Remarkable & Unprecedented

“I believe this is the first time this has happened in the history of cancer.”  It’s a bold statement, but the results from a cancer trial that left every patient in remission might give Dr. Luis A. Diaz Jr. an excellent reason to exclaim them. And according to the New York Times article, the study…

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Too Good?

According to a new study published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine Evidence, a blood test to screen for prostate cancer may be better than experts initially thought, particularly among Black men. As reported by the CDC, there’s no standard test for prostate cancer. Two of the more commonly used tests are a…

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Roundup Wind-Down

It looks like, at last, Roundup is on its way out of the US. At least… the version of it that’s on the shelves right now.  More than a dozen studies have found a link between lymphoma and glyphosate and links to male infertility. Others have found it harmful to wildlife, causing erratic honeybee behavior…

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Trojan Horse Cancer Killer

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland have a sneaky trick up their collaborative sleeve. Much like the Trojan horse scenario whereby the ancient Greeks snuck their way into the city of Troy inside a giant wooden horse disguised as a gift, researchers have created a “Trojan horse” drug of sorts that kills cancer…

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Killing Cancer

There’s some promising news coming out of Oregon State University.  A team of researchers at OSU has discovered a new class of anti-cancer compounds capable of killing both liver and breast cancer cells. These new compounds, called Select Modulators of AhR-regulated Transcription or SMAhRTs, weren’t the research team’s only discovery. They also identified the genetic…

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Cancer Miracle?

Treating diseases in the brain has always been challenging for scientists because crossing the body’s natural barriers to the organ has proven itself time and again to be nearly impossible. Now, scientists at the University of Michigan say nanoparticles are crucial to breaking through the almost impenetrable blood-brain barrier. This accomplishment is permitting cancer researchers…

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Cancer Killer

Hopeful and surprising news coming from Perth, Australia! According to a recent study published in the journal npj Precision Oncology, venom from honeybees rapidly destroyed triple-negative breast cancer, a type of cancer with limited treatment options HER2-enriched breast cancer cells. Dr. Ciara Duffy from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of…

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Sitting, Cancer, & Death.

There’s still a whole world of medical news outside the scope of Covid-19. The invisible world of germs, illnesses, and disease is still alive and well, and on a rampage. And you know what is always making headlines because there is always some new finding? Cancer. Researchers have found that too much sitting raises your…

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Radiation Breakthrough

New research has shown some promising results in killing cancer…in milliseconds! Scientists have successfully used proton radiotherapy, which utilizes protons to administer radiation directly to cancer cells while protecting healthy tissue, in mice models. This is incredible news in cancer research because over half the patients with cancer diagnoses receive radiation therapy.  Radiation therapy works…

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Tea Time

Remember the blog we did last year about coffee saving lives? Well, now, a new study has found that drinking tea — sans the milk and sugar, of course — will help you live longer and healthier as well.  A study published in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Preventive Cardiology suggests that people who drink…

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