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Helping Patients Face the Challenge of Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatment

Helping Patients Face the Challenge of Eating Healthy During Cancer Treatment

A review of the 2nd edition of the American Cancer Society's What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, and catching up with Chef Pnina Peled at New York-Presbyterian Hospitals.

Modernizing Eligibility Criteria Could Increase Access to, Participation in Clinical Trials

Modernizing Eligibility Criteria Could Increase Access to, Participation in Clinical Trials

Researchers sought to determine the association between presence of comorbidities and discussion of clinical trials, as well as the impact on offers and actual participation.

ASCO Convenes Panel to Address Handling of Hazardous Drugs

ASCO Convenes Panel to Address Handling of Hazardous Drugs

An expert panel comprising physicians, pharmacists, researchers, and nurses compiles a set of standards for the safe handling of anticancer drugs.

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016

From 1991 to 2016, there was a continuous decrease of 27 percent in the overall cancer death rate in the United States.

Cancer Treatment and Research: What Lies Ahead in 2019

Cancer Treatment and Research: What Lies Ahead in 2019

Three experts describe their predictions for what lies ahead in 2019 regarding immunotherapy, research, and disparities in cancer care.

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years

A considerable increase in medical marketing has been observed from 1997 through 2016, especially in direct-to-consumer advertising.

Regular Physical Activity — Even Initiated Postdiagnosis — Improves Survival for Cancer Patients

Regular Physical Activity — Even Initiated Postdiagnosis — Improves Survival for Cancer Patients

A review of DBBR data demonstrated that regular recreational physical activity may reduce the risk of all-cause and cancer-specific mortality in persons who are habitually active as a lifestyle as well as those who adopt regular exercise as a lifestyle after diagnosis.

Prevalence of Excess Body Weight-Related Cancer Varies Across the 50 US States, District of Columbia

Prevalence of Excess Body Weight-Related Cancer Varies Across the 50 US States, District of Columbia

Statistics on excess body weight-related cancers across the United States and the District of Columbia, state-by-state.

Surgical Practices May Explain International Survival Differences in Cancer Treatment

Surgical Practices May Explain International Survival Differences in Cancer Treatment

Overall, patient survival was not associated with surgical technique.

Managing the Cancer-work Interface: The Effect of Cancer Survivorship on Unemployment

Managing the Cancer-work Interface: The Effect of Cancer Survivorship on Unemployment

[Cancer Management and Research] This study assessed differences in employment outcomes among cancer survivors using data from a nationally representative sample.

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