib to standard preventive therapy for GVHD results in improved outcomes for patients receiving stem cell transplants from mismatched and unrelated donors, according to research presented at the 2013 ASH Annual Meeting, in New Orleans.
A new class of drugs reduced the risk of patients contracting a serious and often deadly side effect of lifesaving bone marrow transplant treatments, according to a new study from researchers.
McMaster University researchers found no difference in patients with breast cancer who used simple compression bandages to treat lymphedema compared with those who underwent daily lymphatic massage.
The epidemiology and pathophysiology of cancer-associated bone disease was reviewed in a new paper published by an International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Committee of Scientific Advisors Working Group.
A definitive trial has indicated that low-level laser therapy reduces the occurrence of canker sores and improves quality of life in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who are undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy.
Highest cardiac radiation doses and excess risks are from left-sided treatment in the supine position, researchers found.
Standard and reduced high-dose volume RT for muscle-invasive bladder cancer provides comparable tumor control and decreased late toxicity compared with surgery, according to a new study.
Researchers have not only confirmed that tamoxifen induces cognitive dysfunction in users, they have also found an existing treatment that can prevent this adverse effect.
Can pectin minimize side effects associated with radiation therapy, and how is it able to do so?
A correlation between radiation doses to submandibular glands and the output saliva of those glands has been documented, in the largest study to date.
Administering radiation treatments in the evening rather than the morning could help persons with cancer keep more of their hair, a mouse study indicates.
An immunomodulator known as AS101 has been shown to prevent ovarian follicle "burnout" in mice undergoing chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide.
Topical 1% sildenafil cream is well-tolerated, feasible to administer, and may help mitigate hand-foot syndrome, found research presented at the 38th ONS Annual Congress.
"4MAT" education can help individualize and optimize patient use of an evidence-based skin care protocol based on the ONS Putting Evidence into Practice guidelines for radiation dermatitis, found research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
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- Risk of Some Cancers Higher in Women With a History of Periodontal Disease
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- Physical Activity Improves Cognitive Function for Breast Cancer Survivors
- Risk of Lung Cancer Increases With Diets Higher in Saturated Fats
- Mechanisms Identified for Curcumin Resensitization of Cancer Cells
- Value of Type and Crossmatch Prior to Daratumumab Administration
- Affect of Daratumumab on Laboratory Blood Test Results
- Geriatric Consults Rare in Kidney Cancer Care
- Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Versus Usual Cancer Therapy
- Anorexia-Cachexia in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Improved With Anamorelin
- Early Recognition of Checkpoint Inhibitor-Related Pneumonitis Improves Outcomes
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