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New Imaging Technique That Uses Nanotechnology Helps Scientists Look At DNA Like Never Before

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

Taking Cancer Genetic Instructions Apart Could Lead To New Treatments

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

Woman Discovers Tie-dye Rash All Over Her Body Was Rare Sign Of Anal Cancer

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

Most Common Reason For Medical Marijuana Use Is To Deal With Chronic Pain

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

Study Yields Promising Results For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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

Artificial Ovary Treatment Could Help Women Have Babies After Chemotherapy

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

Americans Spend $12,000 For Colorectal Cancer Chemotherapy While Canadians Spend $6,000

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 Certain Breast Cancer Type Can Safely Skip Chemotherapy: What Are The Side Effects Of Endocrine Therapy?

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

About 60,000 US Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemotherapy: Study

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

Candidate Scott Hawkins Announces Cancer Diagnosis: What Is The Best Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer?

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 Diagnosed With Cancer After Spinal Surgery, 'Dance Mom' Star's Health Deteriorated After Prison

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

Promising Treatment For Cancer Cured 97 Percent Of Tumors In Mice, Human Trials Set This Year

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

Marijuana Ingredient Might Be New High In Preventing Seizures In Severe Form Of Epilepsy

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

Electricity-Based Therapy Extends Survival Of Brain Tumor Patients

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

A Miracle For Multiple Sclerosis: New Stem Cell Treatment May Curb Disease Before It Gets Worse

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

Make Or Break: How Will Childhood Cancer Treatments Affect Future Sex Lives Of Young Patients?

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

Researchers Discover New Drug Agent For Glioblastoma Multiforme: New Treatment Option For The Deadliest Brain Cancer?

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

New Clinical Trial Aims To Reduce Risks Of Long-term Cardiac Damage In Survivors Of Childhood Cancers

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

Lung Cancer Treatment: Keytruda Better Than Chemotherapy In Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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

Immunotherapy Drug Extends Survival Rate Of Head And Neck Cancer Patients With Fewer Side Effects

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

Genomic Test Developed To Aid Early-Stage Breast Cancer Treatment

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

FDA Gives Approval To Heron Drug Sustol To Prevent Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea And Vomiting

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

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

Doctors Stop Multiple Sclerosis With Stem Cell Transplant

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 Drugs Not Linked To Fogged Mental Condition, Study Says

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

Cholesterol-Lowering Molecules Can Kill Prostate Cancer Cells

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

Implantable Device Delivers Chemo Drugs To Shrink Pancreatic Tumors In Cancer Patients

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

Combo Of Chemotherapy And Radiation Therapy Helps Increase Chances Of Survival Of Brain Cancer Patients

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

Woman Hopes To Become First To Get Pregnant Using Reimplanted Ovary

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

Vlogger Charlotte Eades Died From Brain Cancer At 19

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

Controlling Cancer With Low-Dose Chemo Better Than Killing It: Study

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

Particle That Can Track Path Of Chemotherapy Drugs May Revolutionize Cancer Care

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 Increase Drug Efficacy, Reduce Side Effects With Two-In-One Packaging

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

New Cancer Treatment Replaces Chemotherapy With Simple Injection

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

Overdose Of Chemotherapy Kills Patient Who Underwent Cancer Treatment

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

9-Year-Old Boy With Brain Tumor Has Testicular Tissue Frozen To Restore Fertility In The Future

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

Electromagnetic Waves May Help Prolong Survival Of Brain Tumor Patients, New Study Suggests

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

Cancer Breakthrough: New Oxygen Test Can Spot Most Dangerous Tumors Before They Spread

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

FDA Clears Cold Cap For Preventing Hair Loss During Chemotherapy

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

Genetically Engineered Algae Kill Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Cells

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

Canadian Doctors Perform Breakthrough Blood-Brain Barrier Surgery Using Focused Ultrasound

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

Cellectis 'Designer' Immune Cells Reverse Baby's Incurable Leukemia: How Therapy Differs From Current Treatments

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

Sugar Molecules Could Make Chemo Safer For Cancer Patients

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

FDA Approves Merrimack's Pancreatic Cancer Drug Onivyde But Treatment Comes With Boxed Warning

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

Stem Cell Breakthrough Offers Hope To Cancer Patients Made Infertile By Chemotherapy

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

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