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  • Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

    Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how...
  • New agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment

    Prostate Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    An agent called PSMA-617 is capable of attaching specifically to prostate cancer cells. This agent can be labeled with various radioactive substances. When chemically bound to a weakly radioactive diagnostic radionuclide, it can detect prostate tumors and their metastases in PET scans. If labeled with a strongly radioactive therapeutic radionuclide, PSMA-617 can specifically destroy cancer cells. A first clinical application of this radiopharmaceutica has now delivered promising results.
  • Retraining my doctors

    Cancer Treatment
    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    One of the skills I have developed over my years of health ailments is to train my doctors. I can present as a unique patient with my many health issues. I have learned that I need to make sure they are taking all my issues into account without appearing as a paranoid patient. But its all about me when I am paying to see them.read more
  • Men’s Health Month: Top 3 Cancers Affecting Men

    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog
    Staff
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    June is Men’s Health Month, a month-long observation and awareness campaign of the issues related to health in men of every age, genetic disposition, and background. Given that men are much less likely to get regular medical checkups than women, it’s important for everyone to be involved with educating the men in their lives about the health issues that can affect them.In the interest of supporting awareness around men’s health, we’ve put together some information about the top three cancers that affect men the most.Prostate cancerListed as the most common cancer in men by the CDC,…
  • Similarities between embryos, breast tumors identified

    Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos, at least in mice, say researchers. Tumors that resemble six-day-old mouse embryos are more prone to metastasize than those that look like tissues from adult mice, researchers discovered. Specifically, they noticed that the same genes that are turned on in developing mice are also present in metastatic tumors.
 
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  • Similarities between embryos, breast tumors identified

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos, at least in mice, say researchers. Tumors that resemble six-day-old mouse embryos are more prone to metastasize than those that look like tissues from adult mice, researchers discovered. Specifically, they noticed that the same genes that are turned on in developing mice are also present in metastatic tumors.
  • Hantaviruses are highly dependent on cell membrane cholesterol to infect humans

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Hantaviruses use cholesterol in cell walls to gain access into cells and infect humans, according to laboratory research. Multiple genes involved in cholesterol sensing, regulation and production, including key components to a chemical pathway called SREBP (sterol response element binding protein), are critical to hantaviruses gaining entry, the researchers found.
  • Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study.
  • Colon cancer: Taking a step back to move forward

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    Recent studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages -- taking a step back to move forward.
  • Researchers define unique group of high-risk lymphoma patients

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:01 pm
    About 20 percent of follicular lymphoma patients consistently experience their disease coming back within two years of being treated with the latest therapies. New research confirms that patients in this group have very poor survival outcomes; 50 percent die in five years. People who relapse early may have a disease with distinctly different biology and should not be approached the same at diagnosis nor at the time of relapse in terms of therapies, scientists report.
 
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  • Tiny particles in blood useful for early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

    24 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    A protein encoded by the gene glypican-1 (GPC1) present on cancer exosomes may be used as part of a potential non-invasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early pancreatic cancer, potentially at a stage amenable to surgical treatment, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Keys to prevention: MD Anderson leaders share latest news in fight to end cancer

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center heads to Aspen this summer for its 17th annual Making Cancer History® seminar. The free event is slated for 1-3 p.m. on July 16 at Aspen Meadows Resort's Paepcke Auditorium, 1000 N. Third St.
  • Current blood cancer drug prices not justified, MD Anderson study finds

    23 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    The costs associated with cancer drug prices have risen dramatically over the past fifteen years, which is of concern to many top oncologists. In a new analysis, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center concluded the majority of existing treatments for hematologic, or blood, cancers are currently priced too high to be considered cost-effective in the United States. Their findings are published in the current issue of the journal Cancer.
  • Genomic discovery of skin cancer subtypes provides potential 'signpost' for drug targets

    18 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    Cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is now believed to be divided into four distinct genomic subtypes, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a finding that could prove valuable in the ever-increasing pursuit of personalized medicine.
  • Breast-Conserving Therapy for Early-stage Cancers has Increased Substantially, Though Access Remains an Issue

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    The first comprehensive national review of breast-conserving therapy (BCT) shows that over the last 13 years rates of this treatment modality for early-stage breast cancer have increased at a steady pace. However, the review also highlights important demographic factors that impact which patients have access to BCT. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found declines in disparities related to age, treatment facility type and geographic region, but also identified several socioeconomic factors - insurance, income and travel distance to treatment centers - as key…
 
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    Prostate Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study.
  • New agent developed for prostate cancer diagnosis, treatment

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:46 am
    An agent called PSMA-617 is capable of attaching specifically to prostate cancer cells. This agent can be labeled with various radioactive substances. When chemically bound to a weakly radioactive diagnostic radionuclide, it can detect prostate tumors and their metastases in PET scans. If labeled with a strongly radioactive therapeutic radionuclide, PSMA-617 can specifically destroy cancer cells. A first clinical application of this radiopharmaceutica has now delivered promising results.
  • First clear evidence of link between smoking, prostate cancer

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    Smoking is a known risk factor for the development of various forms of cancer. However, when it comes to the link between smoking and prostate cancer, the findings of previous studies have been contradictory. Now, for the first time, an international study has provided evidence of a clear link.
  • Study finds significant drop in new prostate cancer diagnoses

    18 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    New diagnoses of prostate cancer in the US declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) against routine PSA screening for men, a new study has discovered. In October 2011, the USPSTF issued a draft guideline discouraging the use of prostate-specific antigen (PSA)-based screenings for prostate cancer after concluding the harms outweigh potential benefits. Harmful side effects of treatment may include incontinence, erectile dysfunction and radiation cystitis.
  • Tests to gauge genetic risks for prostate cancer now are feasible

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Men with an elevated, genetically inherited risk for prostate cancer could be routinely identified with a simple blood or urine test, scientists have concluded, potentially paving the way to better or earlier diagnosis. The study included 7,783 men with prostate cancer and 38,595 without the disease.
 
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    Lung Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Blood test for lung cancer a step closer

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Two oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in men worldwide and the number one cancer killer in the United States.
  • Annual low-dose CT screening safe, reliable for identifying pre-cancers

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery. The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), to be a safe and effective screening tool to monitor those with nonsolid lung nodules, which in some cases are precursors to cancer. Lung nodules are small tissue masses in the lungs that can be benign or cancerous.
  • CT allows nonsurgical management of some lung nodules

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:22 am
    People who have nonsolid lung nodules can be safely monitored with annual low-dose computed tomography screening, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings could help spare patients from unnecessary surgery and additional imaging.
  • Millions of smokers may have undiagnosed lung disease

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated with lung imaging, walking and quality-of-life tests. Many of those people likely have the earliest stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an incurable progressive disease that is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Age-related inflammatory processes facilitate development of COPD

    17 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in order to intervene specifically. A recently published study is a contribution to understanding the underlying causes of COPD, especially in the elderly population.
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  • About Cats, Not Cancer

    Jacki
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    In a contest of dogs and cats, I have always picked dogs. I think it is because I grew up with miniature schnauzers, and my mom, who lives nearby, still has two of these little gray canines. Leo and Benny have quirks—one incessantly barks at all people, even family members, who enter the house, and […]
  • Because Cancer Never Sleeps

    Jacki
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:26 pm
    A few little tears filled my eyes when a photo of a luminary (see middle image) arrived via text yesterday from my friend Sharon, who was up all night at the Relay for Life event in Newberry, Florida. (Because cancer never sleeps.) I had no idea this luminary would help light the high school track last night. […]
  • Cancer Messed With My Mind

    Jacki
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Today, I sat in a chair with a microphone in hand in the front of a classroom filled with 100-plus first-year University of Florida medical students. Dr. Averbuch sat in the other chair, sort of facing me and sort of facing the students whose eyes focused on both of us. Dr. Lynch, my oncologist and […]
  • My Words Are In Mumbai

    Jacki
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    On November 12, 2014, I received this email: Hi. I am a journalist from Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. I have followed your blog for years. It wasn’t by chance that I saw it. Since my sister was first diagnosed and passed away three years after complications from breast cancer in 2000, I have been reading […]
  • You Must Read “Berlin Dancer,” Yo! (GIVEAWAY)

    Jacki
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    I could not get enough of the TV show “Breaking Bad.” I loved everything about it. (Well, not the reminder that meth and murder are real problems in real life.) I was captivated by the characters, the stories within stories, the edge-of-my-seat moments, the humor. Yo. I binge watched that show whenever I could, although […]
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    Colon Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Colon cancer: Taking a step back to move forward

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:05 am
    Recent studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages -- taking a step back to move forward.
  • Discovery could lead to personalized colon cancer treatment approach

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Researchers report their findings of just how a certain tumor-suppressing protein helps prevent colon cancer. With this discovery, researchers believe they’ve found a possible drug target for colon cancer patients who lack the tumor suppressor.
  • New colon cancer culprit found in gut microbiome

    24 Jun 2015 | 4:10 am
    Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research. The findings could eventually be used to identify a virulence signature in these cancers and help doctors predict how bacterial changes in patients' guts could affect their prognosis.
  • Discovery promises new treatments to thwart colon cancer

    19 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Scientists have discovered how an immune system protein, called AIM2 (Absent in Melanoma 2), plays a role in determining the aggressiveness of colon cancer. They found that AIM2 deficiency causes uncontrolled proliferation of intestinal cells. Surprisingly, they also discovered that AIM2 influences the microbiota -- the population of gut bacteria -- apparently fostering the proliferation of 'good' bacteria that can protect against colon cancer.
  • Single gene turns colorectal cancer cells back into normal tissue in mice

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:42 am
    Anti-cancer strategies generally involve killing off tumor cells. However, cancer cells may instead be coaxed to turn back into normal tissue simply by reactivating a single gene. Researchers found that restoring normal levels of a human colorectal cancer gene in mice stopped tumor growth and re-established normal intestinal function within only four days.
 
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    EurekAlert! - Cancer

  • Lauren Sciences awarded grant by Voices Against Brain Cancer to develop V-Smart Nanomedicine for GBM

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Lauren Sciences LLC) Lauren Sciences LLC, the private New York biotechnology company developing breakthrough V-Smart Nanomedicines for brain diseases, announced today the award of a grant by Voices Against Brain Cancer. VABC funding will support the development of a V-Smart for glioblastoma multiformeLauren Sciences awarded grant by Voices Against Brain Cancer to develop V-Smart Nanomedicine for GBM. The future success of V-Smart for GBM should provide an effective new treatment for GBM patients.
  • Chitosan coated, chemotherapy packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation announces new Physician-Scientist Training Awards

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation) To help increase the number of physician-scientists, the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has created the new Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award, which provides physicians who have earned an M.D. degree and completed clinical specialty fellowship training the opportunity to gain the research experience they need to become leaders in translational and clinical research. Damon Runyon announced that three scientists with novel approaches to fighting cancer have been named the 2015 recipients of the award.
  • Similarities between embryos and breast tumors identified

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos... at least in mice, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Atomic force microscope advance leads to new breast cancer research

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Purdue University) Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis.
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  • Another story that makes me mad

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:26 am
    I read this story on the UK's Daily Mail and it makes me mad. Basically what happened is a young mother who was pregnant with a third child was diagnosed with breast cancer, that had metastasized to her lungs,  shortly before she died before she died. Then her family was told she also had Ewing's Sarcoma at her post mortem.read more
  • My Three Names by Jackie Fox (All About My Name Poetry Series)

    Dispatch
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    Jackie Fox:A bit of a departure from this blog’s focus, but thought I’d share a poem I wrote recently.read more
  • Retraining my doctors

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    One of the skills I have developed over my years of health ailments is to train my doctors. I can present as a unique patient with my many health issues. I have learned that I need to make sure they are taking all my issues into account without appearing as a paranoid patient. But its all about me when I am paying to see them.read more
  • Just because we can doesn't mean we want to

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Genetic testing is all the rage now. I mean we have movie stars and news casters who are public with their cancer diagnosis and genetic test results. But not every one is not a fan of them.A recent study found that just because patients could have genetic testing, they didn't necessarily want it.read more
  • Can we please be done with this and move on?

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
    How much longer will we have to put up with time wasting, stupid arguments against the ACA? How many more Supreme Court Rulings do we need?I realize that not everyone likes the fact that we have national health care now. But I am sure there are a lot of other laws on the books that some people don't like. In fact, I am sure there are some people being stupid and making senseless arguments about them as well.read more
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  • Financial Aid for Families Touched by Cancer in Michigan

    Robyn
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 pm
    For nearly a decade, Angels of Hope has been providing financial assistance to families touched by cancer living in Michigan.  Angels of Hope realizes that cancer doesn’t impact just the patient, it impacts the entire family. That’s why they lend support to the entire family- regardless of which person in the family has cancer.    Financial Assistance There is nothing cookie cutter about the financial aid that Angels of Hope provides – grants are tailored to the specific needs of each family.The grants help families in a variety of areas, but often includes rent or mortgage,…
  • Financial Aid for Firefighters with Cancer

    Robyn
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Studies have shown that the risk of being diagnosed with cancer is higher among firefighters than the general population due to the toxins they are exposed to in the line of duty.  Specifically firefighters have an elevated risk for multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, prostate and testicular cancers.  Code 3 for a Cure Foundation provides financial aid and assistance to firefighters across the United States who are battling cancer and facing a financial hardship. Criteria for Financial Aid from Code 3 for a Cure Foundation: Applicants must have been a salaried, paid call, or…
  • Financial Aid for Cancer Patients in NJ & NYC

    Robyn
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Cancer, like any chronic illness, can cause financial stress and even bankruptcy.  To help relieve this financial burden, STOMP The Monster™ provides financial aid and support to cancer patients, their families, and caregivers living in New York City and New Jersey.  The can provide assistance with the following types of expenses:  rent (with a signed copy of a legal lease), utilities, cable, phone, auto expenses, insurance, medical/prescription, child care, food & gas gift cards, and more.  To learn more, contact STOMP The Monster directly via email at info@stompthemonster.org.
  • FREE College Admissions & Financial Aid Counseling for Teen Cancer Survivors

    Robyn
    18 May 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Ask anyone who has navigated the college admission and financial aid process and they will tell you that the entire process can be overwhelming under the best of circumstances.  Add-in a diagnosis of cancer (past or present) to the equation and the challenges now increase tenfold.  Students grades may have suffered as a result of missed school due to treatments.  A family’s ability to pay for college, much less college counseling and prep services, may be impacted as a result of the unexpected (and at times, massive) bills associated with treating the cancer.  Challenges such as…
  • Questions to Ask Your Radiation Oncologist

    Robyn
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Image credit: 123RF Stock Photo One of the most effective weapons in the war against cancer is radiation therapy as it delivers high-energy beams directly to a specific target.   The American Cancer Society estimates that 2 out of 3 cancer patients will receive some type of radiation treatment as part of or as their entire treatment regimen. Radiation therapy is can be given either with a curative intent (that is, with the hope that the treatment will cure a cancer, either by eliminating a tumor, preventing cancer recurrence, or both) OR it can be given with palliative intent (that is, to…
 
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  • Finding meaning in my life after my husband's death

    Cancerwise Blogger
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    By Lindi Senez Fighting cancer is truly a team effort. But what happens when the caregiver of the team is no longer the caregiver? What happens when your loved one passes away, and you have to find your new normal? This is what I've struggled to figure out since my husband, Dave, died one year ago on June 30, 2014. Saying goodbye to Dave and my role as his caregiverFor eight years, Dave fought hemangiopericytoma, a type of brain tumor, in the most relentless, selfless journey I've ever witnessed. I was his full-time caregiver while continuing to teach high school science, run our family's…
  • My journey from MD Anderson dietitian to caregiver

    Cancerwise Blogger
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    By Debra Ruzensky In 2013, my role at MD Anderson changed when my husband was diagnosed with stage three diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Now I wasn't just a registered dietitian. I was a caregiver, too.Seeing a new side of MD Anderson during lymphoma treatmentEvery three weeks, my husband was admitted at MD Anderson for five to six days. Each time, I moved into his hospital room with him. I worked here during the day and went up to his room in the evenings. I ate here, showered and dressed here, heated my meals in the family lounge and made my morning cup of coffee here. It was mentally…
  • An MD Anderson time capsule

    Cancerwise Blogger
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    By Gillian KruseThe room is kept cold and dim, but it's not for medicine or lab samples.Instead, this helps maintain the archives in the Historical Resources Center of the Research Medical Library.Rare texts share shelf space with boxes and files from our past presidents and early leaders."We had a man come from out of state to view one of the rare books," says Javier Garza, an archivist in the library. "We were the only library out of all the institutions he contacted that had this specific pathology book."Most items in the archives can't be found anywhere else. The archives tell our story…
  • Lenvatinib brings thyroid cancer patient hope

    Cancerwise Blogger
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    By Lori BakerHugh Lokey travels 497 miles each time he comes to MD Anderson for thyroid cancer treatment. Then it's 497 miles back home to Broken Arrow, Okla. He's been making the trip for five years, sometimes twice a month."It's been tremendously worth it," says Hugh, a 70-year-old Marine Corps veteran who's benefited from, and perhaps even survived because of, lenvatinib. This new thyroid cancer drug was tested here and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February.Like Hugh, the drug had a long journey, and each step was taken at MD Anderson.New hope after decades with…
  • Why I love working to end cancer

    Cancerwise Blogger
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    By Almas Hirani A year ago, I started working at MD Anderson, and every day has been an amazing journey. I've heard people say that they want to change the world. They want to do something outstanding to make this world better. Well, I get an opportunity to make a difference right here at MD Anderson. I work in the Sterile Processing Department where tools used for surgery are processed. This gives me an opportunity to show my attitude, my strength and my passion -- and make a difference in so many people's lives.The instruments processed in my department help save so many lives every…
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  • Veterans Department at The Mesothelioma Center Names New Director

    Tim Povtak
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Decorated U.S. Army Capt. Aaron Munz has joined The Mesothelioma Center and Asbestos.com as the new director of the advocacy group's Veterans Department. He was drawn by the opportunity to serve those with whom he once served so proudly. Munz, who received the Bronze Star Medal for Valor in 2004 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, has begun assisting military veterans diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases. He retired from active duty in 2006 after serving nine years in combat and strategic training, but he never lost the desire to work toward a common good. "My professional career has been…
  • Asbestos Victims Committee Rejects Garlock Bankruptcy Plan

    Tim Povtak
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:17 am
    The committee of asbestos personal injury claimants in the ongoing bankruptcy case of Garlock Sealing Technologies (GST) is urging asbestos victims to reject the company's second amended reorganization plan. The committee is comprised of 12 asbestos victims, represented by their attorneys, who were appointed by the bankruptcy court that will determine whether the plan to restructure the business can move forward. The plan under debate would include $489.5 million to settle past and future claims over the next 40 years. It would cap the asbestos liability for Garlock and fundamentally change…
  • Immunotherapy with Surgery Raises Hopes for Mesothelioma Patients

    Tim Povtak
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    An immunotherapy vaccine by itself won't stop malignant pleural mesothelioma, but its ability to enhance the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery could become the treatment breakthrough that doctors and patients have been seeking for years. The combination of immunotherapy and surgery, which proved especially effective in preclinical research at the University of Pennsylvania, should add to the multimodal treatment approach that includes chemotherapy and radiation for mesothelioma patients. "It is very promising," renowned thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma specialist Dr. Sunil Singhal, of…
  • Disparities Discovered Among Blacks, Whites with Mesothelioma

    Tim Povtak
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:52 am
    Black patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma typically live longer than white patients, despite being less likely to undergo aggressive surgery for the cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The reason for the disparity remains unclear. Mesothelioma patients who have surgery normally survive longer than those who do not. The study stems from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Database across America from 1973 to 2009, which included 13,734 confirmed cases of mesothelioma. They were reviewed recently by researchers in the department of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai…
  • Ochsner Launches Mesothelioma Patient Assistance Fund

    Tim Povtak
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    The renowned Ochsner Cancer Institute in New Orleans inaugurated its Mesothelioma Patient Assistance Fund — the first mesothelioma-specific fund at a major cancer center in the Southeast. The fund will provide much-needed financial relief for patients diagnosed with this asbestos-related disease. Patients coming to Ochsner for pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma treatment will be eligible for up to $1,500 in assistance to help cover expenses for them and their families. The funds may be used for travel, housing, meals, medication or various emergency needs related to care. Ochsner has carved…
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  • Men’s Health Month: Top 3 Cancers Affecting Men

    Staff
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    June is Men’s Health Month, a month-long observation and awareness campaign of the issues related to health in men of every age, genetic disposition, and background. Given that men are much less likely to get regular medical checkups than women, it’s important for everyone to be involved with educating the men in their lives about the health issues that can affect them.In the interest of supporting awareness around men’s health, we’ve put together some information about the top three cancers that affect men the most.Prostate cancerListed as the most common cancer in men by the CDC,…
  • Caregivers Need Care Too

    Cameron Von St. James
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Caregiving is a role I don’t always identify with, although I should because I have been one many times. From caring for my elderly parents dealing with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, a stroke and more, to my wife’s mesothelioma diagnosis just three months after the birth of our only child, I have been caregiving for the last ten years. While I easily consider myself both a husband and a father, I don’t always think of myself as a caregiver. Caregiving felt natural – I was just caring for family.The Role a Caregiver PlaysCaregivers: those who dedicate countless hours and emotional…
  • National Safety Month: 10 Tips for Summer

    Emily Walsh
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    June is National Safety Month, and MCA is looking to keep you and your family safe when at home, at work, and taking part in all the warm weather fun. From pool parties and garage sales to at-home DIY projects, there’s something to look forward to for just about everyone.Unfortunately, along with these highly anticipated activities and events often comes the need to exercise caution in order to avoid tragic accidents and hazardous materials.Did You Know? More than 1 in 5 drowning victims are children ages 14 and under. According to the School Safety Alert program, most garden hoses are made…
  • New Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise in Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma

    Staff
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Immunotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that uses a patient’s immune system to fight the disease. By manipulating the immune system as a whole or by utilizing components of the immune system, or cell proteins known as antibodies, doctors are able to target additional proteins that help cancer cells grow. The antibodies will bind to the targeted cancer cell proteins and will either stop the cancer cells from growing or will kill them.A newer immunotherapy drug for mesothelioma patients known as pembrolizumab, or Keytruda, is showing promise as a successful treatment option. Made by the…
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Winner: Nicholas Hibbeler

    David Haas
    7 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It is our honor and privilege to award the Fall 2015 Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship to Nicholas Hibbeler.Two years ago, Nicholas was diagnosed with testicular cancer. What stood out about his story was not just that he has managed – through painful surgery and complications – to beat back his cancer, but that he has turned his experience into a strong effort for awareness about the disease. By engaging with others to help him advocate for those at risk of developing testicular cancer, he has shown that he is not only a fighter, but a leader as well.None of Nicholas’…
 
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  • How to be Safe around Fireworks

    admin
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:54 pm
    It’s the 4th of July and you can expect to see fireworks. It’s a celebration, anyway, and it’s more enjoyable with friends and family members enjoying steaks, barbecue, burgers, and even salad! But before you feast your eyes on your 4th-of-July dinner, you must take extra precautions because fireworks pose dangers that can ruin your celebration. Here are some ways on how to be safe around fireworks:   Ask those who will hold fireworks like roman candles to make sure that it is not pointed to any person or property to avoid burns or fire. Do not be ashamed of giving ‘lectures’…
  • June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day

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    7 Jun 2015 | 2:59 pm
    National Cancer Survivors Day, according to the foundation with the same name, is being observed every first Sunday of June (which falls on June 7 this year 2015). Parades, inspirational programs, motivational speeches, art exhibits, and others will be held during the event. But more important, this day is a celebration “to honor cancer survivors, to bring attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship, and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and inspiring.”   In the website of the American Cancer Society, U.S. cancer survivor…
  • June is National Safety Month: What You Should Know

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    1 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
    June is National Safety Month… and do you even care? Most of us are aware of this observance; however, most of us also care less, thinking that it is the responsibility of the government – or the agency concerned – to create programs to eliminate or reduce risks at workplaces, communities and home. This is so wrong because as an ordinary individual, you can also do your part to support safety campaigns. These are what you should know:   You can help promote safety awareness. You may not realize it but social media can assist you in spreading the word about protection. Post and…
  • May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

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    28 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    It’s May and it’s Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The American Academy of Dermatology launches “Who’s Got Your Back” campaign this year to highlight the importance of applying sunscreen at the back, it being the most common location for Melanoma. But what makes this observance significant?   Melanoma News Today writes that, “Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, in which cells within skin moles become malignant (usually due to ultraviolet radiation from sunshine or tanning beds), with the potential to quickly spread to other parts of the body if…
  • May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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    28 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    With May being the National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, it is but right that you begin thinking of ways (in case you haven’t started yet) to become physically active. According to Shellie Pfohl, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition executive director, “National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is the ideal time for every American to take steps to improve our health by engaging in a healthier and more active lifestyle.” Below are some tips to guide you: Take a break from your usual routine. If you are used to watching TV all day during weekends, why not reduce…
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  • New clinical trial harnesses CAR-T immunotherapy to fight brain cancers

    City of Hope
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Already pioneers in the use of immunotherapy, City of Hope researchers are now testing the bold approach to cancer treatment against one of medicine’s biggest challenges: brain cancer. This month, they will launch a clinical trial using patients’ own modified T cells to fight advanced brain tumors. A new clinical trial at City of Hope uses CAR-T cell immunotherapy to treat brain cancers. One of but a few centers in the United States offering human studies in chimeric antigen receptor or CAR-T cell therapy, City of Hope is the only center investigating CAR-T cells in injection form,…
  • Brain cancer: New advances in research, treatment, technology (w/PODCAST)

    City of Hope
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Behnam Badie is the director of the Brain Tumor Program and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at City of Hope. Brain cancer may be one of the most-frightening diagnoses people can receive, striking at the very center of who we are as individuals. Further, it often develops over time, causing no symptoms until it’s already advanced. Listen to City of Hope Radio as Behnam Badie, M.D., director of the Brain Tumor Program and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at City of Hope, discusses how City of Hope’s nationally recognized experts in neurosurgery and neuro-oncology not…
  • Community members come together to advise City of Hope

    Ellen Alperstein
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. It takes a village. No man is an island. Patricia Duff Tucker, left, and Viki Goto are co-chairs of City of Hope’s new Community Benefit Advisory Council. With their help, and that of the other council members, City of Hope is determined to improve the health of its community. Choose your aphorism: It’s a simple truth that collaboration usually is better than isolation. That’s especially true when you’re trying to introduce healthful habits and deliver health care to people at risk of disease and with little access to care. City of…
  • Maryland governor’s diagnosis puts focus on non-Hodgkin lymphoma therapy

    Robin Heffler
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Maryland’s governor’s diagnosis with non-Hodgkin lymphoma highlights current, and future, treatment advances against the disease. When Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced earlier this week that he has the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he was giving voice to the experience of more than 71,000 Americans each year. The announcement came with Hogan’s promise to stay in office while undergoing aggressive treatment for the disease. That promise highlights the advances made against non-Hodgkin lymphoma, as well as the need for additional therapeutic options. In…
  • The facts about spinal tumors (w/PODCAST)

    City of Hope
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Surgeon Mike Chen discusses spinal tumors, their diagnosis and how City of Hope is leading the way in less-invasive spine tumor surgery. The spine can be affected by many different kinds of tumors. Malignant, or cancerous, tumors can arise within the spine itself. Secondary spinal tumors, which are actually much more common, begin as cancers in another part of the body, such as the breast and prostate, and then spread, or metastasize, to the spine. Because the spinal cord is enclosed within the rigid, bony spinal column, any abnormal growth can cause problems by compressing the spinal cord…
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  • Ask the Warrior Dentist: Is There an Alternative to Gum Surgery?

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    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ask the Warrior Dentist: Is There an Alternative to Gum Surgery? Submitted by: Dr. Susan Wells Gum surgery is often recommended by a dentist and required in situations where the patient experiences serious infection of the gums. The process to remedy gum disease is critically important, because gum disease is a significant risk to dental health. When the gums are not healthy it threatens to undermine the health of the teeth. Gum disease can also spread back away from the teeth into the jaw and other areas that are in the vicinity of the gums, and if that happens it...
  • Well-Being Choices Help Boost Energy

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    28 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Well-Being Choices Help Boost Energy Submitted by: Michelle Stewart There is always something somewhere in print, online, radio or television about the most recent diet. You'll see it more often the first of the year and in the Spring as folks focus on getting fit when the layers of clothes come off as the temperature rises. You know my mantra "there is not one food that is all good or all bad for you." I advocate for you to choose a healthy lifestyle which includes eating a variety of foods, plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole-grains, lentils and legumes, stay...
  • OFT Inc Is Recalling Pork Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

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    27 Jun 2015 | 8:31 am
    by Joseph The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that OFT, Inc, a Henderson, Nevada, establishment, operating as Whakyung Foods, Inc., is recalling approximately 67,232 pounds of commercial-use beef leg bone extract and beef concentrate products produced in New Zealand and Australia that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection. The concentrated extract items were produced and imported from July 29, 2014 through June 2, 2015. The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk. The agency says that without the benefit of a full…
  • 4 Powerful Secrets To Help You Naturally Expose Your Abdominals

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    27 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    4 Powerful Secrets To Help You Naturally Expose Your Abdominals Submitted by: Jason Camacho We, as Americans, tend to focus on our appearance more than anything else, particularly our weight. Those of us that have extra tummy fat know exactly what I mean, and will do anything to get rid of unwanted fat the natural, healthy way. So, I have developed some key tips that will provide you with the exact information you need to fight that belly fat. If you truly desire to flatten your stomach out and be rid of that extra weight, you'll listen carefully and begin...
  • Crucial 3 Points to Help You With Multivitamin Comparison

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    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Crucial 3 Points to Help You With Multivitamin Comparison Submitted by: Cynthia Wang Not doing a thorough multivitamin comparison is like cheating, why compromise on your own well-being and the health of your loved ones, instead choose only the best brand that your money can buy. Over the last decade, I have carefully done my own comparison multivitamin brands and find that these 3 points are the most crucial in helping you to determine the best product for you and your family. Regardless of age and sex, you will benefit from these information. 1. Integrity Of You Multi-Vitamins Is the...
 
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