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  • Leeds Scientist to test new MRI method to predict who will benefit from chemotherapy

    Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    Leading scientists and clinicians from Leeds have been awarded a grant worth around £200,000 by medical research charity Breast Cancer Campaign to test a new method using magnetic resonance...
  • New breast exam nearly quadruples detection of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue

    Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging technique nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study.
  • Researchers find new way to combat resistant cancers

    Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a new platform that can rapidly identify effective drug combinations for lung cancer patients whose tumors have stopped...
  • New breast exam nearly quadruples detection of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue

    Breast Cancer News -- ScienceDaily
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging technique nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study.
  • MD Anderson receives top Chinese science and technology award

    MD Anderson Cancer Center - News Releases
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was presented the People's Republic of China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award at a ceremony held Jan. 9 at Beijing's Great Hall of the People
 
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  • New breast exam nearly quadruples detection of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:16 am
    Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) is a supplemental imaging technology designed to find tumors that would otherwise be obscured by surrounding dense breast tissue on a mammogram. The new breast imaging technique nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study.
  • Pictured together for the first time: A chemokine and its receptor

    22 Jan 2015 | 12:48 pm
    The first crystal structure of the cellular receptor CXCR4 bound to an immune signaling protein called a chemokine has been reported by researchers. The structure answers longstanding questions about a molecular interaction that plays an important role in human development, immune responses, cancer metastasis and HIV infections.
  • Breast cancer prevention drug benefit varies among at-risk women, study finds

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:16 am
    The findings of study may help women and their doctors make decisions about who may get the most benefit out of a breast cancer prevention drug.
  • Using viruses to find the cellular Achilles heel

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    Back-to-back studies have exposed new battle tactics employed by two deadly viruses: hepatitis C and the Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. Protein interaction maps -- interactomes -- of where the viruses come into contact with the host during the course of infection uncovered a common set of cellular proteins that are attacked by various infections and may serve as viable new targets for anti-viral treatments.
  • Promising drug candidate protects against radiation exposure from nuclear fallout

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:31 am
    A drug candidate called DBIBB that increases the survival of mice suffering from radiation syndrome, even when treatment started three days after radiation exposure, has been identified by scientists. The findings suggest that DBIBB shows promise for becoming the first drug capable of treating acute radiation syndrome caused by the high levels of radiation released by nuclear explosions.
 
 
 
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    Lung Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • Angel or devil? Not all neutrophils are created equal when it comes to cancer

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    The most common form of white blood cells, called neutrophils, contain many different subtypes, of which some fight the development of cancer and others promote its progression, researchers have found. This research could help pave the way to new therapies that fight cancer by increasing anti-tumor neutrophils while limiting pro-tumor neutrophils.
  • What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive? New study sheds light

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    New research helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease. The researchers found a gene known to be involved in nearly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers promotes cancer growth and spread. The gene, ATDC, plays a key role in how a tumor progresses from a preinvasive state to an invasive cancer to metastatic cancer.
  • Novel approach to visualize, measure protein complexes in tumors

    15 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Cancer diagnosis and treatment decisions are often hampered by a lack of knowledge of the biological processes occurring within the tumor. Now researchers have developed a new approach to analyze these processes with a technique called proximity ligation assays (PLA). PLA allows specific protein complexes to be visualized and measured in cancer specimens. This may aid in patient treatment decisions in the future.
  • Mutations linked to repair of chromosome ends may make emphysema more likely in smokers

    14 Jan 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Mutations in a gene that helps repair damaged chromosome ends may make smokers — especially female smokers — more susceptible to emphysema, according to results of a new study. The mutations are one of a few genetic factors directly linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema, since the 1960s, researchers say.
  • Tumor micro-environment is a rough neighborhood for nanoparticle cancer drugs

    13 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Nanoparticle drugs -- tiny containers packed with medicine and with the potential to be shipped straight to tumors -- were thought to be a possible silver bullet against cancer. However new cancer drugs based on nanoparticles have not improved overall survival rates for cancer patients very much. Scientists now think that failure may have less to do with the drugs and tumors than it does the tumor's immediate surroundings.
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    Colon Cancer News -- ScienceDaily

  • New animal models faithfully reproduce human tumors

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
    New animal models that reproduce faithfully the evolution and malignancy of different human tumors have been developed by researchers. This facilitates parallel tumor progression in patients suffering from the disease in an animal laboratory mice in this case; and predict possible relapses and anticipate what will be most effective treatments.
  • What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive? New study sheds light

    15 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    New research helps explain why pancreatic cancer is so lethal, with fewer than a third of patients surviving even early stage disease. The researchers found a gene known to be involved in nearly 90 percent of pancreatic cancers promotes cancer growth and spread. The gene, ATDC, plays a key role in how a tumor progresses from a preinvasive state to an invasive cancer to metastatic cancer.
  • Patients with advanced colon cancer having less surgery, better survival

    14 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    The annual rate of primary tumor removal for advanced stage IV colorectal cancer has decreased since 1988 and the trend toward nonsurgical management of the disease noted in 2001 coincides with the availability of newer chemotherapy and biologic treatments, according to a report.
  • High vitamin D levels increase survival of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    Clinical trial patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had high levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream prior to treatment with chemotherapy and targeted drugs, survived longer, on average, than patients with lower levels of the vitamin, researchers report.
  • New gene mutations linked to colorectal cancer found in African American patients

    12 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    New gene mutations unique to colon cancers in African Americans have been discovered by scientists. This is the population with the highest incidence and death rates of any group for this disease.
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    EurekAlert! - Cancer

  • Loss of loved ones drives a family's determination to eradicate cancer

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Hawaii Cancer Center) A Hawaii family's $50,000 gift funds pancreatic cancer research in Hawaii. The donation is in memory of family members lost to cancer. It will fund a study at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center to detect pancreatic cancer earlier. The research supported by the donation includes validating early promising results in detecting pancreatic cancer from a panel of five metabolites found in the blood plasma.
  • Researchers identify efficient methylating enzyme for cancer development

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Boston University Medical Center) A recent study may help begin to explain how cancer develops though the abnormal turning on and off of genes. Researchers have discovered that the increase of methyl tags in cancer cells is due to highly efficient DNA methyl transferase 1 (DNMT1) enzymes found in these cells. The findings appear in the Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics.
  • MD Anderson and Bayer collaborate to create symptom assessment questionnaires in clinical trials

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) When cancer patients take part in a clinical trial to develop new therapies, they and their physicians want to know how they will feel and function during treatment. A new collaboration between Bayer and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will go straight to the patients to learn how certain investigational new drugs affect them. The project will involve the use of questionnaires to assess how a drug may impact a patient's disease-related symptoms.
  • Enzymes believed to promote cancer actually suppress tumors

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (University of California - San Diego) Upending decades-old dogma, a team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say enzymes long categorized as promoting cancer are, in fact, tumor suppressors and that current clinical efforts to develop inhibitor-based drugs should instead focus on restoring the enzymes' activities.
  • Incidence of colorectal cancer increasing in young adults

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) The incidence of colorectal cancer among young adults ages 20-39 years has increased during the past 20-30 years, despite declining rates of CRC for the US population overall. This surprising new finding, an analysis of how CRC incidence varies based on race and gender, and differences in tumor location, for young adults compared to the general population are presented in the Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
 
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  • Planning and travels

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    As my health deteriorates and we age, our planning for travel has changed. In the past, we would look for many adventures to do on our travels. The more remote the better because we could always tramp off in the woods for hours at the time.read more
  • Learning to live like a healhty person

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    Here is a goal for me for the year: Learn to live like a healthy person. It doesn't sound that complicated but it is.Here's a brief recap of me in case you forgot any ailments:read more
  • My insides and retraining my brain

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Do you ever give much thought to your insides? I mean your gut basically. My insides have been feeling out of whack for the past few weeks. I have been blaming my new rheumatoid medication which can have the lovely side effect of nausea.read more
  • My insides and retraining my brai

    Carolines Breast Cancer Blog
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    Do you ever give much thought to your insides? I mean your gut basically. My insides have been feeling out of whack for the past few weeks. I have been blaming my new rheumatoid medication which can have the lovely side effect of nausea.read more
  • The American Institute for Cancer Research Announces Newest Grantees

    Ross Bonander
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:02 am
    The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has awarded nearly $3 million in scientific research grants to 17 innovative studies, each of them designed to better understand the relationship of diet, nutrients, and physical activity to cancer. These studies mark AICR's latest grant cycle awards. Research into each study is scheduled to start this year. read more
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  • Lazarex Cancer Foundation Helps Patients Navigate Clinical Trials

    Robyn
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Clinical trials are scientific studies in which new treatments – drugs, diagnostic procedures, and other therapies – are tested in patients to determine if they are both safe and effective.  According to the National Cancer Institute, the benefits of participating in a clinical trial include: Trial participants have access to promising new interventions that are generally not available outside
  • FREE Home-Delivered Meals for Breast Cancer Fighters

    Robyn
    7 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
      To help ease the stress of daily living, EISAI Women’s Oncology Program has joined forces with CancerCare, Cancer Support Community and Meals On Wheels to deliver FREE meals to breast cancer patients living in selected areas.   This program- Magnolia Meals At Home- is currently available in and around Woodcliff Lake, NJ, Andover, MA and Raleigh-Durham, NC as well as certain
  • Celebration Cakes for Children with Cancer

    Robyn
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:46 pm
      Birthdays are usually a time for celebration.  But when your child is battling cancer or any critical illness, celebrating may the last thing you feel like doing.  To bring joy to families during this stressful time, Icing Smiles bakes custom-designed celebration cakes for sick children and their siblings.  These spectacular cakes are provided at no cost to families.   Here’s
  • Wishes for 2015

    Robyn
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:08 pm
      In light of the upcoming New Year, I received an email entitled “Gratitude” (which is posted below) about the amazing rescue of a humpback whale.  Although this story has absolutely nothing to do with cancer, I thought it was a beautiful reminder of how any of us- human being or whale- can beat the odds… and
  • 10 Tips for Traveling During Chemo

    Robyn
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
      Many cancer patients travel or take a vacation while undergoing chemotherapy, especially during their “off” weeks.  But is it safe?  Where are the best places for cancer patients to travel?  What, if any, precautions should cancer patients take when traveling?  The key to safe traveling during chemo is to think ahead and prepare for any special
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  • How young adult cancer patients can find social support

    Social Work Bloggers
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Wendy Griffith, Social work counselor Appointments. Side-effects. Medications. Side-effects from medications. More sickness. Lengthy tests. Hospitalizations. It can be a lot at any age, but for young adults (generally those ages of 18 to 39), it can be especially so at a time when it feels like life is just really getting started. How are you supposed to manage all of that, much less cope with it?  The answer is different for every person. But if there is one thing that can help young adults cope with cancer, it's social support. In fact, that's true for cancer patients of all…
  • Looking back on a life-changing year

    Cancerwise Blogger
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    As 2013 drew to a close, everything was normal for then 32-year-old Jamie Bernard. She was a healthy, active mom, running 5Ks and reveling in a 45-pound weight loss. The MD Anderson employee never thought that a few months later she'd be diagnosed with stage IIA ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive form of breast cancer.When Jamie went for her annual well woman exam in January 2013, her doctor asked if she'd been checking for changes in her breasts."I lied and said yes," she admits. But the guilt of being untruthful led her to start looking for changes that November. And on…
  • Opening up about my breast cancer journey

    Cancerwise Blogger
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Gail MorseAfter I received my breast cancer diagnosis, I chose to keep it to myself and not tell a lot of people. This wasn't my original plan, but after sharing this news with some people that I wasn't close to, I decided this was for the best. Their comments were like condolences, as if I were dying tomorrow. It was too much to bear at the time, and I shut down completely after that. I chose not to tell others that I had breast cancer. I even decided not to tell some family members. I didn't want to deal with the after effect. I didn't want to hear feelings from other people about my…
  • A large cell cervical cancer patient's first visit to MD Anderson

    Cancerwise Blogger
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    By Stephanie MadsenMy trip to MD Anderson for large cell cervical cancer treatment was so incredible that I wished I could have stayed longer.The place is spectacular. As weird as it may sound, MD Anderson felt like an amusement park or a resort. I've been to three other places for large cell cervical cancer treatment in the last three years, and I haven't been anywhere like it.Finding hope and life at MD AndersonYou might think of MD Anderson as a place where people are dying, but I saw it as a place where people are living. As I walked through the doors for the first time, I immediately…
  • After squamous cell carcinoma, appreciating the little things

    Kellie Bramlet
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    For Phil Gonzalez, the toughest part of his head and neck cancer treatment was losing the ability to taste. After doctors found the squamous cell carcinoma in the left side of his jaw, Phil had to undergo a 10-hour surgery. MD Anderson doctors removed his tumor, along with a portion of his jaw bone, and then rebuilt it using a bone from his ankle, along with  titanium plates, a 3D printer and a virtual replica created from MRI and CT images. During his cancer treatment, Phil spent less than a month on a feeding tube, two months on an all-liquid diet and weeks in physical therapy. But to…
 
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    Mesothelioma News Center | Latest in Asbestos & Mesothelioma News

  • James Hardie Proposes Compensating Asbestos Victims in Installments

    Lorraine Kember
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Asbestos victims who filed claims against James Hardie Industries, an Australian building materials company, may never live to see their legal compensation if a court approves the manufacturer's plan to pay claimants in installments, and not the traditional lump-sum payments. The reason for the installment plan: Hardie's Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund is headed toward a $184 million cash shortfall in 2017 because of a spike in mesothelioma claims. If the Supreme Court of New South Wales (NSW) grants approval, the installment plan will take effect July 1. Advocates for those affected by…
  • Acetic Acid in Vinegar Kills Mesothelioma Cells

    Joey Rosenberg
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    For more than 2,000 years, people have used vinegar to preserve and flavor food, disinfect wounds and treat a wide range of ailments, from stomach aches to diabetes. Yet modern scientists remain skeptical of these storied medicinal benefits, often dismissing vinegar-based treatments as folk remedies with questionable proof behind them. However, a recent study published in the December 2014 issue of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology suggests this perception soon may change — especially when it comes to mesothelioma treatment. "Acetic acid is a powerful anticancer agent," wrote…
  • Italian Researchers Predict Impending Global Mesothelioma Crisis

    Tim Povtak
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Two prominent Italian researchers predict a future international mesothelioma crisis if the widespread use of toxic asbestos continues unabated. They paint a dire picture for hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting victims. Claudio Bianchi and Tommaso Bianchi, from the Center for Study of Environmental Cancer at the Hospital of Monfalcone in Italy, believe the incidence of the asbestos-related cancer will climb rapidly, despite many health organizations' efforts to curb or ban the use of asbestos. The Indian Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine recently published their findings…
  • New Stem Cell Trial Fuels Hopes for Mesothelioma Treatment

    Tim Povtak
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Early results from an international clinical trial involving the targeted killing of mesothelioma stem cells are better than anticipated, fueling considerable hope for the future of treatment. The phase II trial of the drug defactinib (VS-6063) currently includes 180 patients enrolled at 55 sites in 13 countries. Verastem, Inc., a relatively small biopharmaceutical company based in the Boston area, markets the drug. The drug also is being tested - with equally encouraging results - for ovarian and non-small-cell lung cancers. "We're onto something really important here," Verastem president…
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Doctor Touts Pleurectomy/ Decortication Treatment

    Tim Povtak
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:45 am
    Renowned thoracic surgeon Raja Flores, M.D., isn't ready to abandon the aggressive and once-preferred extrapleural pneumonectomy procedure for patients with mesothelioma, but now he is convinced there is a better surgical option. Flores, chairman of the department of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, is part of a growing number of mesothelioma specialists around the world who believe the more precise, lung-sparing pleurectomy/decortication is a better choice for most patients. Flores joined Emanuela Taioli, M.D., Ph.D., of Hofstra University School of Medicine; and Andrea…
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    Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

  • Why, When, and How to Talk to Your Children About Cancer

    Cameron Von St. James
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Talking about cancer is never easy, but talking about cancer with your children may be one of the most difficult conversations to think about having. It’s one of those things no parent plans on having to deal with.Following a cancer diagnosis, parents are most concerned about how their illness and treatment side effects will affect their children, both day-to-day and in the long-term. What’s the best way to approach such a sensitive, emotional subject?First, you must remember that there are no hard and fast rules about what’s right or wrong. Every family will find their own way to…
  • Relief for Chemotherapy-induced Pain in Cancer Patients in Development

    Staff
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Many chemotherapy regimens can damage nerves that serve most of the body, called peripheral nerves. This damage, technically called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotherapy (CIPN), causes pain in about 60% of chemotherapy- treated patients.1 While it often begins after the later cycles, it can linger for years.Current pharmaceutical medications provide marginal relief or have risk for unacceptable side effects. New treatment ideas are needed.Adenosine, a structural component of your DNA, acts as a signaling molecule of injury or stress. Study contributor Dr. Janes2 says that “it plays…
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship Winner: Olivia Current

    David Haas
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We are pleased and proud to award the first Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship to Olivia Current.Olivia is a four-year cancer survivor. In 2011, at the age of 16, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and her subsequent treatment required not only rounds of intense chemotherapy but also a bone-marrow transplant to address a DNA mutation. Olivia’s experience was fraught with complications from infections to graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a condition in which the newly transplanted tissue attacks the receiver’s system. As if that wasn’t enough, due to the amount of drugs…
  • Unlocking the Power of T Cells and Immune Responses on Mesothelioma

    Staff
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Tumors, including mesothelioma and the deadly skin cancer melanoma, use several methods to hide from the immune system. Since mesothelioma and melanoma tumors have similar characteristics, some melanoma treatments are being tested for their efficacy on mesothelioma tumors. Many tumors express proteins that turn off the T cells that would normally kill them. Blocking that “off signal” or “checkpoint signal” is a very promising type of immunotherapy for cancer. It’s like opening the handcuffs on a person’s immune response so their immune system can kill the cancer cells. Two…
  • Reflecting on the "Firsts" of 2014

    Heather Von St. James
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As a society, we put a huge emphasis on our children’s “firsts”: baby’s first tooth, baby’s first steps. The first birthday, the first day of school. Oh my, how I remember that day with Lily! So many of her firsts were milestones simply for the fact that I was not supposed to be alive to see them. I treasured each of those firsts, and marked the occasions with pictures and videos. I even still have her first tooth somewhere.This last year was full of another kind of firsts. The kind that many people don’t like to talk about. The kind that are observed quietly and in solitude.
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  • Triple-negative breast cancer patient Homa Sadat: What I learned

    Nicole White
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    No one ever plans to have cancer – and there’s never a good time. For Homa Sadat, her cancer came at a particularly bad time: just one year after losing her father to the pancreatic cancer he had battled for two years. Triple-negative breast cancer patient Homa Sadat, now 30, has some advice for others. Tip 1: Don’t think negatively. She was working a grueling schedule managing three commercial office buildings. She’d just started dating someone very promising – and her family was still mourning her father. Sadat, now 30, was 27 when she first found a lump in her breast. She…
  • Now is a good time to donate blood – and give the gift of life

    Nicole White
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Patients at City of Hope – most of whom are fighting cancer – rely on more than 37,000 units of blood and platelets each year for their treatment and survival. January is National Blood Donor Month. Donate blood to a cancer patient in need. Every one of those units comes from family, friends or someone who traded an hour or so of their time and a pint of their blood to save lives. Science has yet to develop a replacement for human blood. January is National Blood Donor Month, and a good time to schedule a blood or platelet donation. Cancer patients need transfusions for many…
  • Surgery for advanced colorectal cancer? Each patient’s needs are unique

    Denise Heady
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Surgery is vital in the treatment of cancer – it’s used to help diagnose, treat and even prevent the disease – so a new colorectal cancer study linking a decrease in surgeries for advanced cancer to increased survival rates may raise more questions than it answers for some patients. Treatment options for advanced colorectal cancer depend on the unique needs of each patient. The decision needs to individualized, said Stephen Sentovich, a board-certified colon and rectal cancer surgical expert at City of Hope. The surgery-and-survival study, conducted by researchers at MD…
  • Geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn: Older adults need special care

    Darrin S. Joy
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Age is the single greatest risk factor overall for cancer; our chances of developing the disease rise steeply after age 50. For geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn, the meaning is clear: Cancer is primarily a geriatric condition. That’s why she is forging inroads in the care of older adults with cancer. Geriatric oncology nurse Peggy Burhenn at City of Hope, has received the 2014 Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse of the Year Award. Burhenn, M.S., C.N.S., A.O.C.N.S., is a professional practice leader in geriatric oncology in the Department of Clinical Practice and Professional Education…
  • Sportscaster Stuart Scott’s young age is reminder: Check family history

    Cary Presant
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott’s cancer diagnosis is a reminder to check family history. (Photo by Alan Rose) One of American’s great sportscasters, Stuart Scott, passed away from recurrent cancer of the appendix at the young age of 49. His cancer was diagnosed when he was only 40 years old. It was found during an operation for appendicitis. His courageous fight against this disease began in 2007, resumed again with an operation for recurrent cancer in 2011, and yet again in 2013 when the cancer returned. Despite surgery, a long period of surgical healing, and then prolonged courses…
 
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  • From Fat to Fit

    healthy_blogging
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    From Fat to Fit Submitted by: Jack Hazelton The journey from being fat to becoming fit is an arduous one, with many twists and turns on the way. The most important aspect of this journey is to have faith in oneself and stay motivated. Staying motivated: A good majority of people fail in their fitness plans for the simple reason that they cannot stay motivated throughout the entire program. Some tips to help with motivation are as follows: - Goals should be well defined and achievable - Make use of favorite quotes or lines of songs to find motivation -...
  • How to Get Ripped in Weeks - What is the Best Shortcut Out There?

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    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    How to Get Ripped in Weeks - What is the Best Shortcut Out There? Submitted by: Alex Rockson For a majority of guys who go to the gym, their main goal is knowing how to get ripped in weeks. Yes, there are some who take their body building hobby seriously and have a goal to be "big," but this would only be a small percentage of the gym going populace. Most men do not really want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger; they just want to be lean enough that they could see the definition of their muscles and flaunt their...
  • The No Diet Way To Lose Weight And Keep It Off

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    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The No Diet Way To Lose Weight And Keep It Off Submitted by: Meri Raffetto Yes, you read it right… no diets. The first step in this weight management program is to gather all of your old fad diets, quick weight loss remedies, and “magic cures”. Once you have them all together in a nice, neat pile- throw them into the trash! One thing we have learned in the last 30 years is diets don’t work and actually can make things worse. Fad diets may provide short term weight loss but they are generally too difficult to stick with for...
  • Northern Tier Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Potential Undeclared Peanut in Twix Bismarck doughnuts

    healthy_blogging
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:15 pm
    by Joseph According to a posting on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) website, due "to the possibility of an undeclared peanut allergen in the Twix topping sourced from a third party" Northern Tier Bakery LLC of St. Paul Park, Minnesota is voluntarily recalling Twix Bismarck doughnuts. According to the posting the Twix Bismarck is a white frosted doughnut with a chopped Twix topping. The product was distributed and sold between January 1, 2015, and January 14, 2015, at retail convenience stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota. According to the posting, production of the Twix Bismarck has…
  • Is Dietary Fat Tied to Heart Disease?

    healthy_blogging
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Is Dietary Fat Tied to Heart Disease? Submitted by: Lynda Enright Researchers are confirming that it is not as simple as saturated fat equals increased risk for heart disease. In a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers did not find that people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had more heart disease than those who ate less. What is a consumer to do? For many years top health organizations have been touting the detrimental effects of a diet rich in saturated fat and its tie to increased risk for heart disease. In addition, claims have...
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