Tag: American Cancer Society

Man Says Kaiser Business Model Includes Death

  By PHILIP A. JANQUART   LOS ANGELES (CN) – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan refuses to pay for care necessary to save a man’s life, he claims in court. Jalal Afshar, 58, suffers from Castleman’s disease, a rare condition known as lymphoproliferative disorder. The disease is not cancer, […]

87th Health Research Report 19 AUG 2010 – Reconstruction

Health Research Report 87th Issue 19 AUG 2010 Compiled By Ralph Turchiano http://www.vit.bz http://www.youtube.com/vhfilm  http://www.facebook.com/engineeringevil http://www.engineeringevil.com   http://www.healthresearchreport.me  Editors Top Five:   SCIENTISTS TARGET POSSIBLE CAUSE OF ONE FORM OF BOWEL DISEASE Pancreatic cancers use fructose, common in the Western diet, to fuel their growth Acetaminophen tied to childhood wheezing […]

No such thing as ‘junk RNA,’ say Pitt researchers

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Anita Srikameswaran SrikamAV@upmc.edu 412-578-9193 University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 – Tiny strands of RNA previously dismissed as cellular junk are actually very stable molecules that may play significant roles in cellular processes, according to researchers at […]

New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer: noscapine reduced tumor growth in mice by 60% and limited the spread of tumors by 65%

2008 study posted for filing Contact: Dr. Israel Barken drbarken@pcref.org 619-461-8181 MedInsight Research Institute Baltimore, MD — A study published today in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced […]

LOYOLA TESTING MELANOMA TREATMENT THAT BOOSTS PATIENT’S IMMUNE SYSTEM TO FIGHT DEADLY CANCER

Contact: Jim Ritter Media Relations jritter@lumc.edu (708) 216-2445 Anne Dillon Director, Media Relations adillon@lumc.edu (708) 216-8232 More Sharing ServicesShare   MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center has launched the first clinical trial in the Midwest of an experimental melanoma treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s immune system […]

Breast cancer risks acquired in pregnancy may pass to next 3 generations

Contact: John Pastor jdpastor@vt.edu 540-231-5646 Virginia Tech Chemicals or foods that raise estrogen levels during pregnancy may increase cancer risk  in daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters, according to scientists from Virginia Tech and Georgetown University. Pregnant rats on a diet supplemented with synthetic estrogen or with fat, which […]

Study reveals inaccuracies in studies of cancer treatment; i.e.Prostate Androgen Therapy had a Higher Death rate than Non

Repost for Filing 2008 Contact: David Sampson david.sampson@cancer.org American Cancer Society Certain biases may exist in observational studies that compare outcomes of different cancer therapies, making the results questionable. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the June 1, 2008 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed […]

Anti-cancer ( Avastin ) drug damages brain vessels

Contact: Hema Bashyam hbashyam@rockefeller.edu 212-327-7053 Journal of Experimental Medicine The cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) is used to treat advanced bowel cancer in combination with chemotherapy. This drug targets a protein called VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) that stimulates blood vessel growth. Avastin inhibits the growth of tumors by […]