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Neurofeedback may ease pain of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

Neurofeedback may ease pain of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy
March 23, 2017

Functional brain training, known as neurofeedback, effectively reduced symptoms associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, according to a randomized pilot study published in Cancer.

“The body has amazing healing capabilities, naturally,” Sarah Prinsloo, PhD, LPC, assistant professor of palliative, rehabilitation and integrative medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, told HemOnc Today. “Patients can be taught to modify brainwaves that are associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, and that modification can result in a decrease of symptoms. We have an opportunity to turn toward novel treatments for conditions that have had limited responses to existing interventions, but that requires open mindedness of both researchers and practitioners.”

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to ASCO’s State of

Study reveals ‘greatly concerning’ lack of financial disclosures among oncologists on Twitter

March 14, 2017
The majority of U.S. hematologists–oncologists who use Twitter reported at least one financial conflict of interest made public through the federal Open Payments…
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Early palliative care benefits children with cancer

March 9, 2017
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Individualized Prophylaxis in Hemophilia

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Combination Strategies in Melanoma Management: What’s New and What’s Next

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Neurofeedback may ease pain of chemotherapy-induced neuropathy

March 23, 2017
Functional brain training, known as neurofeedback, effectively reduced symptoms associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, according…

‘We can do better’: ASCO report outlines persistent health care disparities, need for funding

March 22, 2017
Over the next 10 years, the number of cancer survivors in the United States is expected to grow from 15.5 million to 20.3 million, according to…

Study reveals ‘greatly concerning’ lack of financial disclosures among oncologists on Twitter

March 14, 2017
The majority of U.S. hematologists–oncologists who use Twitter reported at least one financial conflict of interest made public through the…

In the Journals Plus

Early palliative care benefits children with cancer

March 9, 2017
Pediatric oncology patients with high degrees of symptom-related suffering appeared more likely than their parents to acknowledge the benefits of…

ASCO president-elect: Precision medicine advances must be broadly available in oncology community

March 8, 2017
Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and institute physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will become…

Top 10 cancer updates from February

February 28, 2017
This month’s top news includes a number of key studies in hematology and oncology, promising data presented during medical meetings, and…

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Early palliative care may improve quality of life in patients with lung, gastrointestinal cancers

February 25, 2017
Early integration of palliative care for patients with newly diagnosed incurable gastrointestinal and lung cancers improved quality of life, reduced…

Palliative Care Leadership Centers expand into community setting

February 23, 2017
The Center to Advance Palliative Care announced the launch of three new Palliative Care Leadership Centers that will focus on home- and office-based…

Medtronic receives FDA clearance for radiofrequency ablation system for metastatic bone tumors

February 16, 2017
Medtronic plc announced it has received FDA clearance for an expanded indication for the OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system to be used as…

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Single 8-Gy radiotherapy dose reduces pain from bone metastases

February 9, 2017
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