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Kim Vaillancourt who delayed cancer treatments to save unborn child gives birth
A pregnant mother who delayed cancer treatment to protect her unborn child has given birth. Kim Vaillancourt, 36, of Tonawanda, New York, was diagnosed with glioblastoma - a form of brain cancer - over Christmas when she was five months into her ... [...]
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Risks and Benefits of Chemotherapy Treatments
Pain medications like ibuprofen or naproxen patients use to relieve pain and inflammation only treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, but DMARDs treat the underlying cause of rheumatoid arthritis by changing the body's immune response so it will ... [...]
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Research into Biologic Effects of Combo Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis Is …
Dr. Ernest Choy, FRCP, head of Rheumatology at Cardiff University's Institute of Infection and Immunity, will lead two webinars examining how the biologic effects of combination treatments can be investigated using an in vitro phenotypic profiling ... [...]
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Fertility treatments may impact on breast cancer risk
Infertility and hormonal fertility treatments may influence the amount of dense tissue in the breast, a risk factor for breast cancer, according to a study* published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research. Researchers at Karolinska ... [...]
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Common prostate cancer treatments suppress immune response and may promote relapse
Prostate cancer patients and their doctors may want to think twice about the best timing for chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction with a common nonsurgical treatment, based on international research findings led by UT Southwestern Medical ... [...]
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Fundraiser held to help woman pay for breast cancer treatments
MERIDEN--A fundraiser was held on Friday night, and it was all to help one woman who is battling breast cancer. Deb McKay was diagnosed with metastatic stage 4 breast cancer and is undergoing expensive treatments, which aren't covered by insurance. [...]
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Men and Women Use Different Strategies to Choose Cancer Treatments
When it comes to making treatment decisions, approaches used by newly diagnosed breast and prostate cancer patients break down along stereotypical gender lines, according to the study commissioned by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New ... [...]
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Herbal remedies could be reducing effectiveness of life-saving cancer treatments
Examples of negative interactions included a supplement women sometimes took to curtail hot flushes when fighting hormone-induced breast cancer. However the hormone in question, oestrogen, is contained in the supplement as a naturally occurring plant ... [...]
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Study: Early breast cancer treatments respond well to less aggressive radiation
Today, doctors from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust addressed the 10th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-10) and, according to Eureka Alert, discussed their findings regarding radiation and breast cancer. According to their study, ... [...]
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Ancient Chinese medicine may aid pancreatic cancer treatments
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio researcher A. Pratap Kumar, PhD, was already exploring the cork tree extract's promise in treating prostate cancer when his team found that deadly pancreatic cancers share some similar ... [...]
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Breast cancer: An improved animal model opens up new treatments Ecole …
Their model has also been tested on human breast tissue in a pre-clinical context. About 90 percent of tested new cancer drugs fail. The reason, in part, is that the animals on which these drugs are tested often fail to capture the complex biology of ... [...]
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“Integrated treatments may defeat cancer”
G: The medical establishment has been coming around to the realization that cancer is actually a collection of diseases, but it is still rare to find such a narrow focus on subfields. You assume that treatments for prostate cancer, for example, won't ... [...]
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Doctor's Tip: Cherries (and other treatments) for gout
Gout is a painful, acute arthritis, more common in men than women, that classically affects the joint at the base of the big toe, although it sometimes affects other joints. If gout recurs over several years, it can produce chronic degenerative arthritis. [...]
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Advances in genetics give doctors new tools to customize treatments for their …
Pathologist Dr. Sanford Sharp poses for a portrait in front of a projected slide of a magnified high grade carcinoma at Memorial Hospital on Feb. 18 in Chattanooga. Sharp leads a weekly breast cancer Tumor Conference, where a group of care providers ... [...]
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Breast cancer: Don't waste time on alternative treatments
When Anita found out she had Stage Two breast cancer, doctors recommended that she have a mastectomy to remove her right breast and the lymph nodes around it. But the teacher decided not to follow her doctor's prognosis and sought the help of a ... [...]
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Systemic Treatments for Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma: 10-Year Experience of …
Department of Urology, Center for Prostate Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital of National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. , Department of Urology, Center for Prostate Cancer, Research Institute and Hospital of National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea. [...]
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