Alternative Cancer Treatment

Researchers develop novel immunotherapy to target colorectal cancer - Yale News

Mon, 2018-02-12 10:19

Yale News

Researchers develop novel immunotherapy to target colorectal cancer
Yale News
Certain cancers fail to respond to existing immunotherapy drugs that are designed to unleash the body's immune system against tumors. To investigate alternative approaches to these cancers, the Yale-led team focused on a protein molecule, DKK2, an ...

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Husbands' perceptions of their wives' breast cancer coping efficacy: testing congruence models of adjustment - Dove Medical Press

Sun, 2018-02-11 16:43

Husbands' perceptions of their wives' breast cancer coping efficacy: testing congruence models of adjustment
Dove Medical Press
Methods: Seventy-two women in treatment for breast cancer and their husbands completed measures of marital adjustment, self-efficacy for coping, and adjustment to cancer. Karnofsky Performance Status was obtained from medical records. Wives completed a ...

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Why Resorting To Alternative Medicine To Treat Cancer Is A Bad Idea - Forbes

Sat, 2018-02-10 07:03

Why Resorting To Alternative Medicine To Treat Cancer Is A Bad Idea
Forbes
Steve Jobs may have shortened his life by delaying, for 9 months, obtaining conventional treatment for his rare cancer. In any case, it is abundantly clear that alternative treatments are no substitute for standard cancer treatment. In 2003 Apple CEO ...

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Women struggling to get pregnant may have a safer option after this 'big breakthrough' - Tri-City Herald

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:43

Tri-City Herald

Women struggling to get pregnant may have a safer option after this 'big breakthrough'
Tri-City Herald
But for girls who haven't reached puberty, scientists say they could remove their early-stage eggs before cancer treatment, preserve them for later fertilization and then grow them in a carefully maintained lab environment — if they are able to ...

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ASTRO Applauds Congressional Leaders for Extending the Radiation Oncology Payment Freeze - Newswise (press release)

Fri, 2018-02-09 08:37

ASTRO Applauds Congressional Leaders for Extending the Radiation Oncology Payment Freeze
Newswise (press release)
ASTRO worked on a bipartisan basis with congressional leaders to secure the one-year freeze extension as part of this year-end legislative package. ASTRO Chair Brian D. Kavanagh, MD, MPH, FASTRO, testified to Congress on November 8, 2017, and noted ...

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New fertility treatment could be alternative to IVF - Independent Online

Fri, 2018-02-09 06:33

Independent Online

New fertility treatment could be alternative to IVF
Independent Online
Further research will be necessary to see if the eggs can be used to grow human embryos. Currently, women facing cancer treatment – which can destroy fertility – have two options. They can have their eggs stimulated with daily hormone injections, but ...
Lab-grown eggs could aid fertility treatments | The University of EdinburghUniversity of Edinburgh
Breakthrough as human eggs developed in the lab for first timeThe Guardian
First human eggs grown in laboratoryBBC News
Oxford Academic - Oxford University Press -Reuters
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Papillary Renal Cell Carcinomas May Respond to Crizotinib - Cancer Therapy Advisor

Thu, 2018-02-08 12:29

Cancer Therapy Advisor

Papillary Renal Cell Carcinomas May Respond to Crizotinib
Cancer Therapy Advisor
Other treatment-related adverse events included nausea (39.1%), diarrhea (39.1%), and blurred vision (34.8%). The authors concluded that crizotinib “is active and well tolerated in advanced, metastatic PRCC1, achieving objective responses and long ...

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Current Drug Evaluation System 'Holds Drugs Hostage' from Patients Who May Benefit - Curetoday.com

Thu, 2018-02-08 10:49

Curetoday.com

Current Drug Evaluation System 'Holds Drugs Hostage' from Patients Who May Benefit
Curetoday.com
Finding alternative ways to measure treatment success is particularly important in patients with ovarian cancer, a rarer disease, where the likelihood of completing a phase 3 trial is low. Not to mention, ovarian cancer is not always and easily ...

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Tyme Announces Interim Phase II Safety and Efficacy Data for SM-88 in Prostate Cancer at 2018 ASCO Genitourinary ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Thu, 2018-02-08 09:09

Tyme Announces Interim Phase II Safety and Efficacy Data for SM-88 in Prostate Cancer at 2018 ASCO Genitourinary ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
I look forward to continuing to work with Tyme to explore the benefits of SM-88 as an alternative to hormone therapy in prostate cancer patients, particularly those pursuing active surveillance.” Thirteen evaluable patients were assessed from an ...

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Cancer Cure Myths: Anti-Cancer Foods, Colloidal Silver & Essiac Tea - Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center (blog)

Thu, 2018-02-08 07:02

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center (blog)

Cancer Cure Myths: Anti-Cancer Foods, Colloidal Silver & Essiac Tea
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center (blog)
The truth of the matter is researchers have yet to find a cure for cancer. Though there are many ongoing efforts around the world through clinical trials, various collaborations with projects like the Cancer Moonshot, experimental drug development, and ...

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Alternative Therapy for Breast Cancer - Newsmax

Wed, 2018-02-07 15:51

Alternative Therapy for Breast Cancer
Newsmax
Traditional radiation therapy after surgery for early stage breast cancer — known as external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) — delivers radiation to the whole breast, exposing surrounding tissues and critical structures to radiation. In addition, EBRT ...

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Early prostate cancer kept at bay in 2 studies for high-risk men - Chicago Tribune

Wed, 2018-02-07 09:00

Chicago Tribune

Early prostate cancer kept at bay in 2 studies for high-risk men
Chicago Tribune
Men with an early form of prostate cancer who are at high risk of seeing it spread and turn deadly may benefit from treatment with Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer Inc. drugs that slow progression of the disease. J&J's experimental medicine apalutamide and ...

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Researchers discover cancer 'vaccine' - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Wed, 2018-02-07 04:27

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Researchers discover cancer 'vaccine'
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
The boosters eliminated the tumors in the mice by activating T-cells - essential parts of our immune systems - housed in the tumors, the Stanford Medicine News Center said. Cancerous tumors naturally suppress their T-cells, preventing them from ...
Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in miceStanford Medical Center Report
Eradication of spontaneous malignancy by local immunotherapy | Science Translational MedicineScience Translational Medicine

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Finland to apply Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for cancer treatment - Xinhua

Tue, 2018-02-06 16:19

Finland to apply Boron Neutron Capture Therapy for cancer treatment
Xinhua
According to Mikko Tenhunen, lead physicist at HYKS, the new method of cancer treatment works on completely different principles from existing radiation machines. With the new approach, "we can then focus neutron radiation on the tumor. This helps ...

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Organ Preservation Approaches in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer - OncLive

Tue, 2018-02-06 15:33

OncLive

Organ Preservation Approaches in Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
OncLive
Solan A. Radiation Therapy for Organ Preservation in Bladder Cancer. In: Proceedings from the 2018 OncLive State of the Science Summit on Genitourinary Malignancies; January 25, 2018; Brooklyn, New York. Rodel C, Weiss C, Sauer R. Trimodality treatment ...

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VCU scientists seek to perfect calculations for comparing cervical cancer radiation doses - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 2018-02-06 11:24

EurekAlert (press release)

VCU scientists seek to perfect calculations for comparing cervical cancer radiation doses
EurekAlert (press release)
Research from VCU Massey Cancer Center has found that one of the standard practices for comparing cervical cancer radiation therapy treatments may be misleading, and the use of an alternative mathematical formula could be used to more effectively ...

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Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio saved a woman's life by raising money for her cancer treatment - Entertainment.ie

Tue, 2018-02-06 06:09

DigitalSpy.com

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio saved a woman's life by raising money for her cancer treatment
Entertainment.ie
Gemma Nuttall was 25 and pregnant when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of ovarian cancer and told she had less than a year left to live. She underwent months of agonising chemotherapy but the cancer returned in the form of brain cancer. Her ...
Kate Winslet opens up about her mother's cancer battle on This MorningDigitalSpy.com
Kate Winslet surprises 'miracle' cancer mum on This Morning after saving her life with Titanic fundraiserMirror.co.uk
Watch: How Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio helped young mum beat cancerBelfast Telegraph

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Opinion: Do Not Believe the Hype - The Scientist

Mon, 2018-02-05 19:43

The Scientist

Opinion: Do Not Believe the Hype
The Scientist
ISTOCK, CREATIVE-FAMILYChronic pain caused by cancer treatments or tumor cells growing in bone can be severe and debilitating. The lack of effective pain relief by prescription painkillers is leading many cancer patients to try alternative medicine ...

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Early Prostate Cancer Kept at Bay in Two Studies for High-Risk Men - Bloomberg

Mon, 2018-02-05 16:18

Bloomberg

Early Prostate Cancer Kept at Bay in Two Studies for High-Risk Men
Bloomberg
“These patients can have a poor prognosis, and until now, the optimal management of their cancer remained an enigma,” said Sumanta Pal, co-director of the City of Hope's kidney cancer program in Duarte, California, who reviewed the findings on behalf ...

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Mor Saeng not 'officially' a folk healer - Bangkok Post

Mon, 2018-02-05 16:17

Bangkok Post

Mor Saeng not 'officially' a folk healer
Bangkok Post
The Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicines (DTAM) yesterday insisted Saengchai Haelerttrakul, known as "Mor Saeng", who is widely known for providing free herbal medicines to cancer patients, is not yet officially registered as a folk ...

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