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  • Jimmy Carter saved by jointly developed US-Israel cancer drug

    03/07/2016 8:26:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/7/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Hamas-loving former US President Jimmy Carter is now cancer free thanks to a cancer drug developed by a joint US-Israeli team. This is from the first link. Carter announced in August that he had been diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his brain and laid out a treatment plan, including a round of targeted radiation at the brain tumors and doses of an immune-boosting drug every three weeks. Keytruda, the drug, was approved not long before Carter's announcement and helps his body seek out and destroy cancer cells. Carter's spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email that Carter...
  • Another miracle from Israel? Prostate cancer cure in 20 minutes

    01/13/2016 9:30:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    One in six American men will develop prostate cancer.  It is the most common cancer after skin cancer, and the second biggest cancer killer for men.  Two Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel promise an almost miraculous cure, now in clinical trials at New York’s Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  It is the culmination of 20 years of basic research by plant scientist Avigdor Scherz and cancer researcher Yoram Saloman. Professor Scherz took a naturally occurring form of chlorophyll from aquatic bacteria: … chemically modified by Prof. Scherz's lab at Weizmann to fit the team's pharmaceutical needs. Once...
  • Starving cancer: Dominic D'Agostino at TEDxTampaBay

    11/16/2015 1:46:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | TEDx Talks
    Dr. D'Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event,...
  • A "huge milestone": approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

    11/03/2015 7:50:47 AM PST · by Ellendra · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-2-2015 | Nicky Woolf
    A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are slightly - but not much - more susceptible to the havoc they wreak than the rest of the body. Their side effects are legion, and in many cases horrifying – from hair loss and internal bleeding to chronic nausea and even death. But last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time...
  • Danish Discovery Raises Hopes for a Cancer Cure

    10/20/2015 12:55:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Oct 2015
    Two Danish researchers are behind what is being hailed as a major possible breakthrough in the search for a cure for cancer. Danish cancer survival among worst in Europe (26 Sep 15) Cancer vaccines under investigation by EU (13 Jul 15) Denmark to go on the offensive against cancer (14 Aug 14) Danish scientists Ali Salanti and Mads Daugaard were looking for an effective vaccine against malaria in pregnant women but they may have discovered something much more powerful. Salanti, a malaria researcher at the University of Copenhagen (KU), and Daugaard, a cancer researcher at the University of British Columbia...
  • Cancer: Could A Malaria Protein Cure It?

    10/15/2015 11:54:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Science World Report ^ | 10/15/2015 | Kathleen Lees
    Could a malaria protein work as a weapon against cancer?A group of Danish researchers found the potential cure while looking for a way to protect pregnant women from malaria. Malaria, a bloodborne disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite, is especially dangerous for pregnant women because the parasite may attack the placenta, putting the child's life at risk. Because of similar characteristics between tumors and placentas, they found that malaria proteins can also attack cancer.Like Us on Facebook "The placenta is an organ, which within a few months grows from only few cells into an organ weighing approximately 2 pounds, and...
  • Immunotherapy, Jimmy Carter's new cancer treatment, explained

    08/22/2015 9:21:12 AM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 45 replies
    Vox ^ | August 21, 2015 | Julia Belluz
    At a press conference today, former President Jimmy Carter revealed the ways he is tackling the melanoma cancer that has spread to his brain and liver: He'll receive radiation, as well as another lesser-known treatment called immunotherapy. Up until now, most cancer patients only had a few options. They could get chemotherapy or radiation that kills cancerous cells and stops them from dividing, or surgery to cut out the disease. Yet the success rate of these options is far from perfect. Now a new kind of cancer treatment has come into play: immunotherapies. These treatments, which include Carter's infusion called...
  • Cancer's Super-Survivors: How the Promise of Immunotherapy Is Transforming Oncology

    12/05/2014 9:43:02 PM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Ron Winslow
    Tom Telford s stomach ached. The New York City teacher had been drinking cup after cup of coffee as he labored to finish year-end grading and coach his high-school baseball team through the playoffs. He worried he might have an ulcer. When school let out, though, Mr. Telford looked forward to relaxing on a 25th anniversary cruise with his wife. But once in the Caribbean, he struggled to swim and climbing from one deck to another exhausted him. Back at home, he collapsed while running a TV cable in his bedroom. His family doctor told him he had lost two...
  • An ingredient in olive oil that appears to kill cancer cells

    02/21/2015 11:40:43 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 76 replies
    Kurzweil ^ | 2-20-15 | Unknown
    A Rutgers nutritional scientist and two cancer biologists at New York Citys Hunter College have found that an ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy cells. The ingredient is oleocanthal, a compound that ruptures a part of the cancerous cell, releasing enzymes that cause cell death. Paul Breslin, professor of nutritional sciences in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and David Foster and Onica LeGendre of Hunter College, report that oleocanthal kills cancerous cells in the laboratory by rupturing vesicles that store the cells waste. The findings are published in Molecular...
  • Vitamin D Can Reverse Initial Stage Prostate Cancer: Study

    03/23/2015 9:37:47 PM PDT · by jonatron · 33 replies
    MicroFinance Monitor ^ | 3/23/2015 | staff
    Vitamin D can slow down or even reverse the initial prostate cancer or tumours without the requirement for surgery or radiation, says new research. While the researchers are not sure at this stage about the connection, they said vitamin D can at least slow down the multiplying nature of the tumour, which is crucial in initial stage prostate cancer. In many cases when the biopsy is taken, it requires 60 days for the inflammation from the biopsy to subside for an operation and during this supplements of vitamin D would be helpful, while under active surveillance, said researchers. We do...
  • Aethlon Subsidiary to Collaborate With University on Cancer Research (Liquid Biopsy)

    04/06/2015 10:10:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    San Diego-based Aethlon Medical Inc., a company developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious diseases and cancer, announced that its majority-owned subsidiary Exosome Sciences Inc. has entered into a research collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, which is in Philadelphia. The goal of the collaboration is to advance a "liquid biopsy" that could improve the diagnoses and monitoring of head and neck cancer. In this regard, researchers will seek to determine whether exosome-based molecular signatures correlate with and predict patient responses to therapy. Aethlon Medicals lead product is the Aethlon Hemopurifier, a therapeutic device that selectively targets the rapid elimination of...
  • Israeli team finds two proteins that can suppress cancer

    04/14/2015 4:50:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 13, 2015
    In breakthrough, researchers in Technion lab of Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover discover proteins that affect cancerous cells growth and development team of Israeli researchers at the Technion has discovered two proteins that can suppress cancer and control the cells growth and development. The study was conducted in the laboratory of Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel-prize winner in chemistry, and led by Dr. Yelena Kravtsova-Ivantsiv. The team included research students and physicians from the Rambam, Carmel and Hadassah Medical Centers. In a paper published in the journal Cell last week, the researchers showed how the proteins could repress cancerous tissues...
  • IBM's Watson supercomputer to speed up cancer care

    05/06/2015 11:24:00 AM PDT · by PastorBooks · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 May 2015 | BBC
    IBM's supercomputer Watson will be used to make decisions about cancer care in 14 hospitals in the US and Canada, it has been announced. Using computers to trawl through vast amounts of medical data speeds up the diagnosis process. (excerpt) It also recently teamed up with IBM to allow the software that helps gather health data from iPhones to be used by Watson.
  • Researchers hail new cancer treatment: Unlocking the body's immune system

    06/01/2015 6:35:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | Don Melvin
    Nell Barrie, a spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK, while calling the results "encouraging" and "promising," told CNN that much remains to be learned and the new drugs would not replace any of the existing cancer treatments. ... But Dr. James Larkin, the lead author of the melanoma study, called the results a game changer. "We've seen these drugs working in a wide range of cancers, and I think we are at the beginning of a new era in treating cancer," Barrie said immunotherapy could offer hope to people with cancers that are otherwise difficult to treat, such as melanoma, advanced...
  • New drug showing incredible results in treating lung cancer

    07/16/2015 5:54:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    WNDU.com ^ | 07/16/2015 | Maureen McFadden
    More than 200,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and almost 160,000 people will die from it.Now, a drug that is showing incredible results in treating lung cancer has doctors more hopeful than ever.Dr. Amita Patnaik says, "It truly is a transformative treatment." Those are not words Dr. Patnaik uses lightly, but a clinical trial for treating lung cancer with the drug Keytruda has shown remarkable results. "How have you been feeling?" she asks her patient.Abelardo Torres has gone from being wheelchair bound and on oxygen full time, to an almost full recovery. Before the trial...
  • Mother fights brain cancer with electric fields (Video)

    06/03/2015 6:04:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-2-2015
    Transcript: Against all odds, Elizabeth Marek is alive, she has a device that attacks brain cancer cells with electric fields to thank. Elizabeth has glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer with no cure and a life expectancy of just over two years. 26 weeks pregnant with her second child, 3 years after a small tumor was found in her brain, Elizabeth began suffering from extreme headaches. She thought it was migraines, but it wasn't. SOUNDBITE (English) ELIZABETH MAREK, BRAIN CANCER PATIENT, SAYING: "It ended up being a tumor that was the size of my fist on the...
  • Medical innovation means cancer is no longer a death sentence

    04/11/2015 11:09:28 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 5 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Nearly everyone is thinking about cancer these days thanks to the Ken Burns film on PBS, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. All of us, including Mr. Burns himself, who as a child lost his mother to cancer, know a family member or a close friend who has died of the Killer C. The film tells us the magnitude of the murderous disease we are up against: Cancer is a worldwide scourge. The fastest-growing disease on earth. By 2030, there will be as many as 22 million cases worldwide. Cancer afflicts 1.7 million Americans each year and kills 600,000 of...
  • New DNA Tech: Creating Unicorns and Curing Cancer for Real?

    04/05/2015 11:12:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/04/2015 | David Ewing Duncan
    We have the earth-shattering technology in our handsbut even its inventors worry about its awesome power to alter our genetic future. We have within our grasp the technology to change evolution. This could change the course of biological life. Paul Berg, Nobel Laureate and a pioneer of genetic engineeringIn 2012, scientists in the U.S. and Sweden invented a technology as potentially life-altering as splitting the atom. One that you havent heard ofyetcalled CRISPR-Cas9. This innovation with the cumbrous name allows biologists to edit DNA almost as easily as cutting and pasting words and letters on a laptop.Scientists say...
  • Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

    03/24/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 4 replies
    University of Calfornia at Los Angeles, Phys.org ^ | March 24, 2015 - 5 hours ago | Shaun Mason
    Scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer. The study, published online in the journal ACS Nano, describes successful experiments to combine two drugs within a specially designed mesoporous silica nanoparticle that looks like a glass bubble. The drugs work together to shrink human pancreas tumors in mice as successfully as the current standard treatment, but at one twelfth the dosage. This lower dosage could reduce both the cost of treatment and the...
  • Could saccharin be used to treat aggressive cancers?

    03/24/2015 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Artificial sweeteners are typically used by people who want to enjoy the sweetness of sugar without the calories that come with it. However, new research suggests that a popular sugar substitute could be used to fight cancer as well as expanding waistlines.
  • A lawmaker who believes saltwater and baking soda can cure cancer

    02/28/2015 11:15:16 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Abby Ohlheiser
    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said recently that she will propose a "Right to Try" bill in her state. But it's not the bill itself that gained national attention. Instead, it was Fiore's statement that she believes cancer is "a fungus" that can be cured by "flushing, lets say, saltwater, sodium carbonate" through the body.
  • Antibiotics that target mitochondria effectively eradicate cancer stem cells...

    02/08/2015 4:37:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Impact Journals ^ | January 22, 2015 | Various
    Abstract Here, we propose a new strategy for the treatment of early cancerous lesions and advanced metastatic disease, via the selective targeting of cancer stem cells (CSCs), a.k.a., tumor-initiating cells (TICs). We searched for a global phenotypic characteristic that was highly conserved among cancer stem cells, across multiple tumor types, to provide a mutation-independent approach to cancer therapy. This would allow us to target cancer stem cells, effectively treating cancer as a single disease of stemness, independently of the tumor tissue type. Using this approach, we identified a conserved phenotypic weak point a strict dependence on mitochondrial biogenesis for...
  • Cancer cure found? Compound from Blushwood tree breaks down tumors in 70 percent of cases

    10/09/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jan Dizon
    Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have made an exciting discovery for cancer patients everywhere. A chemical found in a rare plant from Australia has the ability to "eat" cancerous tumors and completely eradicate them within days. The tumor-eating chemical is found in the seeds of berries of the Blushwood plant. The chemical, which is being called EBC-46, takes three weeks to extract and the process is quite difficult. Experts are even saying that they still don't completely understand why the chemical is in the seed of the Blushwood berry in the first place. Farming Blushwood in large quantities...
  • Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

    08/17/2014 8:05:51 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 12, 2014 | Jen Christensen
    A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week. The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests. Pan's technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions.
  • A bacterium that destroys tumors' dark heart shows promise

    08/16/2014 7:50:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Melissa Healy
    When scientists injected spores of a weakened form of the bacterium Clostridium novyi directly into the soft-tissue tumors of dogs and that of a single human subject, the results were not only abscesses, fever and pain at the site--all inflammatory responses that showed the immune system had been drawn to the area. In a matter of hours, the bacterial spores quickly found their way into these tumors' necrotic cores and began replicating madly, in several cases killing the malignant tissue. In three of 16 dogs treated with the C. novyi, tumors disappeared altogether and the animals were cured. In three...
  • Bee, scorpion and snake venom might hold cancer cure

    08/12/2014 6:58:22 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    kwgn 2 ^ | 8-12-2014
    A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they might have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week. The work is in very early stages, but has shown success in stopping breast cancer and melanoma cell growth in lab tests. Pans technique uses nanotechnology to deliver a synthesized element similar to the venom found in bees, snakes and scorpions. Ancient texts show doctors have used venom to treat aliments for years. In 14 BC, the Greek writer Pliny the Elder described...
  • Getting close and personal: Researchers, drug companies are ganging up for a new push against cancer

    01/04/2014 8:08:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Economist ^ | 01/04/2014
    THERE is no treatment. This is the conclusion of an Egyptian papyrus, written around 3000BC, that is the oldest known description of the scourge that is now called cancer. And so, more or less, it remained until the 20th century, for merely excising a tumour by surgery rarely eliminates it. Only when doctors worked out how to back up the surgeons knife with drugs and radiation did cancer begin to succumb to treatmentalbeit, to start with, in a pretty crude fashion. Now, however, that crudeness is rapidly giving way to sophistication, as a new wave of cancer treatments comes to...
  • Saudi Science Discovers Cancer Cure in Camel Urine Nano-Particles

    11/11/2013 9:14:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 11/11/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While the Zionists sneer about all the Nobel Prizes won by Jews, Muslim science founded on the unerring Koran and Hadiths transmitted by the Angel Gabriel and occasionally Satan, to an illiterate desert bandit, is about to yield the greatest prize of them all. A cure for the most dreaded of diseases where you might least expect it, but exactly where a Koran-literate Muslim would expect to find it. Dr. Faten Abdel-Rahman Khorshid is responsible for one of the Kingdoms greatest national achievements in the field of science for her work which began with the urine of camels and concluded...
  • Novel Protein CPTP Offers Hope for Treatment of Cancer and Other Diseases

    08/07/2013 7:35:02 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    Sci-News ^ | August 6, 2013 | Sci-News
    The scientists discovered that the ceramide-1 phosphate transport protein (CPTP) regulates levels of biologically active lipids, which are molecules such as fatty acids that often play a role in cell signaling. They found that CPTP's main function is to transport ceramide-1-phosphate (C1P), a lipid that helps regulate cell growth, survival, migration and inflammation. Specifically, C1P increases the production of pro-inflammatory eicosanoids – powerful signaling molecules that contribute to chronic inflammation in diseases such as cancer, asthma, atherosclerosis and thrombosis – and the discovery of CPTP sheds a light on the cellular mechanisms that contribute to these diseases. "We may have...
  • New Method of Killing Cancer Cells Developed

    07/24/2013 9:55:26 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 10 replies
    Sci-News ^ | 2013 July 19 | Sci-News
    Researchers from Canada, France, Germany and the United States reporting in the journal Cell have found a new ground-breaking way of killing cancer cells. Traditional chemotherapy and radiotherapy cause damage to healthy cells, and other more targeted treatments are usually only effective for individual types of cancer. Contrastingly, a new potential treatment does not damage healthy cells and could also be used to treat a wide variety of different cancers. "Cancer cells grow and divide much more rapidly than normal cells, meaning they have a much higher demand for and are often starved of, nutrients and oxygen," explained study co-author...
  • Cancer - A cure just got closer thanks to a tiny British company - and the result could change...

    07/15/2013 8:32:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Independent (UK) | 14 JULY 2013 | STEVE CONNOR
    Exclusive: Cancer - A cure just got closer thanks to a tiny British company - and the result could change lives of millions That's the complete title. Here's the link.
  • Breakthrough Cancer-Killing Treatment Has No Side-Effects, Says MU Researcher

    04/04/2013 10:48:56 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 18 replies
    University of Missouri ^ | April 3, 2013 | Timothy Wall
    COLUMBIA, Mo. Cancer painfully ends more than 500,000 lives in the United States each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The scientific crusade against cancer recently achieved a victory under the leadership of University of Missouri Curators Professor M. Frederick Hawthorne. Hawthornes team has developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. This innovative treatment produced none of the harmful side-effects of conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies. Clinical trials in humans could begin soon after Hawthorne secures funding. Since the 1930s, scientists have sought success with a...
  • IBM Watson providing superior cancer treatment plans

    02/09/2013 5:13:56 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 27 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | Feb 8, 2013 | Brian Wang
    The IBM Watson system gained fame by beating human contestants on the television quiz show Jeopardy! almost two years ago. Since that time, Watson has evolved from a first-of-a-kind status, to a commercial cognitive computing system gaining a 240 percent improvement in system performance, and a reduction in the systems physical requirements by 75 percent and can now be run on a single Power 750 server. IBM Watson trained in medicine to leverage 1.5 million patient records and 2 million pages of cancer research IBM Watson has ingested more than 600,000 pieces of medical evidence, two million pages of text...
  • Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide

    02/07/2013 2:12:52 PM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    Nature News ^ | 07 February 2013 | Zoe Cormier
    Studies in mice show therapy is effective even in hard-to-treat brain tumours. Cancer researchers have pinned down a molecule that can kick-start the bodys own tumour-destroying systems, triggering cell death in cancerous but not healthy tissue in mice. The molecule, TIC10, activates the gene for a protein called TRAIL (tumour-necrosis-factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand), which has long been a target for cancer researchers looking for drugs that would avoid the debilitating effects of conventional therapies. TRAIL is a part of our immune system: all of us with functional immune systems use this molecule to keep tumours from forming or spreading, so boosting...
  • The University of Alberta Discovery (possible cure for Big C)

    08/04/2012 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    DCA is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, a professor at the U of A Department of Medicine, has shown that dichloroacetate (DCA) causes regression in several cancers, including lung, breast, and brain tumors. Michelakis and his colleagues, including post-doctoral fellow Dr. Sebastien Bonnet, have published the results of their research in the journal Cancer Cell. ..... Until recently, researchers believed that cancer-affected mitochondria are permanently damaged and that this damage is the...
  • Vitamin C: Cancer cure?

    06/18/2006 4:24:27 PM PDT · by wjersey · 49 replies · 1,744+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 6/18/2006 | Marie McCullough
    Is mainstream medical science ignoring an inexpensive, painless, readily available cure for cancer? Mark Levine mulls this loaded question. The government nutrition researcher has published new evidence that suggests vitamin C can work like chemotherapy - only better. But so far, he hasn't been able to interest cancer experts in conducting the kind of conclusive studies that, one way or the other, would advance treatment. "If vitamin C is useful in cancer treatment, that's wonderful. If it's not, or if it's harmful, that's fine, too," said Levine, a Harvard-educated physician at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney...
  • Calif. HS student devises possible cancer cure

    01/13/2012 5:23:41 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 67 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1/13/12 | Steve Hartman .
    If you ever worry about the future of America, there is no need: it is in good hands. A high school student named Angela is proof of that. We think you'll agree she is nothing short of amazing. CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman met her on the road. Born to Chinese immigrants, 17-year-old Angela Zhang of Cupertino, California is a typical American teenager. She's really into shoes and is just learning how to drive. But there is one thing that separates her from every other student at Monta Vista High School, something she first shared with her chemistry teacher, Kavita...
  • Beware: "Scientists Cure Cancer, But No One Takes Notice?"

    06/05/2011 3:51:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Many people have seen - and shared - an article online with the catchy headline, "Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice." Surely if a cure for cancer had been discovered, people would notice, right? The link being circulated via Facebook and other social media sites is to a poorly-written HubPages article which states, "Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat...
  • Scientists cure cancer, but no one takes notice

    05/25/2011 2:48:50 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 20 replies
    hub pages ^ | 25-may-2011 | cgull8m
    Canadian researchers find a simple cure for cancer, but major pharmaceutical companies are not interested. Researchers at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada have cured cancer last week, yet there is a little ripple in the news or in TV. It is a simple technique using very basic drug. The method employs dichloroacetate, which is currently used to treat metabolic disorders. So, there is no concern of side effects or about their long term effects.
  • The End of My Cancer

    08/16/2010 10:46:29 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 145 replies
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 16 August 2010 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    On 23 April I had a routine colonoscopy, and found out that I had cancer. I knew then Id have to write this column once I knew the outcome. I had 25 days of chemotherapy, simultaneous with radiation therapy, followed by surgery on 11 August. The pathology reports came back yesterday. They were, as my surgeon said, the best possible, given the circumstances. They were clean margins and clean lymph nodes. The margins are the areas all around the site of the surgery. The lymph nodes are where cancer usually spreads first, from its original site. In laymens terms, I...
  • More Precious Than Gold: A Cure for Cancer? (Using Gold)

    11/15/2009 8:14:56 PM PST · by bogusname · 24 replies · 1,277+ views
    Israel Natonal News ^ | November 15, 2009 | Hana Levi Julian
    The Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa has inaugurated an advanced laboratory for an innovative cancer treatment using nano-particles of gold, and laser beams. The treatment is non-invasive, has no side effects and damages only the cancerous cell, without damaging the healthy cells that surround it...
  • DCA: Is this the cure for cancer?

    03/22/2009 9:29:42 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 36 replies · 1,719+ views
    Nuke's ^ | 3/22/09 | Nuke
    If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The key word here, though, is probably. Two years ago, I blogged about a promising new drug that held out hope for a major breakthrough in the treatment of many forms of cancer. Its called dichloroacetate, or DCA for short. Two trials have been completed at the University of Alberta. Also, clinical trials in patients with solid tumors that have failed standard therapies, as well as in patients with malignant brain tumors have begun. Desperate people, however, can not and will not wait for the formal clinical trials to...
  • Lab Disaster May Lead to New Cancer Drug

    02/04/2007 11:45:52 AM PST · by anymouse · 47 replies · 1,748+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 4, 2007 | Maggie Fox
    Her carefully cultured cells were dead and Katherine Schaefer was annoyed, but just a few minutes later, the researcher realized she had stumbled onto a potential new cancer treatment. Schaefer and colleagues at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York believe they have discovered a new way to attack tumors that have learned how to evade existing drugs. Tests in mice suggest the compound helps break down the cell walls of tumors, almost like destroying a tumor cell's "skeleton." The researchers will test the new compound for safety and hope they can develop it to treat cancers such...
  • Israel scientists make colon cancer cell breakthrough

    01/07/2004 5:25:35 AM PST · by veronica · 44 replies · 316+ views
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Researchers at Israel's Weizmann Institute said Tuesday they have managed for the first time to halt the spread of colon cancer cells in laboratory tests. Scientists at the center near Tel Aviv believe that their breakthrough could help pharmaccologists develop drugs to prevent or reverse colon cancer, which is the second most common form of cancer in men and third with women. The researchers found that the metastatic, or migrating nature of colon cancer cells, results from the malfunctioning of "cell-gluing" molecules including beta-catenin, which can lead to cells breaking loose from tissue and migrating to form...