Psilocybin May Help Ease Depression in Cancer Patients

In small trial, half had early remission of depressive symptoms after psilocybin-assisted therapy

December 18, 2023 9:00 am

By Diana Swift

Psilocybin-assisted therapy in a group setting was safe and appeared effective in patients with cancer and depression, according to a small, phase II, open‐label trial.

After one dose of psilocybin among 30 patients, depression severity scores dropped … Read more

Virtual Mind–Body Fitness Classes Show Unexpected Benefit in People with Cancer

December 15, 2023 9:00 am

By Edward Winstead

For people being treated for cancer, participating in virtual mind–body fitness classes may have important benefits, such as reducing the risk of being hospitalized for treatment-related problems, according to results from a clinical trial.

In the trial, … Read more

From diagnosis through survivorship: Mindfulness can help people cope with cancer

Research has shown mindful meditation can reduce stress, relieve pain.

November 29, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity offers psychosocial support to caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with caring for a loved one with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC Read more

The Search for Joy and Meaning — Continuing the Conversation with Karin and Buck

November 22, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity offers emotional support to people with ovarian cancer and their caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal, one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with life with ovarian cancer, our team of OC Read more

Survey Finds Gaps in Care for Patients With Slow-Growing Ovarian Cancer

November 9, 2023 9:00 am

By Mary Caffrey

Delayed diagnoses. Symptoms that are dismissed or misinterpreted. Feelings of anxiety because no one can offer a clear explanation for their condition.

These are just some of the experiences of women who have low-grade serous ovarian cancer … Read more

Study Finds Shortcomings in Monitoring Caregivers’ Emotional Health

October 27, 2023 4:58 pm

By Sharon Reynolds

Clearity offers psychosocial support to caregivers through our Steps Through OC program. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with caring for a loved one with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our 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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New Integrative Oncology Guidelines Provide Patients More Control Over Their Care

September 14, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity offers psychosocial support through our Steps Through OC program for patients, survivors and caregivers. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC Counselors can help Read more

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

Survey Details Concerns, Priorities of Women With Ovarian Cancer

July 13, 2023 9:00 am

By Gianna Melillo

Clearity offers psychosocial support through our Steps Through OC program for patients, survivors and caregivers. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and challenges associated with an ovarian cancer diagnosis, our team of OC

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Financial Navigation Can Reduce the Financial Toxicity of Cancer Care

April 21, 2023 9:00 am

Clearity’s Perspective: Ask your health care team if they have a social worker, financial navigator, patient navigator, or nurse navigator who can help you manage the financial impacts of cancer. See Clearity’s Information and Support Resources for national organizations that Read more

1 in 4 patients at gynecologic oncology clinic lack adequate cancer health literacy

March 29, 2023 9:55 am

by Matthew Shinkle

One of every four patients with a gynecologic oncology office visit had inadequate levels of cancer health literacy, according to data presented at Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.

Researchers found racial and ethnic … Read more

Ovarian Cancer in Black and African American Communities

February 3, 2023 3:10 pm

Ovarian cancer outcomes are less positive for Black and African American persons compared to other communities, but the reasons why are not entirely clear. Anne Mette Buhl, PhD, Director of Science and Clinical Trials, from The Clearity Foundation, recently contributed Read more

Study yields insights into patient perceptions of cancer clinical trial benefits, burdens

February 1, 2023 2:09 pm

by Jennifer Byrne

Patient withdrawal from cancer clinical trials can result in systematic bias, insufficiently powered studies and a loss of valuable scientific knowledge, according to a study in JAMA Network Open.

Although increased attention has been paid to … Read more

Watch for New Psych Disorders in the Spouses of Cancer Patients

January 5, 2023 10:44 am

— Risk especially high within the first year after cancer diagnosis

by Kristen Monaco

Clearity offers psychosocial support through our Steps Through OC program for patients, survivors and caregivers. If you would like personal one-to-one assistance with the stress and Read more

‘Disenchanted’ Star And Passionate Cancer Advocate Patrick Dempsey Reminds Caregivers To ‘Take Care Of Yourself’

November 26, 2022 2:29 pm

by Teaganne Finn

Actor Patrick Dempsey, 56, has a warm message for all the cancer caregivers— take care of yourself, too. The Greys Anatomy star knows first hand how taxing it can be as a caregiver for a sick loved … Read more

Eligibility Not Responsible for Under Representations in Cancer Clinical Trials

October 18, 2022 10:16 am

by Jessica Nye, PhD

Left image: Eligibility and opportunity for participation in cancer clinical trials was found to be similar across race, level of disadvantage, and residential area. Source: Getty Images

Eligibility was not found to drive disparities in clinical … Read more

Insurance Type Linked With Disparities in the Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer

October 14, 2022 10:36 am

by Jordyn Sava

In the interview with Targeted Oncology, Anna Jo Bodurtha Smith, MD, discusses the effects various insurance types have on the quality of care of patients with gynecologic cancers.Whether a patient with gynecologic cancer has insurance or is … Read more

Fertility Concerns a Significant Issue for Gynecologic Cancer Survivors

July 29, 2022 12:59 pm

by Jessica Nye, PhD

A systematic review found that fertility and parenthood were important and affected quality of life for young patients with gynecologic cancers; however, counseling and referral to fertility services is suboptimal. These findings were published in The Read more

Effects of Food Insecurity Interventions on Cancer Treatment Adherence, Completion

July 13, 2022 11:22 am

by Vicki Moore, PhD

A recent study evaluated the effects programs aimed at addressing food insecurity have on treatment outcomes for patients with cancer. Each intervention seemed beneficial, with a voucher-plus-pantry program appearing to be the most effective. The study’s … Read more