Research on Coping with Cancer
Gene Tied to Alzheimer’s May Be Associated with Cancer-Related Cognitive ProblemsPosted:
Findings from a clinical study and a mouse study may shed light on genetic risk factors for developing cancer-related cognitive problems in older breast cancer survivors. The results suggest a gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease may play a role.
Heart Problems: Investigating the Cardiac Side Effects of Cancer TreatmentsPosted:
Certain cancer treatments can damage the heart and the cardiovascular system, a problem known as cardiotoxicity. Cardiologists and oncologists met recently to discuss strategies and future research directions for addressing these side effects.
Do Frequent Follow-Up Tests Benefit Colorectal Cancer Survivors?Posted:
Two studies examined the impact of more frequent follow-up testing for cancer recurrence in colorectal cancer survivors. Learn whether the studies showed that frequent testing improved survival.
Higher Risk of Heart Failure Seen in Some CancersPosted:
Some people who have been treated for breast cancer or lymphoma have a higher risk of developing congestive heart failure than people who haven’t had cancer, results from a new study show.
Testing an Interactive Approach to Promote Exercise in Young Cancer SurvivorsPosted:
An interactive website designed to promote physical activity among children and adolescents who have completed treatment for cancer may indeed help encourage them to get regular exercise, according to preliminary results from a pilot study.
Prior Cancers Common in Patients Newly Diagnosed with CancerPosted:
A new study shows that many patients diagnosed with a new cancer have had one or more cancers in the past, which has potential implications for long-term surveillance and clinical trial enrollment.
Survivors of Breast Cancer Differ on Who Should Manage Follow-Up CarePosted:
Many survivors of early-stage breast cancer prefer that their oncologist handle aspects of routine medical care usually overseen by primary care practitioners, leading to concerns about gaps in care.
Counseling Improves Survivorship Plan Implementation for Low-Income Breast Cancer SurvivorsPosted:
In a randomized trial, low-income women who role-played talking with their doctor about their survivorship care plan in a counseling session reported receiving more of their recommended care than women who did not get counseling.
NCI launches study of African-American cancer survivorsPosted:
The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors (ROCS) study, which will include 5,560 cancer survivors, will look at the major factors affecting cancer progression, recurrence, mortality, and quality of life among African-American cancer survivors.
NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship: Celebrating 20 Years, Planning for Continued ProgressPosted:
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:
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:
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:
A substantial number of working-age cancer survivors report material or psychological financial hardship associated with their cancer.