Scientists have discovered a new form of technology that allowed them to study DNA more closely. Researchers from Bionano Genomics in San Diego called it nanochannel technology.
Biotech April 29, 2019
By using CRISPR, scientists have found a way to target the vulnerable genes in cancer and destroy them in the process. Chemotherapy might not be an option for cancer treatment in the near future.
Medicine April 14, 2019
A Kansas woman suffered from a distinct type of rash all over her body for 11 months. Little did she know that it was already a rare sign of anal cancer.
Public Health April 12, 2019
A team of researchers probed whether people who reported to using medical marijuana do so because of evidence-based reasons. They found that 85 percent of users suffer from symptoms, which, according to previous research, can be alleviated using the drug.
Public Health February 6, 2019
A new study has proven that the combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy has enabled the immune system to attack triple-negative breast cancer in patients. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that affects young women.
Public Health October 22, 2018
There could be another way for women to have children after going through fertility-damaging cancer treatments. Researchers from Denmark successfully produced an artificial ovary that can keep humans eggs alive for weeks at a time.
Medicine July 2, 2018
A new study revealed that Americans spent $12,345 per month for the same colorectal cancer chemotherapy as Canadians, who spent only $6,195 per month. The survival outcomes were identical.
Medicine June 4, 2018
Women with breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy and opt for endocrine or hormonal therapy instead. However, related studies have shown that endocrine therapy presents a myriad of adverse events.
Medicine June 4, 2018
The TAILORx study showed that the genomic test Oncotype DX can help determine if a breast cancer patient can safely get hormone therapy alone. Who can skip chemotherapy?
Medicine June 3, 2018
Alaska Republican contender Scott Hawkins said he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer amid his gubernatorial run. A team of oncologists said they are positive of Hawkins’ full recovery given his good health and tolerance with the treatments.
Public Health May 4, 2018
Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma following an emergency surgery on her spinal cord. Miller was first thought to have an infection but doctors have now determined she has cancer.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 19, 2018
A vaccine-like cure for cancer has successfully treated 97 percent of mice in a study. Human clinical trials are set to start later this year, embarking on an 'exciting' phase in cancer history.
Medicine March 30, 2018
A study revealed that severe epilepsy can be given relief in terms of reduction in seizures through the use of cannabidiol, a component in marijuana or cannabis plant. The trials showed a significant reduction in seizures after administering the drug.
Medicine April 19, 2017
Brain tumor patients who use the cap-like device Optune plus chemotherapy survived longer than patients who received only chemo. How does this therapy called tumor treating field work?
Medicine April 3, 2017
Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may stop multiple sclerosis in its tracks before it gets messy. How is it possible and what are the risks involved?
Medicine February 26, 2017
A new study has shown that childhood cancer survivors may take longer achieving psychosexual development milestones – sexual debut, committing to relationships, and having kids – but are just as sexually satisfied as people without cancer.
Public Health February 9, 2017
A team of researchers discovered a new drug for the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme. A novel pharmaceutical agent carefully designed with certain chemical properties could help in preventing invasion of GBM cells as a result of radiation, reports the study.
Neuroscience January 1, 2017
A new trial is testing medication designed to cure leukemia without affecting the patient's heart. According to the data, those who survive cancer battle with heart diseases as a side effect of chemotherapy treatments.
Medicine December 23, 2016
Clinical trial showed Merck's immune boosting drug Keytruda is better than chemotherapy in patients with lung cancer. Bristol-Myers' Opdivo, however, fared worse than the older chemotherapy.
Medicine October 10, 2016
Head and neck cancer patients who had received the immunotherapy drug nivolumab survived longer than those who received chemotherapy. They also experienced fewer side effects.
Medicine October 9, 2016
A 70-gene genomic test was developed to determine which patients diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer can avoid chemotherapy safely. It's a tool that can help facilitate more personalized treatment of the disease for better outcomes.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 25, 2016
Federal health regulators finally approved Heron's drug Sustol to prevent chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. What are the side effects of this treatment?
Medicine August 10, 2016
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
A combination of chemotherapy and stem cell transplant offers new treatment and hope for patients suffering from aggressive multiple sclerosis. However, the new procedure comes with many risks and is not advisable for patients with advanced disabilities.
Medicine June 11, 2016
Chemotherapy is a two-faced cancer treatment as it kills cancer cells but posts other health problems. The chemo drug anthracycline has been said to cause fogged mental condition among breast cancer patients, but new research says otherwise.
Medicine April 24, 2016
A group of scientists have found that if prostate cancer cells are deprived of cholesterol, their growth is halted and cell death occurs. The experimental cholesterol-lowering molecule, RO 48-8071, can be used as a new therapy for prostate cancer.
Life April 19, 2016
MIT researchers announced the creation of a small, implantable device that can directly deliver chemotherapy drug for pancreatic cancer to the tumor location. The technique is deemed groundbreaking yet minimally invasive.
Life April 17, 2016
A study on treatments for patients with grade 2 glioma, a type of brain cancer, is promising. A combo of chemotherapy and radiation therapy may boost life expectancy.
Life April 9, 2016
In a world first, surgeons will implant a 23-year-old woman with her frozen ovary so she can become a mother. Ovarian tissue transplant is poised to help young women who had undergone chemotherapy to successfully bear their own children.
Life March 21, 2016
Charlotte Eades, an inspirational vlogger, died of brain cancer at the age of 19. She inspired a lot of people as she posted video blogs of her battle against cancer.
Society February 27, 2016
Current cancer treatments are designed to aggressively destroy cancer cells, but their side effects are destructive to the body as well. Researchers found evidence that controlling cancer is better than completely killing it.
Life February 25, 2016
Scientists were able to develop a particle that can track down chemotherapy drugs. Through the discovery, doctors will be able to monitor how the medicines work inside the body and why some people who take the same drugs have more favorable effects than others.
Life January 15, 2016
Researchers developed an encapsulation technology that allows the use of two or more ingredients and makes targeted triggering possible. They hope to improve chemotherapy by creating these special capsules.
Life January 12, 2016
Cancer patients may soon ditch chemotherapy for a new type of treatment so simple that it's just like getting a flu shot. The first phase of the monthly injection therapy has already been approved by the FDA.
Life January 4, 2016
A cancer patient died after receiving a "larger than intended dose" of chemotherapy. The hospital has already sent a letter of apology but the patient's partner is not done yet.
Life December 29, 2015
John Radcliffe Hospital surgeons removed and froze part of a 9-year-old brain tumor patient's testicular tissue for future reimplantation. Testicular tissue freezing is hoped to be as effective as ovarian tissue freezing, which had produced live births for women.
Life December 23, 2015
Glioblastoma patients treated using a combination of electromagnetic wave therapy and chemotherapy remained cancer-free for a longer period. Patients who only received chemotherapy medication did not experience any similar improvement in their condition.
Life December 16, 2015
UK researchers developed oxygen-enhanced MRI to determine oxygen deprivation sites in tumors. Better imaging is estimated to help lead to more planned and effective cancer treatments such as radiotherapy.
Life December 10, 2015
Breast cancer patients required to undergo chemotherapy may not have to suffer from alopecia anymore. FDA recently approved a cold cap device that prevents damage of hair follicles and ultimately, hair loss.
Life December 9, 2015
Researchers from Germany and Australia genetically modified diatom algae to transport drugs to cancer cells alone, leaving the rest of the body unharmed. Initial findings showed much potential in the development of targeted chemotherapy.
Life November 14, 2015
Researchers at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Canada have developed a breakthrough procedure of administering much-needed drugs into a patient's brain that could bypass the blood-brain barriers. They believe the method can be used to treat brain diseases including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Life November 9, 2015
A baby diagnosed with incurable leukemia is now free of the disease after receiving an experimental designer immune cells therapy. Should the long-term outcomes of the treatment turn positive, this could turn around the entire field of cancer treatment.
Life November 8, 2015
A complex sugar molecule and a protein derived from malaria might be the key to curing cancer by targeting malignant tumors while saving healthy cells.
November 4, 2015
The FDA approved the distribution of new pancreatic cancer drug Onivyde. However, because of its several consideraby fatal side effects, boxed warnings are to be included to guide clinicians in prescribing the drug.
Life October 23, 2015
Women who became infertile due to chemotherapy can now have hope. A team of researchers was able to successfully rejuvenate ovaries damaged by chemotherapy in mice, and now pursuing to gain approval for human clinical trials.
Life October 22, 2015