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Less Chemotherapy, Fewer Falls, Personalized Care: Study Reinforces Major Strides in Geriatric Oncology

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: PR Newswire Doctors can safely lower the dose of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy without impacting survival for adults older than 70 who are at high risk for toxic side effects. The results are from a potentially practice-changing new study, published in The Lancet, and led by a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientist at the University of Rochester Medical Center. …

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7 Key Cancer Trends For 2018

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Elaine Schattner From: forbes.com I expect progress. Here’s my list of major trends and issues that will affect the lives of cancer patients in 2018: 1. Less chemotherapy A recent report finds that among patients with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer, chemotherapy prescriptions slid, overall, from around 34.5% to 21.3%, in a recent 2-year interval (2013-2015). That’s a …