Smartphone App Reduces Pain, Hospital Visits for Cancer Survivors

A smartphone app that includes artificial intelligence elements may be able to reduce the effects of cancer-related pain, according to recent research presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium. The app, named ePAL, was designed and studied as part of a collaboration between Partners HealthCare […]

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What is #GivingTuesday?

Giving Tuesday was created when two organizations, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation came together in 2012, about a month before that year’s Thanksgiving. Their intention was to set aside a day that was all about celebrating the generosity of giving, a great American tradition. As a global movement to create an […]

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Can Dogs Detect Cancer?

Dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell which humans have put to use by training them to sniff out explosives and narcotics. This remarkable sense of smell can also be useful in the medical world, as dogs are able to sniff out and detect viruses, bacteria, and certain diseases, including cancer in a person’s skin, urine, […]

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What is Interventional Radiology for Paediatric Cancer Patients?

Interventional radiology offers a set of minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and palliative care for certain diseases, such as cancer. This subspecialty in interventional radiology is also known as interventional oncology. These procedures can be alternative options to open biopsies and surgeries, and are typically shorter, relatively less risky and associated with faster recovery. […]

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