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The Opioid Epidemic and Cancer Pain Management 

The Opioid Epidemic and Cancer Pain Management 

The opioid epidemic is having a significant impact on cancer patients, says Dr. Judith Paice of Northwestern University. In this Cancer Currents post, she explains how oncologists can address concerns about opioid misuse when managing cancer pain. Source: The Opioid...

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Managing Costs and Medical Information 

Managing Costs and Medical Information 

People with cancer may face major financial challenges and need help dealing with the high costs of care. Cancer treatment can be very expensive, even when you have insurance. Learn ways to manage medical information, paperwork, bills, and other records. Source:...

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Pain in People with Cancer

Pain in People with Cancer

Controlling pain is an important part of your cancer treatment plan. Learn how to track levels of pain. Find out how pain, a side effect of cancer treatment, is treated using acupuncture, biofeedback, and physical therapy. Source: Side Effects: Pain - National Cancer...

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‘Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established’

‘Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established’

Dr. Ohkuma and his colleagues discovered not only that diabetes — both type 1 and type 2 — put people at risk of developing specific types of cancer, but also that this risk is much higher for women than it is for men. Women with diabetes are 27 percent likelier to develop cancer, compared with healthy women. By contrast, men with diabetes are 19 percent more likely to develop cancer than healthy men.

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New drug-filled nanocapsules may fight cancer more effectively

New drug-filled nanocapsules may fight cancer more effectively

Nanoparticles are often used to transport drugs and deliver them straight to diseased tissue. These so-called nanocarriers were recently used to successfully destroy a particularly aggressive form of endometrial cancer, and to deliver a drug that genetically “disarms” cancer stem cells.

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Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

People who ate their evening meal before 9:00 p.m. or at least 2 hours before going to bed had around 20 percent less risk of breast or prostate cancer than those who ate after 10:00 p.m. or went to bed soon after eating.

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How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

How does diet impact breast cancer risk?

The researchers’ analysis suggested that women who ate more than five and a half servings of fruits and vegetables daily had an 11 percent reduced risk of developing breast cancer, compared with women who ate two and half servings or under of fruits and vegetables.

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New Breast Cancer Screening Imaging Method Finds Tumors in Seconds

New Breast Cancer Screening Imaging Method Finds Tumors in Seconds

Researchers said they developed a quicker, better and cheaper way than mammograms to detect breast cancer: A laser scanner that can find tumors in as little as 15 seconds. The near-infrared lasers shine pulses of light into the breast tissue, which, researchers report in a study published Friday in the journal Nature Communications, is more effective than traditional mammograms.

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In Breast Cancer, Machine Learning Offers Early Lymphedema Detection

In Breast Cancer, Machine Learning Offers Early Lymphedema Detection

The researchers found that all five machine learning approaches outperformed the standard statistical approach, and the artificial neural network achieved the best performance for detecting lymphedema. The artificial neural network was 93.75 percent accurate, correctly classifying patients to have true lymphedema cases or non-lymphedema cases based on the symptoms reported. “Such detection accuracy is significantly higher than that achievable by current and often used clinical methods,” said Fu.

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Regular Stretching Found to Impair Breast Cancer Growth in Mouse Study

Regular Stretching Found to Impair Breast Cancer Growth in Mouse Study

Daily stretching reduces tumor growth and improves the immune and inflammatory responses in mice with breast cancer, according to researchers. Their study, “Stretching Reduces Tumor Growth in a Mouse Breast Cancer Model,” was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Increasing evidence suggests that exercise can reduce the risk of developing breast cancer or of breast cancer relapse (recurrence) in cancer survivors. It has also been suggested as a method to ease treatment side effects and improve quality of life.

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HER2 Climb Study: Stopping Cancer’s Spread 

HER2 Climb Study: Stopping Cancer’s Spread 

 Tucatinib is small enough to cross the blood-brain barrier, which gives hope to women whose cancer has spread to the brain.“it’s a very unique opportunity for women who have this very high-risk type of metastatic breast cancer to receive a drug that is potentially...

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Technique may improve detection of breast tumors 

Technique may improve detection of breast tumors 

Researchers have been developing a new method for detecting breast cancer called photoacoustic computed tomography (PACT). The technique uses harmless pulses of laser light to penetrate the breast tissue. This causes a type of sound wave called photoacoustic waves to spread through the tissue. These waves can be measured by sensors surrounding the breast. Blood vessels react to the light differently, providing contrast that allows PACT to form clear images of the breast’s blood vessel network. This approach can be used to spot tumors because tumor growth depends on blood vessels.

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Breast cancer patient benefits from modified immunotherapy

Breast cancer patient benefits from modified immunotherapy

Researchers designed a novel approach to immunotherapy that led to the complete regression of breast cancer in one patient for whom all other treatments failed. Source: Breast cancer patient benefits from modified immunotherapy | National Institutes of Health...

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The Cancer Moonshot: Moving from Planning to Research 

The Cancer Moonshot: Moving from Planning to Research 

The Cancer MoonshotSM was announced in 2016 with three overarching goals: accelerate progress in cancer research, encourage greater collaboration, and improve the sharing of data. More than 2 years later, the foundation has been laid for achieving those goals. Source:...

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Author: Janet Maker, Ph.D.
Publication Date: February, 2017
Distributor: Ingram
Trim: 6×9
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
ISBN (Hardcover) 978-0-9976619-0-3
ISBN (Paperback) 978-0-9976619-1-0
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Published by Jane Thomas Press

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