Cancer Patient Quality of Life Affected by Location of Treatment

Cancer patients who died in a hospital or intensive care unit were shown to have a reduced quality of life compared to those who died at home with hospice, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Additionally, caregivers of patients treated in hospital settings are at an increased risk for… Continue reading Cancer Patient Quality of Life Affected by Location of Treatment

October 17th Marks Beginning of National Radon Awareness Week

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer. In an effort to raise awareness about the hazards of radon, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated October 17th through October 24th as National Radon Awareness Week. According to James Gelina, President of the Air Quality Control Agency, “Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas formed… Continue reading October 17th Marks Beginning of National Radon Awareness Week

New Study Highlights Benefits of Palliative Care

A new study suggests early palliative care may actually be a better form of treatment for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer than traditional curative care. Patients in the study who were assigned palliative care reported an overall better quality of life, lower levels of depression and survived longer than their traditionally treated counterparts. The findings,… Continue reading New Study Highlights Benefits of Palliative Care

Turning Cancer Into a Mathematical Formula

What do computer engineers, physicists and mathematicians have to offer in the fight against cancer? As it turns out, quite a lot. In a new collaboration that finds these non-medical professionals teaming up with oncologists, these new enlistees in the war on cancer have been tasked with turning the disease into a mathematical formula. Working… Continue reading Turning Cancer Into a Mathematical Formula