Patients and Doctors Push Back Against the Harsh Side Effects of Cancer Drugs

— “If the patients are not taking the drug, then it’s not going to work”

February 6, 2024 10:30 am

By Associated Press.

For cancer patients, the harsh side effects of powerful drugs have long been the trade-off for living longer. Now, patients and doctors are questioning whether all that suffering is necessary.

They’ve ignited a movement to radically change … Read more

Real-World Data Confirm the Incidence of ADC-Related Ocular Toxicities in Ovarian Cancer

January 26, 2024 9:00 am

By Ashling Wahner

Although the antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) mirvetuximab soravtansine-gynx (Elahere) is associated with a high rate of ocular toxicity in patients with folate receptor α (FRα)-positive, platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, the real-world incidence of this adverse effect (AE) in this … Read more

Life Experience of Survivors of Gynecologic Cancers: A Survey Conducted in Italy

January 11, 2024 9:00 am

Clearity offers emotional support to people diagnosed with ovarian cancer and their caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personalized, one-to-one assistance with navigating the impact of an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC Counselors Read more

Integrating Acupuncture Into a Cancer Treatment Plan

September 27, 2023 9:00 am

Key Points:

  • Acupuncture is a medical technique rooted in Chinese medicine that has beenused for millennia to improve health and well-being.
  • Despite growing interest and increasing evidence for its effectiveness in reducing symptom burden, the use of acupuncture remains low
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Experts urge study of psilocybin, other psychedelics for cancer-related distress

August 17, 2023 9:00 am

The prevalence of distress among women with late-stage gynecologic cancers calls for well-designed studies to assess the safety and efficacy of psychedelics for this patient population, according to authors of a published commentary.

Psychedelics — specifically psilocybin — have shown … Read more

Preventing Chemo Brain? Study Identifies Potential Approach for Common Problem

November 2, 2022 4:22 pm

by NCI Staff

A side effect of some cancer treatments commonly referred to as “chemo brain” has received increasing attention from researchers in recent years. Often referred to as cancer-related cognitive impairment, chemo brain can be marked by severe memory … Read more

Cure Rate After Chemotherapy in Stage III Ovarian Cancer

July 27, 2022 11:09 am

by Vicki Moore, PhD

Researchers found that 18% of patients with advanced ovarian cancer remained disease-free for at least 10 years after receiving chemotherapy and were likely cured. The team detailed their findings in Gynecologic Oncology.

To determine what … Read more

Ovarian Cancer Survivors Carry Burden of Severe Long-Term Fatigue

March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

By Will Pass

Women who have survived epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) more often report severe long-term fatigue than healthy women, according to a case-control study involving more than 600 individuals.

Ovarian cancer survivors had a higher rate of sleep disturbance, … Read more