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Immune-targeting drug combo shows promise for lung cancer patients

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States resulting in more than 158,000 deaths each year. Investigators initiated a multicenter phase 1b clinical trial to determine the safety and efficacy of a new drug combination for non-small cell lung cancer that stimulates a patient's immune system to target and kill cancer cells.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Using New Mobile Imaging Technique for Patient, Family, and Staff Therapeutic Self-Expression

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the EDI Institute are partnering to provide a new mobile imaging technique for cancer patients, family members, and staff to express their feelings around the illness. Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) is used on a smartphone or tablet to provide a creative outlet for people to express complex feelings and emotions that words alone cannot.

Microsoft keeps swallowing its pride by supporting its once-bitter rivals in its cloud (MSFT)

Not long ago, it seemed impossible that Microsoft would ever do anything with technologies like the rival operating system Linux, which ex-CEO Steve Ballmer once likened to a "cancer." And yet, under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella,...Show More Summary

'If you live long enough, you’ll get cancer' — but elephants may hold the cure

Online survey company Qualtrics, the billion-dollar startup out of Provo, Utah, was founded thanks to cancer. Dr. Scott Smith, a well-known a professor of marketing at BYU's school of business, was diagnosed with throat cancer and given...Show More Summary

R.I.P. Andrzej ?u?awski Passes Away at 75

Acclaimed Polish director Andrzej ?u?awski has passed away at age 75 after a long battle with cancer, according to his son, who wrote about the director’s illness on Facebook. ?u?awski is perhaps best known to the horror community for his 1981 film Possession, which starred Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani. ?u?awski didn’t write or direct […]

The Latest Cancer Research and Related Features at the Cancer News Source

See the latest cancer research and get pertinent informative features on the fight against cancer at Newswise's Cancer News Source.

Immune-targeting drug combo shows promise for lung cancer patients, says Moffitt

TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2016) - Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States resulting in more than 158,000 deaths each year. With a 5-year survival rate at only 18 percent, the development of new and improved treatment options is needed. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers are leading the way in the creation of novel therapies. read more

Read This: The Cancer Survivor’s Garden Companion

I am not a cancer survivor, nor do I (as far as I know, and with a superstitious knock on wood) have cancer. Therefore, I’m not the target audience for my friend and fellow Austinite Jenny Peterson‘s latest book, The Cancer Survivor’s...Show More Summary

Use of breast conservation surgery for cancer decreases; high-rate of reoperation

In a study published online by JAMA Surgery, Art Sedrakyan, M.D., Ph.D., of Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, and colleagues examined the use of breast conservation surgery (BCS) in New York State and determined rates of reoperation, procedure choice, and the effect of surgeon experience on the odds of a reoperation 90 days after BCS. Show More Summary

AAAS stories hype immunotherapy, cancer saliva test

“Excitement” “Unprecedented” “Revolutionary” “Spectacular” “Dramatic” “Amazing” “Very large tumors simply melt away” All of these words were used in news stories to describe immunotherapy research results presented at the big annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC. Show More Summary

How Bananas Could Help Find a Cure For Skin Cancer

While we've long used bananas as part of our beauty routine (they make a great hair mask and even repel mosquitoes), it looks like the fruit has more benefits than we realized. According to Agence France-Presse, scientists are usingShow More Summary

Black Market Medicine and Animal Drugs: What It's Like to Be Sick in Venezuela

VALENCIA, Venezuela -- I had a bad feeling the day my dad told me he had two hugely swollen inguinal nodes and a persistent fever. That your father could have cancer is always scary; in Venezuela, it's pretty much a death sentence. Everything except weapons and illegal drugs is scarce in my country of origin. Show More Summary

Pancreatitis to Pancreatic Cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Pancreatitis or inflammation of the pancreas is often a precursor to pancreatic cancer.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, we hear how researchers are hoping to keep that from happening. To listen, click the link below. Pancreatitis to Pancreatic Cancer

The U.S. government is finally investigating artificial turf’s possible cancer link

After a long period of frustration and hand-wringing, the U.S. government is finally responding to the public’s concerns about dangerous chemicals found in artificial turf making their way into people’s bodies - especially children - and possibly being correlated to cancer rates. Show More Summary

The Animals That Can Smell Cancer

Researchers are training dogs and rats to sniff out diseases—including cases that traditional medical techniques may not be able to detect.

When Cancer is Cured

This encouraging report cited by Althouse makes me think that the cure for cancer, given the disease's complexity, may not arrive with one big headline but via an incremental series of headlines that eventually produce the happy day where, when someone announces that cancer has been cured, people will respond, "Yeah. We knew that."

Briefly: Fallout 4 DLC, Wi-Fi Cancer, Popcorn Tofu

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Fallout’s new DLC explained, scientists respond to latest mobile phone cancer scare, the best workout when you only have 10 minutes. More »      

Engineered immune cells yield "unprecedented" results in early cancer trials

Removing immune cells, training them to attack cancer and then reintroducing them into the body has emerged as a promising approach to overcoming the deadly disease. And researchers are now reporting a significant advance in this area,...Show More Summary

Tinder user faces rap for bilking women in 'cancer' scam

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A twisted Tinder user relied on the popular dating app to steal thousands of dollars from women.

The First Mr. Safety

National Cancer Prevention Day February, 4 2016 Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C, Megan Witt Photo When my kids were small, my nickname, most appropriately, was "Mr. Safety." I was what you would call a cautious parent! When I launched Less Cancer many years later, we would hear the nickname more and more. Show More Summary

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