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2012-05-17 23:01:54

The Mesothelioma Victims Center's Victims Bill of Rights Initiative was designed to ensure all US Navy Veterans, or individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma get instant information about the most successful mesothelioma attorneys, or mesothelioma trial law firms in the nation, along with their specific contacts, because quality matters when it comes to compensation for mesothelioma. In addition, the Mesothelioma Victims Center will do the personalized research involved in identifying the best...

2012-05-01 10:25:40

Nation's Leading Patient Advocacy Organization Commends Rep. Deborah Hudson and Delaware Legislature for Passing Law to Improve Delaware Patients' Access to Oral Anti-Cancer Medications HAMPTON, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) today applauded the Delaware General Assembly and Governor Jack Markell for approving and signing into law legislation that will help Delaware's insured cancer patients access their...

2012-04-30 10:27:18

ZION, Ill., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new partnership with Chicago area-based American Center for Spine and Neurosurgery (ACSN), Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) expands its services to include neurosurgery. CTCA patients with cancer of the central nervous system will be provided with the comfort of undergoing surgery in-house with the state-of-the-art technology and space now available in the new surgical center at...

2012-04-30 14:37:30

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital discovery that a protein vital for cell survival and immune balance has another form with a different function could yield additional cancer treatment strategy Research led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators suggests that safeguarding cell survival and maintaining a balanced immune system is just the start of the myeloid cell leukemia sequence 1 (MCL1) protein's work. Nearly 20 years after MCL1 was discovered, scientists have...

2012-04-26 23:01:48

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging family members of a victim of mesothelioma to not settle for anything but the absolute best mesothelioma attorneys, because the best mesothelioma attorneys get the best results. The group fears also many diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family walk away from what could be a huge financial settlement, because the victim of mesothelioma was old, or elderly. Mesothelioma is an incredibly aggressive, and horrible form of cancer, that is a 100%...

2012-04-04 06:27:04

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and fostering community cancer care, today released a new report (http://tiny.cc/9gw8bw) documenting cancer clinic closings and the stresses to the cancer delivery system. This latest report comes on the heels of studies released by Avalere and Milliman documenting lower costs to patients and payers of cancer treatment provided in community clinics and widespread...

2012-03-29 02:35:00

Treating invasive brain tumors with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation has improved clinical outcomes, but few patients survive longer than two years after diagnosis. The effectiveness of the treatment is limited by the tumor's aggressive invasion of healthy brain tissue, which restricts chemotherapy access to the cancer cells and complicates surgical removal of the tumor. To address this challenge, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have...

2012-03-29 00:19:09

Treatments for childhood cancers are increasingly successful with cure rates approaching 80%, but success often comes with a downside for the surviving men: the cancer treatments they received as boys can leave them sterile as adults. Now, a research team led by Ralph Brinster of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has completed a 14-year experiment that gives hope for a technique that could restore their fertility.  Brinster is the Richard King Mellon...

2012-03-26 23:02:32

New technology in Merced, CA will help patients fighting cancer. The El Portal Comprehensive Cancer Center (EPCCC) has launched and made available to patients one of the new revolutionary, top of the line treatments–High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy. This treatment is now included to the EPCCC line of services; improving cancer treatment options to new and existing patients in the Merced and surrounding areas. With this technology, treatments can be decreased from six weeks to as few...

2012-03-26 14:35:47

A new study has found that very few young women with cancer take steps to preserve their fertility while undergoing cancer therapy. Also, certain groups of young women are more likely to do so than others. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that efforts are needed to provide counseling on fertility preservation in reproductive-aged women diagnosed with cancer. More than 120,000 women under 50 years of age are...