Recent General Gene Therapy News

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

End-of-Life Care Remains Aggressive, Despite Patient Wishes (September 16, 2013)

Although most patients with advanced cancer prefer hospice or palliative care that minimizes symptoms, many continue to receive aggressive treatment during their final weeks and months of life. In fact,... Continue Reading

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (September 11, 2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Family History Increases Risk of Other Types of Cancer (September 9, 2013)

A family history of one type of cancer increases the risk not only of the same type of cancer but also of other types of cancer, according to the results of a study published in the Annals of Oncology. The... Continue Reading

Antidepressant Cymbalta May Reduce Pain from Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (May 24, 2013)

The antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) appears to reduce the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal... Continue Reading

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