Survivorship

Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Therapy Can Be Safely Stopped in Select Patients With CML in Chronic Phase

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A high percentage of patients with CML treated with TKIs achieve deep molecular responses and can safely stop therapy. Initials results of the EURO-SKI trial define prognostic markers that indicate durability of deep molecular responses after stopping TKI therapy.

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

Comprehensive Mental Health Screening Recommended for Some Childhood Cancer Survivors

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Although most adolescent survivors of childhood cancer have no reported psychological symptoms, those who do often have multiple symptoms and distinct symptom profiles.

Increasing Numbers of Older Cancer Survivors Challenge Clinical Trial Participant Criteria

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Improved cancer detection and advances in treatment mean larger numbers of older cancer patients are becoming survivors, combined with demographic trends. But older patients are underrepresented in clinical trials.

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

Among Survivors, Relaxing Acupressure Improves Fatigue, Sleep Quality, QoL

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Relaxing acupressure resulted in significant improvement in persistent fatigue, sleep quality, and quality of life among survivors of breast cancer, a recent study has shown.

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

POSTCARE Intervention May Improve QoL Among Cancer Survivors

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The Patient-Owned Survivorship Transition Care for Activated, Empowered survivors (POSTCARE) intervention resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in 3 domains of quality of life (QoL) among survivors of breast cancers.

U.S. Cancer Survivors Aging, Battling Other Chronic Conditions

U.S. Cancer Survivors Aging, Battling Other Chronic Conditions

Likelihood of other chronic conditions will stress health care system in next two decades, as more patients with cancer live longer.

Nearly 1 in 12 Patients With a Common Cancer Develops a Second Cancer

Nearly 1 in 12 Patients With a Common Cancer Develops a Second Cancer

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Nearly 1 in 12 patients with a cancer from the 10 most common cancer sites developed a second primary neoplasm during survivorship.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancers Experience Accelerated Aging

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Chronic conditions commonly affect long-term quality of life for survivors of childhood cancer who are in their young adult years.

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

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

Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms Are Increased in Pediatric Survivors of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Emotional distress during and after undergoing chemotherapy for ALL affects a significant percentage of children with the disease.

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

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

Temsirolimus Effective as Salvage Treatment in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory PCNSL

Temsirolimus Effective as Salvage Treatment in Patients With Relapsed/Refractory PCNSL

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A weekly dose of temsirolimus 75 mg was found to be active in patients with relapsed/refractory primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL); however, only some patients achieved long-term control.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Can be Managed With Anti-TNF Therapy in Cancer Survivors

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Patients who have had cancer recently can still be treated with antibodies against tumor necrosis factor for inflammatory bowel disease.

Model Demonstrates Benefits of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer in Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

Model Demonstrates Benefits of MRI Screening for Breast Cancer in Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Female survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) who received chest radiation can reduce their risk of breast cancer through early screening.

Eye Motor Skills Damaged in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Eye Motor Skills Damaged in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

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Chemotherapy agents commonly used to treat childhood cancer impair eyesight in a way that indicates an impact on the CNS. The damage occurs to the patient's eye motor skills.

Survivorship Information Is Scarce for Longer-term Survivors of Cancer

Survivorship Information Is Scarce for Longer-term Survivors of Cancer

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Unmet health information needs, even nearly a decade after a cancer diagnosis, were a key finding of a study of the needs of cancer survivors who are at least 9 years beyond an initial diagnosis.

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

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

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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.

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

Meditation Serves as a Coping Tool for Both Patients and Clinicians

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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.

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

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Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Cancer Survivors Not More Likely to Engage in Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

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US cancer survivors are not more likely than the general population to engage in all healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

Low-income Breast Cancer Survivors Benefit From Personalized Survivorship Care Plans

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Survivorship care plans led to improved outcomes in a randomized, controlled trial reported at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2016 Cancer Survivorship Symposium.

Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations

Adolescent and Young-adult Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma May Not Adhere to Follow-up Recommendations

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Within the first year posttreatment, more than half of Hodgkin lymphoma survivors did not receive all recommended care. However, 96% had their recommended oncology visits and 70% had the recommended laboratory tests within the first 5 years.

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Affecting Vision Prone to Long-term Health Issues

Lifelong screening is recommended for survivors of childhood cancer that affects the vision, in order to detect issues early.

New Studies Reveal Long-Term Vision-related Health Concerns of Survivors of Childhood Retinoblastoma and Brain Cancer

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Two new studies investigate the impact of retinoblastoma on long-term health of survivors and the long-term psychological and socio-economic effects of blindness in survivors of brain tumors.

Cancer Survivorship vs. Chronic Disease: Survivors Have Better Health-related Quality of Life

Cancer Survivorship vs. Chronic Disease: Survivors Have Better Health-related Quality of Life

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Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is significantly better for cancer survivors than for persons with chronic diseases without cancer, based on questionnaire responses reported in a study.

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

Adolescents and Young Adults With Blood Cancers Experience Substantial Pyschological Morbidities

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Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with hematologic malignancies experience significant psychological morbidities during treatment and early survivorship.

Medicaid Expansion Has a Significant Impact on Access to Health Care for Cancer Survivors

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Medicaid benefits are an important part of the health care landscape for low-income cancer survivors.

ACS and ASCO Release Their Survivorship Care Guidelines for Breast Cancer

American Cancer Society and American Society of Clinical Oncology publish their breast cancer survivorship care guideline, providing care guidance for the estimated 3.1 million female adult survivors of breast cancer in the United States.

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

Innovative Radiotherapy Controls Late Effects in Hodgkin Lymphoma in Pediatric and AYA Patients

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Radiotherapy is the most effective single modality for local control of Hodgkin lymphoma. Involved site radiotherapy is a recent innovation intended to reduce the risk of late effects—an urgent goal, particularly for adolescent and young adult patients.

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

Mindfulness Therapy Aids Cancer-Linked Cognitive Impairment

There are benefits for breast and colorectal cancer survivors with mindfulness-based stress reduction, study data indicates.

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