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Insomnia is common, likely under-diagnosed among people with cancer undergoing chemo

Researchers have found that 43 percent of patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in a clinical trial met the clinical criteria for insomnia syndrome and an additional 37 percent had insomnia symptoms, suggesting that the majority of patients (80 percent) experience sleep difficulties. This rate is approximately two to three times higher than that seen in the general population. Insomnia syndrome is defined as difficulty sleeping three or more times per week for at least a month, and can cause significant distress or impairment in daytime functioning. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

By |2019-11-25T14:53:05-05:00February 1st, 2010|Coping with GIST, Side Effects|

GIST & CML patient reps from all over the world meet in Lisbon for Patient Summit

GIST & CML patient reps had a successful meeting in Lisbon for Patient Summit. The following is excerpted from a Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ news release: The 7th annual international “New Horizons Conference for Organisations Representing People with [...]

By |2019-03-19T14:37:20-04:00August 1st, 2009|Events, News|