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Archive for the ‘cancer treatment’ Category


Cancer Research News: Anti-Estrogen Drug Combo Improves Life Expectancy for Post-Menopausal Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer




SWOG (Formerly the Southwest Oncology Group) is one of the five cooperative groups that together comprise the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) National Clinical Trials Network. SWOG has released the results of a Phase 3 clinical trial that evaluated the impact of combining anti-estrogen drugs to treat post-menopausal women with metastatic breast cancer. The two drugs […]

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How Dogs Help Cancer Patients During Treatment




Awhile back my sister (who is one of the biggest dog lovers I know – mom of 3 Labs) strongly suggested that I do a story about how dogs are now increasingly present in the treatment centers that are on the cutting edge of recovery strategy. Some very special and loving dogs have been welcomed […]

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December Is Cancer-Related Fatigue Awareness Month




Anyone who has gone through cancer treatment knows that regardless of the treatment, fatigue comes with the territory. This may be emotional, physical and mental. However, what many do not realize is that the fatigue could last even AFTER treatments and a clear diagnosis is achieved.  The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Patient Education Committee […]

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation Awards Research Grants to 24 New “Young Investigators”




The Prostate Cancer Foundation announced via BusinessWire: “….the addition of 24 new Young Investigators (YIs) to its 2011 Class, increasing the total of PCF-supported YI projects to 74. Young Investigator awards are designed to encourage the most innovative minds in cancer research to focus their careers on prostate cancer. These grants provide three years of […]

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Health Canada Suspends Avastin’s Authorization




In the shadow of the U.S. FDA revoking its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the Canadian counterpart agency is following suit. According to the Toronto Sun: The agency said Avastin “has not been shown to be safe and effective” ………..Based on follow-up studies after Avastin was first authorized in Feb. […]

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Does Aspirin Prevent Cancer?




As we look to pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs to fight a variety of life threatening diseases, including cancer, we may be overlooking the powerful affects of a very old drug. The simple and unglamorous aspirin which has been on the market for over a hundred years, is now believed by researchers to reduce […]

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Does Turmeric (Curcumin) Prevent Cancer?




In Cancer Free 123, I included Turmeric as one of the spices that has been identified as a cancer fighter. Turmeric, also known as curcumin) is part of the ginger family. This precious spice, most often associated with India, helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a factor that has been linked to […]

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The FDA Revokes Its Approval of Avastin For The Treatment of Metastatic Breast Cancer




Genentech is Reporting that: FDA Commissioner Announces Final Decision on Avastin for Metastatic Breast Cancer South San Francisco, Calif. —  November 18, 2011 —  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner revokes approval of Avastin for treatment of metastatic breast cancer (mBC) in the United States This action concludes the FDA’s review of Avastin’s use for mBC […]

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