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Productivity in Survivors of Cancer

Cancer treatment affects productivity due to the need to take time off for treatments, clinic visits, and manage side effects. Fatigue and/or decreased physical and/or cognitive functioning related to the malignancy and the therapies to treat it can also factor into an employee’s efficiency.

Breast implants face ban over cancer fears

The Therapeutic Goods Administration is weighing up whether Australia should follow France and Canada’s lead in banning some breast implants associated with a rare cancer. An Australian ban on a range of textured breast implants has been recommended after a...

Addressing Cancer Drug Costs and Value 

The President’s Cancer Panel has released its latest report, Promoting Value, Affordability, and Innovation in Cancer Drug Treatment. The report recommends six actions to maximize the value and affordability of cancer drug treatment. Source: Addressing Cancer Drug...

Using Oncolytic Viruses to Treat Cancer 

Cancer treatments known as oncolytic viruses are being tested in clinical trials, and one, T-VEC or Imlygic®, has been approved by the FDA. Research now suggests that these treatments work not only by infecting and killing tumor cells, but that they may also be a form...

The Problem With The Phrase ‘Beat Cancer’ 

The idea that you can “beat” something as insidious as cancer perpetuates the myth that the patient is wholly responsible for their recovery, not a human caught up in an endless cycle of surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation and relapses. And if they don’t beat it?...

Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer 

Ease the anxiety that comes with understanding your recommended treatment options. Explore how therapies are chosen and specific questions to ask your doctor. Source: Treating Metastatic Breast Cancer –...

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