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1 hr ago | UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer-fighting cocktail demonstrates promising results as new treatment for advanced cervical cancer

DALLAS September 15, 2014 Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds. The cancer-fighting cocktail, which combines the chemotherapy drug cisplatin with pemetrexed - an agent that stops cancer cells from dividing showed promising results for advanced, persistent, or recurrent cervical cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cervical Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations

6 hrs ago | The Star

S.C. woman's business aims to help cancer patients

Since she was a young girl, Danielle McCray knew she wanted to be a service-providing business owner. She had no clue exactly what type of service she would provide.


Related Topix: Medicine, US Military, US Navy

7 hrs ago |

'Decoding Annie Parker' Focuses On Women, Breast Cancer and Changing Science

I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Hematology, Lymphoma, Leukemia

9 hrs ago | Re/code

Health Startup Launches an App to Guide Breast Cancer Patients

Health startup Willowglade Technologies plans to launch its "My Breast Cancer Journey" app for iOS and Android devices by the end of the month, the first in a series of planned apps designed to provide information and support for cancer patients, the company told Re/code . The tool aims to help those battling breast cancer keep track of their medical tests, submit information to clinical trials, access medical literature customized to their conditions and securely share progress with friends and family.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

12 hrs ago | Cambridge Evening News

Addenbrookea s Charitable Trust launches new breast cancer campaign

People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Standardized Testing, Education, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

15 hrs ago | Milford Mercury

Pembrokeshire nurse being denied 70,000 cancer treatment

A Pembrokeshire nurse is being refused treatment for her cancer - because NHS chiefs in Wales won't pay for her treatment in England. Beth Prout, 57, has a rare form of cancer which can only be treated in two hospitals in the country.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, United Kingdom, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

19 hrs ago | Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Man is fined after selling "cancer cure" which he made at home

A man claiming to sell a cure for cancer has been fined A 750 following an investigation by Essex Trading Standards. Steven Cook, 54, of East Road, West Mersea, was charged with an offence under the Cancer Act after suggesting Colloidal Silver was a treatment for cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

21 hrs ago | Stroudnewsand Journal

Stall adds over 1k to help Tessa beat cancer

A CHARITY stall at the Shambles Market on Saturday raised more than A 1,200 to pay for life-saving therapy for former Stroud nurse, Tessa Elam. The stall, which was organised by Maud Lomberg, who used to live next door to Tessa in Minchinhampton, attracted not only dozens of donations beforehand, but hundreds showed up on the day to show their support.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gloucestershire County, England, United Kingdom,

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Manuka Honey Does Not Decrease Pain of Radiation-Induced Esophagitis for Lung Cancer Patients

Patient-reported data indicates that when Manuka honey is prescribed for esophagitis pain during radiation therapy , it is not more effective than standard medical care, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. Esophagitis, inflammation that damages tissues of the esophagus and causes discomfort, is a common and temporary side effect experienced by the majority of lung cancer patients undergoing RT.


Related Topix: Medicine, Esophagitis, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

PhysOrg Weblog

Breast screening for over 70s doesn't prompt sharp fall in advanced disease

Including much older women in a national breast cancer screening program does not prompt a sharp fall in new cases of advanced disease in this age group-as would be expected for a successful initiative-reveals a study of the Dutch experience, published in BMJ today. Instead, it may just lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, suggest the researchers, led by a team based at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

The Times-Picayune

'Baking for Breast Cancer' fundraiser is Oct. 4 in New Orleans

The Amazons, a New Orleans-based benevolent society, will host the third annual "Baking for Breast Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign. Admission is free and open to the public.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, New Orleans, LA, Tulane University

The New Zealand Herald

MKR stars cook for cancer treatment

On camera, My Kitchen Rules New Zealand rivals the "Modern Day Hippies" and the "Corporate Dads" are locked in a tense battle for a $100,000 winners' cheque. But off camera, the duos have united behind gravely ill Hamilton woman Angela Sunkel, who is battling a deadly form of cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Leukemia

The Advertiser

Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group celebrates successful re-launch

NEW CHAPTER: Peter Beaty, of Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, and Allison White, founder of Great Aycliffe Cancer Support, officially re-launch the group at a new venue Earlier this month, the group, which helps people who have been affected by cancer including relatives and carers, met at Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe for the first time. Founder Allison White, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia in 2009, said: "We had a wonderful night and it was lovely to see new and old members.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, United Kingdom, Durham County, England

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Littlehampton Gazette

MP welcomes A 160m boost towards defeating cancer

A 160 MILLION boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England has been welcomed by Arundel and South Downs MP. The new funding is part of the Government's A 750 million cancer strategy that aims to improve cancer survival rates across the nation, which are lagging behind other EU countries.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, Breast Cancer

ABC News

Prostate cancer surgery is leading to issues of self-esteem, an expert says

Men who undergo lifesaving surgery to treat prostate cancer are experiencing depression and self-esteem issues which are adversely affecting their quality of life, a leading WA health professional says. Perth physiotherapist Jo Milios is among those spearheading a push for greater support for men with the disease, while at the same time working on new therapies to treat those affected.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer

The Chronicle Herald

Dalhousie University student studying apples, fish for breast cancer treatment

That might sound like an odd combination, but Dalhousie University PhD candidate Wasundara Fernando thinks it might just be the perfect one to help treat breast cancer. "I am so happy because I can continue my research and contribute to the cancer research effort," Fernando said Saturday about the $17,850 grant she received through the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Training Program award.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Canada, Supplement, Fish Oil


Doctor receives threats after laying off employee with cancer

Critics are calling Dr. George Visnich the world's meanest doctor after he reportedly sent a letter to his longtime employee, Carol Jumper, informing her that he was laying her off due to her cancer diagnosis. But the oral surgeon's attorney is defending his client's actions, saying it was the humanitarian thing to do.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pancreatic Cancer

Bellbrook breast cancer patient mentioned in new book written by oncologist

Chances are breast cancer has had an impact on your life, whether yourself, mother, daughter, sister, best friend, cousin, grandmother or someone else close to you, even men. According to oncologist, Dennis Citrin, Ph.D.'s latest book, Knowledge is Power : What Every Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer , "Every week, approximately 4,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States."


Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Wedding

Horton woman holds family fun day for Musgrove Hospital Beacon Centre

AN inspirational woman from Horton is running a family fun day to raise money for the centre which cared for her during breast cancer treatment. Ali Burrough was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and received treatment at the Beacon Centre in Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Reporter

Cancer-stricken Vacaville boy sparks blanket donation

As ACE Charter fifth-grader Meghan Creighton works, Ashton Riley, 10, an ACE fourth-grader who suffers from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, helps on Friday to tie together, with several dozen schoolmates doing the same, sets of fleece blankets destined for delivery to Children's Hospital Oakland, where he was once a patient. Richard Bammer -- The Reporter When you're a kid facing a long stay in the hospital, the best present may be a smartphone or tablet computer loaded with online games.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Vacaville, CA, Lymphoma