Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Cancer Experts Debate Vitamin D, Sunlight and Risk

The association between vitamin D and cancer risk is one of the most studied, most complex and most controversial issues in nutrition science. Recently, at a major scientific conference on diet and cancer, a panel of vitamin D experts weighed in, and presented evidence that sought to provide some clarity. The...
November 9th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Robotic Surgery for Gynecologic Cancers

Women who need to undergo surgery for gynecological cancers now have an option to have surgery that is less painful, results in less scarring, allows them to get back on their feet faster while being just as effective in removing cancer – by opting for robotic cancer surgery. With this surgical...
November 9th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Recommendations For Women To Improve Their Quality Of Life After Breast Cancer Treatment

Opting for less damaging treatments, staying active and learning about the warning signs of lymphedema: that’s how women with breast cancer can avoid developing chronic lymphedema, according to the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). Women can learn more about how...
November 9th, 2008 | News | Read More

Latinas, Blacks More Dissatisfied Than Whites With Breast Cancer Decisions, Study Finds

Latina and African-American breast cancer patients — especially Latinas who prefer to speak Spanish — are more likely than white patients to be dissatisfied with the decision-making process of how to proceed with a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a University of Michigan study, Please...
November 7th, 2008 | News | Read More

Black And Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Women More Likely Than White Women To Show Dissatisfaction, Regret About Breast Cancer Treatment Decision Process

Black and Hispanic women, particularly Hispanic women who prefer to speak Spanish, are more likely than white women to be dissatisfied or regret decisions made about their breast cancer treatment, according to a study by University of Michigan researchers, Reuters Health reports. Please read the complete...
November 6th, 2008 | News | Read More

‘Sharing Miracles’ Television Program Features Professional Football Hall-of-Famer Len Dawson

As the football season swings into high gear, “Sharing Miracles”, a 30-minute public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of real patients, will feature Super Bowl-winning quarterback and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Len Dawson, a prostate cancer survivor....
November 6th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Scientists Decode Set of Cancer Genes

For the first time, researchers have decoded all the genes of a person with cancer and found a set of mutations that might have caused the disease or aided its progression. Using cells donated by a woman in her 50s who died of leukemia, the scientists sequenced all the DNA from her cancer cells and compared...
November 6th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Groundbreaking DNA Study Set To Create New Therapies For Deadly Diseases

Scientists have taken a major step in cell research by unravelling how stem cells differentiate and what are the corresponding changes that take place during DNA replication and reorganization. The groundbreaking study led by David M. Gilbert, an eminent molecular biologist at Florida State University...
November 6th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Breakthrough’s Comment On Research Suggesting Women Who Have Migraines Have A Reduced Risk Of Breast Cancer

Research to be published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention suggests that women who suffer from migraines may have a reduced risk of developing certain types of breast cancer. Dr Sarah Cant, Policy Manager at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, says: “This small study is the first to...
November 6th, 2008 | News | Read More

Cutting-Edge Care Can Give Overseas Facilities An Edge

Doctors in some foreign countries may be more adept at some techniques that Americans want. Though most Americans who leave home for healthcare are searching for a bargain, others are scouring the globe for leading-edge therapies or experimental treatments. Patients unable to qualify for stem cell clinical...
November 6th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More