Tag Archive | "cancer"

In an era of rapidly proliferating, precisely targeted treatments, every cancer case has to be played by ear.

Monday, May 16, 2016

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Sidhartha Mukherjee   Illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Photograph by Ansel Adams, via the National Archives, College Park, Md.   The bone-marrow biopsy took about 20 minutes. It was 10 o’clock on an unusually chilly morning in New York in April, and Donna M., a self-possessed 78-year-old woman, had flown in from Chicago […]

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Cowboy raises awareness for oral cancer

Friday, April 15, 2016

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Source: www.kristv.com Author: Annie Sabo   In an environment where smokeless and spit tobacco is prevalent, cowboy, Cody Kiser, says he feels like the luckiest guy in the world to represent the Oral Cancer Foundation. He told us, “I just happened to be in a class with a classmate. Their sister works for the oral […]

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The burden of cancer isn’t just cancer

Monday, April 11, 2016

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Source: www.news.doximity.com Author: Carolyn Y. Johnson   Money is low on the list of things most people want to think about after a doctor says the scary word “cancer.” And it’s not just patients — physicians also want to weigh the best treatment options to rout the cancer, unburdened by financial nitty gritty. But a growing body of evidence suggests that, far […]

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Why a Cure For Cancer Is Possible

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Source: www.fortune.com Author: Robert Mulroy   Cutting drug prices is not out of the question. A crapshoot is defined as a risky or uncertain matter; something that could produce a good or bad result. President Obama’s moonshot on cancer is different in terms of its greater complexity and higher moral purpose — but unfortunately, not […]

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Here’s why the drug that helped Jimmy Carter get ‘cancer-free’ is such a big deal

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Source: www.businessinsider.com Author: Lydia Ramsey Former US President Jimmy Carter announced on Sunday that his latest brain scan showed no sign of cancer, a few months after revealing that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread from his liver to his brain. Carter was being treated with a cancer drug called Keytruda that uses the immune system […]

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A cancer on the rise, and the vaccine too late for Gen X

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Source: www.cnn.com Author: Martha Shade   (CNN)The vaccine given to prevent cervical cancer in women could end up saving men’s lives, too. Evidence is mounting that the HPV vaccine is also effective in preventing other HPV-related cancers, including those of the head and neck. Although most people who get HPV do not develop cancer, rates […]

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Researchers Find Hookah Smoking Can Lead to Serious Oral Conditions – Equivalent To Smoking 100 Cigarettes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Source: www.multivu.com Author: PR Newswire   CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, believe it’s less harmful than cigarettes. However, research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggests hookah […]

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Vaccine clears some precancerous cervical lesions in clinical trial

Monday, September 21, 2015

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Source: www.sciencedaily.com Author: Mark L Bagarazzi, MD et al.   Scientists have used a genetically engineered vaccine to successfully eradicate high-grade precancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. The goal, say the scientists, was to find nonsurgical ways to treat precancerous lesions caused by HPV. “Every […]

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FDA Grant Forwards Listeria-Based Throat Cancer Vaccine

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Source: www.targetedonc.com Author: Sandra Kear   An experimental immunotherapy for human papillomavirus-, or HPV-, related throat cancers, which is driven by the Listeria bacteria (that wreaks havoc when ingested), may now move forward due to a $1.1 million dollar grant from the FDA to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine.   “Immunotherapy, such as axalimogene […]

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NYU’s Bluestone Center Receives a $369,250 High Priority, Short Term Project Award from NIDCR to Study Oral Cancer Pain

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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Source: www.nyu.edu/news Author: Christopher James   Drs. Yamano and Schmidt have developed a novel non-viral gene delivery method, and the proposed studies are designed to test whether this could be used to treat cancer pain effectively and safely. Up to 90% of cancer patients suffer from pain, with oral cancer ranked consistently as one of […]

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