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Cancer
Cancer survivors could be at higher risk of other chronic health conditions, research suggests.
A war on pancreas cancer is under way, and it is improving the outlook, at least a little, for patients with the grimmest common malignancy.
A new suppressor of cancer metastasis, FOXO4, has been identified by cancer researchers. Among patients with deadly cancers, more than 90 percent die because of metastatic spread of their disease. The new findings may point the way toward development of more effective treatments for prostate cancers and other malignant solid tumors.
A way of capturing cancer cells from the bloodstream opens a new front in personal cancer treatment. In 1869, the Australian physician Thomas Ashworth put the blood of woman who had died of breast cancer under a microscope. Peering through it, he spotted “cells identical with those of the cancer itself.”
The costs of cancer care fell 34 percent in a study in which UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH) paid doctors a lump sum to treat each patient, rather than for each drug or service they provided.
Title: Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women Category: Health News Created: 7/9/2014 5:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
He died of cancer, a quick, caught off-guard, surprising one. In the face of a debilitating disease, Galvez Tan says we must believe that life goes on, confident that we will weather whatever it is that’s afflicting us and that we are to get well eventually.
Cancer Treatment
A way of capturing cancer cells from the bloodstream opens a new front in personal cancer treatment. In 1869, the Australian physician Thomas Ashworth put the blood of woman who had died of breast cancer under a microscope. Peering through it, he spotted “cells identical with those of the cancer itself.”
The Jordan Valley Medical Center announced a new cancer treatment center Friday that will keep patients close to home.
Partnership with Roche Pharma Research and Early Development leverages a unique discovery by A*STAR's Bioprocessing Technology Institute to develop new approaches for cancer detection and treatment Singapore, July 14 - BTI's mAbs have a novel mechanism of action; The image on the left shows untreated cancer cells, while the image on the right depicts antibody-treated cancer cells with lesions ...
- The Regional Cancer Center will present a program on Nutrition During After Cancer Treatment, Thursday, July 17, from 6 to 7 p.m., 2500 W. 12th St. Regional Cancer Center nutritionist Karen Schnaekel, R.D.N., C.S.O., L.D.N.
I used to think that physicians shouldn?t talk about money with their patients. That sort of conversation has the potential to render doctors? work like an ordinary business transaction.
Physicians at the MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute at Long Beach Memorial are now treating cancer patients with the TomoTherapy® HDA System. The TomoTherapy HDA system is t
Sam Barton was criticised for having a free nose job paid for by the NHS while it refused to fund the cancer treatment of five-year-old Kelli Smith
Alternative Medicine
OMICS Group welcomes researchers from both academic & industry, scholars, delegates and exhibitors to the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Traditional & Alternative Medicine, which is going to be held on August 25-26, 2014 in Beijing, China with the theme "To Promote and Develop Traditional Medicine" to gather renowned traditional medicine practitioners, academicians, enthusiastic ...
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (MDBX), a leader in providing lawful marijuana dispensary consulting services and patented dispensing systems to the alternative medicine industry, announced today that is it launching its marijuana dispensary management practice in Portland, OR.  This business line, operated through the company's wholly owned Medbox Management Services ...
Michael Meacher said he worked behind the scenes with the Prince of Wales in a bid to persuade Tony Blair to 'change course' on green matters and to block genetically-modified crops.
If you're of a certain age in the U.S., Deepak Chopra may have been your introduction to Ayurvedic medicine. The author of "Perfect Health" and Ayurvedic practitioner to the stars was ubiquitous on talk shows and newsstands in the 1990s.
Scrip Companies, global distributor of equipment and supplies, serving complementary and alternative medicine professionals, home health providers and consumers, announces today that it is expanding the reach of its van delivery service to customers in the Chicago area, including chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists and spa owners.
-GreenRush Financial Conferences' (a wholly owned subsidiary of Next Gen) Vision: To be the Premier Purveyor of Investment conferences for the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine ...
Microparticles in crab, shrimp and lobster shells have anti-inflammatory mechanisims that that could lead to the development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies for those who suffer from IBD. Since these shells are abundant and a major waste in the seafood industry, they may provide an alternative to costly drugs that don't always work.
Breast Cancer
The 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer came to a close in San Francisco Sunday afternoon, raising $4 million to accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screening and educate people about breast cancer. The 39.3-mile San Francisco walk – the fifth of eight 2014 Avon Walks being staged across the country – attracted 1,800 participants including 238 breast cancer survivors. The ...
Title: Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some Premenopausal Women Category: Health News Created: 7/9/2014 5:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 7/10/2014 12:00:00 AM
Breast cancer survivors are teaming up with gardeners to measure how gardening affects their diet, exercise, and quality of life.
Endoxifen, a drug that has proven effective in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, but with serious side-effects, may be delivered effectively through the skin using a new topical drug-delivery system. Endoxifen, one of the most commonly used hormone therapy for breast cancer, has also been shown to prevent the disease. However, taken orally, the drug can cause side-effects such as ...
For breast cancer patients, the era of personalized medicine may be just around the corner. Breast cancer cells circulating through the blood streams of six patients have been isolated for study in a recent research project. Some of these deadly cancer cells are the "seeds" of metastasis, which travel to and establish secondary tumors in vital organs such as the bone, lungs, liver and brain.
Researchers at Rockefeller University in the US have discovered the protein molecule that allows cancerous cells to migrate to other parts of the body.
A new study finds the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) or progesterone-releasing IUD, may be associated with a higher than expected incidence of breast cancer.
Cruise Deals
Canadian Cancer Society
Edna Kelly was denied by government and the Cancer Society for full funding for a drug involved in a cancer treatment that she said would save her life.
TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation,  announced today by federal Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose. The advisory panel will explore how the federal government can foster innovation and improve patient care and sustainability of the healthcare system. "The Canadian Cancer Society believes strongly that all Canadians must ...
Despite what organizers say were four successfully-run Relay for Life events across Halton, the Canadian Cancer Society's (CCS) Halton Unit fell short of its fundraising goal.
At a time when you might feel your worst, the Canadian Cancer Society has a plan to help you feel your best.
Study funded by Canadian Cancer Society finds sugary diet associated with cancer risk TORONTO, June 25, 2014 /CNW/ - A diet high in sweet foods and sugar-sweetened drinks is associated with increased breast density, according to a new study funded in part by the Canadian Cancer Society. Increased breast density is a well-established risk factor for breast cancer. Some studies have shown that ...
NANAIMO – The city and Canadian Cancer Society have teamed up on a new umbrella loan program.
Despite a complaint by a central Newfoundland woman who says she was told to raise money for her own drug therapy, the Canadian Cancer Society says it is fighting on behalf of people who can't afford to pay for potentially life-saving drugs. "We are actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national catastrophic drug program," said spokesperson Angela Noseworthy. Edna Kelly has had ...
Mesothelioma
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling for a new national focus on a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, because they fear most people do not know what it is, nor do most people understand this malignant illness shows up decades after exposure to asbestos. Diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714 ...
WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is the only group in the nation focused on making certain a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma receives the best possible compensation by providing instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers. They also provide a customized treatment options report designed specifically for an individual ...
WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is firmly convinced the vast majority of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their families lose out on hundreds of thousands to over a million dollars in compensation with the number one reason being they hired the wrong type of lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim. The group is urging diagnosed ...
A form of Vitamin E has been found to block a protein that mesothelioma cells need to form new blood vessels. (PRWeb July 10, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb11998347.htm
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging the family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to call them at 866-714-6466 for their world-class approach to helping diagnosed victims of mesothelioma learn more about the best possible treatment options that will be specifically researched for the victim. The Center is also offering information on how to obtain the best possible ...
Scientists say slight inherited differences in the genes may help predict how mesothelioma patients will respond to chemotherapy. (PRWeb July 11, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12004532.htm
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is pointing to a recent Science Daily news article as a good reason for some diagnosed victims of mesothelioma to be optimistic about treatment. However, as the center would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466, the longer the diagnosed victim waits to begin treatment for this rare form of cancer, the less likely even an aggressive medical procedure will ...
Medical Benefits
With the era of legal medical marijuana in Florida just months away, experts on cannabis plant for both its curative benefits and potential profits, drew a crowd of varying age groups, races and walks of life to a wide-ranging informational session at a Boca Raton hotel Friday.
A TRIPARTITE working group has been formed by the Singapore National Employers Federation, the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Government to look into getting more employers to shift to portable medical benefits built on MediShield Life, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said yesterday. The Government will also consider strengthening incentives to companies which are willing to provide ...
A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study she's been planning for four years has cost her her job.
A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study she's been planning for four years has cost her her job. Dr. Sue Sisley, a clinical assistant professor in the college of medicine, has been with the university for ne...
Labour Movement highlights measures to help lower-income groups, among other moves announced on July 4 by the Public Service Division.
The Defense Health Agency, relying on medical laboratory experts and existing authority to conduct medical “demonstrations,” will restore Tricare coverage this month for up to 40 genetic tests used in patient care.
A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study she's been planning for four years has cost her her job.
Cancer Survivors
Breast cancer survivors are teaming up with gardeners to measure how gardening affects their diet, exercise, and quality of life.
CANCER survivors could be at greater risk of developing chronic disease, including diabetes and high blood pressure, a South Australian study has found.
The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of...
The 12th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer came to a close in San Francisco Sunday afternoon, raising $4 million to accelerate breast cancer research, improve access to screening and educate people about breast cancer. The 39.3-mile San Francisco walk – the fifth of eight 2014 Avon Walks being staged across the country – attracted 1,800 participants including 238 breast cancer survivors. The ...
Local doctors and cancer survivors are weighing in on the debate about new guidelines that suggest women don't need to get a pelvic exam every year.   Patsy Hinson and Katya Levin are ovarian cancer survivors.   Both women said it's important to have options to detect problems or symptoms as early as possible.    But there is new debate over the benefit of the annual pelvic exam most women get ...
OAKLAND, Calif., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of participants will come together next weekend in Oakland to honor cancer survivors, their caregivers, and to pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participants and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by ...
Tips for cancer survivors to keep cool in the summer heat Cancer survivors should be careful this season — there's potential for dehydration and sunburn. Try these tips to stay safe. Functional foods give a boost to your wellness Researchers are studying how certain foods — called functional foods — can help enhance health and [...]
Cancer
The latest innovation in cancer care isn’t a medical breakthrough but an app to ration new drugs. It’ll measure care in terms of what it costs health plans, instead of...
Cancer survivors could be at higher risk of other chronic health conditions, research suggests.
( Wiley ) A new analysis has found that rates of testicular cancer have been rising dramatically in recent years among young Hispanic American men, but not among their non-Hispanic counterparts.
A new suppressor of cancer metastasis, FOXO4, has been identified by cancer researchers. Among patients with deadly cancers, more than 90 percent die because of metastatic spread of their disease. The new findings may point the way toward development of more effective treatments for prostate cancers and other malignant solid tumors.
He died of cancer, a quick, caught off-guard, surprising one. In the face of a debilitating disease, Galvez Tan says we must believe that life goes on, confident that we will weather whatever it is that’s afflicting us and that we are to get well eventually.
( Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ) Dana-Farber scientists pinpoint a molecular cause of cachexia, a wasting of fat and muscle occurring in half of all cancer patients, and identify a protein that when blocked might prevent the condition.
A way of capturing cancer cells from the bloodstream opens a new front in personal cancer treatment. In 1869, the Australian physician Thomas Ashworth put the blood of woman who had died of breast cancer under a microscope. Peering through it, he spotted “cells identical with those of the cancer itself.”
Experts link trend in part to spiritual and economic ties to tobacco use and sales.
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