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
Preparing for future health decisions helps ensure care is suited to your priorities.
by Karon WarrenDrop in Cancer Diagnoses Under COVID-19 Raises Alarms
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon Kelvey