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2012-05-01 13:50:50

Researchers urge more patient-centered care African-American breast cancer survivors were satisfied with their cancer treatment, but most were never offered clinical trials opportunities or support services during or after their treatment, according to a study by a UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and her community partner, Rev. Tammie Dynse. The study, "The Unmet Needs of African-American Women with Breast Cancer," involved interviews with 137 African-American women who...

2012-04-26 23:02:04

Idfive announces that The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has been recognized as an “Official Honoree” at the 16th Annual Webby Awards for their “Pocket Cancer Care Guide” iPhone app. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 Idfive is thrilled to announce that The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) has been recognized as an “Official Honoree” at the 16th Annual Webby Awards (commonly referred to in the industry as “The...

2012-04-11 22:12:39

Childhood cancer survivors are living longer and there is an urgent need for better, more comprehensive ways to evaluate their health-related quality of life and need for psychosocial services, according to a review article in Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (JAYAO), a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. JAYAO is the Official Journal of the Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO). The article is available free online at the...

2012-04-09 14:25:03

Expert panel recommends model for monitoring survivors to prevent and treat physical complications More than 60 percent of breast cancer survivors report at least one treatment-related complication even six years after their diagnosis, according to a new study led by a researcher from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are part of a special issue of Cancer devoted to exploring the physical late effects of breast cancer treatment and creating...

2012-03-19 11:58:15

People are living longer with and after a cancer diagnosis, making survivorship clinics and programs–as well as official guidelines and practices governing the care of survivors–an important emerging component of modern cancer care. Many institutions are looking to gather these resources into an easily understandable plan for their survivors. "Cancer survivors face a lot of unique and very specific challenges," says Crystal S. Denlinger, M.D., a medical oncologist at Fox Chase...

2012-01-09 15:17:34

Young female cancer survivors express their concerns and frustrations about the impact of both their disease, and its treatment, on their future fertility Young female cancer survivors are concerned about their future fertility and parenthood options and want better information and guidance early on, according to a new study by Jessica Gorman and her team from the University of California in the US. Their paper, which presents in-depth information on young survivors' experiences navigating...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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