A popular chemotherapy drug that has been used to treat several different types of cancer may have one potentially deadly side effect—it could cause cancer to metastasize. A team of researchers at The Ohio State University recently discovered, through their study of rodent models, that the drug paclitaxel may help cancerous cells in breast tissue escape from their original tumor and travel to the lungs. Read More
Many individuals know that extreme ranges of temperature can kill foodborne pathogens, a variety of bacteria, and certain types of viruses. However, what’s not as well known is that temperatures—specifically very cold temperatures—can be used to eradicate cancer cells. Read More
Pre-Surgery Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Stress Drugs May Reduce Cancer Recurrence
An inexpensive and unconventional drug regimen may reduce cancer-related deaths. According to a new Tel Aviv University study published by Shaashua et al in Clinical Cancer Research, administering a specific combination of a beta blocker and an anti-inflammatory agent can reduce postsurgical cancer recurrence and improve the long-term survival rates of cancer patients. Read More
Cancer prevention tips – Cashews: what are they good for? A great deal, apparently. These kidney-shaped nuts that grow out of strangely-shaped apples and have a buttery, sweet and salty taste, make a delightful snack and are often used in vegan dishes. Their lower fat content in comparison to other nuts make them heart-healthy, and their high antioxidant content is great for helping to maintain good bodily function. Read More
Cancer Treatment Options
The Institute for Image Guided Cancer Treatment uses multiple cancer treatment options: image-guided ablation therapy in conjunction with tumor vaccines and anti-cancer medication. Our treatment directly targets tumors using minimally invasive image guided technology. Read More
Double Mastectomy… A Good Idea?
More women with cancer in one breast are having double mastectomies. That might not be a good idea. For years, doctors and researchers have been concerned about a surprising trend: More and more women with early-stage cancer in one breast were choosing to have a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of cancer in the other. Read More
Adding immunotherapy to RFA may benefit colorectal cancer patients fighting liver metastases.
Radio frequency ablation (RFA), a procedure to treat liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer, was found to induce antitumor immune responses in human samples of primary colon tumor, and mice treated with a combination of RFA and an immune checkpoint inhibitor survived Read More
Ways to Avoid Cancer
Reviewed by Wendy Marcason
Chances are your life has been touched by cancer — whether you, a parent, friend or even a child has been diagnosed and you may be looking for ways to avoid cancer. While cancer can leave us feeling helpless, the good news is that there are measures you can take to help prevent the disease. Your diet is one of the most important factors under your control. This year, an estimated over half a million Americans will lose their lives to cancer, and more than 1.68 million men and women will be diagnosed with this devastating illness. Lifestyle changes, along with early detection, can prevent nearly half of all cancer deaths. Read More