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  • Doctors: Breakthroughs May Soon Defeat the Cancer That Killed McCain

    08/25/2018 10:28:29 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 54 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | August 2018 09:06 PM | Gary Greenberg
    “Some people live longer, many live shorter,” he observes. “At the end of the day, there are very, very few long-term survivors.” Help may soon be on the way, however.
  • McCain, Ted Kennedy die same date, 9 years apart, from same cancer

    08/25/2018 10:00:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    John McCain’s death from brain cancer at age 81 came exactly nine years after the death of Ted Kennedy – and both longtime U.S. senators died from the same type of brain cancer. McCain, R-Ariz., had been battling the illness for just over a year while Kennedy, D-Mass., died at age 77, 13 months after his diagnosis, the Arizona Republic reported. Both succumbed to glioblastoma, which affects roughly 10,000 Americans a year and is described by doctors as "highly malignant."
  • JOHN MCCAIN DISCONTINUING BRAIN CANCER TREATMENT, IS NEAR DEATH

    08/24/2018 9:36:10 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 140 replies
    ANDREW WILKOW SHOW | 24 AUGUST 2018 | ANDREW WILKOW SHOW
    Breaking now - will post a link shortly
  • McCain ending brain cancer treatment

    08/24/2018 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 136 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    "In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict. With his usual strength of will, he has now chosen to discontinue medical treatment," McCain's family said in a statement released by his office.
  • John McCain Will No Longer Be Treated for Brain Cancer, Family Says

    08/24/2018 8:12:24 AM PDT · by bitt · 138 replies
    nyt ^ | 8/24/2018 | Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has been battling brain cancer for more than a year, will no longer be treated for his condition, his family announced on Friday, a sign that the Republican war hero is most likely entering his final days. “Last summer, Senator John McCain shared with Americans the news our family already knew: He had been diagnosed with an aggressive glioblastoma, and the prognosis was serious. In the year since, John has surpassed expectations for his survival. But the progress of disease and the inexorable advance of age render their verdict,” the family said...
  • McCain's health improving, family and friends say

    05/12/2018 3:04:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 217 replies
    Fox News ^ | Amy Lieu
    U.S. Sen. John McCain is feeling better as he recovers from cancer treatment and surgery in Arizona, according to family members and friends. Arizona's junior U.S. senator, Jeff Flake, told Fox News on Friday that he spoke with McCain by phone that morning, and said his 81-year-old colleague was “doing better” than he had been recently. In April, McCain underwent surgery for an intestinal infection. Flake did not go into detail, but he smiled and spoke in a tone of voice that suggested he was pleased or relieved to offer the positive update.
  • McCain book promises ‘no-holds-barred’ take on Trump

    03/27/2018 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-27-2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is set to offer a "no-holds-barred" assessment of the Trump administration in a new memoir. The book's publisher, Simon and Schuster, said Monday that the title, "The Restless Wave," will begin with McCain's 2008 White House run against now-former President Barack Obama, and will reflect on his time in the Senate during Obama's tenure in office, according to AFP. But he will also "share his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington," the publisher said.
  • McCain: Roy Moore ‘Should Not Be a United States Senator’

    11/15/2017 5:23:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 14, 2017 | Pam Key
    On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) addressed the sexual misconduct accusations leveled against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore. McCain said, “We have to find out whether the people of Alabama choose him or not. Then you explore the various options. ” He added, “But he should not be a United States senator.”
  • Recurrent brain cancer: New hope with phase 1 clinical trial results

    10/28/2017 10:34:34 PM PDT · by libh8er · 10 replies
    New data from a Phase I clinical trial shows more than a quarter of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, a form of brain cancer, were alive more than three years after treatment. "Given the deadly nature of this disease, three-year survival is rarely reported in the recurrent setting. It is notable that the survival benefit was seen across a range of patients and not just limited to patients with specific genetic mutations," said Chen. "This finding indicates that many patients could benefit from this treatment." As Chen explained at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics two...
  • McCain releases strategy for Afghanistan, preempting and rebuking Trump

    08/10/2017 7:58:43 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 10 2017 | Karoun Demirjian
    Sen. John McCain on Thursday unveiled a plan to increase U.S. air and ground forces in Afghanistan that would probably bring some American soldiers closer into harm’s way — a move that in effect rebukes President Trump, who has not yet decided on his preferred way forward in the war. McCain (R-Ariz.) promised to present his plan as an amendment to the annual defense authorization bill, upon his return to Washington in September.
  • John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer

    07/19/2017 5:43:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    Circa ^ | 19 Jul, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been diagnosed with brain cancer following surgery he had last weekend, according to CNN.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John McCain diagnosed with very aggressive brain cancer after pathology test results

    07/19/2017 5:07:46 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 644 replies
    Chad Pergram‏Verified account @ChadPergram 45s46 seconds ago Mayo clinic on McCain says his procedure "revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot." #BREAKING McCain has a brain tumor. Will continue to be out for a while. Reviewing treatment options. Could include chemotherapy
  • Cancer resources

    05/06/2017 11:29:57 AM PDT · by Dacula · 117 replies
    Self
    My wife has stage 4 metastatic cancer. She has battled this before and survived twice. This time the cancer has reached her brain and the doctors are a bit more apprehensive than before. Does anyone know about grants? All of her doctors are telling us to apply for grants to pay for her medicine. Any advice would be appreciated. I may not be able to respond right away, but I will do my best. Lots of planning and preparation on my part.
  • Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

    12/29/2016 11:03:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | December 29, 2016 | Staff
    A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field. The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already has helped some people with blood cancers such as leukemia. But the way he was given it is new, and may allow its use not just for brain tumors but also other cancers that can spread, such as breast and lung. Grady was the first person to get the...
  • A Brief History of the Drug That "Cured" Jimmy Carter’s Cancer

    11/16/2016 9:15:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Inverse ^ | 03/07/2016 | Yasmin Tayag
    Former president Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he’s stopping treatment for his brain cancer at the ripe age of 91. Inspiring as his story is, it’s hard not to wonder: how’d he do it? Turns out Carter was being treated with Keytruda, a new and highly promising immunotherapy drug that was approved not long after Carter was diagnosed. In August 2015, Carter announced that his aggressive melanoma — a deadly form of skin cancer — had spread to his brain, and it seemed pretty clear that he had only a few weeks left to live. Still, he underwent treatment at...
  • A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones

    05/06/2016 11:39:23 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 11:50pm | By Chris Mills
    A 29-Year Study Has Found No Link Between Brain Cancer and Cellphones If, and by how much cellphones increase the risk of brain cancer is a long and disputed argument. No one study is going to settle anything, but one statistical analysis of data in Australia hints at cellphones being reasonably safe. The study examines the incidence of brain cancer in the Australian population between 1982 to 2013. The study pitted the prevalence of mobile phones among the population—starting at 0 percent—against brain cancer rates, using data from national cancer registration data. The results showed a very slight increase in...
  • Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomesThe discovery of two amino

    03/31/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by se99tp · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan and methionine are essential amino acids -- the diet must provide them because cells cannot make them. Normally, the lack of an essential amino acid in the diet can lead to serious diseases and even death. Foods rich in tryptophan and methionine include cheese, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, nuts and soybeans.
  • Jimmy Carter says he no longer needs cancer drug treatment

    03/06/2016 3:39:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 5:59 PM EST | Kathleen Foody
    Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that he no longer needs treatment for cancer, less than seven months after revealing he had been diagnosed with melanoma that spread to his brain. […] Carter’s spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that his doctors will continue to perform scans to ensure cancer cells have not returned, and Carter will “resume treatment if necessary.” A spokesman for Emory University’s Winship Cancer Institute, where Carter has been treated, declined to comment on Sunday, citing patient privacy. Carter’s treatment plan for the aggressive form of cancer including a round of targeted radiation at several tumors on...
  • Wes Craven dies aged 76 after battle with brain cancer

    08/30/2015 7:31:00 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 August 2015 | Chris Spargo
    Wes Craven passed away on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. The iconic horror director known for his work on films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Last House on the Left was 76-years-old. He had been battling brain cancer.
  • Former president Jimmy Carter says cancer has spread to his brain

    08/20/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2015 | Abby Phillip
    Former president Jimmy Carter said that the cancer doctors discovered earlier this year, on his liver, has spread to his brain and that he will receive his first radiation treatment for the disease Thursday afternoon. "I'm perfectly at ease with whatever comes," Carter said at a news conference. Carter, 90, said Thursday that doctors found "four spots of melanoma on my brain -- small spots" after first discovering cancer during an Aug. 3 operation to remove a tumor from his liver. During that surgery, Carter said, doctors suspected that the cancer had originated in other parts of his body. They...