Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Eating Fruit And Vegetables Improve Chemotherapy For Cancer Patients

The leading cause of death in all cancer patients continues to be the resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy, a form of treatment in which chemicals are used to kill cells. Eating fruit and vegetables can improve cancer patients’ response to chemotherapy. A study by UC Riverside biochemists...
October 23rd, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

Grant Funds Research – Environmental Link To Breast Cancer

A foundation that funds research that examines the environmental causes of breast cancer has awarded a grant to a post-doctoral associate at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Betina J. Lew, Ph.D., currently studies the effects of exposure to dioxin on the development of the mammary gland during...
October 23rd, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Latest In Bone Cancer Treatment

Debbie Silcox talks about how her life  changed since undergoing a new procedure for bone cancer.  She was about to give up, “because she couldn’t live with the pain until she found out about a new technique at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center (part of Orlando Health). Doctors there are using...
October 23rd, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

It Is Possible To Prevent Cancer, Says Experts’ Report

Eat healthy, stay active, and quit smoking. These time-honored prescriptions for a cancer-free life were given their latest endorsement at a recent seminar in Beijing. Cancer ranks as the number one cause of death among Chinese urban residents below the age of 65. The deadliest cancers are those of the...
October 22nd, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Construction of Nation’s Largest Stem Cell Research Facility

An Oct. 27 event at Stanford will launch the construction of the nation’s largest stem cell research facility. The Stanford University School of Medicine will begin construction on the Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building, the nation’s largest stem cell research facility, with a scientific...
October 22nd, 2008 | Cancer Research, News | Read More

Men Still at Risk for Breast Cancer

October is Cancer Awareness Month and almost half of the world’s population may not know they’re at risk for a deadly disease, but men can get breast cancer.  Though regular mammograms are not recommended for men, self breast exams and routine check-ups can reduce the risks. Early detection is...
October 22nd, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

High fat diet may abet prostate cancer progression

Diets high in saturated fat may increase the risk of prostate cancer progression, researchers from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston report. In a follow up study of men who had their cancerous prostates removed, researchers found that men who consumed higher amounts of saturated...
July 2nd, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

A woman has been charged with withholding cancer medication from her 8-year-old autistic son, who prosecutors say likely will die because the cancer has returned

Kristen Anne LaBrie, 36, of Beverly, Mass., was released on personal recognizance Monday after pleading not guilty in Salem District Court to a charge of reckless child endangerment. Her son, Jeremy Fraser, had been in remission from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had a good prognosis when first diagnosed,...
July 1st, 2008 | News | Read More

Finnish Researchers Develop Promising Cancer Treatment Method

A team at the University of Helsinki has synthesised a protein that inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells by depriving tumours of blood and oxygen. The method arrests the development of blood vessels that are vital for tumours’ survival. Tumours cease to grow and may stop developing altogether...
June 26th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More

MRI combo spots prostate cancer treatment failure

Two imaging modalities used in combination — dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-MRI — can accurately spot residual or recurrent prostate cancer in patients treated with a fairly new treatment called high-intensity focused ultrasonic...
June 26th, 2008 | News, Treatment | Read More