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  • Americans Addicted to Processed Foods That Could Cause Cancer: New Studies

    01/31/2023 5:58:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/31 | Brooke Kato
    New research from the Imperial College’s School of Public Health shows that “ultra-processed foods” are linked to an increased risk of developing cancer. The London researchers classified ultra-processed foods as products like carbonated drinks, cereals, mass-produced and packaged bread and pre-packaged meals. The study authors noted that such foods are typically not ingredients used in household cooking but instead are made up of “derived ingredients,” such as high fructose corn syrup or modified starch. They discovered that those who consumed convenience food items were potentially at a higher risk of developing life-threatening cancers after studying 200,000 middle-aged participants over the...
  • Bacterium may decrease effectiveness of immunotherapy (H. pylori)

    01/31/2023 1:51:42 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 1 replies
    Medical Xpress / University of Montreal / OncoImmunology ^ | Jan. 25, 2023 | Béatrice St-Cyr-Leroux / Marion Tonneau et al
    Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that colonizes the stomach lining and is found in more than half of the global population. Most people with an H. pylori infection have no symptoms, but it can result in gastric ulcers and even stomach cancer. A study has found that seropositivity for the bacteria—meaning a blood test has confirmed the presence of antibodies against a previous H. pylori infection—may decrease the response to immunotherapy in people with metastatic melanoma, an advanced skin cancer. Dr. Marion Tonneau led the study as part of a team under Dr. Bertrand Routy. They found that patients who...
  • TikToker charged in GoFundMe cancer scam after documenting ‘battle’

    01/31/2023 9:07:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01-31-2023 | Snejana Farberov
    A 19-year-old Iowa woman has been charged with bilking hundreds of donors out of more than $37,000 by lying on TikTok and GoFundme about battling pancreatic cancer and having a tumor “the size of a football,” police said. Madison “Maddie” Russo was arrested on Jan. 23 on a first-degree theft charge, a felony punishable in Iowa by up to 10 years in prison, according to the Eldridge Police Department. Police said Russo faked having Stage 2 pancreatic cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, “and a tumor the size of a football that wrapped around her spine.” The accused con artist documented her...
  • The chromatographic constitution of andiroba oil and its healing effects (Helps oral side effect of cancer treatment)

    01/30/2023 4:58:00 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 1 replies
    Medical Xpress / Impact Journals / Oncotarget ^ | Jan. 24, 2023 | Jessica T. Gomes et al
    Oral mucositis is a mucosal alteration that usually arises from oncological treatments, such as chemotherapy, and it is characterized as an inflammatory process. In this study, researchers aimed to demonstrate the chromatographic constitution of Andiroba oil, while comparing and evaluating andiroba oil and laser scarring efficiency in treatments of oral mucositis (OM) in hamsters. The researchers write, "The low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is the best standard treatment and the most efficient method in treating OM. Similarly, the andiroba oil presents great potential for the treatment of inflammatory diseases." The animals were submitted to 5-Fluorouracil. Included in the study were 122...
  • Chemotherapy in the afternoon dramatically improves treatment outcomes in female lymphoma patients: Study

    01/30/2023 9:05:31 AM PST · by ConservativeMind · 5 replies
    Chemotherapy is a commonly used regimen for cancer treatment, but it is also a double-edged sword. While the drugs are highly effective at killing cancer cells, they are also notorious for killing healthy cells in the body. Recently, "chronochemotherapy" has been gaining interest in the research community. Chronochemotherapy exploits the fact that human physiological processes, including cell proliferation and differentiation, are regulated by an endogenous timer called the circadian clock. Researchers studied a group of patients suffering from Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The research team noticed that DLBCL patients received chemotherapy at two different schedules, with some patients receiving...
  • Moderna Maps 2,000 New Jobs as mRNA Prospects for Cancer, RSV Heat Up

    01/29/2023 11:56:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Fierce Pharma ^ | Jan 26, 2023 | Fraiser Kansteiner
    Amid a torrent of biotech layoffs, Massachusetts mRNA star Moderna is staffing up big time, and the company’s new chief technical operations officer figures this is just the start. Eyeing potential launches beyond its COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax, Moderna will hire roughly 2,000 new employees in 2023, the company recently told Fierce Pharma. That should bring the biotech’s total headcount to around 6,000 before the year is out, Jerh Collins, Ph.D., Moderna’s chief technical operations and quality officer, said in an interview. Recent clinical wins for Moderna's mRNA candidates in melanoma and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) show "that the pipeline is...
  • Thomas College Student Who Died Suddenly Was Training to Become an Oakland Police Officer

    01/26/2023 2:45:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Press Herald ^ | Zara Norman
    Family and friends of Dustin Allard said the 21-year-old was ambitious and wanted "to make a difference in the lives of others."A 21-year-old Thomas College student who died suddenly last week was an ambitious “go-getter” who was training to become and Oakland County police officer, his friends and family said. The parents of Dustin Allard of Monmouth said in an email that Allard died Jan. 18 from a brain tumor “nobody knew he had.” “He was never sick ...
  • These Ants Were Trained to Sniff Out Cancer

    01/26/2023 12:31:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | January 25, 2023 | Will Sullivan
    In just ten minutes, an ant could learn to identify urine from mice with cancerous tumors, a new study findsScientists want to train insects to test humans for cancer. In a new study, published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, ants could differentiate between the smell of urine from healthy mice and from mice with cancerous tumors. The research serves as a proof of concept demonstrating that ants could someday be used as a fast, inexpensive and noninvasive tool for detecting cancer, the authors write. “This is an exciting direction,” Debajit Saha, a biomedical engineer at Michigan State...
  • Military probing whether cancers linked to nuclear silo work in US

    01/24/2023 4:51:50 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | January 24, 2023 | Associated Press
    Washington -- Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are “indications” the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press. One of the officers has died. All of the officers, known as missileers, were assigned as many as 25 years ago to Malmstrom Air Force Base, home to a vast field of 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile silos. The nine officers were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a January briefing by U.S. Space...
  • Treatment strategy for locally advanced liver cancer via novel tri-modality therapy (50% of “inoperable” patients cured)

    01/23/2023 3:35:41 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 7 replies
    A study on tri-modality therapy (START-FIT)has found that nearly 50% of patients with inoperable locally advanced liver cancer, can be cured through this innovative approach. Liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer globally with more than 900,000 new cases every year and is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality. However, only 30% is eligible for curative treatment, while the rest could solely be managed with non-curative option due to large tumor size, or vascular invasion etc. The research team focused on these 70% inoperable cases and developed a new treatment modality to improve their chance of cure. A...
  • New precision therapy for bile duct cancer extends patients' lives (Futibatinib)

    01/22/2023 7:39:17 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 8 replies
    A new personalized cancer treatment can radically improve the outlook for some patients with bile duct cancer, finds an international multicenter trial involving researchers. The clinical trial found that patients who were otherwise facing end of life care survived for up to two years when treated with the drug futibatinib. In September last year, data from the FOENIX-CCA2 trial led to the FDA to approve futibatinib. Futibatinib targets a particular genetic alteration, called FGFR2 fusion, which is found in around 14% of bile duct cancers. Of those diagnosed annually in the UK with bile duct cancer, which comprises cholangiocarcinoma and...
  • Exploiting the synergy of nutraceuticals for cancer prevention and treatment (Resveratrol and copper create helpful oxidants)

    01/22/2023 6:24:51 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 9 replies
    Medical Xpress / Cactus Comm. / Med Oncology / Sci Rpts / PLOS ONE / Frontiers in Oncology ^ | Jan. 16, 2023 | Vikas Ostwal, Kavita Pal, Indraneel Mittra, Aishwarya Pilankar, Anshul Agarwal et al
    Chromatin forms the structural basis of chromosomes in the cellular nuclei. When cells die, they release cell-free chromatin particles, or cfChPs, into the circulatory system. Emerging evidence indicates that cfChPs play an essential role in aging, sepsis, cancer development, and chemotherapy-related toxicity. Prof. Mittra explains, "Chemo-toxicity is not primarily caused by chemotherapeutic drugs, but rather by cfChPs that are released from the first cells that die after chemotherapy." Recently, a team have demonstrated the therapeutic benefits of a pro-oxidant mixture of resveratrol and copper, R-Cu, in patients undergoing chemotherapy for advanced gastric cancer. Combining R with Cu (R-Cu) leads to...
  • Beloved NYPD Detective and Dad of Two Sammy Lee Dead at 38

    01/18/2023 1:11:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2023 | Craig McCarthy
    A beloved New York City detective and Iraq War veteran died Tuesday at 38 following a months-long fight with liver cancer. Detective Sammy Lee, who was assigned to the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau, was diagnosed in July last year, according to his friends. One police source described Lee — a dad of two with nearly a dozen commendations on his record — as “one of best guys in the world.”
  • Putin ‘has become withdrawn as he suffers side-effects from medical treatment which has left him dizzy and weak’ according to Telegram channel which claims link to his bodyguards

    01/17/2023 10:06:29 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/2023 | Will Stewart
    Russian president Vladimir Putin has become 'withdrawn, silent and deeply preoccupied' as he undergoes new medical treatment, it was claimed today. The claims were made by Putin-watching channel Telegram channel General SVR, which alleges inside knowledge from his circle and links to his bodyguards. There has been speculation in Russia that 70-year-old Putin is suffering from cancer, early stage Parkinson's disease and other ailments including a schizoaffective disorder. 'Putin is undergoing a course of treatment with drugs which, in addition to their therapeutic effect, cause weakness, dizziness, [and] lack of appetite, which does not affect his psycho-emotional state in the...
  • Surgery first for colon cancer? Not so fast, according to new study (Immunotherapy, first)

    New research finds that immune checkpoint (PD-1) inhibitors prior to surgery was strikingly effective for patients with localized mismatch repair-deficient or microsatellite instability-high (dMMR/MSI-H) colorectal cancer (CRC). Nearly all of the patients studied benefitted from neoadjuvant PD-1 inhibitors, with 1-of-4 experiencing complete response on clinical assessment. In addition to the short-term effectiveness, the findings showed substantial longer survival benefits from neodjuvant PD-1 inhibitors, including a low recurrence rate when compared with historic rates. The study included a retrospective review of 73 patients between ages 18 and 75 with confirmed dMMR/MSI-H CRC who received any type of PD-1 inhibitor prior to...
  • Evel Knievel's son Robbie Knievel dies at age 60

    01/13/2023 9:04:39 AM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2023 | Heidi Parker
    Evel Knievel's son Robbie Knievel - who was also known as Kaptain Robbie Knievel - has died at the age 60. The daredevil passed away after being in hospice following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. He took after his father's career as he was known for his death-defying motorcycle jumps, and racked up a total of 350 jumps over his lifetime. Robbie started at a young age and had his father tutor him in the art of jumping a motorcycle over objects. One of Robbie's most publicized stunts came in 2009 when he jumped over the man-made volcano in...
  • White House: Jill Biden has two cancerous lesions removed

    01/11/2023 7:39:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 11, 2023 | Darlene Superville
    Surgeons removed a cancerous lesion above first lady Jill Biden ’s right eye and one on her chest, the White House said Wednesday, while a third lesion on her left eyelid was being examined. Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the physician to President Joe Biden, said examinations showed that the lesion over Jill Biden’s right eye and one newly discovered on her chest were both confirmed to be basal cell carcinoma. The lesion on her left eyelid was “fully excised, with margins, and was sent for standard microscopic examination,” according to O’Connor’s report. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of...
  • COVID Boosters Trigger Metastasis

    01/08/2023 9:09:04 AM PST · by fireman15 · 68 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | Jan 5, 2023 | Joseph Mercola
    COVID Boosters Trigger Metastasis Patient after patient in stable remission are now suddenly experiencing an explosive relapse Oncology doctors are sounding the alarm – the COVID boosters appear to be triggering metastasis. Patient after patient in stable remission are now suddenly experiencing an explosive relapse, triggering the appearance of new tumors just days or weeks after being forced to have a booster. STORY AT-A-GLANCE Cancer rates have increased since the introduction of the COVID shots and is now one of the top three leading causes of premature death among younger adults — a trend that in turn is driving down...
  • Dawn-to-dusk dry fasting leads to health benefits in the study of immune cells

    01/06/2023 7:04:07 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 26 replies
    Medical Xpress / Baylor College of Medicine / Metabolism Open ^ | Jan. 5, 2022 | Ayse L. Mindikoglu et al
    Researchers have found more evidence that dry fasting (fasting without food or liquid intake) from dawn to dusk for four weeks has an anti-atherosclerotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumorigenic effect on the proteins in a type of immune cell called a peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC). "We know that disruptions of the circadian rhythm are associated with cancer and metabolic syndrome. This type of fasting can potentially act as a reset to normal for the circadian rhythm," said Dr. Ayse Leyla Mindikoglu. "After fasting, our participants lost weight, and their blood pressure and insulin resistance improved." The researchers previously found similar results...
  • Revolutionary Cancer Vaccine Simultaneously Kills and Prevents Brain Tumors

    01/06/2023 1:16:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | JANUARY 5, 2023 | By BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL
    Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have found a way to use cancer cells to fight cancer. In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, the team led by Khalid Shah demonstrated that their cell therapy could eliminate established tumors and create long-term immunity in an advanced mouse model of glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer. The vaccine works by training the immune system to prevent cancer from returning. These results are encouraging and suggest that this approach may be effective in treating cancer in humans. Dual-action cell therapy engineered to eliminate established tumors and train the immune system to...