Monday, November 19, 2018

Lower Burden and Better Mental Health Outcomes Reported by African-American Caregivers

Informal caregivers, such as partners, children and other family members as well as close friends, provide essential support to cancer patients. Following diagnosis and the first phases of the disease, these individuals may offer practical help by accompanying the patient during doctor visits, care and, provide psychological support to help the 'new' patient cope with uncertainty and fear. In...

National Cancer Institute Awards $16 million Grant to Establish a Cancer Health Equity Center

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year, U.S. $ 16 million grant to establish a cancer health equity center at the University of Florida and partner institutions, inducing, Florida A&M University and the University of Southern California. Combined, Florida and California have the highest cancer incidence and mortality in the United States and the new center is designed...

Study Reveals Higher Risks of HPV-Related Cancers in HIV-Infected Hispanic Adults

A study published in the online edition of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, shows that Hispanic adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States are at a higher risk of developing cancers caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) than Hispanics from the general population. The study's findings highlight the need for continued efforts...

First-Ever U.S. Guidelines for Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasia Ensures Life-saving Treatmentnt

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, also known as NCCN®, a not-for-profit alliance of 27 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, has released new treatment guidelines for a group of rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy. Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), also known as gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD), begins in the layer of cells called the...

Analysis Shows Healthy Diets Associated with Lower Cancer Risk

A study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), confirms that a diet that encourages both healthy eating and physical activity and discourages alcohol consumption was associated with a reduced overall cancer risk, as well as lower breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer risks. The study funded by public and governmental grants from agencies...

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