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2013-11-07 23:26:00

Breast Cancer Research Campaign One of the Most Successful Canadian Fundraising Performers for October on Both Indiegogo and Kickstarter Toronto (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 WaveCheck, a clinical technique to help people with breast cancer rapidly know whether their chemotherapy is working, is among the top 10 Canadian crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo for the month of October, according to the Globe and Mail’s Report on Small Business. “Breast Cancer Awareness...

2013-09-18 23:32:43

Facing Chemo is an ongoing project by professional photographer, Robert Houser, that explores the simultaneous role in which chemotherapy patients both view themselves and are viewed by the outside world. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Bay area professional photographer, Robert Houser, presents Facing Chemo, a collection of images depicting the honest, unaffected emotions of people undergoing chemotherapy. The project began as a portrait session with a young woman about to...

2013-09-18 13:26:46

A team from the University of Rochester Medical Center has shown scientifically what many women report anecdotally: that the breast cancer drug tamoxifen is toxic to cells of the brain and central nervous system, producing mental fogginess similar to "chemo brain." However, in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers also report they've discovered an existing drug compound that appears to counteract or rescue brain cells from the adverse effects of the breast cancer drug. Corresponding...

2013-06-27 23:02:33

Got your Back Pax and My Chemo Cocktail & Me, a powerful combination that combines a women’s chemo support pax and a practical chemo guide for beginners. Developed and launched by two breast cancer survivors. Waycross, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Today Care Pax & Co. launched their first two products – Got your Back Pax and My Chemo Cocktail & Me – Bringing Order, Peace and Joy to a Twisted Adventure. The products were created by cancer survivors in an effort to address the...

2013-05-22 23:26:20

Fundraiser taking place across the state of Alabama to encourage current chemo patients and benefit United Cancer Survivors of America, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 The Crazy Chemo Hat contest fundraiser is a unique fundraiser to benefit current chemo patients and United Cancer Survivors of America, Inc. nonprofit. The way the contest works is that friends of a current chemo patient get together to create a wild and crazy chemo hat for their friend. The friend does not...

2013-04-19 19:25:00

Research suggests 'chemo brain' may involve neurophysiological change For many years, breast cancer patients have reported experiencing difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions following cancer treatment. Whether this mental "fogginess" is psychosomatic or reflects underlying changes in brain function has been a bone of contention among scientists and physicians. Now, a new study led by Dr. Patricia Ganz, director of cancer prevention and control research at...

2013-03-18 11:15:32

At the 28th Annual EAU Congress currently ongoing in Milan until Tuesday, W. Tan and colleagues presented their study on neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy which showed that epigenetic changes are potential key drivers in the development of chemo resistance in bladder cancer. Neoadjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy is recommended for patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer. Cisplatin-based regimes have similar efficacy with complete response in 30% a survival advantage if 16%...

2012-11-27 15:30:30

Chemotherapy can induce changes in the brain that may affect concentration and memory, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Using positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT), researchers were able to detect physiological evidence of chemo brain, a common side effect in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. "The chemo brain phenomenon is described as 'mental fog' and 'loss...


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