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What to Seek in an Oncologist and what to Avoid Infographic

What to Seek in an Oncologist and what to Avoid Infographic

Selecting an oncologist is a significant aspect of your cancer treatment. You will be investing a large amount of money, time, and trust in a person who is responsible for your treatment and care. You may face limitations due to location and insurance carrier as to which oncologist will be tre... Read More


Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Investigators have found that men who are or have been overweight or who have high insulin levels are more likely to die from prostate cancer. The discovery of these two predictors is important, because doctors now have two crucial clues as to which patients will develop the most life-threate... Read More


Coffee Consumption and Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

Coffee Consumption and Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

More research is emerging that points to coffee consumption as a potential preventive agent against various diseases. A new report suggests that coffee consumption may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Preve... Read More


New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new drug therapy that annihilates the blood vessels that grow to feed malignant tumors is showing considerable promise in increasing the longevity of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Recent research, led by Matthias Löhr of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, show... Read More


Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Blocking a Protein Halts Tumor Growth

Ovarian tumors seem to thrive in the presence of high levels of a protein known as TG2, short for tissue type transglutaminase. And the more advanced they are, the more TG2 there is. But blocking production of the protein in mice reverses the tumors' growth. In fact, researchers at the Univer... Read More


Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

Expert Commentary: Dr. Tauseef Ahmed, M.D., April 30, 2009

I think a better term for the therapies recently reported in Cancer Research would be targeted small molecules. Nanoparticles are formulations of various chemotherapeutic drugs that improve the delivery of chemotherapy. The most commonly used nanoparticle medication is nanoparticle bound pa... Read More


Donna Karan to Fund Alternative Cancer Research

Donna Karan to Fund Alternative Cancer Research

The foundation run by fashion designer Donna Karan, founder of the DKNY clothing line, is partnering with Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York City, to test yoga, meditation and aromatherapy treatments against cancer over the course of a year. The alternative approaches will be used to sup... Read More


Cancer Patients In Need of Psychological and Social Support

Cancer Patients In Need of Psychological and Social Support

A recent report from the Institute of Medicine addresses the toll that cancer therapies have on patients' mental and emotional state that may potentially cause other health problems. Cancer treatments save and prolong many people's lives; however, care that focuses solely on eradicating tumor... Read More


Prostate Cancer Detection

Prostate Cancer Detection

There is a brand new tool for detecting prostate cancer that could make a huge difference in reducing the chances a cancer will be missed. The bottom line here is not only will cancers be detected more accurately and be less likely to be missed, but it could make it easier to avoid a complete... Read More


Your First Visit

Your First Visit

By Tauseef Ahmed, MD, FACP Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Oncology / Hematology at New York Medical College Your tests have come back. The news is not good and your doctor refers you to a specialist. Oncologist, Orthopedist, Neurologist, each one trusted by your doctor, ea... Read More



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