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2012-04-11 22:22:56

Stress and how patients manage it can affect brain function even before chemotherapy begins Women undergoing treatment for breast cancer can experience cognitive declines, such as decreased verbal fluency or loss of memory and attention. Often experienced by patients undergoing chemotherapy, the declines have become known as “chemo brain.” However, a health psychologist at the University of Missouri says “chemo brain” isn´t always to blame. Stephanie...

2012-03-12 09:54:17

A team of researchers at Duke University has determined the structure of a key molecule that can carry chemotherapy and anti-viral drugs into cells, which could help to create more effective drugs with fewer effects to healthy tissue. "Knowing the structure and properties of the transporter molecule may be the key to changing the way that some chemotherapies, for example, could work in the body to prevent tumor growth," said senior author Seok-Yong Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of...

2012-02-09 12:05:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Particle Sciences Inc. (PSI), a leading pharmaceutical CRO, and CHEMO, a multinational and pharmaceutical company with strong industrial capacities for APIs and Finished-Dosage-Forms (FDF), have formed a partnership to offer complete contract product development and commercial manufacturing of hormone-eluting devices. Particle Sciences is a world leader in the formulation, testing and scale up drug/device combinations and has been...

Marijuana Component Could Help Ease Pain From Chemotherapy Drugs
2011-10-07 03:56:16

A chemical component of the marijuana plant could prevent the onset of pain associated with drugs used in chemo therapy, particularly in breast cancer patients, according to researchers at Temple University's School of Pharmacy. The researchers published their findings, "Cannabidiol Prevents the Development of Cold and Mechanical Allodynia in Paclitaxel-Treated Female C57Bl6 Mice," in the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia. The researchers developed animal models and tested the ability of...

2011-04-17 00:00:36

Holistic Health Practitioner and Personal Healer offers natural and holistic healing practices to help female baby boomers heal cancer without using conventional treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Buena Park, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2011 On May 3, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. PST, Cheryl Y. Price, Ph.D. (http://www.relaxyourstress.com) is hosting a Free Call to share with female baby boomers the 3 simple secrets to help heal cancer naturally--without surgery, chemo or radiation...

2011-03-24 21:00:40

Research led by Daitoku Sakamuro, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has identified a protein that enables the activation of a DNA-repair enzyme that protects cancer cells from catastrophic damage caused by chemo and radiation therapy. This protein, called c-MYC oncoprotein, can initiate and promote almost all human cancers and discovering the role it plays in cancer treatment resistance may lead to...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

Kylie Kuhns of Kelsey's Dream Won the Six-Week Challenge, Raising More than $25,000 to Provide Chemo Ducks to Children with Cancer Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 14, 2011 Seventeen year-old Kylie Kuhns was named the winner of the RACHAEL RAY show and USA TODAY Kindness Challenge earlier today, after raising more than $25,000 to provide Gabe's Chemo Duck Programâ“ž¢ to children's hospitals across the country. At the beginning of the year, USA TODAY and the RACHAEL...

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2011-01-07 06:15:00

A chemical signal released in the tears of a crying woman may temporarily lower a man's testosterone level if he is within sniffing range of the tears, even though there is no noticeable odor given off, according to researchers from Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science and the Wolfson Hospital near Tel Aviv. It is the first such signal researchers have found in human tears, and it's probably not unique to just women's. Theirs were just the first to be studied. "It's hard to get men to...

2010-12-21 00:01:47

Childhood cancer survivor hopes to use his newfound celebrity status to raise awareness for childhood cancer through Gabe's Chemo Duck Program. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) December 20, 2010 8-year-old actor and childhood cancer survivor Gabe Sipos celebrated his acting debut by walking the red carpet at last week's Beverly Hills premiere of his upcoming feature film, "Country Strong." The Screen Gems release opens in Los Angeles and Nashville on Wednesday and nationwide on January 7th. Now...

2010-11-12 00:00:41

Tuesday night's celebrity red carpet event drew hundreds of supporters to downtown Nashville during CMA Awards Week for a night of food, cocktails and world-class entertainment all to support an incredible local charity. All proceeds from the event will benefit Gabe's Chemo Duck Program, an organization based in Spring Hill, Tennessee, that provides therapeutic play tools to children living with cancer. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 11, 2010 Tuesday night's CHEMO DUCK GOES COUNTRY...