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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

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

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Immunotherapy

Cancer can cause a fight-or-flight response. Fear is normal. After all, who isn’t afraid when they hear the diagnosis? Even so you can still bring the “fight” to it. Your Body’s Unique Ability to Fight Cancer Immunotherapy is in your corner. Basically, the treatment stands alongside your immune system to help your body fight cancer. [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:29:13-04:00 June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments