App weighs risks of cancer treatment delay during COVID-19

A new app helps doctors weigh the risks of delaying cancer treatment during the pandemic against the risk of COVID-19 infection while getting that care.

Andrea LaFerle-Michigan • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 chemotherapy hospitals health-and-medicine

Drug combo could treat triple-negative breast cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer accounts for about 25% of all breast cancer-related deaths. New research identifies a potential treatment.

Tom Wilemon-Vanderbilt • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer chemotherapy drug-development health-and-medicine

Why cancer treatment causes bone loss

Cancer treatment with chemotherapy and radiation can cause bone loss. New research in mice uncovers why that is and how to potentially stop it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Jan. 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy osteoporosis bones radiation health-and-medicine

Device improves life for cancer survivors with heart failure

A pacemaker-like device restored heart function in a group of cancer survivors who had suffered from heart failure as a result of chemotherapy.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
Nov. 13, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer chemotherapy heart-failure featured health-and-medicine

Assessment improves cancer care of older adults

When doctors appreciate the concerns of older adults with cancer, such as function and forgetfulness, both care and patient satisfaction get a boost.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
Nov. 8, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy physicians communication seniors health-and-medicine

Some radiation-drug combos just make side effects worse

Some radiation-drug combinations may not boost chances of survival, but could increase side effects.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Oct. 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy radiation health-and-medicine medications side-effects

2-part cancer drug works without kidney side effects

A new drug could be an effective alternative to cisplatin, a popular anti-cancer drug that also causes kidney issues.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer mitochondria chemotherapy drug-development health-and-medicine

Invention uses nanoparticles to track chemo in the body

Is a dose of chemotherapy too much or too little? Is it going to the tumor or a vital organ? A new invention promises better monitoring.

Layne Cameron-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 26, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy drug-delivery health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Some cancer cells turn cannibal to survive chemotherapy

Some cancer cells get the energy they need to survive chemotherapy by going cannibal and chowing down on neighboring tumor cells.

Keith Brannon-Tulane • futurity
Sept. 20, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: dna cancer chemotherapy tumors health-and-medicine

Tiny bubbles could deliver cancer-killing drugs

Our cells release tiny bubbles to transfer genetic material to other cells. They could help deliver cancer treatments that seek and destroy tumor cells.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy drug-development drug-delivery health-and-medicine

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