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  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

    Published Today

    By Catharine Paddock PhD

    Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

    Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.


    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321852.p...


  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 7,654
    edited May 2018

    ((((((zarovka))))). So sorry for what you are going through. We're all here for you!

  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    FDA Cleared - Visit PAXMAN Scalp Cooling: Booth #146 ONS 43rd Annual Congress

    https://www.paxmanusa.com/patients/stories-ctfoc/


  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    Study Finds That Fasting For 72 Hours Can Regenerate The Entire Immune System Feb 2018


    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/277860.php?sr

    Prolonged fasting 're-boots' immune system

    Catharine Paddock PhD.Friday 6 June 2014
  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    How does high cholesterol cause cancer? Study sheds light

    Published Friday 26 January 2018

    By Catharine Paddock PhD

    Fact checked by Honor Whiteman

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320740.p...


  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    Particle shows promise to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer

    Like a smart bomb, the potential treatment delivers a cancer-fighting drug directly to cells, deterring metastasis to the lungs

    BY Cristy Lytal May 18, 2018

    https://news.usc.edu/143360/particle-shows-promise...

  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

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  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    PTSD Incidence in Cancer Patients Remains High at 4-Years Follow-Up

    Dec 14, 2017


  • 123JustMe
    123JustMe Member Posts: 169
    edited May 2018

    Research everyone can participate in

    https://www.joinallofus.org/en

  • marie68
    marie68 Member Posts: 15
    edited May 2018

    Hi Everyone - I'm not sure this is appropriate to share since it's a newspaper article on what Fred Hutchinson is doing but it gave me a lot of hope so I wanted to be sure everyone was aware of it. My apologies if not approppriate for this thread.

    "The Hutch Closes in on a Cancer Cure"

    Originally published May 17, 2018

    https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/t...

    Excerpt:

    Some of the new treatments — collectively, "immunotherapies" that unleash the body's own immune system to seek out and destroy cancer cells — have shown mind-blowing results in early testing on blood cancers.

    In one ongoing trial, patients with a leukemia that had resisted previously known treatments achieved a remission rate of 93 percent — a result that even seasoned researchers at The Hutch called "astounding," particularly given the treatment's relative lack of the destructive side effects of traditional radiation and chemotherapy. The weapon of choice — re-engineered human "CAR-T" cells — did its work more efficiently and completely than even its creators had dared dream.

    During that trial, the oncologist for one terminally ill patient phoned a veteran Fred Hutchinson researcher, Dr. Stanley Riddell, less than a week after the administration of a single dose of these super cells, confessing astonishment. The stricken patient, plagued by pounds of malignant tumors in the lymph nodes of his neck, said he felt the deadly tumors "melting away like ice cubes." The treatments are still being tweaked, but early results have left usually reserved researchers borderline giddy.

    What's next? Turning the same immunotherapy tech loose on other formerly incurable "solid tumor" cancers that long have ranked among medical science's most-vexing killers. A dozen trials are underway now at The Hutch and the affiliated Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance for a broad range of blood cancers, lung cancer, breast cancer and melanoma. A clinical trial for pancreatic cancer could start within the next year; an immunotherapy regimen for ovarian cancer is currently being tested, with promising initial results, on genetically altered mice.

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Could Viagra and a flu shot kill cancer?

    After tumor removal surgery, treatment with erectile dysfunction drugs and a flu vaccine may help to stop the cancer returning.

    These drugs, aided by the flu vaccine, remove a block to the immune system that can sometimes result from cancer surgery and also give it a boost.

    This was the conclusion that researchers at the University of Ottawa in Canada came to after they tested the effect of tadalafil (Cialis), sildenafil (Viagra), and an inactivated version of the flu vaccine Agriflu in mouse models of post-surgery metastasis.

    A clinical trial to test the effects and safety of the treatment in humans is already under way.

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321870.p...

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/216240...

  • zarovka
    zarovka Member Posts: 2,959
    edited May 2018

    Viagra, a flu shot and a margarita would seal the deal for me!!

    >Z<

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Ditto zarovka! I'm in for the margarita!

    {My own research indicates that this is a highly effective psychosocial therapy. If only I could secure additional funding! ;) }

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    RESEARCHERS FIND REGULAR USE OF ASPIRIN CAN LOWER RISK OF BREAST CANCER FOR WOMEN

    A City of Hope-led study found that the use of low-dose aspirin (81mg) reduces the risk of breast cancer in women who are part of the California's Teacher's Study. This study — which is the first to suggest that the reduction in risk occurs for low-dose aspirin ...

    https://www.cityofhope.org/researchers-find-regula...

    https://breast-cancer-research.biomedcentral.com/a...



  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    When Doctors Downplay Women's Health Concerns


    {not BC specific, but interesting....}

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/well/live/when-...


  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    New Cancer Treatments Lie Hidden Under Mountains of Paperwork

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/health/medical-...

    {hope this link works.}

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Words Matter: Stigmatizing Language in Medical Records May Affect the Care a Patient Receives

    {not cancer specific, but interesting...}

    https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/release...


  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Irish Cancer Screening Scandal Erupts, Is Tied to US Lab

    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/896029?src=so...

    We are all at the mercy of the pathology labs!

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Starbucks Coffee in California Must Have Cancer Warning, Judge Says

    {Well, that's interesting.}

    https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/894630

    {I mostly try to stick to BC related articles, but I have come across several today that seem interesting on more general grounds.}

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Healing an ailing pharmaceutical system: prescription for reform for United States and Canada

    https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k1039

    doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1039 (Published 17 May 2018)

    Cite this as: BMJ 2018;361:k1039

  • marijen
    marijen Member Posts: 2,181
    edited May 2018

    Experts Discuss Frontline CDK4/6 Inhibitors in ER+ Breast Cancer

    Angelica Welch

    Published: Saturday, May 19, 2018


    https://www.onclive.com/web-exclusives/experts-dis...


  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Researchers develop new method for early and accurate breast cancer screening

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180425/Researc...

    The researchers were able to isolate relevant data to more accurately identify breast cancer biomarkers using two different electronic nose gas sensors for breath, along with gas-chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) to quantify substances found in urine.

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Study shows no increased risk of breast cancer recurrence after DIEP flap reconstruction

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180423/Study-s...

    After surgery for breast cancer women who have undergone breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue do not have a higher risk of recurrence than women who have not undergone breast reconstruction. This has been shown by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

    This sounds reassuring.

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    More suspected cancer cases can be identified early within primary care

    Considerably more cases of suspected cancer can today be identified early within primary care. Partly based on symptoms but also statistics on the patients' visits to health centers...

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180427/More-su...

    I posted a link to earlier reporting on the same study recently. To sum up, if attention is paid to patient concerns and complains, it may raise awareness that some actually is wrong!

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Blue light exposure at night linked to higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer

    A study... reports a link between exposure to blue light at night and higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. Blue light is a range of the visible light spectrum emitted by most white LEDs and many tablet and phone screens. The results have been published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20180425/Blue-li...


  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Elevated Serum RAS p21 Predicts Worse Outcomes in Metastatic Breast Cancer

    TAKE-HOME MESSAGE

    • In this multicenter, open-label study, blood samples were obtained from 251 patients with metastatic breast cancer prior to treatment with first- or later-line therapy to determine the clinical relevance of RAS p21 levels. Of these patients, 12% had levels above the cutoff level of 452 pg/mL. RAS p21 levels did not correlate with clinical–pathological parameters but was significantly associated with shorter progression-free and overall survival in patients with elevated vs non-elevated levels. On multivariate analysis, significant predictors of shorter overall survival were RAS p21, higher grade, higher line of therapy, and presence of ≥5 CTCs per 7.5 mL blood.
    • These results demonstrate worse clinical outcomes in patients with elevated levels of circulating RAS p21, suggesting that they may benefit from therapies targeting the RAS pathway.

    https://www.practiceupdate.com/c/68102/67/13/?elsc...

    {I had not heard of this testing before. Has anyone had it? Can you offer insight? Thx.}

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Peripheral Neuropathy Is More Severe With Paclitaxel Than With Docetaxel in Patients With Breast Cancer

    This finding from a secondary data analysis was reported at the presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 43rd Annual Congress, from May 17 – 20 {2018}.

    https://www.practiceupdate.com/c/67597/67/13/?elsc...

    {Neuropathy is a significant side effect for cancer patients so I was interested to see this study. (I had Docetaxel and no or inconsequential neuropathy.)}

  • heidihill
    heidihill Member Posts: 1,855
    edited May 2018

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524141715.htm

    Some basic Research on antibiotics, the gut microbiome and liver tumor growth.

  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    Senate to take up Trump's call to lower drug prices in June

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/healthca...


  • Lumpie
    Lumpie Member Posts: 1,553
    edited May 2018

    New Push to Topple Affordable Care Act Looms

    Republicans want to give states more control over health policy as midterm elections approach

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-push-to-topple-af...

    Conservative coalition crafts plan to repeal ACA Republicans and advocacy groups led by former US Sen. Rick Santorum plan to release a proposal aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act before the midterm elections in November. The coalition of conservative groups has spent eight months crafting a proposal that would give states more control over health care, but Republicans are mixed on whether it is advantageous to bring up the issue again.

    { 1) Not trying to start a political feud, just want to keep people apprised of health coverage issues. 2) This article appeared in the WSJ. The WSJ uses a subscription model so you may have to access this info at a library, etc., if you do not subscribe. Or watch the press. I am sure other publications will be reporting on the topic.}