Elizabeth Whittington

Articles

More Patient Interest in Clinical Trials an Opportunity to Boost Enrollment

April 24, 2015

While clinical trials remain a treatment option and play a significant role in furthering cancer research in treatment, symptom management and survivorship, less than 5% of patients participate in them, and 40% of patients report that they do not understand the idea of a clinical trial.

Getting Some Sleep-an Unmet Need in Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers

April 23, 2015

Insomnia, restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and other sleep issues often affect quality of life in cancer patients, their caregivers, and survivors. Unfortunately, sleep complaints can often be overlooked by the medical staff or not mentioned by the patient.

Not "One-Size Fits All"-Jolie Pitt's Story Spotlights Hereditary Cancer Risks

April 08, 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt recently added another chapter to her BRCA mutation story, making public her choice to undergo a preventive salpingo-oophorectomy, removal of her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her risk of cancer.

Cancer Deaths Continue to Decline, Report Says

January 21, 2015

Each year, the American Cancer Society publishes its annual cancer statistics, highlighting gains as well as areas that need continued focus. For 2015, the organization's report shows a 22% decrease in cancer death over the past 20 years, equating to more than 1.5 million lives saved-a positive trend seen for the past few years.