Posts Tagged ‘peripheral neuropathy’

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

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.