Patients who received chemotherapy, actively smoked and drank alcohol, and were diagnosed with head and neck cancer reported significantly higher rates of opiate use, according to study results presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 Palliative and Supportive Care Symposium.
The third week in January is national Teen Cancer Awareness Week, a time to shine light on the unique medical, emotional and psychosocial needs of teens with cancer. But one organization focuses on these concerns year-round: Teen Cancer America (TCA).
Key takeaways from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN)’s Patient Advocacy Summit reveal progress made toward improving survivorship care and planning, and identify opportunities for improvement.
At the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN)’s Patient Advocacy Summit – a meeting designed to share best practices for survivorship planning care among advocacy organizations – Yelak Biru shared his story of survivorship, and how he has been able to integrate multiple myeloma into his life for more than two decades.
Four companies drew the ire of the Food and Drug Administration this week for claiming that their marijuana-derived products can treat or cure cancer. The agency issued letters of warning, and threatened punitive action if the companies do not correct the violations.
Older patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) often face a difficult choice: risky, intensive chemotherapy that offers a small chance of a cure versus non-intensive chemotherapy meant to improve physical comfort and quality of life.
David S. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the division of Multiple Myeloma at the John Theurer Cancer Center, attributes some of the progress in myeloma treatment to patients and how they advocate for themselves.