News tagged with treatment of cancer

Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday.

Feb 10, 2013
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Income affects oncology clinical trial participation

(HealthDay)—Oncology patients with lower income, even older patients with access to Medicare, are significantly less likely to participate in clinical trials, according to research published online Jan. ...

Jan 16, 2013
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Radiation therapy use low in end-stage cancer

(HealthDay)—Although the overall use of radiation treatment among elderly end-stage cancer patients is low during their final month of life, many receive more than 10 days of treatment, according to a study ...

Jan 13, 2013
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Nurse-led monitoring improves cancer-related fatigue

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced cancer, nurse-led monitoring and optimized treatment of physical symptoms significantly improves cancer-related fatigue, according to research published online Jan. ...

Jan 04, 2013
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