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  • Evidence Grows That Cancer Has Its Own Stem Cells

    08/01/2012 1:45:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    US News – HealthDay ^ | August 1, 2012 | Lisa Esposito
    While scientists hotly debate the existence of cancer stem cells, three related new studies, all conducted on mice, provide some supporting evidence. Stem cells are the foundation for healthy cell growth in the body. Some researchers believe that malignant stem cells also exist—so-called cancer stem cells that generate tumors and resist treatment by simply re-growing afterward. "Cancer stem cells are still controversial, but with progress in studies like these, it's less about whether they exist and more about 'what does this mean?'" said Dr. Max Wicha, director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, who is familiar with the...
  • Rep. Camp to undergo treatment for cancer

    07/28/2012 12:08:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2012 | Vicki Needham
    House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) will undergo treatment for cancer, which was discovered during a recent yearly physical. Camp will receive chemotherapy for non-Hodgkins lymphoma every three weeks over the next several months leading up to the election. The panel chairman said he will continue working. “After a recent routine yearly physical, it was discovered that I have a very early, highly treatable and curable type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma — large B-cell lymphoma," he said in a statement. "In between treatments I will continue my work as a United States Representative for Michigan’s fourth district and as...
  • The Natural Cure For Cancer (1930's by Dr. Gerson)

    07/27/2012 6:03:39 AM PDT · by BCW · 119 replies
    Gerson Institute ^ | 16 SEP 2011 | Gerson
    The Gerson Therapy is a natural treatment that activates the body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself through an organic, vegetarian diet, raw juices, coffee enemas and natural supplements. With its whole-body approach to healing, the Gerson Therapy naturally reactivates your body’s magnificent ability to heal itself – with no damaging side effects. This a powerful, natural treatment boosts the body’s own immune system to heal cancer, arthritis, heart disease, allergies, and many other degenerative diseases. Dr. Max Gerson developed the Gerson Therapy in the 1930s, initially as a treatment for his own debilitating migraines, and eventually as a treatment for...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Sally Ride, first American woman to fly in space, dies from pancreatic cancer

    07/23/2012 4:08:22 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 82 replies
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  • Sally Ride, first American woman in space, dies

    07/23/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT · by brytlea · 26 replies
    CNN.COM ^ | Mon July 23, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said on its website. She was 61.
  • (VANITY) Please pray for my sister and family - Stage IV cancer, urgent

    07/17/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 75 replies
    7/17/12 | me
    My sister Barb has cancer on the brain now. According to her doctors today, she is in dire need of care. Part of the roller coaster of the last few days (especially for me, because I was dead-set against it) is that she has abandoned regular medicine and has gone in for the "naturopath" route of tons of supplements and the like. Now we need to confront her and get her to change her mind. The doctors told her husband it is imperative; time is of the essence. Time is exactly a prime reason I'm against playing around with "alternatives"....
  • Catholic journalist dies after delaying cancer treatments for unborn baby

    07/13/2012 2:34:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 79 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2012 | JOHN JALSEVAC
    Barbara Castro Garcia July 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One day early in 2010, newlyweds Ignacio Cabezas and Barbara Castro Garcia were sitting in a café eating breakfast. The couple both had smiles on their faces that, in the words of Ignacio, were “impossible to erase.” After 11 years of dating, the couple had gotten married several months before, and now they had just found out they were expecting their first child. “We were crazy about getting married and once married, we wanted very much to be parents,” Ignacio remembers. Little did they know that this pregnancy, which had already brought...
  • Major cancer treatment shortage will lead to bladder removals (UK)

    07/11/2012 9:14:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7/11/12 | Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent
    Supplies of a type of BCG used to treat bladder cancer have been completely halted due to a flood at a factory in Canada. The bacterium, which stimulates the immune system to fight cancer, is used on about 6,000 patients a year. In more than half of them it can stop cancer spreading almost indefinitely. But Sanofi Pastuer, which makes the most widely-used product, called Immunocyst, does not expect production to restart before late 2013, according to a letter to doctors from Professor Sir Mike Richards, the NHS cancer ‘csar’. He warned it was now “almost inevitable” that patients would...
  • 'Totally free': Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez says he is clear of cancer

    07/10/2012 12:23:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2012 | Phil Vinter
    Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has declared himself fully recovered from cancer, three months before an election in which he is seeking another six-year term. 'Free, free, totally free,' he told reporters when asked if he had been given the all clear for the disease that was identified a year ago. The 57-year-old socialist leader was first diagnosed with cancer in the pelvic region in mid-2011.
  • Cancer says "Totally Free" of Venezuela's Chavez ... (Spoof)

    Cancer says "Totally Free" of Venezuela's Chavez ... (Spoof) Venezuela's Chavez says "totally free" of cancer, again CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez declared himself fully recovered from cancer on Monday, three months before an election in which he is seeking another six-year term. "Free, free, totally free," he told reporters when asked if he was free of the disease that struck a year ago. The 57-year-old socialist leader was first diagnosed with cancer in the pelvic region in mid-2011. He wrongly declared himself cured at the end of that year before having a recurrence of the disease in...
  • Forbidden Science: Low Level Radiation and Cancer

    07/07/2012 1:07:00 AM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2012 | Norman Rogers
    Some things are hard to believe. What you've been told about low-level radiation by the people who are supposed to be responsible authorities is very wrong. The evidence that the official story is wrong is overwhelming. They know about the evidence. Yet because they have a vested interest in being wrong, they willfully keep being wrong. There is massive evidence that low levels of radiation rather than causing cancer, actually suppress cancer. The reason is, probably, that radiation in small or moderate quantities stimulates cellular repair mechanisms. This is not to negate the fact that large amounts of radiation can...
  • Forbidden Science: Low Level Radiation and Cancer

    07/06/2012 6:44:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/06/2012 | Norman Rogers
    Some things are hard to believe. What you've been told about low-level radiation by the people who are supposed to be responsible authorities is very wrong. The evidence that the official story is wrong is overwhelming. They know about the evidence. Yet because they have a vested interest in being wrong, they willfully keep being wrong. There is massive evidence that low levels of radiation rather than causing cancer, actually suppress cancer. The reason is, probably, that radiation in small or moderate quantities stimulates cellular repair mechanisms. This is not to negate the fact that large amounts of radiation can...
  • Scots family praying for miracle to allow cancer-stricken Olivia home to die

    06/23/2012 12:36:18 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 15 replies
    Daily Record ^ | 22nd June 2012 | Charlotte Thomson
    'THE family of a cancer-stricken schoolgirl are trying to raise Ł140,000 so she can be brought home to die. Olivia Downie took a turn for the worse after flying to Mexico for treatment. Doctors now say she is too ill to fly home without medical support. And that means her desperate parents face a massive bill to get her back to Scotland.'
  • Wait, Did This 15-Year-Old From Maryland Just Change Cancer Treatment?

    06/21/2012 4:44:45 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 14 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | 21st June 2011 | Bruce Upbin
    'If you’re feeling anxious about how U.S. kids lag the world in science and math, or just in a funk about politics or the mess in Europe, take in this story of a high school freshman from Crownsville, Md. who came up with a prize-winning breakthrough that could change how cancer and other fatal diseases are diagnosed and treated.'
  • Molecule Thought Cancer Foe Actually Helps Thyroid Tumors Grow

    06/21/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    A molecule widely believed to fight many forms of cancer actually helps deadly thyroid tumors grow, and cancer therapies now being tested in humans might boost the activity of this newly revealed bad guy, researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida say. Their findings are published online this month in the Journal of Cell Science. The study found that in anaplastic thyroid cancer, the Forkhead transcription factor, FOXO3a, is not the helpful tumor suppressor everyone thought it was, but, instead, is a lethal promoter of tumor growth. When FOXO3a was silenced in laboratory models of human anaplastic thyroid cancer, the cells...
  • The Body’s Protein Cleaning Machine

    06/19/2012 10:51:30 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | CLAUDIA DREIFUS
    When Dr. Avram Hershko, 74, a biochemist at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and a winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was recently asked to name the most important fact of his life, he answered: “That I love my three grandchildren. For two, three days every week, I take them to dance class, sport and school. I am completely in their lives.” Among top scientists, responses to such a question might well focus on prizes they’ve won or the import of their research. For Dr. Hershko, whose family was separated and sent to forced labor in...
  • Mutant gut bacteria reverse colon cancer in lab models

    06/17/2012 3:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 19 replies
    MedicalXpress.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | University of Florida/MedicalXpress
    A mutant form of a meek microbe deals a gutsy blow to colon cancer, University of Florida scientists have discovered. The special bacteria halted abnormal inflammation, reduced precancerous growths and reversed progression of severe cancerous lesions in the large intestines of mice. The findings appear June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “We have demonstrated that our bacterial treatment can take on established colon cancer,” said principal investigator Mansour Mohamadzadeh, a professor in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine department of infectious diseases and pathology and a faculty member in the UF College of Medicine division...
  • North Texas woman cancer-free after out-of-the-box therapy (vitamin been mentioned here many times)

    06/10/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 69 replies
    DALLAS - Walking is just fine with 58-year-old Mary Cecil, who used to be an avid runner. "I was running and I started feeling pain in my left leg, and it was also tender when I slept on that side," she said. Cecil suspected a shin splint or pulled muscle. A bone scan, however, revealed a rare and aggressive tumor called dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma. The bone cancer is virtually unstudied. According to limited information, only one in 10 diagnosed with it survive two years. "Very scary," recalled Cecil of how she felt upon learning of the diagnosis. "The world just turned...
  • Cigarette tax relegated to the ash bin of history?

    06/06/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 3 replies
    We were saddened last night as deadline approached and it seemed as if Proposition 29 was going to pass, adding yet another tax on Californians, even if it would fall directly only on those people who have yet to kick their cigarette habits. But as dutiful journalists on deadline, we were obliged to report the situation as it stood as we sent the paper to the presses. So, the newspaper you received on your porch included our editorial saying that to our dismay, Prop. 29 appeared to be passing. But . . .
  • Study: 'Smart bomb' drug attacks breast cancer ("People don't lose their hair or throw up")

    06/03/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/02/2012 | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Doctors have successfully dropped the first "smart bomb" on breast cancer, using a drug to deliver a toxic payload to tumor cells while leaving healthy ones alone. In a key test involving nearly 1,000 women with very advanced disease, the experimental treatment extended by several months the time women lived without their cancer getting worse, doctors planned to report Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago. More importantly, the treatment seems likely to improve survival; it will take more time to know for sure. After two years, 65 percent of women who received it were still alive versus 47 percent...