Alternative Cancer Treatment

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors - Science Daily

Sat, 2016-05-21 15:23

Science Daily

Tiny packages may pack powerful treatment for brain tumors
Science Daily
Broome and her team took what they know about the cancer's biology and of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), one of numerous growth factor proteins that regulates cell growth and division and is also overexpressed on tumor cells in the brain. With ...

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Pregnant mom with rare, aggressive cancer: 'I don't give up' - News & Observer

Sat, 2016-05-21 01:07

Pregnant mom with rare, aggressive cancer: 'I don't give up'
News & Observer
"He's been amazing, researching diets, alternative medicine, anything he can. Everything is about finding ... While Peter's parents take care of Charlee, she and her husband start those days early at Swedish Cancer Institute in Edmonds. Blood tests ...

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'Sunscreen' gene may guard against skin cancer - KTBS

Fri, 2016-05-20 15:01

KTBS

'Sunscreen' gene may guard against skin cancer
KTBS
(HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a so-called "sunscreen" gene that may help protect against skin cancer. They say the ... "That would be a good treatment for people who are at high risk of developing skin cancer," the researcher ...

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Medical marijuana is a vital alternative to opiate painkillers - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 2016-05-20 12:49

Chicago Tribune

Medical marijuana is a vital alternative to opiate painkillers
Chicago Tribune
Medical cannabis provides physicians another treatment option to manage these difficult problems in a safe and regulated manner. The evolving body of knowledge in the medical literature supports its efficacy in treating non-cancer pain and published ...

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Michigan teen with rare cancer passionate about golfing - Fox News

Fri, 2016-05-20 05:52

Fox News

Michigan teen with rare cancer passionate about golfing
Fox News
When that didn't eradicate the cancer, his family and his doctors looked for alternatives and found an all-natural treatment center located in Irvine, California. Starting around February of 2015, Patrick would do chemo in Ann Arbor for two weeks and ...

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Perth boy Oshin Kiszko, six, will not have to undergo radiation - Daily Mail

Fri, 2016-05-20 00:10

WAtoday

Perth boy Oshin Kiszko, six, will not have to undergo radiation
Daily Mail
A six-year-old boy with cancer will not be forced to undergo radiotherapy after a court sided with his parents who opposed the treatment. Oshin Kiszko, from Perth, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour last year, but his parents opposed the ...
Oshin Kiszko verdict: Parents of chemo-treated children share experiencesWAtoday

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DPS trooper's family focus of wide support as child fights cancer - Arizona Daily Star

Thu, 2016-05-19 20:38

Arizona Daily Star

DPS trooper's family focus of wide support as child fights cancer
Arizona Daily Star
Roughly 300 children a year are diagnosed with DIPG and treatment options are limited, since surgery in that part of the brain is highly dangerous and chemotherapy options are experimental, according to the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Hospital.

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Complementary and alternative medicine use linked to low chemotherapy initiation rates in breast cancer - Healio

Thu, 2016-05-19 15:21

Complementary and alternative medicine use linked to low chemotherapy initiation rates in breast cancer
Healio
Women with early-stage breast cancer who regularly used certain complementary and alternative medicines appeared less likely to initiate chemotherapy than those who did not, according to results of a prospective study led by researchers from Columbia ...

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Experimental liver drug may fight cancer - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Thu, 2016-05-19 15:00

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Experimental liver drug may fight cancer
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Since traditional chemotherapy often works by triggering apoptosis, this alternative could be effective in treating patients whose cancer has become resistant, the study said. "A therapeutic breakthrough in AML has eluded researchers for decades," the ...

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TORS, A Better Quality Of Life For Head And Neck Cancer Ppatients - FOX Illinois

Thu, 2016-05-19 00:10

TORS, A Better Quality Of Life For Head And Neck Cancer Ppatients
FOX Illinois
In this week's health matters, Fox's Maggie Poteau shares how one "Medical Innovator," recently recognized by the Sangamon County Medical Society, is specializing in offering patients with head and neck cancer an alternative treatment option for better ...

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Marriage of medicine, technology forecast future of health care - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Wed, 2016-05-18 20:21

Las Vegas Review-Journal

Marriage of medicine, technology forecast future of health care
Las Vegas Review-Journal
“The whole idea behind these innovations is to help people in between times when they see their doctor or have a health event that requires them to seek care,” Pion said. “… They (doctors) don't need to know what ... Another conversation in the ...

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Many breast cancer patients try alternative medicine first - WFMJ

Wed, 2016-05-18 14:35

WFMJ

Many breast cancer patients try alternative medicine first
WFMJ
The findings show that "women who do not initiate [chemotherapy] are more likely to be users of dietary supplements, and use many different forms of complementary and alternative therapies simultaneously," she said. "Breast cancer patients and their ...

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FDA Approves New Bladder Cancer Treatment - GlobeNewswire (press release)

Wed, 2016-05-18 13:02

FDA Approves New Bladder Cancer Treatment
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, produced this new treatment, TECENTRIQ™ (atezolizumab), which allows the body's immune system to work more effectively to fight cancer. TECENTRIQ™ provides an alternative for patients with advanced bladder ...

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Trying Traditional and Alternative Therapies - MYFOXZONE.com

Wed, 2016-05-18 10:51

MYFOXZONE.com

Trying Traditional and Alternative Therapies
MYFOXZONE.com
Some cancer patients are counting on alternative medicine instead of chemotherapy. This from a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Sonia Azad from our sister station in Dallas introduces us to one Texas woman who tried both ...

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Morrisey releases plan to combat prescription abuse - Beckley Register-Herald

Wed, 2016-05-18 01:07

Morrisey releases plan to combat prescription abuse
Beckley Register-Herald
According to the CDC, as many as one in four people who receive prescription opioids long term for non-cancer pain in primary care settings struggles with addiction. Morrisey's best practices plan, which was compiled after receiving input from experts ...

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Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy - The New York Academy of Sciences

Tue, 2016-05-17 16:39

Emerging Approaches to Cancer Immunotherapy
The New York Academy of Sciences
The concept of engaging the immune system to target and destroy cancer has gained popularity and success in recent years, and therapies using checkpoint blockade inhibitors, T-cell bispecific antibodies, cancer cell vaccines, and other strategies are ...

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Researchers discover actual cause of GERD - Fox News

Tue, 2016-05-17 13:19

Fox News

Researchers discover actual cause of GERD
Fox News
“Although this radical change in the concept of how acid reflux damages the esophagus of GERD patients will not change our approach to its treatment with acid-suppressing medications in the near future, it could have substantial long-term implications ...

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Heating chemotherapy drugs may improve bladder cancer treatment - Science Daily

Tue, 2016-05-17 07:54

Heating chemotherapy drugs may improve bladder cancer treatment
Science Daily
Scientists have found that heating the chemotherapy drug mitomycin-C prior to using it for treating bladder cancer may radically improve its efficacy. The findings, published in the International Journal of Hyperthermia, are the result of a four-and-a ...

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Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cells - Medical Xpress

Tue, 2016-05-17 03:19

Researchers uncover marker important to effectiveness of natural killer T cells
Medical Xpress
"NKT technology is quite powerful and offers a significant potential for treatment of cancer, including solid tumors," said Dr. Leonid Metelitsa, professor of pediatrics at Baylor, Texas Children's Cancer Center and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy ...

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Cancer patients combine alternative with traditional treatment - WFAA.com

Mon, 2016-05-16 16:14

WFAA.com

Cancer patients combine alternative with traditional treatment
WFAA.com
“In general, we're moving toward a more natural approach to things,” said Dr. Radha Iyengar, a breast surgeon at Texas Health Allen. "I think chemotherapy is sort of the big scary thing as far as breast cancer treatment is concerned and so those ...

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