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Chemotherapy-Induced Hearing Loss Affects Cognition in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors

More children are surviving malignant brain tumors than in the past, thanks to the use of intense treatments using platinum-based chemotherapy (cisplatin and high-dose carboplatin). Unfortunately, the therapy has a known side effect of permanent hearing loss, resulting from damage to the inner ear. ...

breast cancer
survivorship
cost of care

ABC3: Patients Speak Out Against 'Damaging Messages' About Metastatic Breast Cancer, Call for Inclusion in Discussion About Treatment Costs

Organizations that issue “damaging messages” about advanced breast cancer need to be identified and educated to change the way they talk about the disease, a patient told the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 5, 2015. In...

breast cancer
survivorship

Breast Cancer Adjuvant Therapy Benefit Can Wax and Wane Over Time

After breast cancer surgery, women are prescribed adjuvant therapies such as chemotherapy and endocrine drugs to reduce the risk of the cancer returning. It has been assumed that the treatment effects of these therapies remain constant over time, but a new study from the Cancer Therapy &...

survivorship
issues in oncology

Cancer Survivors More Likely to Have Poor Diets Than Those With No History of Cancer

While most cancer survivors in the United States are motivated to seek information about food choices and dietary changes to improve their health, a new study comparing their dietary patterns to federal guidelines indicates that they often fall short. By Zhang et al in Cancer, the findings point to ...

breast cancer
survivorship
issues in oncology

ECC 2015: Treatment of Elderly Patients With Breast Cancer Varies Throughout Europe

First results from the largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer have shown substantial differences in the use of surgery, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy among European countries. The European Registration of Cancer Care (EURECCA) study compared the ...

breast cancer
survivorship
issues in oncology

ECC 2015: Hormone Therapy May Prevent Ovarian Failure and Preserve Fertility in Women With Breast Cancer

Young women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer may be more likely to remain fertile if they also receive hormonal treatment, according to new research (Abstract 1957) presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria, and published simultaneously by Lambertini et al in Annals ...

health-care policy
survivorship
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
issues in oncology

ECC 2015: Childhood Cancers in Europe: Progress Has Been Made, but Much Still to Do

Each year in Europe, 6,000 young people die from cancer, and two-thirds of those who survive suffer from treatment-related side effects. Although there has been considerable progress in the treatment of childhood cancers over the past few decades, and cancer in childhood is rare, these are major...

head and neck cancer
survivorship

ECC 2015: Association Between Primary Surgery and Survival Benefit in Patients With Advanced Throat Cancers

Patients with cancers of the mid and lower throat may have higher survival rates if their initial treatment includes surgery, according to new research (Abstract 2804) presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress in Vienna, Austria. Researchers explained that a nationwide study in Taiwan found...

survivorship
issues in oncology
issues in oncology

ECC 2015: EUROCARE Results Show Large Variations in Survival Among European Countries

Comparisons of cancer patients’ survival and care in Europe up to 2007 showed that although more patients are surviving for at least 5 years after diagnosis, there are large variations among countries, which are particularly significant in cancers of the blood. Milena Sant, MD, from the...

breast cancer
issues in oncology
survivorship

Breast Cancer Symposium: Recurrence Rates for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Treated Between 1978–2010

A new retrospective analysis explored local recurrence rates for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated between 1978 and 2010. In the research (Abstract 32) by Van Zee et al, to be presented September 25 at the 2015 Breast Cancer Symposium, in San Francisco, investigators evaluated a...

skin cancer
issues in oncology
survivorship
issues in oncology
issues in oncology

Antifungal Agent Increases Risk of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Some Lung Transplant Recipients

Voriconazole, commonly used to prevent and treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, significantly increases the risk for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in this population, according to a new study by University of California San Francisco researchers. The team recommends physicians ...

survivorship

Survivors of Childhood Cancer Have High Risk of Recurrent Stroke

Recent evidence suggests that survivors of childhood cancer have a high risk of suffering a stroke at a surprisingly young age. A new study from the UC San Francisco Pediatric Brain Center shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke...

breast cancer
supportive care
survivorship
issues in oncology
issues in oncology

Fertility Concerns and Side Effects Keep Many Young Women With Breast Cancer From Taking or Completing Tamoxifen

Concerns about fertility kept one-third of young women with breast cancer surveyed in a recent study from taking tamoxifen, despite its known benefit in reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In addition, the study found fertility concerns led one-quarter of women who started...

gynecologic cancers
gynecologic cancers
survivorship

Long-Term Survival in Ovarian Cancer May Be Better Than Expected in Some Patients

Combing data collected on thousands of California patients with ovarian cancer, University of California Davis researchers have determined that almost one-third of patients survived at least 10 years after diagnosis. The findings upend the notion that women diagnosed with cancer of the ovaries...

survivorship

ASCO 2015: Economic Costs a Burden for Cancer Survivors

A new study conducted by the American Cancer Society found that the economic burden of cancer extends beyond diagnosis and treatment, with cancer survivors facing thousands of dollars of excess medical expenses every year, as well as excess employment disability and loss of production at work. The...

survivorship

ASCO 2015: For Patients With Limited Brain Metastases, Adjuvant Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy Increases Cognitive Decline Without Improving Survival

A federally funded phase III trial found that adding whole-brain radiation therapy to radiosurgery did not significantly extend survival of patients with one to three small metastases of the brain, although it did help to control the growth of brain metastases, as evidenced by imaging studies....

leukemia
lymphoma
survivorship

ASCO 2015: Reduction in Late Mortality Among Childhood Cancer Survivors Linked to Improvements in Cancer Care

Survivors of childhood cancer in recent eras have shown a significant reduction in late mortality, and “for the first time, we have been able to attribute that to fewer deaths from treatment-related causes or fewer deaths from late effects of the primary therapy,” Gregory T....

survivorship
issues in oncology

AUA 2015: Sperm Banking Rates Increase With Fertility Counseling for Cancer Patients

Fertility counseling for men with cancer, prior to initiating treatment, can increase the rate of sperm preservation, according to a new survey by Rotker et al presented during the 110th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA; Abstract PD52-11). Chemotherapy can...

survivorship
issues in oncology
issues in oncology
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Certain Treatments for Childhood Cancer May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Life

Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth. The finding comes from a new study published early by Wilson et al in Cancer. The study’s results suggest the need for effective counseling and weight loss...

survivorship
issues in oncology
issues in oncology

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Claim Social Security Support as Adults

Today, more than 80% of childhood cancer patients survive because of advances in treatment and care. However, recent studies have shown that some of these more than 420,000 United States childhood cancer survivors face future health-related challenges as they become adults such as a second cancer...

colorectal cancer
prostate cancer
survivorship
issues in oncology

Physical Activity Helps Cancer Survivors Fend Off Side Effects

Three or more hours of walking per week can boost the vitality and health of prostate cancer survivors. Men and women who have survived colorectal cancer and are regular walkers also reported lower sensations of burning, numbness, tingling, or loss of reflexes that many often experience after...

breast cancer
supportive care
survivorship
issues in oncology

Long-Term Study Shows Stress Management Techniques Improve Mood and Quality of Life for Breast Cancer Patients

A new study showed that providing women with skills to manage stress early in their breast cancer treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later. Published by Stagl et al in Cancer, the findings suggest that women given the opportunity to learn stress management techniques...

issues in oncology
survivorship
issues in oncology

Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge but Desire More Information on Radiation-Based Medical Imaging Tests

A substantial gap exists between patient expectations and current practices for providing information about medical imaging tests that use radiation, according to a new study published by Thornton et al in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings highlight a need for better...

breast cancer
survivorship
issues in oncology

New Study Reveals Effective Treatment Program for Breast Cancer Survivors With ‘Chemobrain’

In a new study, UCLA researchers have developed a cognitive rehabilitation program to address post-treatment cognitive changes, sometimes known as “chemobrain,” which can affect up to 35% of post-treatment breast cancer patients. Their findings were reported by Erocli et al in...

survivorship

Survivors of Childhood Cancer at Risk for Developing Hormone Deficiencies as Adults

Decades after undergoing cranial irradiation for childhood cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators found that adult survivors of pediatric cancer remain at risk for pituitary hormone deficiencies, which may diminish their health and quality of life. Chemaitilly et al published...

survivorship

Many Cancer Survivors Have Unmet Physical and Mental Needs Related to Their Disease and Its Treatment

Even decades after being cured, many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges resulting from their disease and its treatment, according to a new study reported by Burg et al in Cancer. The findings could help clinicians and other experts develop interventions that are tailored to the...

leukemia
survivorship

ASH 2014: Common Genetic Variations May Contribute to Treatment-Related Cognitive Problems in Children With Leukemia

Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells′ response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning, and other cognitive functions seen in children treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study presented at the...

survivorship

Adult Survivors of Retinoblastoma Experience Few Cognitive or Social Setbacks

Adult survivors of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer that usually develops in early childhood, have few cognitive or social problems decades following their diagnosis and treatment, according to a study by Brinkman et al published in Cancer. The findings offer good news for patients, but the...

breast cancer
survivorship

Chest Radiation to Treat Childhood Cancer Increases Patients’ Risk of Developing Breast Cancer

A new study has found that patients who received chest radiation for Wilms tumor, a rare childhood cancer, face an increased risk of developing breast cancer later in life due to their radiation exposure. Reported by Lange et al in Cancer, the findings suggest that cancer screening guidelines might ...

survivorship

One-Third of U.S. Cancer Survivors May Be Experiencing Financial or Work-Related Hardship

New results from a survey of nearly 1,600 cancer survivors indicate a high prevalence of financial and work-related difficulties: 27% reported at least one financial problem (eg, debt, bankruptcy), and 37% reported having to modify work plans, such as taking extended time off or delaying...

lymphoma
survivorship

Study Estimates Risk of Premature Menopause After Treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma

Previous research has suggested that women with Hodgkin lymphoma who receive certain types of chemotherapy or radiotherapy are at increased risk of future infertility, but there was insufficient information to provide patients with detailed advice. In a study published in the Journal of the...

survivorship

Failure to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle More Than Doubles Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Childhood Cancer Survivors

A St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study found that 73% of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a heart-healthy lifestyle. The results were published online in the journal...

survivorship

Study Suggests Less Frequent Cardiac Screening May Be Preferable for Survivors of Childhood Cancer

One of the first studies to analyze the effectiveness of screening survivors of childhood cancer for early signs of impending congestive heart failure found improved health outcomes but suggested that less frequent screening than currently recommended may yield similar clinical benefit. Researchers ...

breast cancer
survivorship

Receiving Chemotherapy After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis May Affect a Patient’s Long-Term Employment

A new study has found that loss of paid employment after a diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may be common and potentially related to the type of treatment patients received. Published early online in Cancer, the findings by Jagsi et al support efforts to reduce the side effects and burden of...

survivorship

Health Gap Between Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer and Siblings Widens With Age

Adult survivors of childhood cancer face significant health problems as they age and are five times more likely than their siblings to develop new cancers, heart disease, and other serious health conditions beyond the age of 35, according to the latest findings from the Childhood Cancer Survivor...

supportive care
survivorship

NCCN Cancer Survivorship Guidelines Expanded to Address Two Common Conditions

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has expanded its Survivorship Guidelines to include a section on cancer-associated cognitive impairment, and to include chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy as a component of the Adult Cancer Pain section. The inaugural guidelines for...

breast cancer
supportive care
survivorship

Epigenetic Imprint of Chemotherapy Linked to Inflammation in Breast Cancer Survivors

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy...

skin cancer
issues in oncology
survivorship

Intervention Program Improves Sun Protection Practices Among Children of Melanoma Survivors

Children of melanoma survivors were more likely to wear hats and reapply sunscreen after receiving a multimedia informational program designed specifically for them. These new findings were included in research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. A team of researchers...

prostate cancer
survivorship

Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer Worry More About Burdening Family and Friends Than Dying, Survey Finds

Men with advanced prostate cancer are now living longer than ever, and it is estimated that one in six U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. However, little research has been conducted to understand the psychosocial needs of these men and their caregivers after...

breast cancer
survivorship

Large Study Shows That Radiation Therapy for DCIS May Not Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A large population-based study in the Netherlands found that women who had received radiation therapy to treat ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast (DCIS) have no increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population of Dutch women, nor compared to DCIS patients treated with ...

breast cancer
survivorship

Cancer Survivors Have More Frequent and Severe Menopausal Hot Flashes

Women who survive cancer have more frequent, severe, and troubling hot flashes than other women with menopausal symptoms, according to a study published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). But surprisingly, the cancer survivors fare better...

issues in oncology
survivorship

Cancer Patients with Cardiovascular Risk Factors Who Receive Chest Radiation Should Have Cardiovascular Screening Every 5 to 10 Years

Cancer patients who receive chest radiation should be screened for heart disease every 5 to 10 years, according to the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) of the European Society of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. Their recommendations are outlined in the ...

colorectal cancer
survivorship

Colorectal Cancer Survivors Face Increased Risk of Developing Subsequent Cancers of Different Types

According to a new study, colorectal cancer survivors face an increased risk of developing subsequent primary cancers, particularly second colorectal cancers and small intestinal cancers. These findings, published online in Cancer, may help in the development of screening guidelines for patients...

breast cancer
survivorship

Few Breast Cancer Survivors Maintain Adequate Physical Activity Despite Benefits

Breast cancer survivors are among the women who could most benefit from regular physical activity, yet few meet national exercise recommendations during the 10 years after being diagnosed, according to a study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior studies and available...

survivorship

Number of Cancer Survivors Expected to Increase to 18 Million by 2022

The American Association for Cancer Research released its second Annual Report on Cancer Survivorship in the United States in advance of the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, which will be held in Washington, DC, April 6-10. The report, published in the AACR’s journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers ...

survivorship

Cancer in Young Adults Is Focus of New Nationwide Study to Be Led by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program and its directors, K. Scott Baker, MD, and Karen Syrjala, PhD, have been selected to lead a nationwide study that aims to improve long-term health outcomes for cancer survivors between the ages of 18 and 39. Underway this spring, the...

survivorship

NCCN Issues New Guidelines for Survivorship

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) has issued its first ever NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines) for Survivorship. The new NCCN Guidelines were presented at the NCCN 18th Annual Conference: Advancing the Standard of Cancer Care by Panel Chair, Crystal S....

supportive care
survivorship

Study Shows Confidence Builds Better Exercise Habits for Cancer Survivors

Endometrial cancer survivors are more likely to complete physical activity, and for longer durations, when their daily self-efficacy is higher, according to a study published online in the journal Health Psychology, a publication of the American Psychology Association. “Sedentary behavior is ...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
survivorship

Risk of Leukemia After Cancer Chemotherapy Persists

While advancements in cancer treatment over the last several decades have improved patient survival rates for certain cancers, some patients remain at risk of developing treatment-related leukemia, according to results of a study published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of...

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