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Patient-Reported Tool Highlights the Role of Nutrition in Overall Health for Geriatric Patients with Cancer

November 17th 2020, 7:00pm

By Jessica Skarzynski

Article

To gain a better understanding of the issues faced by geriatric patients with cancer, and to determine how much of a role nutrition plays in outcomes, Dr. Grant Williams, a geriatrician oncologist and assistant professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, worked with colleagues to create a patient-reported assessment tool that bridges the knowledge gap in this patient population.

Don't Take The Changes After Treatment For Cancer Personally

November 17th 2020, 5:00pm

By Steve Rubin

Article

Physical and mental changes from your cancer treatment will be a natural occurrence, so don't take it personally.

Plinabulin-Neulasta Combo Significantly Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neutropenia, Compared to Standard of Care Alone

November 17th 2020, 2:00pm

By Ryan McDonald

Article

Topline results from the phase 3 PROTECTIVE-2 study demonstrated that plinabulin in combination with Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) significantly improved the prevention of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia, compared to the standard of care alone.

Racial and Other Disparities Persist Among Patients with Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

November 16th 2020, 10:00pm

By Darlene Dobkowski, MA

Article

Among patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, several groups were found to receive chemotherapy less often compared with White patients. They included Black, older and uninsured patients as well as those with nonprivate health insurance.

Gazyva with Chemotherapy May Eliminate Disease in Bone Marrow Before Transplantation in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

November 16th 2020, 7:00pm

By Darlene Dobkowski, MA

Article

This treatment, which included dexamethasone, high-dose cytarabine and cisplatin, was well tolerated in this patient population, although longer-term follow-up is needed to see if the benefit persists.

Full CURE Educated Patient Breast Cancer Webinar

November 16th 2020, 5:15pm

By CURE Media Group

Video

View our full first breast cancer webinar where an expert panel discusses topics highly relevant to patients, caregivers and advocates right now.

Triggers That Remind Me of My Daughter's Cancer Are Everywhere

November 16th 2020, 5:00pm

By Debbie Legault

Article

Nothing ever really ends, even when the treatment journey has wrapped up the memories of cancer are everywhere.

Cancer May Not Suggest Poor Health Outcomes After COVID-19, Study Shows

November 16th 2020, 4:00pm

By Beth Fand Incollingo

Article

A retrospective study of patients with COVID-19 showed that those with cancer were not more likely to experience severe symptoms or death due to the virus than those without cancer. Rather, only age and obesity were associated with poor COVID-19 outcomes.

Why is Malnutrition Important to Monitor in Patients with Cancer?

November 16th 2020, 2:00pm

By Jessica Skarzynski

Video

Nutrition is a vital aspect for patients with cancer, and malnutrition is a concern that must be tracked through the cancer journey.

The Importance of Connecting to Peers With Cancer

November 15th 2020, 7:00pm

By Kim Johnson

Article

No matter how great the support system, care center or caregiver, it's nearly impossible for patients with cancer to fully share their experiences with those that don't understand. Which is why it's so important for patients to find peers to discuss their cancer with.

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