CURE: CANCER, UPDATES, RESEARCH & EDUCATION
- Interpersonal Factors Predict Increased Desire for Hastened Death in Late-Stage Cancer Patients. Ransom, Sean; Sacco, William P.; Weitzner, Michael A.; Azzarello, Lora M.; McMillan, Susan C. // Annals of Behavioral Medicine;2006, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p63
Background: Cancer patients at the end of life sometimes express a wish that death would come quickly, but this desire for hastened death (DHD) remains little understood. Relationships with spousal caregivers may play a role in patients' DHD. Purpose: This study examined factors that could...
- Improving the Quality of Cancer Care in an Aging Population. Hurria, Arti; Naylor, Mary; Cohen, Harvey Jay // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;10/30/2013, Vol. 310 Issue 17, p1795
The article presents the author's views on the need to improve the quality of care provided to older cancer patients. It informs that the rate of cancer is expected to rise by 67% among the elderly from 2010 to 2030. It opines that improved research in older patients is needed to provide quality...
- Impact of aging on cancer immunity and immunotherapy. Pawelec, Graham; Lustgarten, Joseph; Ruby, Carl; Gravekamp, Claudia // Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy;Dec2009, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p1907
The article discusses various reports published within the issue, including one on the study of centenarians and their protection from cancer, another on the correlation of inflammation and carcinogenesis, and another one on CD40L costimulation.
- Patterns of Caregiver Experiences Among Partners of Cancer Patients. Nijboer, Chris; Triemstra, Mattanja // Gerontologist;Dec2000, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p738
Presents information on a study which described patterns of caregiving experiences in partners of cancer patients. Methodology; Results of the study; Discussion.
- Perception of empowerment by family caregivers of patients with a terminal illness in Hong Kong. Mok, Esther; Chan, Faye; Chan, Vivian; Yeung, Ellen // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Mar2002, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p137
Details the nurse-facilitated empowering experiences of family caregivers in Hong Kong, China. Conduction of in-depth interviews among caregivers of patients with terminal cancer; Basis for collection and analysis of data; Consequences of empowerment.
- Ball game in memory of two people, not one. // Hub (Hay River, NT);
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Playing for a cause" published in the August 21, 2013 issue.
- Increased use of chemotherapy for gastric cancer has not extended OS. // Hem/Onc Today;11/25/2013, Vol. 14 Issue 22, p53
The article discusses research on the effect of the increased use of chemotherapy on the overall survival (OS) of patient with gastric cancer, referencing a study by N. Bernards et al published in a 2013 issue of "Annals of Oncology."
- Superior survival seen in MUTYH-associated polyposis colorectal cancer. // Hem/Onc Today;11/25/2010, Vol. 11 Issue 22, p1
The article offers information on a study led by Dr. Henry T. Lynch and Dr. Stephen J. Lanspa which affirms that five-year survival for patients with MUTYH-associated polyposis colorectal cancer turned out 15% better than those who do not have the disease.
- What is the best way to help caregivers in cancer and palliative care? A systematic literature review of interventions and their effectiveness. Harding, R; Higginson, IJ // Palliative Medicine;Jan2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p63
Informal carers in cancer and palliative care are known to have high needs and psychological morbidity, yet a literature review identified few targeted interventions. This systematic review of interventions for carers of patients using home cancer and palliative care services searched Medline,...