Did you catch the story about how fruit flies may hold the key to a cure for cancer? It’s all about individualized medicine. By growing tumors in fruit flies that are genetically identical to the patient’s, researchers can then test all currently available drugs ahead of time, identifying combinations that no one could ever hope to anticipate.
Pancreatic cancer is a fast moving and devastating killer. It can sometimes be cured if caught early enough. But most often it’s too late by the time symptoms are bad enough for someone to seek medical attention.
I just completed a series of posts I wrote about an informative and fascinating on-air discussion I hosted two weeks ago with cancer nutritional expert, Dr. Donald Abrams.
Many experts argue that improved diagnostics is one of the keys to curing cancer. Not only does it allow cancer to be diagnosed more quickly and accurately, the best treatments can be better matched to each patient. Sounds like this Irish company has a product that may help doctors do this:
On the surface, this headline sounds encouraging. But don’t forget to read the fine print:
Here’s some potentially good news for postmenopausal women at risk for developing breast cancer:
Immunotherapies have been hot topics at the last two ASH and ASCO conferences. That trend didn’t let up at this year’s American Society of Hematology annual meeting in New Orleans.
New targeted therapy options headlined this year’s American Society of Hematology meetings in New Orleans this year. One example: new drugs for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that are more effective and better tolerated.
So much cancer related news I don’t know where to start. ASH started on Friday and continues this week. ASH stands for “American Society of Hematology,” and the annual meeting rotates among a half dozen southern convention venues large enough close to 30,000 researchers, nurses, doctors and drug company staffers. This makes ASH the largest gathering of hematologists in the world.
Human ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! But nothing can match the wonders of nature. Check this out:
Some cancers have bio markers that help oncologists detect them before they show-up on scans or in other tests. This HealthDay News article shares hope that there may soon be a marker to help catch lung cancer early:
I saved this interesting article that I read in HealthDay.com to share with you:
I found this interesting; complex, but interesting:
This report from the BBC may be a bit disconcerting for those of us where cancer runs in the family:
This is an important cancer-related study; so much so that Time Magazine featured it this week. Here’s an excerpt:
I get some of my best leads from readers. My “Blog Contributions” file is literally jammed with links to various cancer-related articles. But this topic isn’t an obscure one, buried somewhere in a medical journal. No, this historic cancer retrospective is the talk of the town!
Immunotherapy is the hot topic in oncology these days. Anyone reading HWC regularly knows that! Here’s a lengthy excerpt from an even longer, more comprehensive article my good friend and lifestyle columnist for our daily MultipleMyelomaBlog.com (MMB), Danny Parker, passed-along last week:
More news about oils. My last post highlighted the importance of substituting animal fats for vegetable oils. It focused on men. Today’s eye-opening article keys on a new way women may be able to prevent breast cancer: by consuming more fish!
Veggies are key to longer life? YES! Clear evidence that a veterinarian diet–especially Vegan and especially in men–does help improve overall, long term survival.