Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Test Treatment for Liver Disease

June 25, 2018 | Katie Neith

In an effort to improve options for those with liver cancer, a group of researchers have identified a way of potentially treating a broad range of liver diseases and perhaps even other types of cancer.

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7 Ways to Deal with the Dental Side Effects of Cancer Therapy

August 7, 2017 | City of Hope

Cancer treatment often causes discomfort, but many patients don’t realize that it can also cause frustrating oral side effects. These 7 strategies will help you keep smiling.

Nutrition Tips for Cancer Patients

May 11, 2017 | Dory Benford

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation do a great job of killing cancer cells, but what happens when they also kill your appetite? Here are City of Hope dietitian Elaine Siu’s nutrition tips for the most common treatment side effects that patients experience.

Detecting – and Preventing – Heart Disease in Cancer Patients

December 14, 2016 | City of Hope

As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve. But treatment takes its toll on the body, and heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation. New guidelines from City of Hope's Dr. Saro Armenian aim to detect - and prevent - heart disease in cancer patients.

New Clinical Guidelines Released for Detecting Heart Disease in Cancer Patients

December 14, 2016 | City of Hope

As new treatments and therapies for cancer emerge, the survival rate for patients continues to improve. But treatment takes its toll on the body, and heart disease is one of the more common byproducts of chemotherapy or radiation. New guidelines from City of Hope's Dr. Saro Armenian aim to detect - and prevent - heart disease in cancer patients.

Struggling with chemo brain? 7 tips that will help

February 3, 2016 | Nancy Brands Ward

As an editor for more than 20 years, Erin Michaela Sweeney was adept at helping people find the right words to express themselves. But after five rounds of chemotherapy, she found herself using the imprecise word “thingy” in sentences to refer to objects whose name she couldn’t remember.

Diet during cancer treatment: Tips to ease dry mouth

September 8, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer treatment can take a toll on the mouth, even if a patient's cancer has nothing to do with the head or throat, leading to a dry mouth, or a very sore mouth, and making it difficult to swallow or eat.

Diet during cancer treatment: 'metal mouth' and managing your taste buds

August 18, 2014 | Dominique Grignetti

Cancer treatment and the cancer itself can cause changes in your sense of taste or smell. These side effects typically subside after treatment ends, but there are ways to help alleviate those bitter and metallic tastes in your mouth.

Meet our doctors: M. Houman Fekrazad on a potential chemotherapy patch

June 21, 2014 | Kim Proescholdt

Chemotherapy is a major tool in the fight against cancer. This method of using drugs to destroy cancer cells has successfully treated many patients. Yet while chemotherapy has been proven to effectively attack cancer cells, it can cause serious side effects that can severely impact a patient’s quality of life.

Women's cancers: Support is vital in, and after, cancer treatment

March 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart

In this series – this part focuses on the need for support during, and after, treatment – we explore crucial strides made against women's cancers by City of Hope researchers during the past year. The projects are many and varied, involving the basics of fighting cancer, analyses of who's at greatest risk, the search for surprising new therapies, the testing of new treatments, and the follow-up with survivors and their partners.

Cymbalta can help manage pain from chemotherapy, study finds

April 4, 2013 | Shawn Le

Cancer patients treated with chemotherapy often experience side effects from the toxic compounds – the most common effects being nausea, vomiting and fatigue. Further, about 20 to 40 percent of patients who receive a category of chemotherapies known as neurotoxins can experience a painful condition known as chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.