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Stealing a secret from an unwelcome virus

An unexpected discovery in a herpes lab might bring relief to cancer patients

June 29, 2017 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

Drs. Jia Zhu and Tao Peng made a unexpected discovery while searching for a treatment for herpes: The virus prompts skin cells to make a protein that keeps sensory nerves healthy, and might lead to a treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a side effect of chemotherapy.

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From lemon juice to plastic forks: Quick tricks to deal with cancer treatment side effects

Patients and their care providers share the workarounds they’ve devised to handle the worst of chemo, radiation and surgery

July 6, 2015 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Many people with cancer have had to come up with their own tried-and-true ways to combat cancer treatments’ common and difficult side effects like “chemo mouth,” nausea, fatigue, neuropathy and more. We wanted to hear patients’ – and their loved ones’ and care providers’ – favorite workarounds. We asked and you responded via Facebook, Twitter and more. Read on for some of the best suggested “hacks” to combat treatment side effects.

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