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Tool predicts chemotherapy-related adverse effects among older adults with breast cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Jennifer Byrne From: healio.com Age has been identified as a risk factor for complications and toxicities related to various cancer treatments. Additionally, many of these treatments may hasten the aging process in certain patients, according to Mina S. Sedrak, MD, MS, deputy director of clinical trials for the Center for Cancer and Aging Research at City of Hope. “We’re …

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Daily aspirin may exacerbate cancer in older adults

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

From: medicalnewstoday.com The authors of a recent study found that healthy older adults who took a daily, low dose of aspirin were at higher risk of receiving a diagnosis of advanced cancers and dying from cancer than those who took a placebo. The findings raise the possibility that taking aspirin every day may make cancers worse once they have developed …

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Actinium Pharma Involved with First-Ever Acute Myeloid Leukemia Awareness Month by CancerCare

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

CancerCare today announced the launch of the first-ever Acute Myeloid Leukemia Awareness Month to be held in June. The goal of the campaign is to put a spotlight on the disease, a rare and difficult-to-treat blood cancer that typically affects older adults. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and can worsen quickly if …

7 Advantages of In-Home Care

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Where do you hope to age? For the majority of people age 65 and over, the answer is home. However, with advancing age often comes difficulty completing daily activities and the need for additional assistance. Families must decide between residential care, in-home care or family caregiving. Aging in place with the support of a professional caregiver offers a number of …

Glaucoma Screening Not for Everyone: Experts

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From Drugs.com Not enough evidence exists to recommend that primary-care doctors screen for glaucoma in adults who do not have vision problems, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Although there are many new treatments for glaucoma, the task force concluded there is too little evidence available to determine how best to screen for and diagnose glaucoma in adults …