HIV Virus Used to Beat Cancer

HIV Virus Used to Beat Cancer

An article by Nicole Vowell and Lori Prichard for have highlighted another successful use of gene therapy to fight cancer. Marshall Jensen was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2012. This form of cancer is particularly aggressive, so Marshall’s prognosis was not good. He was involved in a number of treatments and procedures to […]

Green Tea and Cancer Prevention

Green Tea Cancer Reduction

There have been numerous reports in the media about the health benefits of drinking green tea. From cancer reduction, to weight loss, to general health, green tea has been promoted as an all round wise health decision. But let’s drill a little deeper and look at the role of green tea in cancer prevention if […]

Leukemia Explained


Leukemia (leukaemia British English spelling) is a form of cancer that appears in the blood or bone marrow and is characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells. The term leukemia covers a wide spectrum of related diseases. Leukemia itself is categorized as a hematological neoplasm, along with a number of other diseases […]

Novartis Loses Indian Cancer Drug Case

Novartis Patent Case

In what could be an important development in the sale of generic anti-cancer medication, Swiss drug company Novartis has lost a case attempting to win patent protection for one of it’s cancer drugs in India. The Leukemia drug, Glivec was a minor variation on previous cancer drugs developed by the company for sale in India. […]