Research on Coping with Cancer
NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship: Celebrating 20 Years, Planning for Continued ProgressPosted: November 17, 2016
Dr. Julia Rowland, director of NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship, on the office’s 20th anniversary and efforts to ensure continued progress in survivorship research and improve survivors’ lives.
Many Cancer Caregivers Report Feeling Unprepared for Caregiving ChallengesPosted: September 27, 2016
Many family members who care for loved ones with cancer do not feel adequately prepared for the caregiving tasks they assume and need help to make informed decisions about end-of-life care, according to a new study.
Study Forecasts ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Cancer SurvivorsPosted: July 8, 2016
According to an NCI study, the number of older cancer survivors will grow substantially over the next quarter century, increasing the demand for cancer and survivorship care.
Cancer Can Lead to Financial Hardship, Study ConfirmsPosted: December 23, 2015
A substantial number of working-age cancer survivors report material or psychological financial hardship associated with their cancer.
Innovative Program Aims to Improve Support for Cancer Family CaregiversPosted: July 24, 2012
Family caregivers provide the vast majority of care for people with cancer. The Family Caregiver Project at the City of Hope Cancer Center is an educational program intended to provide health professionals with the tools and information needed to help family caregivers care for themselves and their loved ones with cancer.
As Patient Navigation Expands and Evolves, Nurses Assume Many RolesPosted: July 24, 2012
It can be difficult to access care in our labyrinthine health care system. Oncology nurses are joining the ranks of patient navigators—a diverse group of people who help patients at all stages of cancer care, from screening and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship.
A Tough Transition: Cancer Survivorship Plans Slow to Take HoldPosted: June 26, 2012
The Institute of Medicine recommends that all patients completing cancer treatment receive a survivorship care plan to help navigate post-treatment life. But the progress in refining and implementing these plans has been mixed.
A Conversation with Dr. Thomas Smith about Palliative Care for Patients with CancerPosted: March 20, 2012
Dr. Thomas J. Smith, director of palliative care for the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, answers questions about the growing role of palliative care in oncology practice.
The Right Balance: Helping Cancer Survivors Achieve a Healthy WeightPosted: November 15, 2011
Obesity has been linked with increased risks of recurrence and death in several cancers. Interventions are available to help survivors maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, and decrease the likelihood of chronic and late effects of cancer treatment.
For Many Young Cancer Survivors, Late Effects Pose Lasting ProblemsPosted: July 26, 2011
Many survivors of adolescent and young adult cancers are unaware of or underestimate their heightened risk for late health effects. Efforts are underway to raise awareness and increase monitoring and surveillance.
Home Care Nursing Improves Cancer Symptom ManagementPosted: December 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.
A New Cancer Specialty: Follow-Up for Long-Term SurvivorsPosted: May 27, 2008
A subset of survivors develop chronic health problems that result from the cancer treatments they received. To address their needs, a specialty area in cancer treatment and research has emerged.
Helping the Helpers: Aiding Cancer CaregiversPosted: February 14, 2006
Providing care for a loved one with cancer can take a toll. Many communities and organizations offer resources to ease the financial, physical, and emotional burden placed on these long-term caregivers.