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Practical Advice for Helping Cancer Patients Reduce Holiday Stress

There’s no question that the hype around the holidays can be challenging for cancer patients. With more than 20 million Americans living with cancer, patients and their caretakers may need some practical advice for reducing stress – and its impact – during the holidays. For most people, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. […]

Meeting the Challenge of Simultaneous Pregnancy and Leukaemia

For most women, pregnancy is a joyful time filled with the anticipation of baby’s arrival. But, a woman who is fighting cancer experiences unique challenges if she becomes pregnant during her treatment. The latest case report published in ecancermedicalscience describes the case of a woman who had the double burdens of chronic leukaemia and an […]

Devoloping a New Tool to Fight Cancer via Phototherapy

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered an important advance in the field of cancer imaging and phototherapy, using a single-agent system that may ultimately change the efficacy of cancer surgery and treatment around the world. Show More Summary

Using Immunotherapy to Boost Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates

A specialized type of immunotherapy — even when used without chemotherapy or radiation — can boost survival from pancreatic cancer by more than 75 percent, according to a new study in mice by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Human clinical trials are planned within the next year. Led by Drs. Sunil Hingorani and Phil […]

Overcoming the Anxiety Associated with Breast Cancer Screening

Recent American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines consider the anxiety created by false-positive mammography an “important but not critical outcome” when deciding who should be screened. A study published in the...Show More Summary

Novel Immunotherapy Strategies Suggested by White Blood Cells

One goal of immunotherapy is to rally a patient’s often over-burdened immune cells to effectively attack a tumor. Among foot soldiers on the immune front line is a subpopulation of white blood cells called “patrolling monocytes,” whose job is to cruise the bloodstream, cart off cellular debris, and block invasion of a less benign population […]

Researchers Discover a Potential New Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug Target

Acute myeloid leukemia is a relatively rare form of cancer that is in desperate need of new treatment options. The malignancy begins in the bone marrow, and from there can spread rapidly to the bloodstream, depriving the body of the essential blood cells that carry oxygen and fight infections. Rockefeller University researchers have revealed a […]

Vitamin D, Calcium Intake Won’t Reduce Colorectal Polyps

Vitamin D and calcium supplements fail to protect against developing colorectal cancer, according to a large, randomized study at 11 U.S. hospitals including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The study results, published in the New...Show More Summary

A New Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy

In a study published in the journal Science, an international collaboration of investigators from Dana-Farber, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the University of Strasbourg uncovered a mechanism that allows key...Show More Summary

Antioxidants Have Hidden Dangers for People at Risk of Melanoma

New research at Sahlgrenska Academy has found antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice, reinforcing past findings that antioxidants hasten the progression of lung cancer. According to Professor Martin Bergö, people...Show More Summary

Researchers Uncover a Potential New Treatment for Bladder Cancer

A mycobacterium that is more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer and does not cause infections was recently discovered by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers. This may lead to an improved treatment for patients with bladder cancer. Show More Summary

Saving Lives with Better Cancer Screening Kits

According to a Cancer Research UK study published in Biomed Research International, thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”. This is a simple way medical professionals could save many lives. The London study looked at how to increase the number of people […]

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