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:
Check this out this excerpt from a Web MD article last week:
I was recently asked to contribute copy for the 2014 Cure Magazine 8th Annual Cancer Guide. To aid my task, one of the editors passed along a link to last year’s guide for newly diagnosed patients. Outstanding! And certainly not out of date; most of the material isn’t time sensitive.
Check out this excerpt from an awesome George Johnson column in the New York Times yesterday:
There has been a flood of news articles condemning taking vitamins as a waste of time and money:
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:
Last month I had the opportunity to test a new, anti-nausea product called Psi Bands.
Breast cancer is always in the news. Here’s a pair of links from a website called FoodConsumer.org, touting supplements as a way to prevent it. See what you think:
I’ve always been an Amy Robach fan. As a lifelong Today Show viewer, I felt NBC made a mistake not giving her the co-anchor spot next to Matt Lauer a half dozen years ago. Passed over, Amy left for a new opportunity with ABC’s Good Morning America. This week viewers learned that Amy had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Check out this recent article I read in the Fall edition of Cure Magazine, giving a thumbs up to a supplement called Pomi-T. A pomegranate abstract, Pom-T also contains green tea (not good for Velcade users 24 hours each side of an infusion), turmeric (curcumin) and broccoli.
A fellow multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) patient sent me this email today:
The mysterious cancer fighting effect of resveratrol isn’t exactly new news. But using the compound to soften up cancer cells before they’re zapped with radiation is. The L.A. Times ran a feature article about it yesterday. Here’s an excerpt:
I’m not sure we really need a breast cancer awareness month anymore.
I wanted to pass along news about an exciting new website, Kairoslife.com. My contact there, Mark, emailed me to explain how it works: