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Stress-lowering heart drug may boost ovarian cancer survival

Findings move to clinical trials, but cancer patients can use yoga and other relaxation techniques now to lower stress

Aug. 25, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Women with ovarian cancer who took a certain type of beta-blocker for heart problems unrelated to their cancer lived more than four years on average longer than those who did not take the drug, a study finds.

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SMART study still seeks recruits

McGregor seeks volunteers with family history of breast cancer for study on the effects of stress-management techniques on immune function

Feb. 22, 2010

Led by Dr. Bonnie McGregor of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Health SMART is a study to see how stress-reduction workshops can help women with a family history of breast cancer manage their everyday stresses and cancer-risk concerns. The goal of the study, funded by the National Cancer Institute, is to see whether various stress-management and coping techniques reduce stress and improve immune function.

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