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Senator John McCain Has Glioblastoma: How Doctors Treat This Aggressive Brain Cancer

80-year-old Arizona senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, a highly aggressive brain cancer. Learn the current standard treatment of care for this condition and hope for more effective therapies in the future.

Medicine July 21, 2017

Early Prostate Cancer Surgery May Not Prolong Life: Treatment May Even Cause Lifelong Complications

Early surgery may not be necessary, and may even pose side effect risks to some men diagnosed with prostate cancer. A smaller group of patients though may still benefit from early treatment.

Public Health July 15, 2017

Man With Brain Tumor First Patient Treated In Michigan Proton Therapy Center

A Michigan man who had been diagnosed with brain tumor became the first patient to undergo proton beam therapy in the state. The treatment is considered safer compared with conventional radiotherapy since it only attacks specific cancer cells.

Medicine July 14, 2017

ISS Scientists Begin Tests On Cancer Treatment Drug

Scientists aboard the ISS have started investigations on an antibody drug for cancer treatment. Microgravity will play a major role in advancing the cancer research.

Medicine June 16, 2017

Hormone Therapy Drug Shows Promise In Upping Survival Rates Of Prostate Cancer Patients

The hormone therapy drug abiraterone (Zytiga) can significantly extend the lives of prostate cancer patients by slowing tumor progression and increasing survival rates. These findings came from two clinical trials presented this weekend at the 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting.

Public Health June 7, 2017

Roche’s Breast Cancer Combo Therapy Offers Tiny Benefit In Large Drug Trial – And It’s A Pricey Drug

Roche’s new combination therapy achieved modest positive results compared with the company’s standard Herceptin treatment. The combo therapy targets an aggressive form of breast cancer called HER2-positive, and involves adding Perjeta to the existent Herceptin plus chemo treatment.

Medicine June 6, 2017

Researchers Discover The Proteins Responsible For Cancer Metastasis And How To Control Them

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University tracked down the signaling process that triggers the spread of cancers and found two existing drugs that can inhibit metastasis.

Medicine May 27, 2017

Can Zika Help Treat Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer?

Zika is no longer a global health emergency but can it be turned into a remedy? Researchers from the UK plan to test the possibility of using Zika virus to treat glioblastoma.

Feature | Health May 20, 2017

Healthy Diet And Nuts Tied To Better Post-Colon Cancer Survival

Studies reveal that a healthy diet lowers the risk of recurrence and death from colon cancer after treatment. Eating a variety of nuts should also be part of the weekly menu.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2017

How To Beat Cancer? CRISPR Stares Into Its Eyes Then Snips Out The Bad Genes

Scientists used the CRISPR tool to replace cancer-causing fusion genes with cancer-fighting genes in mice. This experiment could pave the way for the gene-editing tool to be used against cancer in the future.

Biotech May 5, 2017

Let Patients Weigh Harms And Benefits Of Prostate Cancer Screening: Federal Task Force

The USPSTF revised its guidelines on PSA screening for prostate cancer, no longer opposing the routine blood test. The newly drafted recommendations now specify patients should be allowed to make individual decisions regarding the procedure.

Public Health April 12, 2017

Study Finds That Using High Doses Of Vitamin C For Cancer Treatments Is Safe For Humans

Medical researchers have just proven a hypothesis rejected in the 1970s through successful clinical trials. High doses of vitamin C can weaken lung and brain cancer cells.

Medicine April 2, 2017

Graphene Quantum Dots Expand Role In Cancer Treatment And Bio-Imaging

The high-tech material graphene quantum dots with illuminating properties will have expanded use in cancer treatment and drug delivery. The material has innovated over metallic quantum dots with cost-effective production methods and properties for wider applications.

Medicine March 28, 2017

Citrus vs. The Big C: Vitamin C 10 Times More Effective Than Cancer Drugs, Says Study

British scientists report that high-dose vitamin C, a nutrient naturally found in citrus fruits and vegetables, could be a potent treatment for cancer. How can this be possible?

Public Health March 27, 2017

FDA OKs Treatment For Rare Skin Cancer, Metastatic Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Finally, the FDA has given a green light to the first-ever drug for a rare form of skin cancer. What is metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma and how does one get it?

Medicine March 26, 2017

Surviving Prostate Cancer: Studies Show Which Treatment Offers Better Quality Of Life

Surgery, radiation or active surveillance? Studies rank treatment options for prostate cancer patients according to their outcomes on sexual, urinary and bowel functions.

Public Health March 22, 2017

Colon Cancer: Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

Researchers have found that most people ignore symptoms that could be an indicator of colon or other forms of cancer. These symptoms may be a warning sign for cancer and early detection may save more lives.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 18, 2017

Gleevec Can Keep Leukemia Patients Alive For More Than 10 years, But How Much Does It Cost?

So-called wonder drug Gleevec is heaven-sent to blood cancer patients. The high costs, however, might keep poorer patients from getting their hands on it easily.

Medicine March 11, 2017

Researchers Turn To Artificial Intelligence To Reach New, Previously Unachievable Cancer Outcomes

Researchers used an AI-based model to better understand the biophysics of cancer. The machine-learning model successfully completed a task which consisted of identifying reagents capable of generating a unique cancer-like phenotype.

Medicine January 29, 2017

Cholesterol-Fighting Statins Show Potential As Cancer Treatment

Research has shown that statins, usually used as prescription drug for lowwering cholesterol, could be employed in cancer treatment. While the results are promising, more studies will be carried out to validate this hypothesis.

Medicine January 26, 2017

Potential Tumor-Suppressing Protein Actually Promotes Colon, Breast Cancers

A potential tumor-suppressing protein was linked to the development of a series of common types of cancer. The results of the research could be employed in creating less invasive treatment methods for cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 26, 2017

High Dose Of Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells: Why?

A new study has revealed that the manner in which vitamin C is administered is important for it to be effective in countering cancer cells. Intravenous administration of vitamin C versus oral intake is more effective.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

Fewer Americans Dying Of Cancer Since 1991, With Obamacare Seen Helpful In Driving Mortalities Down

The annual report from the American Cancer Society shows a 25 percent drop in deaths from cancer since 1991, considered the peak year for cancer mortalities. Obamacare is also seen a major factor in the death reduction.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

Skin Cancer Treatment 2017: New Chemical Compound Promises To Stop Spread Of 90 Percent Of Melanoma Cells

Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a new chemical compound capable of stopping the spread of melanoma. The drug has been shown to curb the spread of up to 90 percent of malignant cells.

Medicine January 6, 2017

Nanohyperthermia Uses Heat To Soften, Make Tumors More Receptive To Cancer Treatment

Treating cancer can get tricky because targeting tumor cells leads to the destruction as well of healthy cells. Now, researchers have discovered how to soften tumors with heat, making them more receptive to treatment.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 5, 2017

FDA Fast-Tracks Approval For Advanced Ovarian Cancer Drug Rucaparib

A new ovarian cancer treatment has been approved by the FDA. Rubraca (rucaparib) for women diagnosed with a certain type of advanced ovarian cancer received accelerated approval from the agency.

Medicine December 22, 2016

Researchers Turn To RNA Nanoparticles To Overcome Treatment-Resistant Breast Cancer

New research showed that using nanoparticles in the treatment of breast cancer can stop the disease from spreading and make cancer cells respond to tamoxifen therapy. The nanodelivery system showed promise in overcoming treatment resistance among breast cancer patients.

Medicine December 16, 2016

AstraZeneca Resumes Patient Enrollment For Head And Neck Cancer Trials After FDA Lifts Hold

AstraZeneca will resume patient enrollment in two of its trial programs for neck and head cancers. The FDA lifted the partial hold, which occurred after a series of patients suffered from bleeding as a side effect of the treatment.

Medicine November 24, 2016

Chinese Scientists Test CRISPR-edited Genes On Humans For The First Time

For the first time, research conducted in China has employed the CRISPR gene-editing technique to treat patients with cancer. Should the trial end with no significant side-effects, the method could become widely used.

Medicine November 16, 2016

Childhood Cancer Survivors Are Living Longer But Don’t Have Better Health Status: Study

According to a new study, childhood cancer survivors do live longer. However, their health status isn't necessarily better, what with Improvements in their health rarely observed.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 9, 2016

IBM To Offer Employees Access To Watson Technology To Fight Cancer Starting January 2017

IBM will offer its employees and their families access to Watson Health in their struggle against cancer, as part of a project in partnership with the Harvard-based company Best Doctors.

Public Health October 12, 2016

Tesaro, ENGOT Announce Successful Phase 3 Clinical Trial Results For Ovarian Cancer Drug Niraparib

Clinical trial results show that Tesaro’s new drug niraparib could delay the recurrence of ovarian cancer. It also increased progression-free survival rates in women treated successfully with second-line chemotherapy.

Medicine October 10, 2016

Researchers Uncover Secrets Of ‘Invisibility Cloak’ That Lets Cancer Cells Hide And Thrive

Researchers have uncovered the secret as to why some cancers spread fast, with their presence going undetected by the body’s immune system. It is understood that such a condition happens after the disappearance of a protein called interleukein-33, or IL-33.

Medicine September 29, 2016

Why Are 27,000 UK Women Being Denied Affordable Breast Cancer Treatment?

Thousands of women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Unfortunately, a significant portion of them are not receiving affordable but effective treatment they are eligible for.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2016

Roche's Blood Cancer Drug Gazyva Fails To Meet Main Endpoints

Swiss drugmaker Roche has announced that the phase III clinical trial for its blood cancer drug did not meet its endpoint. The drug is designed to treat an aggressive form of blood cancer known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Medicine July 18, 2016

FDA Allows Juno To Resume Anticancer Treatment Study

Juno Therapeutics' cancer study has now been allowed to resume a week after its clinical trials were suspended by the FDA. The trials will continue without a certain chemotherapy drug.

Medicine July 13, 2016

Juno Therapeutics Halts Cancer Study After 3 Patient Deaths

A cancer treatment clinical trial by Juno Therapeutics has been put on hold after the death of three leukemia patients. The FDA will coordinate with Juno Therapeutics for the timing of the trial.

Medicine July 7, 2016

New Cancer Therapy Method: Ultraviolet Light May Soon Replace Chemotherapy

A new method of killing cancer cells makes use of ultraviolet light. This novel cancer therapy targets tumors alone and can be beneficial to patients with problematic tumors in the brain stem, spine and aorta.

Medicine July 4, 2016

Unexpected Findings Reveal How Cancer Spreads, Insights Could Lead To New Tumor-Blocking Treatments

A breakthrough research reveals how cancer spreads and how to stop it. The unexpected findings could lead to new medications and treatments that could prevent the growth of secondary tumors.

Biotech June 24, 2016

Experimental Hodgkin's Lymphoma Drug Offers Hope For Young Cancer Patients

An experimental drug is giving hope to patients suffering from Hodgkin's Lymphoma, an aggressive type of blood cancer. In a successful phase 1 trial, the drug nivolumab delivered 'considerable' reductions in the tumors of about 66.3 percent of the patients.

Medicine June 13, 2016

Scientists Decipher 11 Distinct Subtypes Of A Major Blood Cancer

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is actually an umbrella term for 11 distinct subtypes of the illness, new research has revealed. This finding could revolutionize treatment and diagnosis.

Public Health June 11, 2016

Blood-Based Liquid Biopsy Offers Reliable Alternative To Conventional Tests To Diagnose Cancer: Study

For some patients, traditional biopsies that involve tissue samples are not feasible. Blood-based liquid biopsies show promise as a reliable alternative.

Medicine June 6, 2016

New Pancreatic Cancer Therapy Increases Survival Rates Of Patients

A clinical trial conducted by Cancer Research UK has shown that combination therapy for pancreatic cancer will improve survival rates. The treatment will become the standard therapy for pancreatic cancer patients.

Medicine June 5, 2016

Up To 25 Percent Of Lung Cancer Patients Ineligible For Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a great advance in cancer treatment but up to a quarter of lung cancer patients are not eligible for this therapy. Autoimmune disorders have something to do with the risks.

Medicine June 4, 2016

New Brain Cancer Treatment Leads To Extended Survival Of Patients

A new modified virus designed to treat an aggressive form of brain tumor has been found to extend the survival of patients for years. The clinical trial has finished its phase 1 and will move on to the next phase.

Medicine June 2, 2016

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