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Why CAR T-cell immunotherapy is such a big deal for cancer treatment

Why CAR T-cell immunotherapy is such a big deal for cancer treatment

The FDA will likely approve the gene-altering therapy. A new immunotherapy treatment has been recommended for approval by the FDA. It would be the first genetically-modified therapy to reach market. Pixabay Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration recommended a brand new type of cancer treatment for approval: One that employs the body’s immune system—a method […]

Blood Cancer Treatment Put 94% Of Multiple Myeloma Patients Into Remission

Blood Cancer Treatment Put 94% Of Multiple Myeloma Patients Into Remission

A recent clinical trial in China for a new cancer treatment resulted in 94 percent of patients with multiple myeloma going into complete remission. The treatment, called chimeric antigen receptor, or (CAR) T-cell therapy, is a type of immunotherapy procedure that teaches the patient’s own immune system to attack cancerous cells. Though research is still […]

Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer Returns 25 Years After Mastectomy

Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer Returns 25 Years After Mastectomy

Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer Returns 25 Years After Mastectomy Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John announced yesterday that her tour is on hiatus while she gets treatment for breast cancer. This is the Grease star’s second battle with breast cancer. She was originally diagnosed in 1992 and underwent chemotherapy and a partial mastectomy at the time, reports […]

An Aspirin A Day May Keep The Cancer Away

An Aspirin A Day May Keep The Cancer Away

Aspirin, the commonplace medication you’d likely find in any kitchen or bathroom medicine cabinet, may have cancer-preventing abilities. A new study, published online in the journal Breast Cancer Research, found that women who regularly take low doses of aspirin have a lower risk of breast cancer. According to the research, women who take aspirin regularly […]

Officers tackled him to the ground and handcuffed him. He says they saved his life.

Officers tackled him to the ground and handcuffed him. He says they saved his life.

On Jan. 18, Andrew Michalak of Gastonia, N.C., was driving home from work when he hit a parked car. Police officers responding on the scene said later that Michalak was acting strange, erratic and “incoherent.” That’s when Michalak reached for an ice scraper underneath his seat, according to WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C. Officers, fearing he […]

Why UV Light Causes Skin Cancer; How To Limit Exposure

Why UV Light Causes Skin Cancer; How To Limit Exposure

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Gary Larson. Ultraviolet light is the minimum frequency in the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that can produce ionizations. That is, this is the least energetic form of radiation that has enough energy to actually knock an electron out of an atom. When an ionization occurs in the […]

Treatment Has Saved 77% of Cancer Patients Needing Amputations

Treatment Has Saved 77% of Cancer Patients Needing Amputations

Patients with a form of advanced malignant cancer in their arms or legs have typically faced amputation of the afflicted limb as the only treatment option. However, these researchers have found a technique that limits the application of chemotherapy to the cancerous region which preserves limbs in a high percentage of cancer patients. The researchers […]

Scientists Can Smell Cancer On Your Breath

Scientists Can Smell Cancer On Your Breath

Doctors may be able to smell stomach cancer on your breath, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017 conference in Amsterdam. The process relies on detecting five chemicals that could appear in different levels in people with esophageal or stomach cancer, the European Cancer Organization said in a statement. A trial with […]

Promising New Drug Stops Spread of Melanoma by 90%

Promising New Drug Stops Spread of Melanoma by 90%

Michigan State University researchers have discovered that a chemical compound, which could become a new drug, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90%. The man-made, small-molecule drug compound goes after a gene’s ability to produce RNA molecules and certain proteins in melanoma tumors, which causes the disease to spread. Up until now, […]

St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Offer Lung Cancer Screenings

St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital Offer Lung Cancer Screenings

Lung Cancer Awareness Month serves as gentle reminder to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage, often before symptoms develop St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital (SJPVH), members of Dignity Health, are pleased to offer a proactive lung cancer screening program to those with a high risk of developing […]

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