cancer patients

11/19/2013 - 15:03

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say metastatic colorectal cancer patients of African-American descent are less likely to be seen by cancer specialists or receive cancer treatments. This difference in treatment explains a large part of the 15 percent higher mortality experienced by African-American patients than non-Hispanic white patients.


02/28/2012 - 12:40

Often faced with overwhelming anxiety, patients newly diagnosed with lung cancer can find themselves in distress, and new research recommends nurses play a key role in alleviating concerns, leading to a better quality of life for patients.

02/16/2012 - 14:19

For decades, the blood thinner heparin has been used to prevent and treat blood clots. Could it be just as effective in treating cancer? In an editorial published Feb. 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from the University at Buffalo and McMaster University suggest conclusive answers to key questions on the benefits of low molecular weight heparin for cancer patients remain elusive -- despite promising results from large studies.

07/28/2011 - 17:22

Summer often brings with it fun in the sun, but for cancer patients it also presents new challenges and the need for additional protection.  “Cancer patients may be more at risk for sun damage because of their treatment,” says Elizabeth Kvale, M.D., director of outpatient supportive care and survivorship in the Department of Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham and associate scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.