July 2018 - Cancer Currents Blog
- The Opioid Epidemic and Cancer Pain Management: A Conversation with Dr. Judith Paice
Dr. Judith Paice, of the Cancer Pain Program at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, discusses the impacts of the opioid epidemic on cancer patients and how providers can address concerns about opioid misuse when managing cancer pain.
- Sodium Thiosulfate Prevents Cisplatin-Induced Hearing Loss in Some Children
The drug sodium thiosulfate can protect the hearing of children with cancer undergoing treatment with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, results from a new clinical trial show. The trial involved children with a form of liver cancer called hepatoblastoma.
- Cancer Prevention Message Is Key for HPV Vaccination Discussions with Parents
Health care providers should emphasize cancer prevention when discussing HPV vaccination with the parents of preteens who are due to receive the vaccine, results from a new study show.
- Can Age Affect Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors?
A new study has linked age with how well patients with melanoma responded to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. Experiments in mice suggested that the response pattern may be due to an age-related shift in the kinds of immune cells in tumors.
- Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Long-Time NCI Deputy Director and Cancer Research Stalwart, Dies
Many in the cancer research and NIH community are mourning the loss of long-time NCI senior leader Alan Rabson, M.D., who passed away on July 4, at the age of 92. His career spanned 6 decades, including research on tumor virology and cancer pathology and senior NCI leadership roles.