Posts Tagged ‘falling’

Nerve damage from chemotherapy may persist for years, worsening risk of falls

(Getty Images) In a study that kept in touch with more than 500 women cancer survivors for an average of six years, nearly half continued to experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and a heightened risk of falling. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, challenge the widely held¬†assumption that chemotherapy-induced neuropathy will mostly cause no serious long-term effects. “Many cancer survivors are told these chemo-related symptoms will eventually go away. Our study found that’s … Read More

Widely used prostate cancer treatment may worsen risk of falls

Men with prostate cancer became more vulnerable to falls if they used androgen deprivation therapy, and the heightened risk of falling persisted for more than a year after ending therapy, a study has revealed.

Long after chemotherapy, nerve damage may increase a woman’s risk of falling

Years after completing treatment, nearly half of women cancer survivors continued to experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in a new study that tracked more than 500 survivors. Those with neuropathy had worse physical functioning and a significantly higher risk of falls, the researchers reported this week at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Survivorship Symposium in San Francisco.

Solving the problem of drug-resistant cancer

Solving the problem of drug-resistant cancer

To discover ways to prevent or delay drug resistance in cancer, a new NCI-funded center at OHSU is exploring how acute myeloid leukemia cells evolve and adapt.