Recent Supportive Care News

Yoga Improves Sleep Quality in Cancer Survivors (September 11, 2013)

Cancer survivors who participated in a special yoga program reported better sleep quality and less reliance on sleep medication, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Clinical... Continue Reading

Antidepressant Cymbalta May Reduce Pain from Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (May 24, 2013)

The antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) appears to reduce the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Neulasta Significantly Reduces Febrile Neutropenia Among Colorectal Cancer Patients Receiving Chemotherapy Plus Avasatin (February 25, 2013)

Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim) significantly reduced the incidence of grade 3/4 febrile neutropenia among patients with locally advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer who received chemotherapy with FOLFOX... Continue Reading

Exercise Reduces Cancer-Related Fatigue (November 30, 2012)

Aerobic exercise can relieve the fatigue associated with cancer and its treatment, according to an updated systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Fatigue is one of the most common side effects... Continue Reading

Naproxen May Relieve Bone Pain Associated with Neulasta (August 2, 2012)

Twice-daily naproxen is effective in reducing the incidence and severity of bone pain associated with the use of Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), according to the results of a study published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Nplate Produces Rapid Response in Adults with ITP (December 20, 2011)

Among adults with low platelet counts or bleeding symptoms from primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), treatment with Nplate® (romiplostim) produces a rapid increase in platelet counts. These results... Continue Reading

Flaxseed Not Effective Against Hot Flashes (June 7, 2011)

Flaxseed does not reduce hot flashes among postmenopausal women. These results were presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Menopause—when menstrual cycles... Continue Reading

Fish Oil May Help Patients Maintain Weight During Chemotherapy (March 8, 2011)

Fish oil, taken as a dietary supplement, may help prevent muscle and weight loss among cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. These findings were reported in the journal Cancer. Loss of muscle... Continue Reading

Xgeva Reduces Bone Complications From Prostate Cancer (February 25, 2011)

Among men with bone metastases from prostate cancer, Xgeva™ (denosumab) was more effective than Zometa® (zoledronic acid) at delaying or preventing bone complications such as fracture. Results from... Continue Reading

ASCO Calls for Improved Palliative Care (February 9, 2011)

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a new policy statement that calls for improvement of quality of life among patients with advanced disease (defined here as incurable disease).... Continue Reading

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