World Cancer Day: 6 Hot Topics Making An Impact In Cancer

For World Cancer Day, here are 6 hot topics making an impact in the cancer space.
BY Conor Killmurray
PUBLISHED February 04, 2020
For World Cancer Day, here are 6 hot topics in the cancer landscape making an impact for patients and caregivers alike.   

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  1. A nurse practitioner explains why it is key for patients with lung cancer being treated with immunotherapy to be aware of the treatment’s potential side effects.
  2. Recent study findings showed that cervical cancer screening rates declined between ages 45 and 65, even as experts advise that women be screened throughout their lifetime.
  3. A brief, multimodal psychosocial intervention for caregivers of patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation could improve their quality of life, caregiving burden and anxiety and depression symptoms.
  4. Racial and ethnic disparities have long been a part of the early detection of breast cancer in women, but a new study finds that these disparities are also connected by a patient’s insurance coverage.
  5. Patients with multiple myeloma have a lot to look forward to in the treatment space thanks to precision medicine, but one treatment option alone will not cure the disease.
  6. Researchers found that combining family history and genetic risk scores to determine inherited risk for prostate cancer could personalize screening strategies for men.
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