Balanced Diet May Be Key to Cancer Survival

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 — Eating a nutritionally balanced high-quality diet may lower a cancer patient’s risk of dying by as much as 65 percent, new research suggests. The finding that total diet, rather than specific nutritional components, can affect a cancer patient’s prognosis “was particularly surprising to us,” said the study’s lead author, Ashish […]

Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer

A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques, join a yoga class or put music to therapeutic use. Today, The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), published its endorsement of integrative therapy guidelines recently established by the Society for Integrative Oncology […]

Health Tips for Summer Fun

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 — Summertime means fun time, but you still need to follow some basic health and safety precautions. Dehydration is a common summer problem and often results in dizziness, dry mouth and lightheadedness. But it also can be more severe, according to Dr. Ravi Rao, a family medicine physician at Penn State’s […]

Cureworks collaborative aims to accelerate development of immunotherapies for pediatric cancer

Seattle Children’s, with participating members Children’s National Health System, BC Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, has launched CureWorks, an international collaborative of leading academic children’s hospitals determined to accelerate the development of immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. CureWorks focuses on expanding immunotherapy trials and patient access around the world, as well as sharing […]

What is the first sign of multiple myeloma?

What are the symptoms? Related conditions Hypercalcemia Anemia Reduced kidney function Bone problems Infection How is it diagnosed? Lab work Imaging Bone marrow testing Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) How does staging work? What are the treatment options? Targeted therapy medications Biologic therapies Chemotherapy Radiation Bone marrow transplants Alternative therapies Outlook Multiple myeloma is when […]