Monthly Archives: June 2019


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