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gastrointestinal cancer

Sara Schottenstein Foundation, Dedicated to Gastric Cancer, Announces Launch

A science-focused organization dedicated to ending gastric cancer, the Sara Schottenstein Foundation recently announced its launch and its new website, Founded by Jeff Schottenstein, MBA, a wealth management professional in San Francisco, the Sara...

integrative oncology

A Brief Primer on Managing Anxiety in Older Adults With Cancer

Cancer-related anxiety has negative impacts on emotional, physical, and social well-being, with data indicating older patients are likely to remain undiagnosed, leading to poor outcomes. In this installment of The ASCO Post’s Integrative Oncology series, Drs. Trevino, Saracino, and Roth highlight...

A Toolkit for Dealing With the Trauma of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

This year, an estimated 180,890 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer; about 21,120 men die of the disease each year. On top of these sobering statistics, from screening to diagnosis and treatment, prostate cancer is fraught with controversy, creating untoward anxiety...

supportive care

Evaluating Risk for Suicide in People Diagnosed or Living with Cancer

The challenges of life-threatening physical illness can sometimes lead to suicide. In fact, given the critical stressors that a person with cancer faces, we might expect suicide to be a more common reaction. Patients with cancer are at increased risk of completed suicide, though the prevalence of...

supportive care

Suicide After Cancer: Understanding the Challenges Across the Treatment Trajectory

Suicidal thoughts and impulses are among the most challenging symptoms in patients with cancer, and they may occur both during and after treatment. It has long been known that a cancer diagnosis carries an increased risk for suicide, but the problem is not widely addressed. Suicide is one of the...

IPOS Announces 2015 Award Winners at the World Congress of Psycho-Oncology

The International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) announced four award winners at the 2015 World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, held July 28 to August 1 in Washington, DC. Arthur M. Sutherland Award: William H. Redd, PhD Dr. Redd is Professor of Oncological Sciences at the Mount Sinai Hospital. He is...