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2010-11-01 09:27:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is natural to blame chemo therapy failure on the malignant cancer cells themselves, but an unlikely antagonist has recently been identified: healthy stress response cells.  These cells protect our organs in times of crisis, but new research shows that they may also be protecting cancer cells during chemo therapy. In the process of organ homeostasis, the organ responds to stressful conditions by producing a stress signal that solicits help from protective...

2009-12-17 15:25:00

Researchers have developed a novel animal model showing that four commonly used chemotherapy drugs disrupt the birth of new brain cells, and that the condition could be partially reversed with the growth factor IGF-1. Published early online in the journal Cancer Investigation, the University of Rochester Medical Center study is relevant to the legions of cancer survivors who experience a frustrating decline in cognitive function after chemotherapy treatment, known as chemo brain. "It is not...

2009-11-04 14:53:05

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute findings prompt Phase II clinical trial for high-risk prostate cancer patients Researchers in the Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center have found a combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy given before prostate removal is safe and may have the potential to reduce cancer recurrence and improve patient survival. Their findings were presented this week at the 51st annual meeting of...

2009-07-20 08:23:00

VALENCIA, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemo-Couture, LLC recently launched its online boutique, www.chemo-couture.com, featuring inspirational, handcrafted and one-of-a-kind products and gifts for patients undergoing chemotherapy, their caregivers and loved ones. Inspired by friends and family who have battled various forms of the disease, Jane Bebita and Julie Uhrig joined forces to create an original array of items including apparel, hats, silk scarves, bags and totes, blankets,...

2009-06-19 10:38:00

SOMERSET, N.J., June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dear Shareholder, I am grateful to have this opportunity to share with you important developments taking place at this critical juncture in our company history. This communication shall mark what I hope will be the first of many as your president. Like many of you, I also have been a longtime shareholder and supporter of this company. I want you to know I am fully committed no matter how difficult the challenge, to see this company and...

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2009-05-15 09:05:00

Ginger, frequently used to help a sour stomach, is now being used to fight the side effects of cancer treatment: nausea caused by chemotherapy, says a large, new study. People who took ginger capsules days before chemo had less of a chance of nausea than others given placebos, the federally funded study discovered. "We were slightly beside ourselves" to discover the success of the ginger, said study leader Julie Ryan of the University of Rochester. Results were announced Thursday by the...

2008-12-29 13:28:03

Obese and non-obese patients have same overall survival Obesity affects health in several ways, but new research shows obesity can have minimal impact on ovarian cancer survival. A study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center found ovarian cancer survival rates are the same for obese and non-obese women if their chemotherapy doses are closely matched to individual weight. The findings contradict earlier research that shows obese women have...

2008-10-27 15:00:27

Chemo brain -- reduced cognitive abilities because of chemotherapy treatment of cancer -- can improve with computer-based training, U.S. researchers say. Lead investigator Sarah-Jane Kim said chemo brain is a well-documented phenomenon in patients with different types of cancer. The declines in processing speed and memory often diminish the confidence of patients causing them to withdraw from interactions with their family, peers or co-workers at a time when support is needed most, Kim...

2008-10-13 06:00:18

By Liz Szabo Barbara Bradfield has lived to see dramatic changes in breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in 1989, Bradfield's tumor -- which produced an overabundance of a protein called HER2 -- was considered especially deadly. Today, women with tumors like hers have some of the best survival rates in breast cancer. Experts say the drug that has kept Bradfield healthy for so long, Herceptin, has changed the nature of breast cancer and helped doctors better understand what causes...

2008-10-01 18:00:10

By JEFF BRUMLEY PART 4OTHER OPTIONS Fighting breast cancer - or any cancer, for that matter - is about employing the best weapons modern medicine has to offer. But there are a growing number of people - including medical experts and survivors - who urge cancer victims to add the arsenal of non-traditional medical and spiritual therapies. In fact, such methods - from acupuncture and yoga to herbal treatments and prayer - can go a long way toward treating the negative side effects of...


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