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Black men have a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men, but obese black men are at a significantly increased risk of developing the disease, according to new research.
The study’s lead author Wendy Barrington, an assistant professor in the school of nursing at the University of Washington, said that the main takeaway for physicians is that obesity has a different
Scientists are hot on the trail of a potential new treatment for aggressive brain tumors known as glioblastoma multiforme. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 22,000 Americans were estimated to have been diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme in 2010.
Currently, there are no effective treatments for glioblastoma multiforme, a highly malignant disease with a typical survival time, depending on how aggressive the cancer is and the treatments used,
Art has the ability to transform a person’s life and help others understand emotions that may be difficult to communicate. Studies have shown that art can be a powerful tool for cancer patients by helping them express their needs, thoughts and feelings. In a recent interview, artist Joseph J. Sherman shares how his artwork connects to cancer, and how he is helping others by creating unique paintings.
Joseph J. Sherman, who is an abstract expressionist painter, is influenced by Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Joan Mitchell and Jackson Pollock.
New research finds cancer may occur from just bad luck. In other words, lifestyle changes might help us avoid about one-third of cancer, while two-thirds of cancer types are merely the result of random DNA mutations. Does this mean practicing a healthy lifestyle is useless? Well, not exactly.
Johns Hopkins researchers say the finding has important implications for policy makers and for cancer prevention.
For years, many experts have believed there was a risk of developing bladder cancer from use of the diabetes drug pioglitazone, based on the findings of both animal and human studies. Now the authors of an international decade-long study report there is no link between this medication and bladder cancer.
This postmarketing study was conducted by Takeda, the manufacturer of pioglitazone, and the results were submitted to a variety of regulatory authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration
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.
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
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.
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.