Recent General Gene Therapy News

New Research Concludes that Majority of Cancers Are “Bad Luck”—or Random Mutations (February 9, 2015)

According to recent research, the majority of cancers are caused by random mutations in cell DNA during stem cell division, as opposed to lifestyle, inherited, or environmental risk factors. These findings... Continue Reading

Planning in Advance for Cancer Care May Reduce Anxiety (January 29, 2015)

For patients with advanced cancer, making plans for future care does not appear to cause emotional distress and may even reduce anxiety. These findings were published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom... Continue Reading

Tips for Cancer Caregivers: November is National Family Caregiver Month (November 10, 2014)

Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so when you don’t take care... Continue Reading

Patients With Advanced Cancers Learn to Live Life Day by Day (September 26, 2014)

Advances in treatment mean that patients with metastatic cancer are living longer, but challenges remain. Renelle Jacobson is in her fifth year of chemotherapy. She has undergone about 10 surgeries, including... Continue Reading

Depression in Cancer Patients: What We Are Missing and What Can Be Done (September 2, 2014)

Major depression is an important complication of cancer that can result in additional impairment of quality of life.  A series of three articles published in the Lancet presented new research on depression... Continue Reading

Weighing the Risks (August 12, 2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the... Continue Reading

ASCO’s Top Five List for Improving Cancer Care (December 25, 2013)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released its second “Top Five” list of opportunities to improve the quality and value of cancer care. The list—published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Supplements May Not Protect Against Cancer and Heart Disease (December 4, 2013)

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a draft recommendation stating that it cannot recommend for or against vitamin and mineral supplements for the prevention of cancer or heart disease.... Continue Reading

Air Pollution Causes Lung Cancer (November 6, 2013)

The World Health Organization has classified air pollution as a human carcinogen (like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic) and is calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally.[1] For years, air... Continue Reading

Obese Patients May Not Receive Enough Chemo (October 2, 2013)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has adopted guidelines recommending that full weight–based cytotoxic chemotherapy doses be used to treat obese patients with cancer. The recommendation comes... Continue Reading

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