Patients with Cachexia need Nutritional Support
Smartphone App Reduces Pain, Hospital Visits for Cancer Survivors
Anorexia is a common symptom in patients with cancer, which can lead to poor tolerance of treatment and can contribute to cachexia (weakness and wasting of the body due to severe chronic illness) in extreme cases. Currently, there are no instruments that measure common concerns specifically associated with anorexia and cachexia in children with cancer. […]
The Most Exciting News for Cancer Research Yet!!!
A smartphone app that includes artificial intelligence elements may be able to reduce the effects of cancer-related pain, according to recent research presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. The app, named ePAL, was designed and studied as part of a collaboration between Partners HealthCare […]
Will Trump Sign the Childhood Cancer STAR ACT?
In 2015 Cancer Research UK launched a series of £20m awards for researchers attempting game changing research. These are the most ambitious grants in the world allowing international research teams to take on the biggest problems in cancer research, the Grand Challenges. Seven Grand Challenges were set in consultation with patients, innovators and the scientific community, […]
New Report Defines Impact of Cannabis on Health
In an effort to help thousands of children who undergo cancer treatment each year, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Childhood Cancer STAR (Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research) Act. This bipartisan legislation will advance paediatric cancer research and child-focused cancer treatments, while also improving childhood cancer surveillance, and providing resources […]
Direct-To-Brain Chemo Better Than Systemic Drugs When Immunotherapy Is To Follow
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – published on 12th January, 2017 – consolidated all evidence published since 1999 regarding the health impacts associated with cannabis and cannabis-derived products, such as marijuana. In excess of 10,000 scientific abstracts were considered by the committee that carried out the study and wrote […]
In a recent study, Anti-PD-1 antitumor immunity is enhanced by local and abrogated by systemic chemotherapy in GBM, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found in experiments on mice with a form of aggressive brain cancer, that localised chemotherapy delivered directly to the brain rather than given systemically may be the best way to keep the immune system intact and […]