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Common heart pill could help cancer patients live longer

2015-08-25 12:01
Beta blockers could help treat cancer

A commonly used class of heart medications known as beta-blockers is shown in a first study to improve ovarian cancer survival. The medications block tumor growth and spread by interfering with the stress pathway involved with cancer metastasis.

Beta blockers have been shown in the past to slow cancer growth.

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Exciting research shows curcumin spice could help treat mesothelioma

2015-07-03 09:04
Curcumin could help treat mesothelioma

Researchers at Flinders Medical Centre have tapped into the power of curcumin in turmeric as a possible treatment for mesothelioma. The finding is exciting because the aggressive form of cancer that is often caused by asbestos inhalation is difficult to treat.

Curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The turmeric derivative has the ability to stop the growth of mesothelioma, found in animal lab experiments.

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Obesity significantly increases prostate cancer risk for black men

2015-04-16 23:20
Obese black men at increased risk for prostate cancer

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

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Potential New Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumors

2015-02-25 13:15
potential new treatment for aggressive brain tumors

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,

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Using art to understand cancer

2015-01-28 22:15

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.

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Can a healthy lifestyle prevent cancer? Maybe not

2015-01-09 17:39
Statistical model show two-thirds of cancer are caused by "bad luck"

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.

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No Bladder Cancer Risk from Diabetes Drug?

2014-12-09 09:12
bladder cancer and diabetes drug

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

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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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