Immune System Boosting Drug to Work With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Nivolumab PD1 inhibitor drug

A number of new drugs have shown the ability to boost the immune system to help it fight cancer. Some of the drugs simply help the immune system detect and kill cancer cells. They do this by disabling the mechanisms cancer cells use to remain hidden. One such drug is Nivolumab. There is a protein […]

Cancer Survival Rates Tied to Location

Cancer 5 year survival rates

One of the largest meta-study of cancer survival rates ever done has been published in the journal, “The Lancet”. Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995—2009: analysis of individual data for 25 676 887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries The study highlights the massive discrepancy in survival rates between some countries. Cervical cancer, […]

Link Between Cancer and Obesity Examined

Obesity and Cancer

A new study has reaffirmed the link between obesity and cancer. The study, published in the Lancet Journal, reaffirms that a high body-mass index of 25 kg/m2 or greater is associated with increased risk of cancer. Researchers believe that in 2012 nearly 500,000 cases of cancer were attributable to high BMI around the world. The […]

FDA Warning About Device Capable of Spreading Cancer

FDA Warns of Laparoscopic power morcellator

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken action to stop the use of a gynecological device that can spread pre-existing cancer in women.  Laparoscopic power morcellators are used in the removal of the uterus, or to remove fibroids. The device is used to destroy fibroids, which are then removed by key hole surgery.  There is no […]

Triclosan May Cause Liver Cancer

Triclosan and Liver Cancer

New research undertaken at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found that a common ingredient in antibacterial soaps may cause liver cancer.  Triclosan was found to cause liver fibrosis and cancer in mice.   It is a cleaning agent found in soap, shampoos, toothpaste and other household items. It was previously believed that triclosan toxicity […]

Research Suggests Meditation May Help Cancer Patients

Cancer and Meditation

For many years now, spiritualists and alternative medicine devotees have suggested that meditation can help a person beat cancer. In a world first, some research may have demonstrated that meditation can alter cells within the human body and play a role in battling cancer. The canadian-based research, “Mindfulness-based cancer recovery and supportive-expressive therapy maintain telomere […]

Skin Cancer Costs Rising

Skin Cancer Treatment Cost Increasing

A report by Kimberly Leonard has found that the costs of skin cancer have increased greatly within the United States. Treating skin cancer has become more expensive, between 2002 and 2011 growing five times faster than other forms of cancer treatments. The study that the report was based on came from the American Journal of […]

NFL Continues to Raise Money for Breast Cancer

NFL Supporting Breast Cancer

The NFL is continuing with it’s annual breast cancer awareness month, which occurs every October. The campaign is designed to increase breast cancer awareness and raise money for breast cancer research. The breast cancer awareness campaign began in 2009. In the United States, breast cancer remains the 2nd most dangerous form of cancer for women. […]

Stanford Researchers Target Cancer Cell Proliferation

Axl and Gas6 Proteins Cancer Metastasis

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a new therapy which may be able to disrupt cancer cell proliferation. The treatment prevents cancer cells breaking away from a tumor to spread cancer to other locations in the body. The metastasis process is how cancer cells proliferate and create more problems for cancer patients. Most people die […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The year is moving incredibly quickly and we are almost up to September. The American Cancer Society has reminded us that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) aims to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for research. Breast Cancer continues to be one of the most […]