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New Legislation Aims to Reverse Sequester Cuts Impacting Chemotherapy

New Legislation Aims to Reverse Sequester Cuts Impacting Chemotherapy

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has introduced legislation that would reverse the sequester cut that has pushed some cancer clinics to stop accepting Medicare patients. Several reports already indicate that the reduced reimbursements from these cuts have serious impacts on services and chemotherapy ... Read More


Alcohol is a Major Player in U.S. Cancer Mortality

Alcohol is a Major Player in U.S. Cancer Mortality

It has been widely known that sun exposure can cause skin cancer and smoking can lead to lung cancer. Now a new report reveals that alcohol consumption is responsible for 3.5 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the findings outline cancer r... Read More


The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting

The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting

Do genes qualify as a property that a single individual or corporation is allowed exclusive rights to? This spring, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could dictate the future of biomedicine. Currently, Myriad Genetics Corporation, a biotechnology outfit in Utah, has patented two human ge... Read More


Consumer Reports Claim That Patients Should Avoid Eight Cancer Screenings

Consumer Reports Claim That Patients Should Avoid Eight Cancer Screenings

Consumer Reports examined eleven cancer screening tests and has discovered that most of us should avoid eight of them. The non-profit consumer advocacy group claims that most preventive cancer screenings are oversold and may confuse instead of clarify. Read More


Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach May Offer Partial Nephrectomy for More Kidney Cancer Patients

Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach May Offer Partial Nephrectomy for More Kidney Cancer Patients

Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have engineered a new approach that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the standard, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares the kidney, reduces long hospital stays and provides better patien... Read More


Macrophage "Trojan Horse" Treatment Kills Cancer in Mice

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An experimental treatment involving the use of white blood cells in a "Trojan horse" role to deliver a tumor-destroying virus, completely eradicated prostate cancer spread following chemo or radiotherapy in mice. The researchers hope that clinical trials involving human patients with prostate ... Read More


High Volume Surgeons Get Better Survival Rates for Esophageal Cancer Surgery Patients

High Volume Surgeons Get Better Survival Rates for Esophageal Cancer Surgery Patients

Patients who receive surgery for esophageal cancer see a much higher chance of extended survival if the procedure is conducted by a surgeon who has performed this particular operation on many prior occasions. This discovery is according to a recent, large-scale study conducted by Swedish resea... Read More


Cancer Treatment Potential with Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

Cancer Treatment Potential with Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

Japanese researchers have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to create cancer-specific immune system cells from induced pluripotent stem cells. Their work brings us closer to the day when treatments use cloned versions of patients' own cells to enhance their immune system's na... Read More


Coffee Consumption Tied to Greatly Lowered Mortality Risk from Oral Cancers

Coffee Consumption Tied to Greatly Lowered Mortality Risk from Oral Cancers

A recent study from the American Cancer Society finds a strong inverse relationship between caffeinated coffee consumption and oral cancer death. The study authors claim that people who drank over four cups of caffeinated coffee each day faced about half the risk of death from these often fata... Read More


Reduced Liver Cancer Risk Linked to Aspirin Use

Reduced Liver Cancer Risk Linked to Aspirin Use

A recent study from the US finds that aspirin use is linked to a lowered risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of primary liver cancer. The study also found aspirin to reduce risk of death from chronic liver disease. Read More


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