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  • Drugs show promise in fighting breast, lung and prostate cancers

    06/05/2017 1:43:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 5, 2017 | CBS/AP
    Several drugs are scoring big wins against common cancers, setting new standards for how to treat many prostate, breast and lung tumors. There's even a "uni-drug" that may fight many forms of the disease. What's especially striking: The drugs are beneficial in some cases for more than a year, much longer than the few months many new drugs provide.   Here are some highlights from the world's largest cancer meeting, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago:
  • California governor to get further prostate cancer treatment

    01/29/2017 9:54:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 28, 2017 6:06 PM ET
    California Gov. Jerry Brown will undergo further radiation treatment for prostate cancer first treated in 2012, his office announced Saturday. Brown’s oncologist, Dr. Eric Small of the University of California, San Francisco, said the cancer is not extensive and can be treated with “a short course of radiotherapy.” […] The three-term governor was first treated for early stage prostate cancer in January 2012 and stayed on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment. In April 2011, he underwent minor surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his nose. He was put under local anesthetic and doctors removed basal cell carcinoma,...
  • Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone

    11/30/2016 7:21:13 PM PST · by Enterprise · 26 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 30 NOVEMBER 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    A man with advanced prostate cancer is believed to be cured after doctors 'shocked' his tumour to death with huge amounts of testosterone. The result has been described as 'unexpected' and 'exciting' because most prostate cancer therapies work by depriving tumours of testosterone, because cancer uses it as a fuel.
  • Sanders' Proposal Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    04/07/2016 7:00:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Last week, presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders joined 11 other members of Congress in sending a letter to the National Institute of Health (NIH), urging the agency to cut costs for the prostate cancer drug, Xtandi, by employing its “march-in rights.” These rights, which have never before been utilized by the NIH, were established in 1980 under the Bayh-Dole Act, which gives federal agencies the authority to license a patent when action is deemed necessary, primarily as an emergency tactic. Using this provision as their justification, lawmakers are requesting that NIH override Xtandi’s patent protection, which guarantees its manufacturers exclusive...
  • Another miracle from Israel? Prostate cancer cure in 20 minutes

    01/13/2016 9:30:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    One in six American men will develop prostate cancer.  It is the most common cancer after skin cancer, and the second biggest cancer killer for men.  Two Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel promise an almost miraculous cure, now in clinical trials at New York’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  It is the culmination of 20 years of basic research by plant scientist Avigdor Scherz and cancer researcher Yoram Saloman. Professor Scherz took a naturally occurring form of chlorophyll from aquatic bacteria: … chemically modified by Prof. Scherz's lab at Weizmann to fit the team's pharmaceutical needs. Once...
  • What Ben Carson's Mannatech Answer Tells Us

    10/30/2015 9:01:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/29/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    When I inquired about Ben Carsons speeches and appearances for Mannatech late last year, I was told I would not be speaking to Dr. Carson; I was only permitted to speak to his business manager, Armstrong Williams. From our conversation, it was clear Williams had no idea about any of Mannatechs controversies, or then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott suing the company for what the state called 'a particularly egregious case of false advertising.' (The company settled with the state out of court, agreeing to pay $4 million in restitution.) Both Williams and Carson insist there was 'no compensated relationship' because...
  • Dr. Ben Carson on Glyconutrients

    10/29/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 70 replies
    youtube ^ | Mar 18 2014 | Ben Carson
    Watch the video. It sounds like an infomercial to me. You will see the Mannatech logo all over the video. At the end of the video, he talks specifically about Mannatech.
  • Dr. Ben Carson on Glyconutrients

    10/28/2015 10:10:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Published on Mar 18, 2014 Dr. Ben Carson, MD discusses Real Food Technology solutions and his 10 year use of Mannatech glyconutrients
  • This Video Proves Ben Carson Lied Right to America's Face in the GOP Debate

    10/29/2015 9:25:34 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 61 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 10/29/2015 | Oliver Willis
    During the Republican presidential debate on CNBC, Dr. Ben Carson was asked about his involvement with Mannatech, a medical supplement company. He was specifically asked about how endorsing their product would reflect on his judgement, since they had been subject to a government probe for wrongdoing. Carson denied he was connected to the company in any way other than as a fan of their products. That was a lie. Carson promoted the company in speeches, and in a video presentation: In the video, Carson hailed the company: 'The wonderful thing about a company like Mannatech is that they recognize that...
  • Rising GOP star Ben Carson endorsed 'sham' nutrition supplement company...

    10/28/2015 8:26:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 12 2015 | David Martosko
    Dr. Ben Carson, the rising African-American Republican star who is considering a run for the presidency, endorsed a nutritional supplement made by a firm embroiled in controversy, including claims that it's a pyramid scheme selling 'scam' products. The revelation will damage Carson's standing as a moral crusader who aims to put an unassailable face on the GOP's anti-Obamacare health policies and could tank his future political plans. Mannatech, a multi-level marketing sales company that sells weight-loss products, skin creams and so-called 'nutraceuticals.' Carson began his relationship with the firm in 2004, speaking at its annual sales conference, and gave repeat...
  • Dr. Ben Carson : PATTERN OF LIES denying "Association" with Mannatech ??? 2015-10-29

    10/29/2015 12:09:56 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 101 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2015-10-29 | Patton@Bastogne
    . 2015-10-29 Presidential Election Observations by Free Republic's Patton@Bastogne Post GOP Presidential Debate (Three) on 2015-10-28 Jim Robinson's Free Republic Conservative website is the premier internet forum for political discussions. Since 1996 Free Republic's astute political observers have parsed and dissected Presidential Candidates better than anyone. Last night's GOP Presidential Debate Three (Colorado) featured several developments and suprises. Conventional MSM Pundits and George Will will predictably conclude that John Kasisch and Mike Huckabee are headed for the political exit. Dr. Krauthammer and George Will also may lament that "Yeb" Bush and Christ Christy will probably be "expelled" after Debate IV....
  • Ben Carson Caught On Camera Claiming Mannatech Magically Cured His Prostate Cancer

    Even as Dr. Ben Carson touts his medical expertise as a qualification in his candidacy for President, he is stuck having to explain why he once claimed that his prostate cancer had been cured by a junk science supplement consisting of aloe vera and tree bark. Carson, who has rejected most modern scientific principles during his campaign as he is rejected climate change and other basics, has been caught on video making the claims as part of a pyramid scheme promoting the supplement , even as he denied any connection during the third republican debate. In what might be the...
  • Movember declared ‘sexist, racist, transphobic’ at Canada’s sorry imitation of Harvard

    10/28/2015 3:04:14 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/15 | Eric Owens
    The health and education editor of the student newspaper at one of Canada’s most prestigious universities has advised the world that Movember — the month-long pledge by men to grow hair above the upper lip to support men’s health awareness — is “sexist, racist, transphobic, and misinformed.” In his 1,120-word essay in The McGill Daily, Ralph Haddad calls “the idea of suggesting that men show solidarity with each other by growing moustaches” to raise awareness about prostate cancer and other issues “completely absurd.” “Moustache” is the over-lettered Canadian spelling of the word mustache, by the way. And McGill is generally...
  • Neurosurgeon Ben Carson undergoes cancer surgery [Aug 06, 2002]

    10/15/2015 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 57 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 06, 2002 | Jonathan Bor
    Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, renowned chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, underwent a two-hour operation at Hopkins yesterday for prostate cancer and should be ready to go home by Saturday, his surgeon said. Although tests indicating whether the cancer had spread will take a few days to complete, Dr. Patrick Walsh said, the disease appeared confined to the prostate gland. If lab studies confirm that, he said, the possibility for a cure will be high. "Everything looked good," said Walsh, Hopkins' chief of urology. "I've said I think this is a curable cancer, and everything today looked compatible...
  • South Africa’s Tutu being treated for “stubborn infection”

    07/16/2015 11:09:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2015 10:50 AM EDT | Lynsey Chutel
    It’s time for retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to begin saying no to public events in order to conserve his health, his daughter said Thursday, as the Nobel laureate remained hospitalized for a persistent infection. Tutu, 83, was admitted to a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday where he is receiving an “intensive course” of antibiotics to fight a “stubborn infection,” the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said earlier in a statement. […] Tutu’s illness is not related to prostate cancer, for which he has been treated for years, Mpho Tutu said. It is uncertain how long he will remain in...
  • Vitamin D Can Reverse Initial Stage Prostate Cancer: Study

    03/23/2015 9:37:47 PM PDT · by jonatron · 34 replies
    MicroFinance Monitor ^ | 3/23/2015 | staff
    Vitamin D can slow down or even reverse the initial prostate cancer or tumours without the requirement for surgery or radiation, says new research. While the researchers are not sure at this stage about the connection, they said vitamin D can at least slow down the multiplying nature of the tumour, which is crucial in initial stage prostate cancer. In many cases when the biopsy is taken, it requires 60 days for the inflammation from the biopsy to subside for an operation and during this supplements of vitamin D would be helpful, while under active surveillance, said researchers. “We do...
  • Iran rebukes 'Israeli driven rumors' that Supreme Leader Khamenei hospitalized in critical condition

    03/08/2015 5:49:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/08/2015
    Amid reports that Iran' Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has been hospitalized in critical condition, Tehran has issued what it claims is evidence of his involvement in a public meeting with environmentalists to address Iran's natural resources On Tuesday, reports emerged claiming that the Islamic Republic's top cleric was taken into intense medical care, allegations which FARS news, an Iranian state news agency, dubbed as "Israeli driven rumors," even suggesting that the Jewish state has embarked on similar misinformation campaigns in the past. "In numerous occasions, they [Israel, Western Intelligence] have said he is ill and they've taken him to hospital,...
  • 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...
  • Vasectomy can increase risk of developing lethal prostate cancer

    07/11/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM BST 10 Jul 2014 | Laura Donnelly and Claire Carter
    Men who have a vasectomy face an increased chance of developing prostate cancer and a higher risk of contracting the most aggressive form of the disease, a study has found. The Harvard research on 50,000 men, the largest study to examine the link between sterilization and cancer, found that those who had the procedure had a 10 percent greater chance of developing the disease. It also found a sharp increase in the risk of contracting the most aggressive form of prostate cancer, although this type of the disease is still relatively rare. The dangers appeared to be highest among men...
  • Prostate cancer ‘could be a sexually transmitted disease’, scientists say

    05/20/2014 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 21 May 2014
    Prostate cancer could be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection passed on during intercourse, scientists are claiming. Research by the University of California found a sex infection called trichomoniasis supported cancer growth when a team of scientists tested human prostate cells in a laboratory. Trichomoniasis is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection and is understood to have infected an estimated 275 million people around the world. …