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Chemo, More Effective, Fewer Side Effects Using AI

Chemo travels throughout your body and is non-selective, meaning the drugs kill any cell that divides quickly anywhere in your body. Because of that, chemo has limited effectiveness and, as is widely known, very bad side effects.  Is Artifical Intelligence the answer?

Many Cancer Patients Use Complementary Therapies, But Their Docs Don’t Know

While about one-third of cancer patients use some type of complementary therapy, such as supplements, yoga or meditation, many don’t disclose this to their doctors – and that can be problematic, say researchers. Some of the concern is that supplements may contain other ingredients not listed on their labels that…

Chemo Side Effects More Prevalent in Women Than Men

Your gender may influence how you experience chemotherapy side effects, as a new study has found that women are more likely to have them. Researchers analyzed data from trials involving 1,654 patients that received different combinations of chemotherapy for esophageal and stomach cancer. For common chemo side effects like nausea,…

A Chemo Drug May Spread Cancer

A chemotherapy drug may be helping breast cancer spread to the lungs. That’s the surprising finding of researchers from The Ohio State University, who used a mouse model to discover that paclitaxel both allows breast cancer cells to escape from a tumor and simultaneously makes the lungs a more susceptible…

Side Effect Reporting Tool Helps Patients on Chemo Live Longer

Giving patients with cancer the ability to report side effects from chemotherapy right away using an online reporting tool helps them live longer. Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City randomized 766 patients undergoing chemotherapy for solid tumors to receive either standard care or standard care…

‘Cooling Cap’ May Lessen Hair Loss in Women Undergoing Chemo

For women undergoing chemotherapy, losing one’s hair is one of the treatment’s most devastating side effects. However, researchers have discovered a “cooling cap” that is placed on the scalp may help women with breast cancer lose less hair as a result of chemotherapy. Researchers, led by those at the Dan…

How ‘Medical’ Is Marijuana?

A systematic review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association looked at all randomized controlled trials of cannabis or cannabinoids to treat medical conditions. They found 79 trials involving more than 6,400 participants. Medical marijuana prevented nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy (47% of those using it versus…

Penn Study: Exercise Boosts Tumor-fighting Ability of Chemotherapy

New research from scientists at the University of Pennsylvania using a mouse model of melanoma found that combining exercise with chemotherapy shrank tumors more than chemotherapy alone. The result indicated that the mice that both received chemotherapy and exercised had significantly smaller tumors after two weeks than mice that only…

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