EspaƱol
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER
  • Print
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

Supportive Care Trial Results


  • Study Shows Drug Is Effective for Cancer Patients with Peripheral Neuropathy
    (Updated: 04/15/2013) - Results of a phase III trial (CALGB-170601) show that duloxetine (Cymbalta) effectively treats painful peripheral neuropathy caused by certain types of chemotherapy.
  • Video Eases End-of-Life Care Discussions
    (Posted: 01/12/2010, Updated: 01/03/2013) - Patients with advanced cancer who watched a video that depicts options for end-of-life care were more certain of their end-of-life decision making than patients who only listened to a verbal narrative and were likely to choose comfort care over aggressive medical care for their end-of-life care preferences, according to an article published online November 30, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Exercise, Behavioral Therapy Reduce Menopausal Symptoms Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment
    (Posted: 10/25/2012) - Women with breast cancer who were suffering from treatment-related menopausal symptoms experienced symptom relief with cognitive behavioral therapy, physical exercise, or both, according to a Dutch study published October 8, 2012, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
  • Home Care Nursing Improves Cancer Symptom Management
    (Posted: 12/16/2009) - Home care nursing (HCN) improves the management of symptoms in breast and colorectal cancer patients who take the oral chemotherapy drug capecitabine, according to a study published online November 16, 2009, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.