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My Cancer Surgery

My Cancer Surgery

The surgery to remove the prostate is called a radical prostatectomy. This surgery removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. While the urologist/surgeon is inside the abdomen, he/she also checks the lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread or metastasized. The urologist can have “live” biopsies taken and evaluated during the surgery […]

‘Liquid biopsy’ using blood test is latest weapon against cancer

‘Liquid biopsy’ using blood test is latest weapon against cancer

The usual cancer biopsy, a surgeon cuts out a piece of the patient’s tumor, but researchers in labs in the US are testing a potentially transformative innovation. They call it the liquid biopsy, and it is a blood test that has only recently become feasible with the latest exquisitely sensitive techniques. It is showing promise […]

Informing the world that I have cancer

Informing the world that I have cancer

After 25 years of working in the field of cancer treatment I never realized what a challenge patients faced in informing the world about their cancer diagnosis. What do I mean about informing the world? One wouldn’t want to make some sort of announcement that would be equivalent to a press release. At least I […]

IsoRay Medical uses Hanford-inspired technology to make cancer cures

IsoRay Medical uses Hanford-inspired technology to make cancer cures

tri-cityherald.com – IsoRay Medical is always in a time crunch. The cesium-131 radioactive isotope that the Richland manufacturer uses to make a cancer treatment decays so quickly that the radioactive seeds typically are made and shipped the same day. The seeds have to be precisely created and delivered so that they will transmit the correct […]

Use of radiotherapy after prostate cancer surgery declining, despite evidence of benefit

Use of radiotherapy after prostate cancer surgery declining, despite evidence of benefit

Despite strong evidence and guidelines supporting its use, post-surgical radiation therapy for prostate cancer patients at risk of recurrence is declining in the United States. The study, published online in the journal European Urology, finds fewer than 10 percent of patients at risk of recurrence received postoperative radiotherapy within six months of surgery in the […]

Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. The researchers say using dogs to diagnose the disease could provide an alternative to the current blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can give false results in men who do not have prostate cancer. The […]

Think pink: Number of women with breast cancer may double in next 15 years, study finds

Think pink: Number of women with breast cancer may double in next 15 years, study finds

By 2030, the number of women expected to develop breast cancer will increase by about 50 percent, according to a new study. Currently, one in eight women will develop the disease at some point in her lifetime. The study combined two types of breast cancers ‒ invasive and in-situ ‒ to make its projections, according […]

The Future of Cancer Treatment is (Almost) Here

The Future of Cancer Treatment is (Almost) Here

wired.com – WE’VE BEEN TALKING about genetics, genomics, and sequencing since the completion of the Human Genome Project. But when it comes down to it, practical applications of all this science have not yet gotten to patients. Pharmaceutical companies—and oncologists who see patients every day—haven’t been able to fully harness the potential of sequencing. That’s […]

Precision medicine for bowel cancer launched

Precision medicine for bowel cancer launched

Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast have launched a revolutionary personalised medical treatment programme to help improve bowel cancer survival rates locally and around the world. The £5m initiative aims to ensure that each patient gets access to the most effective therapies. It will use the latest state-of-the-art techniques to define the genetic make-up of […]

How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

How Exercise May Aid Cancer Treatment

well.blogs.nytimes.com – In a new study involving mice, aerobic exercise slowed the growth of breast cancer tumors and made the cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy. The results raise the possibility that exercise may change the biology of some malignant tumors, potentially making them easier to treat. Scientists and clinicians have known for some time that […]

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