cancer research http://wrvo.org en Changes needed in cancer care system to take care of survivors http://wrvo.org/post/changes-needed-cancer-care-system-take-care-survivors <p>While someone may successfully fight off a cancer diagnosis, the battle usually doesn’t end there. Cancer survivorship brings with it a number of different issues that may inhibit a person’s ability to return back to a normal life.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=368">Dr. Patricia Ganz</a> discusses issues surrounding cancer survivorship. Dr. Ganz is a medical oncologist and director of the <a href="http://www.cancer.ucla.edu/Index.aspx?page=221">UCLA Livestrong Cancer Survivorship Center of Excellence</a>, is on the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine, and was a co-founder of the <a href="http://www.canceradvocacy.org/">National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Ganz.</strong></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 54786 at http://wrvo.org Changes needed in cancer care system to take care of survivors Cancer survivorship brings its own set of issues http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-survivorship-brings-its-own-set-issues <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54784 at http://wrvo.org Researcher hopes "chemo brain" study can help cancer patients http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-hopes-chemo-brain-study-can-help-cancer-patients <p>Chemotherapy is one of the best known forms of cancer treatment, and while often effective, it can leave behind a number of side effects, like hair loss and nausea. Some who have undergone chemotherapy also have claimed to have felt foggy, forgetful and not as sharp as they were before the treatment. Largely ignored by the medical community in the past, this symptom, which is referred to as &ldquo;<a href="http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/chemotherapyeffects/chemo-brain">chemo brain</a>,&rdquo; is finally starting to come to the forefront in medical research.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/23452695-michelle-c-janelsins-benton">Dr. Michelle Janelsins</a> talks about the research she and others are now conducting on chemo brain. Janelsins is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Cancer Control at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where she got her PhD.</p><p>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Janelsins.</p><p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 44757 at http://wrvo.org Researcher hopes "chemo brain" study can help cancer patients New study hopes to unlock the secret to "chemo brain" http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-hopes-unlock-secret-chemo-brain <p></p><p>Chemotherapy can cause many side effects like hair loss and nausea. But for years, many cancer patients have said it causes something else, forgetfulness and memory loss, or what cancer survivors call &quot;chemo brain.&quot; Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show Take Care, recently spoke with Michelle Janelsins of the University of Rochester, who is leading a research study into chemotherapy&#39;s effects on cognitive function.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:31:33 +0000 WRVO News 44755 at http://wrvo.org Secret to possible cancer resistance discovered by upstate researchers http://wrvo.org/post/secret-possible-cancer-resistance-discovered-upstate-researchers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Researchers in upstate New York have identified the chemical that leads to cancer resistance in laboratory animals:&nbsp;<a href="http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/naked-mole-rat/" target="_blank">naked mole rats.</a></p><p>The discovery could eventually lead to new cancer treatments and even the ability for cancer resistance in humans according to the authors.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:35:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39840 at http://wrvo.org Secret to possible cancer resistance discovered by upstate researchers