‘Bacteria-sniffing’ dog keeps cancer patients safe at Greenville hospital

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A North Carolina dog has a very unique job. Harley the beagle visits cancer patients at Vidant Hospital in Greenville twice a week to check patients' rooms for Clostridioides difficile, a potentially life-threatening bacteria. It's common in healthcare settings and can cause severe diarrhea, colitis [...] Click here to view [...]

CT scans may increase cancer risk, antioxidant supplements linked to breast cancer recurrence — top stories in hematology/oncology

Researchers found that adults exposed to radiation from CT scans had an increased risk for thyroid cancer and leukemia. It was one of the top stories in hematology/oncology last week. Another top story was about a study that showed breast cancer patients who used antioxidant supplements during chemotherapy in [...] Click here to view [...]

2020-01-23T17:04:01-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments

Older Breast Cancer Survivors May Experience Higher Symptom Burden

Breast Cancer Cancer and its treatments were associated with a higher level of actionable symptoms and greater loss of well-being over time in older breast cancer survivors than in comparable noncancer populations, according to a study published in Cancer . These data suggest a need for survivorship care guidelines [...] Click here to view [...]

Yoga provides ‘mental quiet place’ for cancer warriors

Eva Nave teaches a yoga class for people battling cancer. She was a 47-year-old mother of three when cancer “knocked my socks off,” as yoga teacher Eva Nave says. Her diagnosis came at a rough time in her personal life, too, but she went through treatment in her preferred, [...] Click here to view [...]

Virtual realities: research reveals promising intervention in cancer treatment

Research led by Temple’s Sbarro Institute shows that use of virtual reality can reduce anxiety and improve mood in women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, led by Antonio Giordano (pictured), recently published results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality [...] Click here to view [...]

Study shows lactate may prompt cancer formation

A byproduct of glucose called lactate, used by every cell in the body, may also prompt a mutated cell to become cancerous, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study was published Tuesday in the journal Frontiers in Oncology . "We discovered that [...]Click here to view original web [...]

Asian parents with terminally ill children may not share psychological pain with their spouses

A study of families in Singapore with terminally ill children found that parents tend to defer discussing their psychological pain with their spouses to protect them from emotional distress. The study, conducted by psychologists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) through interviews, revealed the parents' preference to support [...] Click here to view [...]

2020-01-16T23:05:22-05:00January 16th, 2020|Cancer, News & Latest Research, Psychology|0 Comments

Antioxidant supplements linked to increased risk for breast cancer recurrence, death

Christine B. Ambrosone Use of antioxidant supplements during chemotherapy, as well as iron and vitamin B12, by patients with breast cancer may increase their risk for disease recurrence and death, according to results of a prospective study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology . “Although this is an observational [...] Click here to view [...]

Focus on wellness can reduce cervical cancer risk

For Dr. Lystra Wilson-Celestine, it is something she sees every day in her OB/GYN office – women who have spent years taking care of others before realizing that they, too, need care. “I see women all the time come in and their children are older and they are finally [...] Click here to view [...]

2020-01-14T17:28:17-05:00January 14th, 2020|Cancer, News & Latest Research|0 Comments