Chemobrain: It’s Not Your Imagination
Scientists discussed the mechanisms of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment at a session dedicated to symptom science at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Embracing Palliative Care Sooner
Studies show the benefits palliative care can provide to advanced cancer patients, but also highlight inequities in access.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Immunotherapy in the Elderly
Immune checkpoint inhibitors can be effective treatments for elderly people with some types of advanced cancer, but more information is needed on their risks and benefits in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
Starting a Conversation
Palliative care physician Dawn Gross helps people talk about death by focusing on what they want during life.
by Amy Paturel
Putting Chemotherapy Side Effects on Ice
A small study shows that keeping ice chips in the mouth during oxaliplatin chemotherapy may prevent cold sensitivity, a common oral side effect.
by Anna Azvolinsky
Palliative Care Pays Off
Patients with advanced cancer who receive palliative care tend to live longer and have better quality of life than those who do not receive this care.
by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa BergenA Look at Disparities Across Cancer Care
A new AACR report tracks progress in addressing cancer health disparities and identifies work that still needs to be done.
by Eric FitzsimmonsCredit Agencies to Remove Some Medical Debt From Reports
Changes to what medical debt is included in credit reports could give patients more time to resolve outstanding bills.
by Karon WarrenThe Mental Toll of a Cancer Diagnosis
New studies shine a light on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and suicide risk.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman