I just had my three-month check-up after surgery for prostate cancer and the news so far is good: My PSA (a measurement of the antigen produced by the prostate, which shouldn’t be there once the gland is gone — unless cancer cells are elsewhere causing trouble) came in at
Brandon Schott and friends will perform at tomorrow's Turning Toward the Sun event / Photo by Suzan Jones When LAist interviewed Brandon Schott last year, he related the story of his battle with cancer and the charity efforts that arose from his struggle. Show More Summary
What fantastic news! Ethan Zohn of Survivor fame has been battling a rare form of Hodgkin's disease but was just informed that the cancer is now in remission! Now he'll be able to go on to the next step which is a stem cell transplant. He's been so positive throughout his entire ordeal and we're sure [...]
Lt. Col. Jim Gentry was exposed to the carcinogen hexavalanet chromium while stationed as an Indiana National Guardsman at the Qarmat Ali water plant in Iraq. Now, he has died of lung cancer at age 52. As we’ve written before, contractor KBR was in charge of the facility and failed to address the extensive contamination [...]
OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIP) and Genentech, Inc., a wholly owned member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG)(OTCQX: RHHBY), announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC)...Show More Summary
Two stories came out this week that show great promise for the fight against breast cancer by ridding the body of breast cancer stem cells. These stem cells have been resistant to chemotherapy treatments and remained in the breast even after the cancer went into remission. Show More Summary
Originally posted in HCPLive.com by Colleen O’Leary, RN, MSN, AOCNS I have always been very intrigued by the various forms of radiation therapy and used to relish the day that I would take my basic oncology class to the radiation oncology department for a tour. I learned something every time. But now, with the advent of new [...]Show More Summary
I've seen a lot of awful news coverage on breast cancer screening in the past month or so, but the award (so far) for the worst, most useless, misinformation goes to the CBS Early Show. See why. http://www.healthnewsreview.org/blog/2009/12/cbs-early-shows-confusing-breast-screening-info.html...
Based on projected figures, more than a million women will find their way to the bankruptcy courts this year -- more women than will graduate from college, receive a diagnosis of cancer, or file for divorce. The numbers are staggeri...
Photo: Von Holden/GettyBeastie Boys’ Adam Yauch says that he’s “doing all right” after his battle with salivary gland cancer in a new interview on Gothamist, with the man we call MCA also giving an update on the status of the Beasties’ album The Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 1. “We’re just figuring that out right now. [...]
Larry Sultan is dead. The photographer behind Pictures from Home passed away from cancer on Sunday at the age of 63. The SF Chron, NY Times, and LA Times have similar obits. In 1990, Catherine Liu (yes, that Catherine Liu) talked to Sultan for BOMB about his home movies project; in the interview, Sultan says: [...] Related posts:In the Art RagsIn the Art RagsIn the Art Rags
Scientists at the International Cancer Genome Consortium assert that they have genetically decoded lung and skin cancer. This will allow the development of drugs that specifically attack cancer at the genetic level because it will be possible to determine precisely which mutations cause certain cancers: The scientists found the DNA code for a skin cancer [...]
In an effort to build the groundwork for future research on health promotion among colorectal cancer patients, investigators at New Jersey's only NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center have launched a study examining diet and physical activity patterns in those patients who have recently finished treatment. The goal is to promote positive health behavior changes in this population.
A cancer charity has called on Boots to stop selling a breast-checker gadget that the maker's claim can find abnormal lumps. The Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign said the new device could cause women 'needless anxiety.'
Research teams led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute announce the first comprehensive analyses of cancer genomes. All cancers are caused by mutations in the DNA of cancer cells which are acquired during a person's lifetime. TheShow More Summary
For the second time in as many days, a gorilla undergoing treatment for cancer was euthanized after zoo veterinarians said her health had dramatically deteriorated.Katie, a 36-year-old female gorilla, was euthanized shortly before noon Wednesday by veterinarians at the zoo's Hanes Veterinary Medical center. Show More Summary
As the L.A. Times reports, wo new studies, from researchers at the University of California-San Francisco and the National Cancer Institute, suggest that hospitals may want to cut down on the volume of CT scans. ...
Research teams led by UK scientists have sequenced the entire genome of two deadly cancers, malignant melanoma and lung cancer, revealing for the first time almost all of the tens of thousands of mutations in the DNA of cancer cells that occur during a person's lifetime. Show More Summary
The move towards personalised medicine has catapulted forward after UK scientists identified all mutations in skin and lung cancer and produced the first complete cancer genomes.The researchers, from the Wellcome Trust’s Sanger Institute...Show More Summary
One person dies from melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, almost every hour. Yet melanoma is often successfully treated, if caught early. That's why thousands of dermatologists across the country offer free skin cancer screenings...Show More Summary