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Here's where you'll find a regularly updated, broad range of articles written by the AAMDSIF team, allied health organizations and news organizations. By staying well-informed, patients and families are practicing a form of self-support that will help them be more effective self-advocates when engaging with health care providers.

When Mutant Cells Team Up, an Even Deadlier Blood Cancer Emerges [Video]

Originally Published: 10/14/2019
Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have discovered that two cell mutations, already harmful alone, enhance one another’s effects, contributing to the development of the deadly blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML). CSHL Professor Adrian Krainer and his lab, along with Omar Abdel-Wahab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, detailed how mutations of the genes IDH2 and SRSF2 are unexpected partners-in-crime for causing AML.

September 2019 AAMDSIF Update Newsletter

Originally Published: 09/19/2019

Fatigue and Cancer Treatment

Originally Published: 09/14/2019
Fatigue is a common side effect of many cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant, and surgery. Conditions such as anemia, as well as pain, medications, and emotions, can also cause or worsen fatigue. (continued)

The Yoga Mat, Where East Meets West: A Pilot and Feasibility Study Evaluating a Structured Yoga Practice on Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy/Biotherapy in Cancer Patients

Originally Published: 09/01/2019
Background: Eight of the most commonly experienced physiological and psychosocial side effects of cancer chemotherapy/biotherapy are pain, tiredness, drowsiness, nausea, lack of appetite, shortness of breath, depression, and anxiety. Yoga is a complementary health approach recognized by the National Institutes of Health.   Objectives: To evaluate the effects of a structured yoga program on specific physiological and psycho­social side effects in patients undergoing active treatment with chemotherapy/biotherapy.

The Yoga Mat, Where East Meets West: A Pilot and Feasibility Study Evaluating a Structured Yoga Practice on Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy/Biotherapy in Cancer Patients

Originally Published: 09/01/2019
Background: Eight of the most commonly experienced physiological and psychosocial side effects of cancer chemotherapy/biotherapy are pain, tiredness, drowsiness, nausea, lack of appetite, shortness of breath, depression, and anxiety. Yoga is a complementary health approach recognized by the National Institutes of Health.   Objectives: To evaluate the effects of a structured yoga program on specific physiological and psycho­social side effects in patients undergoing active treatment with chemotherapy/biotherapy.

New research allows scientists to observe abnormal cell mutation in myelodysplastic syndromes disease progression

Originally Published: 08/20/2019
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) is a form of blood cancer that is caused by a range of failures of the bone marrow to produce normal functional blood cells. Through reprogramming patient blood cells, researchers recently found a new pathway to study the progression and appropriate treatment of this disease. 

August 2019 AAMDSIF Update Newsletter

Originally Published: 08/15/2019

Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress (PDQ®)–Patient Version

Originally Published: 07/09/2019
KEY POINTS Cancer-related post-traumatic stress (PTS) is a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but not as severe. Cancer-related PTS can occur anytime during or after treatment.