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  • Ovarian cancer cells switched off by 'unusual' mechanism

    06/19/2018 12:39:54 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Kate Wighton, Imperial College London
    Cancer cells (blue) are deactivated. Credit: Imperial College London ______________________________________________________________________ Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre at Imperial College London have discovered a mechanism that deactivates ovarian cancer cells. The findings, published in EMBO Reports, could lead to better treatments for women with ovarian cancer. The research has found a new mechanism for a protein named OPCML. This protein is known as a tumour suppressor, as it prevents cells turning cancerous. However OPCML is usually lost in cancer patients. Scientists have now found that when OPCML is put back into cancer cells, it cleverly deactivates a type...
  • 'Kiss of death' cancer: How computational geeks may have uncovered a therapy for a deadly disease

    06/19/2018 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 3 replies ^ | June 19, 2018 | Monash University
    L-R: Dr Sungyoung Shim and Dr Lan Nguyen. Credit: Monash University __________________________________________________________________________ It's called the 'kiss of death'. Triple negative breast cancer has no targeted drug therapy and, as such, the only hope for these patients is chemotherapy. Triple negative breast cancer is aggressive and deadly. Patients are currently treated by chemotherapy but there is no guarantee of success—and unfortunately, for those that chemotherapy does not work, the survival rate remains only 12 months. Doctors are turning to combination therapies—cocktails of drugs—in an effort to kill the cancer. However there is no reliable way to predict which combinations, amongst...
  • Prayers for those awaiting test results

    06/18/2018 6:23:31 AM PDT · by infool7 · 40 replies
    self | 06/18/2018 | self
    Please pray for all those that are getting tests and awaiting results that may indicate a serious cancer. This morning a second and much too humble FReeper who (for the moment) will remain nameless has requested prayers for an upcoming scan. Please add your first name to this thread and we will all pray for your complete healing and freedom from all anxiety by name to the Divine Physician and in prayer may we all be drawn nearer to each other in unity with our brother, Lord and Savior Christ Jesus who desires that we all be as one.
  • Simple £10 saliva test to identify the men with 50% chance of developing prostate cancer

    06/12/2018 8:25:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | Updated15:35, 12 JUN 2018 | ByMartin BagotHealth and Science Correspondent
    A simple saliva test can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease and could be offered on the NHS to all men over 40 in a few years The simple £10 saliva test could save thousands of lives. It can identify the one in 100 men with a 50% chance of getting the disease, and the one in 10 with a 25% risk. The DNA discovery could mean most men not having to undergo invasive prostate examinations. Professor Ros Eeles, of the Institute of Cancer Research, which led the research, said “it could...
  • Bless You, Charles Krauthammer, an intellectual powerhouse, will be missed

    06/09/2018 4:18:26 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 45 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 06-09-2018 | Tom Shattuck
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author and commentator Charles Krauthammer is dying. He’d been battling cancer and seemed to have come out all right, but it took a turn. He released a letter to the media yesterday which was simple in its message, but heartbreaking to read. “I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.” He thanked family and friends for their love and support and then addressed his colleagues, readers and viewers. “I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking,”...
  • Fox News star Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live in heartbreaking letter

    06/08/2018 9:11:04 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 248 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08 JUNE 18 | By Greg Wilson | Fox News
    Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer. The 68-year-old’s incisive takes on politics of the day have been missing from Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” for nearly a year as he battled an abdominal tumor and subsequent complications, but colleagues and viewers alike had held out hope that he would return to the evening show he helped establish as must-viewing. But in an...
  • Melania Trump Disappears From Public Eye To Take Care Of Mother Who Is Battling A ‘Serious Illness’

    06/06/2018 10:11:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    OK! News ^ | May 30, 2018
    Melania Trump hasn’t made a public appearance in 20 days, leaving many Americans wondering where the First Lady has been these past three weeks. According to one insider, Melania has taken a break from the public eye to take care of her mother, who is reportedly battling a “serious illness.” “She’s taking care of her mother,” a source told Showbiz 411 of Melania’s nearly three-week long disappearance. The 72-year-old Amalija Knavs is reportedly battling a “pretty serious illness,” and is resting at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. “They’re all at Bedminster,” the insider told the site. “Melania,...
  • Immune-System Therapy Eradicated Breast Cancer in New Breakthrough

    06/04/2018 12:53:53 PM PDT · by libh8er · 22 replies
    Bloomberg | 06/04/2018 | Michelle Cortez
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  • The cancer-preventing pizza: Italian scientists use Mediterranean vegetables

    06/04/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Published: 05:42 EDT, 4 June 2018 | Updated: 09:52 EDT, 4 June 2018 | By Sam Blanchard
    Scientists and chefs in Italy say they have made a pizza which prevents cancer and heart disease. The Pizza Pascalina, designed by scientists in Naples, has been called 'the pizza that extends life' and an 'anti-tumour' pizza. The Pascalina is packed with ingredients from the Mediterranean diet which are known to have health benefits. Neither cheese nor meat feature on the dish; its toppings include tomatoes, olives and rapini – a type of broccoli. It will be on sale at the Napoli Pizza Village, a pizza festival in Naples this week. Scientists from the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Naples –...
  • Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

    06/02/2018 3:22:56 PM PDT · by libh8er · 82 replies
    BBC ^ | 06-02-2018 | James Gallagher
    Michael English, 72, was one of 258 men who took part in the trial. He was first diagnosed in 2005, but radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormone-based therapies did not kill his cancer. Two years ago, he was given the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. He said: "We were astonished when scans showed that the tumour had become undetectable. "Today I'm effectively cancer-free." He says he's now planning out the next 20 years of his life, not the next two. Researcher Prof Johann de Bono told the BBC: "This is the first evidence that a subset of prostate cancer patients do spectacularly well on...
  • Trump signs 'right-to-try,' allowing gravely ill patients to bypass FDA for experimental treatment

    05/30/2018 10:20:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/30/2018
    President Donald Trump is slated to sign the controversial "right-to-try" bill on Wednesday, which would bypass drug regulators to give gravely ill patients access to experimental medicines. The legislation allows patients with life-threatening conditions to ask drugmakers for medicines that have cleared some testing but still haven't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Previously, people would need to ask the FDA for access to experimental treatments. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had been major supporters of passing the measure, which supporters say gives patients hope they would not otherwise have. The House of Representatives approved the bill...
  • Marc Thiessen: Thank Republicans for your Right to Try

    05/30/2018 9:29:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2018 | Marc Thiessen
    WASHINGTON -- Imagine the horror of learning you have a terminal illness for which science has not yet come up with a treatment. Now imagine receiving the same diagnosis, and then learning a promising new treatment exists that could save your life -- but you can't get access to it thanks to governmental obstacles. That is the nightmare that befell Andrea Sloan, an Austin lobbyist who gave up her job at a high-priced law firm to advocate for victims of domestic violence. In 2007, Sloan was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and for more than six years tried every Food and...
  • Vaccine for cancer [Glioblastoma] that killed Tessa Jowell 'remarkably promising'

    05/29/2018 7:20:22 PM PDT · by libh8er · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | 5.29.2018 | Alex Therrien
    ... After receiving the treatment, Kat's most recent MRI scan showed no trace of the tumour. "DCVax has done what everyone said was impossible," her husband Jason says. "If not for this treatment, I would be without my wife and without a mother for our child." Kat continues to have regular injections of the vaccine. 'Major breakthrough' Keyoumars Ashkan, professor of neurosurgery at King's College Hospital in London, who was the trial's European chief investigator, said the results gave "new hope to the patients and clinicians battling with this terrible disease". "Although definitive judgement needs to be reserved until the...
  • 5G Wireless Service Is Coming, And So Are Health Concerns Over The Towers That Support It

    05/29/2018 10:40:53 AM PDT · by upchuck · 50 replies
    See BS noose ^ | May 29, 2018
    The wireless industry is in a race to roll out 5G service. The network is supposed to be up to 100 times faster than current data speeds, but it requires cellphone tower equipment to be closer to users than before. Wireless companies in the U.S. say they’ll have to install about 300,000 new antennas – roughly equal to the total number of cell towers built over the past three decades. That’s causing outrage and alarm in some neighborhoods, as antennas go up around homes.
  • Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

    05/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2018 | Carey Gillam
    In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of RoundupAt the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in ( California), hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate. On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take ( the global seed and chemical company) to trial on allegations that it has spent...
  • RE: If you eat THIS, you're growing deadly tumors!

    05/19/2018 6:49:30 AM PDT · by JimRed · 133 replies
    email inbox ^ | today | unknown
    Are you literally FEEDING cancer cells by putting this one food on your dinner plate? This is important. You must stop eating this food today or you could be growing cancer cells. Now here's where it gets really interesting... As soon as you STOP eating it, the opposite happens: Cancer cells STARVE to death -- and die out by the thousands. Skeptical? See the proof here.
  • The Hutch closes in on a cancer cure

    05/17/2018 7:28:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 05/17/2018 | Ron Judd
    THE MAGIC MICROSCOPIC particles that might change the world — and in the process, permanently burnish Seattle’s spot on the big, ascent-of-man scientific map — are, at this very moment, being carted about on a medical campus one short traffic jam away from the shores of Lake Union. Their mode of transport: a thermo-molded plastic lunch cooler, of the sort one might nab at Walmart to carry a baloney sandwich and some freshly cured herring out for a day of salmon fishing on Puget Sound. The little coolers are ubiquitous at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which four decades...
  • Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness

    05/16/2018 9:05:10 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 10 replies,local tv news ^ | 05/16/2018 | ASkyler
    NASCAR News Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness advocate Sherry Pollex This evening during the 9th annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraising event, 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and his partner, Sherry Pollex announced a $1.2 million gift to Novant Health from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. The gift will be used to establish the Novant Health Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department in Huntersville and the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic in Charlotte. “This remarkably generous gift from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation will help Novant...
  • Former senator Harry Reid undergoes surgery for pancreatic cancer

    05/14/2018 2:00:10 PM PDT · by NRx · 93 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-14-2018 | Seung Min Kim
    Former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and underwent surgery on Monday to remove the tumor, his family announced. Reid, who led the Senate Democratic Caucus for a dozen years until his retirement in early 2017, had the surgery at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore, and now plans to have chemotherapy treatments, according to the statement from his family on Monday. “His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good,” the Reid family...
  • Former Democratic leader Harry Reid is being treated for pancreatic cancer

    05/14/2018 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 9 replies
    cbs ^ | 5/1/18
    Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Utah, is being treated for pancreatic cancer, his family said in a statement Monday. Reid underwent surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center to remove a tumor from his pancreas. "His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for his recovery is good," the family statement said. Reid is out of surgery and in good spirits, his family went on to say, and he will now undergo chemotherapy as the next step in his treatment. Senate Minority...