5 Top Tips To Quit Smoking

Giving up smoking has a host of health benefits, but it can be really difficult; many people try to give up several times before either quitting for good or assuming that they will never be able to kick the habit. If you are thinking of giving up smoking, here are some tips to help you: Get help Most people are aware that giving up smoking is really difficult and requires a lot of willpower. Many smokers find it easier t give up if they have help from other people; group support … [Read more...]

Helping Pancreatic Cancer Surgeons Make Tiebreaker Decisions

Helping Pancreatic Cancer Surgeons Make Tiebreaker Decisions Australian researchers have identified two 'biomarkers' that appear to have the ability to predict patient survival after surgery for pancreatic cancer before the operation takes place. It is the first predictive tool of its kind for this most deadly of cancers. The biomarkers are the proteins S100A2 and S100A4. Absence of both proteins results in average post-operative survival of nearly 3 ... Read more on Medical News Today … [Read more...]

Bowel Cancer Death Rates At NHS Hospitals Revealed For First Time In National Study, UK

Bowel Cancer Death Rates At NHS Hospitals Revealed For First Time In National Study, UK THE first comprehensive study into bowel cancer death rates at English NHS hospitals within 30 days of surgery has been published following calls for more transparency in hospital outcomes. All NHS providers of major colorectal cancer surgery in England from 1998 to 2006 have been identified and their 30-day post-operative bowel cancer patient death rates have been published in the scientific ... Read more … [Read more...]

Large Weight Gain Raises Risk For Recurrence Among Breast Cancer Survivors

Large Weight Gain Raises Risk For Recurrence Among Breast Cancer Survivors Breast cancer survivors who experience large weight gain have an increased risk of death after diagnosis, according to research scientists at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif. Breast cancer survivors who experienced large weight gain (10 percent or more over their pre-diagnosis weight) were 14 percent more likely to experience a cancer recurrence compared to women ... Read more on Medical … [Read more...]

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center To Lead Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Network

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center To Lead Immunotherapy Clinical Trials Network Research institutions at 27 sites in the U.S. and Canada have been selected to participate in the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN), a new initiative in immunotherapy funded by the National Cancer Institute and headquartered at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. CITN will establish a network of top academic immunologists to conduct multicenter research on promising new agents that ... Read more … [Read more...]

FDA Approves Vandetanib For Medullary Thyroid Cancer

FDA Approves Vandetanib For Medullary Thyroid Cancer Vandetanib has been approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of late-stage medullary thyroid cancer in adults who cannot have surgery, and whose disease is progressing and causing symptoms. Thyroid cancer is cancer of the thyroid gland, located in the front of the neck. The thyroid gland produces hormones which control our body's metabolism, heart rate, body ... Read more on Medical News Today … [Read more...]