All the news you need to know.
1.SIGNS OF THE TIMES: A new study involving over 24,000 pancreatic cancer patients identified previously unknown symptoms like thirst and dark urine may appear a year before diagnosis.
2.LOGGING ON: LUNGevity Foundation has launched Lung Cancer Patient Gateways, six platforms focused on various lung cancer types that allow warriors to locate resources for treatment and community. Access them at gateway.lungevity.org.
3.TAKE A SHOT: Cleveland Clinic researchers have started a phase I trial for a triple-negative breast cancer vaccine, the first of its kind.
4.BOOSTED, BABY: A study by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is emphasizing the importance of blood cancer warriors getting more than two COVID-19 vaccines.
5.GETTING PERSONAL: A $2.1 million gift to UC San Diego Health initiative has paved the way for a comprehensive breast cancer database that will translate clinical data into novel personalized therapies for breast cancer warriors.
6.OPERATION CATCH-UP: A University of Birmingham study revealed that one in seven patients miss cancer surgery during COVID-19 lockdowns, leading researchers to urge for more resilient elective surgery systems.
7.WEAR AND TEAR: Researchers at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center have learned that chronic stress can negatively impact treatment completion and survival for Black high-risk breast cancer warriors, and it may be a useful measurement to predict chemotherapy effectiveness.
8.QUAD-DEMIC: Plan for virtual visits and preventative measures this winter for what health experts deem the “quad-demic” of flu, COVID-19, RSV and rhinoviruses—especially if you’re immunocompromised from cancer treatment.
9.HOT SPOTS: Ever wondered if you live in or near a cancer hot spot? Pro Publica’s “Poison in the Air” report utilizes data from the Environmental Protection Agency to create a new tox map searchable by location or ZIP code. Take a look at projects.propublica.org/toxmap.
Taylor is a writer and editor with extensive experience in the health and wellness industries.