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New drug prevents chemo-induced nausea, vomiting in most cancer patients

2014-10-10 14:29
FDA approves new combo drug for chemo-induced nausea and vomiting.

There’s new hope for patients suffering from the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy for cancer, which often includes severe nausea and vomiting, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval today of a novel combo drug to prevent CINV (short for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting).

The new product, called Akynzeo, is administered orally as a capsule containing a unique fixed-dose combination of two drugs, netupitant and palonosetron.

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Blood Cells Repair Themselves and Speed Up Chemotherapy Recovery

2014-09-24 20:19
Cancer Treatment

In this discovery UCLA researchers speed up recovery in cancer patients following radiation and chemotherapy by unlocking a protein, which makes the acceleration of recovery possible. Peter M. Bracke reports from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Scientists from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) have shown for the first time how a unique protein found in human bone marrow can drive stem cells to repair our blood system after

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THC in cannabis may slow tumor growth

2014-07-17 10:55
Marijuana

There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the legalization of marijuana initiatives across the United States. Although there appears to be some therapeutic properties to the proper use of controlled marijuana nevertheless there remains justified fears that abuse of marijuana may cause emotional problems and other health problems. On the brighter side of the debate new research shows that THC in cannabis may slow the growth of tumors.

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A cancer cure from cat poop?

2014-07-16 10:38
Cat feces parasite holds promise for new and effective cancer treatment.

Researchers have discovered a parasite commonly found in cat feces has the ability to eradicate cancer cells. The parasite T. gondii that is also found in the soil can break cancer's ability to attack the immune system. According to the study authors who have developed a safe vaccine that they have used in mice, the anti-cancer ability of the cat poop parasite shows tremendous promise for cancer treatment.

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Deadly pancreatic cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes

2014-07-04 08:18
Smoking causes cancer

A diagnosis of cancer is feared by people worldwide. Although treatment has been successful for a widening number of cases there are still many deaths from cancer daily. Some cancers such as pancreatic cancer are even more lethal than other types of cancer. Recent research has shown that many cancers including deadly pancreatic cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes.

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New blood test 95% accurate at detecting cancer recurrence

2014-04-18 13:33
Cancer Recurrence Blood Test

Approximately one in five survivors of breast cancer, who underwent 5 years of chemotherapy and/or radiation, end up having a recurrence within 10 years. And, now, a new blood test has been developed that researchers say is 95 percent accurate in detecting a recurrence of breast cancer – and could help when it comes to tracking how well a patient is responding to treatment.

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