I apologize for not posting more here at HWC; I recently traveled to Iowa City to undergo a stem cell transplant at the University of Iowa Cancer Center.
My expertise is blood cancer, specifically multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer). But I follow therapy innovation for other blood cancers, too; often the same drugs–sometimes in a different combination or with a tweak here or there–work for myeloma, too.
The researchers involved call this breakthrough a “game-changer for drug development.” The applications in oncology are countless:
Many of us watched with hopeful wonder as 60 Minutes reported on an innovative biologic solid tumor cancer therapy Sunday evening. But is it as good as it seems?
If only it could be this easy: using specially designed nano tubes to help diagnose and battle cancer; a twofer!
Late last year I was asked to review a new book, In Your Hands: New Hope for People with Chronic Medical Conditions. I’ve been busy, so I set the lengthy paperback aside. This weekend I discovered it underneath some files. I don’t agree with the author’s premise, but the book is fascinating.
Reading this, I’m reminded of imagining flying cars and jet packs back when I was a kid. How can British scientists arbitrarily pick a date like 2050 for the eradication of cancer?
Most of you have probably heard about the untimely death of ESPN groundbreaking broadcaster, Stuart Scott. Pattie and I were curious about the type of cancer he had; the media wasn’t focused on that. WNCN in North Carolina ran a clip about it. Turns out he had cancer of the appendix.
The FDA just approved yet another new, late stage melanoma therapy, nivolumab. That makes a record, mind blowing seven new FDA approved drugs since 2011.
Its been almost seven years since I was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. I’ve been receiving ongoing treatment ever since.
I noticed this article about statins and cancer after hearing from a fellow multiple myeloma patient earlier this week. Apparently, using statins can help limit the ruinous effects of long term dexamethasone use, a common myeloma therapy.
Are Western medical researchers finally starting to catch up with their Eastern counterparts by using compounds occurring in nature to help cure cancer?
For years I have been preaching that it’s best for cancer patients to avoid antioxidant supplements, especially during chemotherapy. Since many blood cancer patients–like me–seem to be on perpetual therapy, I suggested eating a diet rich in antioxidants and stopping there.
This unfortunate turn of events mirrors the real world: over 230,000 American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer by year’s end:
I work so hard every single day just to stay alive–it drives me crazy when I see someone smoking or overeating. Add smokeless tobacco to the list.
Stories like this aren’t new. Aside from the human interest angle, maybe there’s a way to really use dog’s abilities to sniff out cancer:
The mainstream media has embraced palbociclib, a new breast cancer drug that may work against a number of other cancers, too. Early reports broke on business websites. This is to be expected. After all, hope helps stock soar.
Wednesday and Thursday I ran posts on MultipleMyelomaBlog.com about an important topic for all cancer patients/survivors. Complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a fast growing wellness category.
I don’t usually post celebrity news here. But I’ve been a bit overwhelmed lately, deciding to suspend content on our CancerNews.US site for now. So I’m going to post some of the content here that I would have run there.
I wanted to share Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s helpful guide to help you identify reputable nutritional supplement suppliers: