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Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Breath Analysis May Be an Effective Diagnostic for Pancreatic Cancer

Seeking to determine if breath tests could be used to diagnose pancreatic cancer, researchers identified breath volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that may indicate presence of the disease.

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Genetic Susceptibility to Pancreatic Cancer Linked to 6 Specific Gene Mutations

Investigators conducted a case-control study of 3030 pancreatic cancer patients in an attempt to confirm which genes might render patients susceptible to pancreatic cancer.

Navigating Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

Navigating Patients With Gastrointestinal Cancer

The unique challenges that face both oncology nurse navigators specializing in gastrointestinal cancer and patients with these diseases are reviewed in a presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit.

Multimodal Follow-up Improved Postradiotherapy Sexual Health in Lower GI, Gynecologic Cancers

Multimodal Follow-up Improved Postradiotherapy Sexual Health in Lower GI, Gynecologic Cancers

Researchers sought to determine the effectiveness of a multimodal continuity of care program for women receiving radiation therapy for gynecologic or lower GI cancers. Their findings were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Hope, Optimism Reduce Psychological Distress in Advanced Cancer

Hope, Optimism Reduce Psychological Distress in Advanced Cancer

A cross-sectional analysis evaluated the impact of hope and optimism on different facets of psychological distress among patients with advanced melanoma, colorectal, lung, or gastrointestinal cancers.

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