Here is an interesting link to an article about the genetic secrets which may be revealed by examining breast milk:Breast milk cells may someday predict cancer - USATODAY.comPattie and I were just discussing this... Predicting possible future cancers is a giant step forward. Not to be a "Debbie Downer," but then what?We need more cures!
Links To Widgets Allowing You To Contact Your Representatives By Email About Possible Cancer Research Budget Cuts…
Yesterday I wrote a post titled Its A Matter Of Life Or Death, about how congress was threatening to slash the cancer research budget. Here is a copy of an email I received today from Erin O'Neill at the Amercian Cancer Society. The issues are similar: More than half of all newly diagnosed cancer patients
Here's something you can't miss! Day Two and Day Three report on my colonoscopy experience--including pictures!Share the fun with your co-workers and neighbors! Content is rated PG for a bit too much reality.I'm still a bit sore "down under," but otherwise all is well. Feel good and keep smiling! Pat
No surprise here:Soy Foods OK After Breast Cancer: StudyDr. Xiao Ou Shu, "Our study indicated that soy food intake among breast cancer survivors is safe and may reduce the risk of recurrence," said Dr. Xiao Ou Shu, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.Click on the headline link above
Vandetanib Approved for a Rare Thyroid Cancer - US News and World Report
Here is a link to the first of three posts about my experience Tuesday and Wednesday, sandwiching a colonoscopy in-between radiation and chemotherapy:Diary Of A Colonoscopy Patient (ME!)I am having a lot more fun writing about it than I did undergoing the procedure!Feel good and keep smiling! Pat
I don't know if our American readers are aware of this or not, but we have quite a large international following. Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, the Middle East and Canada. Not sure why I haven't heard from anyone in Mexico, Central or South America--and I don't believe I have corresponded with anyone from Africa.
Here is the first part of a "mostly good news" article, I saved last week on Bloomberg Business Week...U.S. Cancer Rates Continue to FallReport suggests that better screening, diagnosis and treatments are paying offBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of new cancers in the United States has dropped by almost 1
Pattie and I shared a wonderful day together today. As I wrote this morning, we were celebrating the fourth anniversary of my original multiple myeloma diagnosis. I'm still alive and kicking--now that's something to celebrate!Here is a picture of Finnegan, poolside, helping me celebrate my fourth year of living with multiple myeloma...We call him our Island
I'm celebrating today! My myeloma docs originally told me the median life expectancy for a Stage 2 myeloma patient was less than four years. That was exactly four years ago today, making this the four year "anniversary" of my diagnosis. For me, this seems like a more important day than my 55th birthday was in
I currently see a myeloma specialist at Moffitt Cancer Center, on the South Florida University campus just north of Tampa. You can bet I don't like this proposed budget cut:House plan cuts Moffitt's cancer research money - St. Petersburg Times
Here is some not-so-good news from AP and Fox News:Lung Cancer Drug Fails in Late-Stage StudyAmgen Inc. and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. announced Wednesday that a drug being developed by the two companies for cancer patients failed in late-stage testing to improve overall survival rates for lung cancer patients.The drug, motesanib, was being developed for patients
Lung Cancer Rates Among Women Drop - NBC Los Angeles
Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Therapeutic Nanoparticles Targeted to Radiation Treated Tumors"
There has been lots of buzz about this new pancreatic cancer therapy recently. Here is an excerpt from a good article about it on WebMD:New Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Activates Immune SystemIn Early Study, Strategy Shrank Tumors in Some PatientsBy Kathleen DohenyWebMD Health NewsReviewed by Laura J. Martin, MDPatrick Swaze- new face of pancreatic cancer...The treatment works
Yervoy, a Drug to Treat Melonoma, Approved by F.D.A. - NYTimes.com
Here is a press release announcing a new, phase III study investigating INCB018424, and is now enrolling patients with a blood cancer called polycythemia vera:Visit http://www.responsetrial.com/ for more information or call 1-877-4-PV-TRIALIncyte is pleased to announce that RESPONSE, a phase III study of the investigational agent INCB018424, a selective oral JAK1 and JAK2 inhibitor, is now enrolling
BREAKING NEWS: Denosumab Better Than Zoledronic Acid for Treatment of Bone Metastases in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
This is BIG NEWS! Click-on headline below:Denosumab Versus Zoledronic Acid for Treatment of Bone Metastases in Men With Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer: A Randomised, Double-Blind Study - OncologySTAT
Here is an excerpt from, and link to, a new story about a doctor who specializes in doing "bloodless" stem cell transplants. A multiple myeloma patient is featured in the story...What is bloodless surgery?March 22, 2011 - ABC Action News - Philadelphia - By Ali Gorman, RN....Dr. Patricia Ford performs so-called "bloodless" bone marrow transplants. To
News Brief: A Food and Drug Administration panel backed a novel, noninvasive device that uses an electrical field designed to blast apart cancer cells as a potential treatment for brain cancer…
FDA Panel Backs Experimental Brain-Cancer-Treatment Device - WSJ.comThe NovoTTF (for tumor treating fields), was designed by a private firm, NovoCure Ltd., which has operations in Israel and the U.S. It is being developed for use in patients with glioblastoma, a common form of brain cancer, initially for use after standard treatments fail. Simply click on