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Why haven’t we cured cancer? American Cancer Society – world’s wealthiest “non-profit “

August 7th, 2018 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Have you ever wondered where all the money goes that you donate to the American Cancer Society ?With the advancement of medicine, you’d think scientists would have unlocked the cure by now with the ACS’s help. Right?. Is there more to this story than meets the eye?Apparently, the American Cancer Society seems to like the […]



Scientists just found a novel, cheap way to use CRISPR gene editing to fight cancer

July 18th, 2018 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Immunotherapy Holds Big Promise for Beating Cancer CRISPR is by all accounts a fascinating technology. Its headline feature is that it can literally be used to slice, dice, and otherwise manipulate the body’s genetic code—functions that could carry staggering implications for treating everything from inherited disorders to cancer to HIV/AIDS one day. Now, new (though […]



Flight attendants have higher rates of many cancers, study says

June 28th, 2018 at 8:14 am » Comments Off

Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in 2007, addresses some of the gaps in understanding health risks among flight attendants. In the latest report, published […]



A cancer blockbuster gets approved in China. Will the floodgates now open?

June 21st, 2018 at 10:33 am » Comments Off

Bristol-Myers Squibb announced today that its pioneering cancer immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been approved for sale in China. Opdivo targets a protein called PD-1, which is effectively a braking signal in the immune system. Cancer cells are incredibly wily when it comes to evading the body’s own natural defenses, and one of the ways they […]



Magnetic ‘metal seed’ that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

June 11th, 2018 at 9:44 am » Comments Off

Deadly brain tumours could be heated up by MRI scanners until they die in groundbreaking treatment Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die. The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny […]



Same cancer, worse results and twice the cost in the US

June 4th, 2018 at 9:29 am » Comments Off

Monthly spending on certain cancer patients in Washington was $12,345 vs. $6,195 in British Columbia Despite paying double, Americans died slightly faster than Canadians in the study (CNN)Americans paid twice as much as Canadians for health care, but they didn’t get twice the benefit, according to a new study of patients with advanced colorectal cancer […]



Cancer dormancy: Why do cancer cells go to sleep?

May 1st, 2018 at 10:19 am » Comments Off

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer alternatively uses the “accelerator” and the “brake” in order to survive.



Google researchers have developed an augmented reality microscope for detecting cancer

April 24th, 2018 at 10:26 pm » Comments Off

Augmented reality might not be able to cure cancer (yet), but when combined with a machine learning algorithm, it can help doctors diagnose the disease. Researchers at Google have developed an augmented reality microscope (ARM) that takes real-time data from a neural network trained to detect cancerous cells and displays it in the field of […]



28 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer

April 12th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. It fundamentally affects the way our cells grow and divide, changing them in perverse ways. All cancer is a result of damage or genetic mutations in our DNA. The nasty, debilitating class of diseases spreads through a body like […]



How social media can reveal overlooked drug reactions

April 3rd, 2018 at 8:56 am » Comments Off

When patients connect online, they often share information that reveals how treatments work in the real world. When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags. After her initial diagnosis it wasn’t clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a […]



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