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  • NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although palliative care may be tough to provide during the pandemic, specialists are finding new ways to help their patients, according to a new report. Patients with advanced cancer, in particular, may be more vulnerable to potential COVID-19 exposure, which requires a creative approach...
  • Overview Bone metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread from their original site to a bone. Nearly all types of cancer can spread (metastasize) to the bones. But some types of cancer are particularly likely to spread to bone, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. Bone metastasis can occur in any bone but more...
  • (HealthDay News) -- Before a new cancer treatment is available to the public, it must undergo vigorous evaluation, the American Cancer Society says. Typically, a new treatment is tested on cancer cells in a laboratory. If testing is deemed successful, there may be testing on animals, followed by testing on people....
  • About one-third of GoFundMe campaigns are medical fundraisers. A new study in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, found that at least 13,600 people have donated to GoFundMe campaigns raising money for unproven cancer treatments. Jeremy Snyder, one of the study's authors, told Business Insider that crowdfunding...
  • At first glance, the idea of stopping cancer treatment might seem strange. Why wouldn’t you want doctors to use every tool at their disposal to beat this deadly disease? But decisions about cancer treatment aren’t always that simple — or easy, says psychosocial oncologist Joel Marcus, PsyD. Here are some things to...
  • (Reuters Health) - Patients, their families and friends may see clinical trial research as important, yet they don't know much about the research process and see trial participation as burdensome, a new study suggests. About 85 percent of respondents in the new study said clinical research is important to developing...
  • AVOIDING EVIDENCE-BASED TREATMENTS IN FAVOR OF UNTESTED ONES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO HIGHER DEATH RATES, A YALE STUDY FOUND. A diagnosis of cancer, even an early-stage, highly curable cancer, can prompt some people to feel as if they’ve suddenly lost control of their future and that they must do whatever they can to regain...
  • By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma is longer when carfilzomib is given once rather than twice a week, according to results from an interim analysis of the ongoing ARROW study. Carfilzomib, an irreversible and selective...
  • (Reuters Health) - When terminally ill Americans receive experimental medicines through so-called "compassionate use" programs, they typically only get these drugs after extensive tests for safety and effectiveness, a U.S. study suggests. "This means that sufficient evidence of safety and effectiveness has been...
  • For most people with cancer, life has conventional stages that I can sum up with acronyms: B.C. (before cancer), A.D. (at diagnosis), SSN (some surgical nightmare), RATS (radiation therapies), ICH (in chemotherapy), followed by IRS (in a remission of some number). Like a growing number of patients today, I inhabit a...