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The Cancer Side Effects That Never Disappear

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Jane Biehl Ph.D. From: curetoday.com I think most of us cancer survivors will agree we are grateful for every day and rejoice if we are in remission. When we are told we have NED (no evidence of disease), we want to party! What we seldom realize on this tricky cancer journey is that some of the side effects are …

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New Clues to Sleep Problems, Solutions in Cancer Patients

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Mike Bassett From: medpagetoday.com Two late-breaking studies presented at the Oncology Nursing Society virtual annual meeting tackled an issue common to many cancer survivors — poor sleep. In the first, researchers found that almost two-thirds of patients with gastrointestinal cancers who received chemotherapy had high levels of sleep disturbance, and that these patients were more likely to be younger, …

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Symptoms often underrecognized among patients receiving radiotherapy for breast cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Mark Leiser From: healio.com Symptoms such as pain, fatigue and pruritus often went underrecognized among patients with breast cancer treated with radiotherapy, according to study results presented at the virtual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Black patients and younger patients appeared at significantly higher risk for symptom underrecognition, results showed. “We were disappointed to find that physicians frequently didn’t …

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Living Well with Chronic Pain – The Choice You Have to Make

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Chronic pain comes in a wide variety of forms and the causes are many.  Recent studies show that nearly one third of us — more than 100 million Americans each year, suffer from back pain, joint pain, arthritis; neck and muscle pain, headache and other types of recurrent pain. People who suffer from chronic pain often fall into a downward …

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Immune Pharmaceuticals Signs License & Research Agreement for AmiKet™ Nano

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IMNP) announced today that it has entered into a definitive license and research agreement with Yissum, the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, to license certain of Yissum’s patents for the development and commercialization of  a topical nano-formulated version of AmiKet, pursuant to the parties’ existing binding memorandum of understanding from March 2015. Dr. …

Anesthesia Technique May Affect Survival After Breast Cancer Surgery: Study

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Drugs.com The anesthesia technique used during breast cancer surgery may affect cancer recurrence and survival, Danish researchers report. In a small study that followed 77 breast cancer patients, researchers found the combination of a general anesthetic plus injections of a nerve block resulted in increased survival and fewer recurrences, said Dr. Palle Steen Carlsson, a researcher at the Aarhus …

A Wonderful Brother Remembered

In Creating Happiness by Barbara Jacoby

In last week’s blog, I wrote about my brother’s having surgery this past Tuesday. We expected that things would go along perfectly as they have every time in the past with his many surgeries over the years as a result of renal cancer and the pain resulting from damage done in his back in removing various tumors.But two hours into …