Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Why Some Ashkenazic Women Escape Breast Cancer

For researchers looking at what have become known as the “Jewish breast cancer genes,” much of the last decade has been spent identifying women who have the gene mutations and finding medical procedures to battle the breast and ovarian cancers that result. Now many of the same scientists are striking...
October 31st, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Wine Worse for Breast Cancer than Heredity

Ask women what’s the most common cause of breast cancer and most will say heredity. Unfortunately, heredity accounts for about 5% of all cases of breast cancer.  Lifestyle choices are more often to blame. One often-overlooked contributor to the development of breast cancer is alcohol intake, including...
October 31st, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Tests Could Predict Benefit From Cancer Drugs

What if a blood test or biopsy could predict if a cancer therapy will either help cure you or make you feel worse? Tests like these, based on genes, proteins or other “molecular markers” may someday do just that for people battling colon, lung and pancreatic tumors, scientists reported at...
October 29th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Don’t be afraid of Cancer!

Everybody has cancer cells moving through their bodies. So why doesn’t everybody get sick, or diagnosed with this dreadful disease? There are five forms of cancer. The most common one is Carcinoma, which originates in the skin, or in glandular tissue such as the breast and prostate gland. Another...
October 29th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

It’s About Hope!

Carol Jones of Britton and Cleo Symens of Claremont talk a lot about hope; hope for those diagnosed with cancer, hope for those who have survived the disease, and hope for a cure. In the past nine years they have spearheaded an effort that has come up with over a half million dollars in Marshall County...
October 29th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Battling Cancer During Pregnancy

Cancer during pregnancy is not common, occurring in about 1 out of 1,000 pregnancies, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Peggy Noval was 39 years old and in her ninth month of pregnancy when she was diagnosed this year with advanced breast cancer. With her husband, Keith, and an...
October 27th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Baby Saves Mum Before She Leaves The Womb

Annaleena Daley may have saved her mother Penny’s life – even before she left the womb, when doctors detected bowel cancer. Annaleena was born by caesarean section at only 29 weeks’ gestation, a month after her mother Penny, 28, was diagnosed with the disease, that typically hits in...
October 27th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Busted: Mutant Genes Causing Lung Cancer

Scientists in the United States have identified 26 genes whose mutation plays a role in the commonest form of lung cancer, including genes that may be receptive to novel drugs or existing treatments used to tackle other tumors. The haul, reported on Wednesday in the British-based science journal Nature,...
October 27th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Stem Cell Restoration for Chemotherapy

Stem cell transplantation has emerged as an important treatment for some types of cancer, specifically leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. Although the technique faces many obstacles, cancer experts say the technology is steadily improving, allowing for more widespread use and better patient outcomes. High...
October 26th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes Created

Purple cancer-fighting tomatoes have been genetically engineered by British scientists.  The freaky fruit, which resemble tomato-like plums, have already been shown to extend the lives of cancer-prone mice. Scientists say they could be on sale within three years – but probably not in the UK because...
October 26th, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More