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  • Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

    12/29/2016 11:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field. The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already has helped some people with blood cancers such as leukemia. But the way he was given it is new, and may allow its use not just for brain tumors but also other cancers that can spread, such as breast and lung. Grady was the first person to get the...
  • A Brief History of the Drug That "Cured" Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

    11/16/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Inverse ^ | 03/07/2016 | Yasmin Tayag
    Former president Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he’s stopping treatment for his brain cancer at the ripe age of 91. Inspiring as his story is, it’s hard not to wonder: how’d he do it? Turns out Carter was being treated with Keytruda, a new and highly promising immunotherapy drug that was approved not long after Carter was diagnosed. In August 2015, Carter announced that his aggressive melanoma — a deadly form of skin cancer — had spread to his brain, and it seemed pretty clear that he had only a few weeks left to live. Still, he underwent treatment at...
  • A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

    05/06/2016 11:39:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 11:50pm | By Chris Mills
    A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe. The study examines the incidence of brain cancer in the Australian population between 1982 to 2013. The study pitted the prevalence of mobile phones among the population—starting at 0 percent—against brain cancer rates, using data from national cancer registration data. The results showed a very slight increase in...
  • Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomesThe discovery of two amino

    03/31/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by se99tp · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan and methionine are essential amino acids -- the diet must provide them because cells cannot make them. Normally, the lack of an essential amino acid in the diet can lead to serious diseases and even death. Foods rich in tryptophan and methionine include cheese, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, nuts and soybeans.
  • Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug treatment

    03/06/2016 3:39:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 5:59 PM EST | Kathleen Foody
    Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain. […] Carter’s spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that his doctors will continue to perform scans to ensure cancer cells have not returned, and Carter will “resume treatment if necessary.” A spokesman for Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, where Carter has been treated, declined to comment on Sunday, citing patient privacy. Carter’s treatment plan for the aggressive form of cancer including a round of targeted radiation at several tumors on...
  • Wes Craven dies aged 76 after battle with brain cancer

    08/30/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Wes Craven passed away on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The iconic horror director known for his work on films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Last House on the Left was 76-years-old. He had been battling brain cancer.
  • Former president Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    08/20/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2015 | Abby Phillip
    Former president Jimmy Carter said that the cancer doctors discovered earlier this year, on his liver, has spread to his brain and that he will receive his first radiation treatment for the disease Thursday afternoon. "I'm perfectly at ease with whatever comes," Carter said at a news conference. Carter, 90, said Thursday that doctors found "four spots of melanoma on my brain -- small spots" after first discovering cancer during an Aug. 3 operation to remove a tumor from his liver. During that surgery, Carter said, doctors suspected that the cancer had originated in other parts of his body. They...
  • Jimmy Carter Says Doctors Found Cancer in His Brain

    08/20/2015 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 20, 2015 14:36 UTC | Alan Blinder
    ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that doctors had found cancer on his brain and that he would begin radiation treatment later in the day. Mr. Carter, speaking at a news conference at the Carter Center here, said his health had been under scrutiny since May, when he had a cold while traveling in Guyana. The former president added that the cancer, which he said was melanoma, had been found in his liver, part of which was removed during a procedure on Aug. 3. He described the melanoma on his brain as four “very small spots.”
  • Mother fights brain cancer with electric fields (Video)

    06/03/2015 6:04:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-2-2015
    Transcript: Against all odds, Elizabeth Marek is alive, she has a device that attacks brain cancer cells with electric fields to thank. Elizabeth has glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer with no cure and a life expectancy of just over two years. 26 weeks pregnant with her second child, 3 years after a small tumor was found in her brain, Elizabeth began suffering from extreme headaches. She thought it was migraines, but it wasn't. SOUNDBITE (English) ELIZABETH MAREK, BRAIN CANCER PATIENT, SAYING: "It ended up being a tumor that was the size of my fist on the...
  • Joe Biden Announces Passing of Son, Beau Biden

    05/30/2015 6:49:12 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 295 replies
    weekly standard ^ | may 30, 2015 | daniel halper
    Vice President President Joe Biden announced the passing of his son, Beau Biden, in a statement released by the White House. "It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life," reads the statement from Vice President Biden. "The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of “stemness”, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point – a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • Hillary Clinton does NOT have brain cancer: Officials slam 'nonsense' claims

    12/27/2012 6:39:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | December 26, 2012
    Complete Headline: Hillary Clinton does NOT have brain cancer: Officials slam 'nonsense' claims debilitating illness was behind collapse and decision to step down The National Enquirer claims brain cancer is behind Clinton's recent collapse and that she is facing a barrage of medical tests State Department labelled the claims 'absolute nonsense' and insists she is recovering well at home The Secretary of State suffered a concussion after she collapsed in her home earlier this month On Friday, President Barack Obama nominated Senator John Kerry to replace Clinton after she chose to step down Government officials have vehemently denied claims...
  • Cancer curing Dr. Burzynski case dismissed

    12/06/2012 11:08:05 AM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies
    the examiner ^ | 12.02.12 | Jeffrey Phelps
      Dead silence is all that remains, over a week since the Texas Medical Board was forced to drop their case against Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. Other than a couple random small-town newspapers, a questionable blog and Saturday's opinion piece in a tiny Canadian regular, no one in the media has been willing to touch the news that, yet again, all charges were dismissed against a certain doctor that has literally and successfully cured cancer on many occasions.The Texas Medical Board and the Western medical establishment had been targeting Dr. Burzynski for years and the media was fully willing to...
  • Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business

    06/12/2011 11:34:19 AM PDT · by thesearethetimes... · 51 replies
    Vimeo.com ^ | 6/12/11 | Burzynski
    This is a link to a free viewing of a very interesting documentary about a doctor in Texas who seems to have discovered an amazingly effective tool to fight cancer. I am in the middle of watching it, but just watched an undeniable Atlas Shrugged moment that moved me to post it here.... It will only be free to view until midnight tonight. Thought provoking stuff here, and I will be interested to hear what ya'll think.
  • Cancer Patient Thomas Navarro Dies at Age Six [medical freedom case]

    01/06/2002 8:53:39 PM PST · by Gelato · 47 replies · 2,509+ views
    Natural Health Line ^ | Jan. 1, 2002 | By Peter Chowka
    Cancer Patient Thomas Navarro Dies at Age Six © By Peter Chowka Photo courtesy of the Navarro family (Jan. 1, 2002) Thomas Navarro's two year long struggle to survive brain cancer came to an end on November 19, 2001 when the six-year old child died in Houston, Texas. During the first eighteen months after Thomas' diagnosis, in September 1999, his family's efforts to get him access to nontoxic treatments resulted in major national publicity, becoming the most compelling and heart-wrenching individual example of the search for medical freedom in more than two decades. Thomas and his parents James and ...
  • Steve Sabol dies at age 69 (owner, force, spirit behind NFL Films)

    09/18/2012 8:24:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9-18-12
    With the eye of an art history major, Steve Sabol filmed the NFL as a ballet and blockbuster movie all in one. Half of the father-son team that revolutionized sports broadcasting, the NFL Films president died Tuesday of brain cancer at age 69 in Moorestown, N.J. He leaves behind a league bigger than ever, its fans enthralled by the plot twists and characters he so deftly chronicled. "Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement from the league confirming Sabol's death. "Steve's passion for football was matched...
  • 'Top Gun' director Tony Scott dead after jumping off bridge

    08/19/2012 9:45:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 139 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8-19-12
    "Top Gun" director Tony Scott fatally jumped off the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro on Sunday afternoon, according to Los Angeles police sources. His body was pulled out of the water by Los Angeles Police Department, California Highway Patrol and U.S. Coast Guard officials. Investigators found a suicide note in his car, which was parked on the bridge. Law enforcement sources said several witnesses saw Scott, the brother of director Ridley Scott, climb over a fence on the bridge and jump off. The coroner's office identified him Sunday evening. Scott was a respected action-movie director who also made "Enemy...
  • Former SD Gov. [Bill] Janklow says he's dying of cancer

    11/04/2011 6:24:25 PM PDT · by Justaham · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11-4-11 | CHET BROKAW and KRISTI EATON
    With a fresh incision curving along his hairline from temple to ear visible to all, former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow broke down and cried Friday as he announced that he's dying of brain cancer. But it wasn't the cancer that prompted the tears. It was recalling what he called the one regret of his life: a 2003 car wreck that killed a Minnesota man and ended Janklow's political career. "I know it's over. I know it's at the end of the trail, but I don't hurt," he said of the weeks-old cancer diagnosis. Janklow, 72, a Republican who dominated...
  • Seve Ballesteros, Dashing Golf Champion, Dies at 54

    05/07/2011 7:20:36 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Seve Ballesteros, the charismatic Spanish golfer who won the Masters twice and the British Open three times and helped propel Europe’s rise in the Ryder Cup competition with the United States, died early Saturday at his home in northern Spain, where his struggle with brain cancer had gained wide attention in the sports world. He was 54.
  • Do Cellphones Cause Brain Cancer?

    05/02/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    NY Times Magazine ^ | April 13, 2011 | SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE
    On Jan. 21, 1993, the television talk-show host Larry King featured an unexpected guest on his program. It was the evening after Inauguration Day in Washington, and the television audience tuned in expecting political commentary. But King turned, instead, to a young man from Florida, David Reynard, who had filed a tort claim against the cellphone manufacturer NEC and the carrier GTE Mobilnet, claiming that radiation from their phones caused or accelerated the growth of a brain tumor in his wife. “The tumor was exactly in the pattern of the antenna,” Reynard told King. In 1989, Susan Elen Reynard, then...