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A poor gut microbiome could cause breast cancer to spread

New research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center and recently published in the journal Cancer Research suggests that an unhealthy gut microbiome could result in the spread of breast cancer throughout the body. The research was spearheaded by Melanie Rutkowski, PhD, of UVA's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology. Dr. Rutkowski used mice [...]

By | 2019-06-12T21:39:07-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Novel protocol improves pancreatic cancer outcomes

Combination of radiation, chemo, and blood-pressure drug losartan extends patient survival. Locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC) — a tumor that, while still confined to the pancreas, involves major abdominal blood vessels — is one of the worst forms of an already deadly tumor, as it cannot be removed surgically. Now a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) [...]

By | 2019-06-06T11:47:05-04:00 June 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 | 2019-05-13T01:14:33-04:00 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 | 2019-04-30T04:35:33-04:00 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 | 2019-04-30T04:41:53-04:00 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 | 2019-03-27T23:44:54-04:00 March 27th, 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 | 2019-02-12T19:01:01-04:00 February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hydrogel Drug Delivery System For Cancer Treatment

Researchers in North Carolina published data on a injectable hydrogel drug delivery system for cancer, further supporting the work that we are doing. Over a year ago, we began using a hydrogel, combined with immunotherapy agents and Celebrex, injected directly into tumors. We have seen great success in our patients with this technique. This work [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:28:36-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women Told Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Cancer, Doctors Were Wrong

Four young women had an extremely rare, aggressive and fatal form of ovarian cancer. They where not expected to live much longer as there was no standard treatment. These women, living in different countries, asked their doctors to try using new immunotherapy drugs for the treatment of the cancer. They were told the drugs were [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:27:48-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Immune-Stimulating Injection Eliminates Cancer Tumors In Mice

Injecting small amounts of two immune-stimulating agents into tumors in mice has shown to be able to eliminate the tumor, other untreated metastases and all traces of the same cancer according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The Stanford researchers found activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:27:04-04:00 June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments