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Executive Health Management

Cancer Research UK: Delays That Could Have Been Avoided

2019 05 Dec

A quarter of cancer patients experienced delays, which could have been avoided, during the diagnostics, shows a recent study by Cancer Research UK . One of the reasons were long waiting times for test results, and this, in turn, was attributed to staff shortages. You may also like: ‘The Death of Cancer’ – The Patient Perspective... Read more

Cardiology Management

Urgent need to look after hearts of cancer patients

2019 08 May

Many physicians are not telling cancer patients about the cardiotoxicity risks of treatments and may not be fully aware of the dangers themselves. A new study reveals an urgent need to look after the hearts of these patients. The research is presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019. "There was no mention that it could lead to heart disease. Would... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bedside art therapy for cancer patients

2018 24 Apr

A brief bedside visual art intervention (BVAI) facilitated by art educators improved mood and reduced pain and anxiety in a study of inpatients with haematological cancers. The findings indicate that experiences provided by artists within the community may be an adjunct to conventional treatments in patients with cancer-related mood symptoms and pain.... Read more

ICU Management

Solid cancer patients: high day-120 mortality post-ICU discharge

2018 17 Apr

The challenge for intensivists is to identify which patients with solid cancers would benefit from ICU care. A new multicentre, retrospective study finds a high mortality in the ICU and in the hospital among these patients, although the medium-term survival is quite acceptable, especially for patients with cancers other than lung cancers. The findings... Read more

IMAGING Management

European Conference on Interventional Oncology - ECIO 2018

2018 22 Apr

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Cardiology Management

Developing 'Best Practice' in Cardio-oncology

2017 20 Jun

Cardiovascular toxicity has become a challenging issue during cancer therapy. A survey of oncologists in France reveals that respondents commonly (>90%) prescribe therapies that are associated with cardiotoxicity. Interestingly, the survey shows that the assessment and management of the cardiovascular status of cancer patients is often inconsistent... Read more

Cardiology Management

Can Cancer Damage the Heart?

2015 06 Dec

New research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 raises the possibility that cancer may damage heart muscle irrespective of exposure to cancer drug therapies.  The research from UK's first dedicated cardio-oncology clinic found that both treated and untreated cancer patients had impaired heart function.  Dr Rajdeep S. Khattar, last author of the abstract... Read more

Executive Health Management

Robots Cut C.difficile Transmissions

2015 18 Oct

According to new research conducted by Penn Medicine infection control specialists, ultraviolet robots can clean rooms and help reduce the transmission of Clostridum difficile among cancer patients by 25 percent.  Blood cancer patients are a group that is more vulnerable to hospital acquired infections. Interventions using UV robots not only reduced... Read more