By Team CancerForward on November 5, 2014 10:00 am
We at CancerForward and our social media communities are very excited about a study published this week that brings ground-breaking news for breast cancer survivors. For the first time, researchers have shown that practicing mindfulness meditation has a positive physical impact at the cellular level in breast cancer survivors. For many years, oncologists have known that alternative or integrative therapies likes meditation bolster the emotional well-being of cancer survivors.
A team from Alberta Health Services’ Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the University of Calgary Department of Oncology has demonstrated that telomeres, the protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, maintain their length in breast cancer survivors who meditate. Longer telomeres are believed to protect against disease, while shortened telomeres are associated with cell aging and several disease states.
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By Beth Sanders Moore on September 4, 2014 10:00 am
I’m already jotting down questions for the panel of this March 2015 symposium, and looking forward to participating as an observer.
Produced by the University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute Survivorship Program, the event features as speakers the All Stars of Cancer Survivorship: Julia H. Rowland, PhD, Director, NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship; Patricia Ganz, MD – UCLA; Michael Stubblefield, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kathryn Schmitz, PhD – University of Pennsylvania; Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD – University of Alabama; and, Timothy Ahles, PhD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
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