Christina Izzo

Web-Based Portals Can Inform and Empower

July 01, 2015

Just as electronic health records revolutionized the healthcare industry for nurses and doctors, patient portals are giving patients new ways to access their healthcare information and communicate with members of their healthcare team.

Telephone Intervention Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Set—and Meet—Lifestyle Goals

April 15, 2015

A new telephone-based intervention for breast cancer survivors is showing promise, and it involves them becoming more actively engaged in goal setting and problem solving with an eye toward accelerating their recovery by engaging in health-promoting activities such as exercise, stress management and healthy eating.

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Worse Outcomes in Follicular Lymphoma

April 14, 2015

A new study has found that patients with lower vitamin D levels prior to treatment for follicular lymphoma are more likely to die or relapse from the disease earlier than patients with adequate vitamin D levels in their blood.

An Unmet Need—Discussing Genetic Risk May Benefit All Patients With Breast Cancer

April 10, 2015

Many women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are concerned about the genetic risk of developing other cancers themselves or of a loved one developing cancer. However, a large amount of those concerns are not being addressed, according to a new study.

FDA Approves Jadenu, a Simpler Formulation for Administering Deferasirox

March 31, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Jadenu (deferasirox) for the treatment of chronic iron overload, a condition that can affect patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), sickle cell disease and thalassemia.