Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: November 7


Patients with diabetes aren’t any more likely to develop neuropathy in hands and feet when treated with oxaliplatin.

Learn more about  current colorectal cancer prevention and treatment at a Memorial Sloan Kettering CancerSmart workshop on November 12.  NIH has a downloaded booklet on palliative care, and Oncology on Canvas is looking for artwork from cancer patients and their families and caregivers.

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  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers An Update on Colorectal Cancer next Thursday, November 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Oncologist Leonard Saltz, MD,  surgeon José Guillem, MD, MPH,  and radiation oncologist Karyn Goodman, MD will discuss up-to-date information on screening and treatment for colorectal cancer.  Part of MSK’s CancerSmart, the program will be held at the MSKCC Rockefeller Research Laboratories, 430 East 67th Street in New York City.  Call 212-639-3074 for more information.
  • The National Institute of Nursing Research has a booklet for patients and families that can be downloaded: Palliative Care: The Relief You Need When You’re Experiencing the Symptoms of Serious Illness. In explaining that palliative care is different from hospice care, the booklet says, “Palliative care is available to you at any time during your illness. remember that you can receive palliative care at the same time you receive treatments that are meant to cure your illness. its availability does not depend upon whether or not your condition can be cured. The goal is to make you as comfortable as possible and improve your quality of life.”
  • Oncology on Canvas provides a way for people affected by cancer to express their experiences through art.  The 2010 competition is now open.  Registration must be submitted by June 10, 2010 and artwork completed by June 30, 2010.  Work in watercolor, oil, pastel, photography, acrylic or mixed media is acceptable.  Artists must be someone diagnosed with cancer, or a family member, friend, caregiver or healthcare provider of a person diagnosed with cancer.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Rockefeller Research Laboratories
430 East 67th Street
(Between First and York Avenues)

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