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Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

Pembrolizumab Active Against Rare Melanoma, Extends Survival in Bladder Cancer

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Clinical trials show pembrolizumab active against mucosal melanoma, extends survival in bladder cancer.

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely after Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely after Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

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Survivors of testicular cancer are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer May Face Psychosexual Challenges

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Survivors of childhood cancer who received certain neurotoxic therapies are less likely to have had sexual intercourse or to be in an intimate relationship, researchers found.

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

Some Early Breast Cancer Patients Should Have Breast Conservation Instead of Mastectomy

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Investigators from the Netherlands present their research findings on survival in women with early stage breast cancer who underwent breast-conserving therapy vs mastectomy at the 2017 European Cancer Congress.

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

Survivors Reporting Chronic Neuropathic Pain Struggle to Retain Jobs

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Cancer survivors who reported chronic neuropathic pain 5 years after diagnosis were approximately 50% less likely to retain their jobs than those without chronic neuropathic pain.

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

Soy Consumption Influences Tamoxifen Efficacy Against Breast Tumor Recurrence

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Lifelong soy consumption improves tamoxifen response in women with breast cancer; however, adding soy to diet after initiating tamoxifen therapy may not provide the same benefits.

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

Support Organization Rocks Age-Appropriate Cancer Care for AYA Patients

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Following the lead of a British cancer support organization, Teen Cancer America sponsors age-appropriate cancer center environments as well as peer and community support for adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

Emerging Reproductive Technology Holds Great Potential and Risks for Patients, Research

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In vitro gametogenesis (IVG) offers hope for patients and survivors coping with disease-related and treatment-induced infertility, as well as providing a potentially unlimited supply of embryonic stem cells. However, legal and ethical issues need to be addressed before its widespread clinical use.

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

Breast Cancer Follow-Up Care Recommendations: Considerations for a Growing Survivorship Population

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Women with a history of breast cancer face a wide variety of challenges as they transition from the role of "patient" to "survivor".

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

Most Common Reason for Prostate Cancer Second Opinions: More Information

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Although many men obtain a second opinion regarding their prostate cancer care options, they seldom deviate from the original course of action.

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

Palliative Care Provides Benefits, But Does Not Extend Life for Patients With Cancer

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A new meta-analysis examines the impact of palliative care services on patients' and caregivers' quality of life and outcomes.

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Experience Gaps in Survivorship Care

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A study using focus groups identifies barriers that impact the quality of survivorship care for Latina women with breast cancer.

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

Acupuncture Improves Postoperative Symptoms in Women Undergoing Surgery for Breast Cancer

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The effects of a 2-treatment course of acupuncture on pain, nausea, and anxiety and ability to cope among women undergoing mastectomy was compared with usual care.

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

LIVESTRONG Exercise Program Improves QoL in Cancer Survivors

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The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA exercise program significantly improved physical activity, fitness, and quality of life in survivors of cancer.

AYA Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Mental Distress Than Healthy Individuals

AYA Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Mental Distress Than Healthy Individuals

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Using the Kessler nonspecific mental/psychological distress scale, investigators examined whether AYA cancer survivor experienced greater mental distress and assessed their access to mental health care.

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

Resistance Training Improves Posttreatment Outcomes for Breast Cancer Survivors

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Loss of bone density related to chemotherapy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer can lead to debilitating hip and vertebral fractures. This discussion discusses the impact of resistance training for these patients.

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Platinum-induced Ototoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Platinum-induced Ototoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

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Large cohort study assesses the frequency of, and factors associated with, ototoxicity in childhood cancer survivors who received platinum agents without cranial irradiation.

Making End of Life Discussions Easier on Patients and Caregivers

Making End of Life Discussions Easier on Patients and Caregivers

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A new card game helps patients and caregivers broach the difficult subject of end-of-life wishes and prioritize what's most important in their planning.

Telerehabilitation Program Improves Posttreatment Effects in Breast Cancer Survivors

Telerehabilitation Program Improves Posttreatment Effects in Breast Cancer Survivors

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Study evaluates whether a web-based rehabilitation program can effectively improve pain, fatigue, strength, and quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

An App for Intubated Cancer Patients: Giving Voice to the Voiceless

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A nurse develops a tablet app that helps intubated patients communicate with their nurses, caregivers, and families.

Cancer Survivors Display Higher Rate of Antidepressant Use

Cancer Survivors Display Higher Rate of Antidepressant Use

Nearly one in five cancer survivors are taking medication for depression or anxiety years later.

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Nonadherence to Posttreatment Imaging Follow-up Common Among Breast Cancer Survivors

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In this study, researchers assessed data on women who underwent breast cancer treatment to identify the factors associated with posttreatment imaging use.

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Childhood Cancer Linked to Poor Diet Quality in Adult Survivors

Epidemiologic study reveals the impact of cancer and its treatment on diet quality among adult survivors of childhood cancers.

Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors

Short-Term Intervention May Have Long-term Diet Effect in Hispanic Breast Cancer Survivors

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Researchers examined the long-term effects of a short-term culturally based dietary intervention on increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing fat, and changing biomarkers associated with recurrence in Hispanic breast cancer survivors.

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

How Physical Changes From Breast Cancer Affect Self-Image: Considerations for Clinicians

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Cancers that cause more readily noticeable physical changes can produce self-image challenges for patients. This discussion reviews what interventions can help validate patients' self-image concerns.

Postdiagnosis Physical Activity Linked to Improved Physical QoL in Prostate Cancer Survivors

Postdiagnosis Physical Activity Linked to Improved Physical QoL in Prostate Cancer Survivors

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Prostate cancer survivors who maintain or begin recreational physical activity following cancer diagnosis report substantially higher quality of life than those who never exercise or stopped exercising after diagnosis.

MRD Negativity Associated With Prolonged Survival in Myeloma

MRD Negativity Associated With Prolonged Survival in Myeloma

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Minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity after treatment is associated with prolonged overall survival in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Smartphone Apps Help Patients Reach Health and Fitness Goals

Smartphones can motivate patients to stay on track with lifestyle changes.

African American Breast Cancer Survivors Report Significant Problem Burden

African American Breast Cancer Survivors Report Significant Problem Burden

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African American survivors of breast cancer experience significant problem burden during the first 5 years after diagnosis and treatment.

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

Increasing Dietary Omega-3 Intake After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Improves Survival

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Lifestyle and dietary measures for preventing colorectal cancer are extensively studied; however, in this study, researchers looked at a dietary measure that improved survival for patients after diagnosis.

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