cancer treatment

Researchers at University of California San Diego studying p53, the heralded cancer-fighting “guardian of the genome,” have found that the human protein also plays a role in promoting tumors, in addition to suppressing them. Studying the “wild type” version of p53 (WTp53), the form that exists broadly in nature, Jinchul Kim, Lili Yu, Xuemei Fu… Read more

Patients who survived cancer years or even decades ago still become fatigued more quickly than people without cancer histories, a new study indicates. In a long-term aging study, cancer survivors reported more fatigue after treadmill tests and, on average, they walked slower than participants who had never had cancer, the scientists found. “The main goal… Read more

Roughly one-quarter of surveyed cancer patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms, according to a new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana. The study, conducted by Steven Pergam, MD, MPH, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and his colleagues… Read more

Exercise or psychological therapy is more effective than medications at reducing cancer related fatigue, and should be recommended first to patients, according to University of Rochester researchers. Karen Mustian, associate professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center department of surgery’s Cancer Control Program, says: “If a cancer patient is having trouble with fatigue, rather… Read more

Genetic profiling of cancer tumors provides new avenues for treatment of the disease, according to a study by Sanford Health. In 2014, Sanford developed and launched the Genetic Exploration of the Molecular Basis of Malignancy in Adults, or GEMMA, to determine if evaluating genetic information could help customize treatment options for adult patients whose cancer… Read more