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  • The Positive Impact of Cognitive Behavior Therapy on Fear of Cancer Recurrence

    (May 22, 2017) A recent study from the Netherlands found that a combination of cognitive behavior therapies had a positive effect on FCR, or Fear of Cancer Recurrence. Eighty-eight cancer survivors, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers, were divided into either a control group, which received usual care, or the therapy group. The participants that received… More

  • OCRFA Funded Study Determines the Importance of Tumor Antigen

    (May 2, 2017) A study, published in Gynecologic Oncology, revealed the importance of tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 for ovarian cancer patients. This tumor antigen, although not normally found in healthy cells, is very prevalent in tumors such as epithelial ovarian cancers. Over the course of the 14 year study, Roswell Park tested 1,000 ovarian cancer patients… More

  • Cediranib and its Effect on Quality of Life

    (April 26, 2017) A study recently published in Cancer evaluates the effect that cediranib, a drugs that stops the growth of new blood vessels, has on a patient’s quality of life (QOL) when used as maintenance therapy. Previous studies have shown that, for patients with relapsed epithelial ovarian cancer, cediranib used as maintenance therapy can… More


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