A New Way to Monitor Cancer Radiation Therapy Doses || February 18, 2020 || Imaging Technology News

A new gel-based nanosensor for radiation dose monitoring can be used on skin and is relatively inexpensive. Arizona State University researchers (in collaboration with Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center) have discovered a biocompatible cost-effective hydrogel that can be used to monitor therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation by becoming more pink with increasing radiation exposure. This 

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Study Finds Sleep Problems Persist in Cancer Survivors || February 3, 2020 || American Cancer Society

A significant number of cancer survivors have sleep problems years after a cancer diagnosis, and American Cancer Society researchers have found that these problems were related to the fear of cancer returning or distress from a physical, emotional, or financial issue related to cancer. The study was published in the journal Sleep Medicine. Trouble sleeping can 

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Caregiving Before and After Cancer Surgery|| February 6, 2020|| American Cancer Society

If you’re a spouse, partner, family member, or friend providing physical and emotional help to a cancer patient, then you are a vital part of the cancer care team. Taking care of someone who’s having cancer surgery may involve helping them get ready before the procedure, being their advocate during recovery, and then helping them get back to daily 

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On World Cancer Day, IAEA Director General Calls for More Access to Radiotherapy|| 4 February 2020||Kendall Siewert, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication

Much more must be done to make radiotherapy treatment available worldwide, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in a video message to mark World Cancer Day. “We need to do much more than we ever thought it was possible,” Mr Grossi said in the message recorded as part of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 20 Leaders 

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Director General Calls for Increased Collaboration to Fight Cervical Cancer at IAEA World Cancer Day Event || 21st October 2019|| Kendall Siewert, IAEA Office of Public Information and Communication

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi gave the opening remarks at the Agency’s event to mark World Cancer Day. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA) How to best work together to ensure that no woman dies from preventable or treatable cervical cancer was the centre of discussion among human health and radiation medicine experts as well as high-level officials 

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