MedPage Today: OncoBreak: Listening to Patients; Getting Real; Sleep and Cancer

by Charles Bankhead on November 3, 2016

Personalized cancer care? It begins with listening to the patients. (ASCO Connection)

The search for protection against radiation poisoning yielded a potential topical treatment for one of the most common adverse effects of radiation therapy: skin irritation and burns. (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

Getting real about cancer: A father shared photos from his 4-year-old daughter's last days to raise awareness about the realities of the disease. (Fox News)

Most survivors of childhood cancers stop getting survivor-specific follow-up care within 10 years after finishing cancer treatment. (Roswell Park Cancer Institute)

Genetic testing in breast cancer, widely used to assess the aggressiveness of cancer, might also identify older patients who have an increased risk of life-threatening, cancer-related blood clots. (American Association for Cancer Research)

 

Sleep habits of men who worked night shifts correlated with their risk of developing cancer. (Annals of Medicine)

Health insurers varied widely in their coverage of cancer screening tests, according to a study of a web-based tool that allows people to compare different health plans' coverage of screening tests. (Prevent Cancer Foundation)

Two patients with metastatic kidney cancer attained disease control for more than 7 years with an investigational immunotherapy derived from each patient's tumor. (Kidney Cancer Journal)

A new report from the American Cancer Society and Merck provides details and data on the global burden of cancer in women, the second leading cause of death among women worldwide.

 

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