A Reference Point for Cancer Patients’ Quality of Life

Assessing health-related quality of life is essential to evaluating patients' wellbeing before, during, and after cancer treatment; it is also important for researchers determining the efficacy and side effects of new therapies. Without a norm to which data can be compared, however, such assessments are of limited use. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have remedied this situation for one commonly used quality of life measure, obtaining normative data from the general populat...
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US Cancer Deaths Have Dropped 27% Over 25 Years

Although cancer is still the second leading cause of death after heart disease for both men and women, its overall lethality has nonetheless diminished steadily and significantly thanks to the progress of research. In its newly released annual report on cancer statistics, the American Cancer Society found that cancer death rates in the United States dropped continuously from 1991 to 2016 by a total of 27%. The authors of the report, published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians , note that th...
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