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Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Risk

Allergies Linked to Lower Brain Cancer Risk

Good news for allergy suffers, as it turns out that the sniffling and sneezing may have a purpose after all. According to a recent study done by researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago the more allergies a person has, the lower their risk of developing low and high grade glioma or b... Read More


Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Expert Commentary: Delia Chiaramonte, M.D. 01/27/2010

Once a doctor says "you have cancer", your whole world turns upside down. Most people feel confused, afraid and out of control. Here are the 5 most important things to do after your diagnosis. Read More


Expert Commentary: Lisa Merrit, M.D. 01/07/2010

Expert Commentary: Lisa Merrit, M.D. 01/07/2010

4 years ago, my mother was among the 1.3 million Americans who received a cancer diagnosis. My outgoing, immersed-in-the-arts community mom was as shocked and in disbelief as most patients are who receive the initial diagnosis. Imagine standing in my shoes as a physician delivering the news... Read More


Alcohol's Acetaldehyde May Be a Significant Cancer Risk

Alcohol's Acetaldehyde May Be a Significant Cancer Risk

An organic chemical in alcoholic beverages that's the culprit behind hangovers also makes drinking the biggest risk factor for cancers that are linked to the chemical, a recent study suggested. The study, published in the journal Addiction, said the hangover chemical acetaldehyde represents a ... 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


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

All Types of Alcohol Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Researchers has found that the effects of alcohol on breast cancer are the same, regardless of whether a woman drinks wine, beer, or liquor. The ethyl alcohol found in those drinks and the quantity consumed are the factors that weigh heavily on breast cance... Read More


Is there a relation between Deodorants and breast cancer?

Is there a relation between Deodorants and breast cancer?

British scientists measured the aluminum content inside of breast tissue to find a relation between breast cancer and deodorants. They found that there is a significantly higher portion in the outer regions of the breast that have the greatest exposure to antiperspirant. This recent study ide... Read More



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