Yearly Archives: 2019

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Is Immunotherapy for Cancer Safe?

Your immune system does more than simply fight colds and flu. Throughout your life, your natural defenses seek out and destroy anything that is not recognized as part of the "self" -- including all kinds of germs and cancer cells -- before they have a chance to cause disease. Your immune system manages to destroy [...]

By | 2019-05-13T01:14:33+00:00 May 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Lock-‘n’-block’ drug may prevent cancer from metastasizing

A new approach to breast cancer may prevent cancer from reappearing years later. "They got all of it" are the reassuring words people hope to hear following cancer surgery, but a growing understanding of the science of how cancer spreads, and metastasizes, is suggesting that not only is this almost never true but—and here is [...]

By | 2019-04-30T04:35:33+00:00 April 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer

Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. The immune system helps your body fight infections and other diseases. It is made up of white blood cells and organs and tissues of the lymph system. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy. Biological therapy is [...]

By | 2019-04-30T04:41:53+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A gut punch fights cancer and infection

Microorganisms in the human gut can affect immune-system cells. Gut bacterial strains have been discovered that boost immune cells that have cell-killing capacity and that can target cancer and protect against infection. Source: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00133-w?WT.ec_id=NATURE-201901&sap-outbound-id=9CB8419C62277C0A4ECDF43F8F445EC44929733D&fbclid=IwAR1UcFyaRw4_qGp2tSlpSGfUIV7ijhwY_HtOyfeXBoGVRelut0QLlqds_FQ  

By | 2019-03-27T23:44:54+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Improve Your Health After Cancer Treatment and Beyond

No doubt, cancer feels like an insurmountable obstacle. But it can be overcome and perhaps you’re one who is or has done so. More than 15.5 million Americans with cancer in their history are alive today, according to 2016 data. And that number is projected to surpass 20 million by 2026. 1 What’s next? As [...]

By | 2019-02-21T16:08:55+00:00 February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Leaders for A Cure Recap

Thank you for joining us for the 2nd annual Leaders For A Cure Luncheon. You have made this event a truly remarkable one as we come together to recognize the advancements in innovative cancer care and research throughout the Atlanta community. Winning the battle against cancer is a team effort and we’re lucky to have [...]

By | 2019-02-12T19:01:01+00:00 February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What is “Off-Label” Cancer Treatment and Does It Have Advantages?

You have a lot to process when you receive a cancer diagnosis. Part of that discussion can include a decision about “off-label treatment options. You’re probably familiar with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Their research determines a drug therapy’s safety and its designated use. But a particular drug’s effectiveness doesn’t stop there… What [...]

By | 2019-01-24T16:37:19+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments