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UNDERSTANDING IMMUNOTHERAPY

By | Immunotherapy

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

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RISK OF NONMELANOMA SKIN CANCERS WITH ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION

By | Diet, Lifestyle, Skin Cancer

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

A COMMON CHEMO DRUG COULD HELP SPREAD CANCER

By | Blog, Cancer Ablation, Research

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

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OUT-OF-BOX DRUGS MAY REDUCE CANCER RECURRENCE

By | Blog, Cancer Ablation, Research

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

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CASHEWS AND CANCER–WHO KNEW?!

By | Blog, Diet, Research

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

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TAKE AN ASPIRIN A DAY TO KEEP CANCER AWAY

By | Blog
We have all heard that taking a low dose aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke, but recent studies taken in 2016 and 2017 have found that regular use of aspirin may have another very important effect on Cancer prevention.  Studies show that using aspirin daily can decrease the risk of developing or dying from some types of cancer, including breast, colon and pancreatic.

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BEATING CANCER, ONE TUMOR AT A TIME

By | Blog

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