One emerging treatment option for cancer patients is thermal ablation therapy. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses extreme temperatures to destroy small tumors or alleviate blockages and other symptoms. It has become common since the advent of modern imaging in the 1990s. Read More
According to study findings presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2017 Congress, administering cannabis to patients with cancer undergoing immunotherapy may lower the response rate to therapy without having an effect on progression-free survival (PFS) or overall survival (OS). Read More
Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy or biotherapy, is a treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. It uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to improve or restore these immune system functions. This can be done in a couple of ways: Read More
Drinking a daily glass of wine or beer could increase your risk of developing skin cancer, according to a 2017 study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Researchers from Harvard University’s Chan School of Public Health as well as other institutions have found a link between the increased consumption of alcohol and a heightened risk of nonmelanoma skin cancers. According to their study, consuming 10 more grams of alcohol per day could increase an individual’s risk by between seven and 11 percent. Read More
Chemotherapy Drug Helping to Spread Cancer?
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
How can you avoid getting cancer?
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