‘Revolutionary’ drug for prostate cancer

The precision medicine is already used by the NHS for ovarian cancer and has been called a game-changer by cancer doctors. A cancer conference heard how, in trials, it slowed tumour growth in men with advanced prostate cancer. This could improve survival for some men, researchers hope. Experts say it could be made available to […]

Ryon Sax, embaixador da ARD, fará visita aos pacientes infantis no Instituto Nacional de Câncer (INCA), no Rio de Janeiro

Embaixador da ARD Foundation, o músico Ryon Sax fará nesta sexta-feira (18/10), às 10h, uma visita aos pacientes infantis na Seção de Oncologia Pediátrica no Instituto Nacional de Câncer (INCA), no Centro do Rio de Janeiro. O evento foi organizado pelo INCAvoluntário, Área de Ações Voluntárias do Instituto. Lá, o multi-instrumentista terá a oportunidade de […]

‘Revolutionary’ new class of cancer drugs approved

Source: BBC News Tumour-agnostic drugs do not care where the cancer is growing in the body as long as it has a specific genetic abnormality inside. UK doctors testing the drugs said they were “a really exciting thing”. They said the approach had the potential to cure more patients and cut side-effects. The drug that […]

YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos

Source: BBC News Searching YouTube across 10 languages, the BBC found more than 80 videos containing health misinformation – mainly bogus cancer cures. Ten of the videos found had more than a million views. Many were accompanied by adverts. The unproven “cures” often involved consuming specific substances, such as turmeric or baking soda. Juice diets […]

‘Incurable’ leukaemia patients are declared ‘cancer FREE thanks to new treatment’

Source: The Sun Fourteen people with ‘incurable’ acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) were left with no trace of the disease after pioneering therapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital. The treatment – a faster acting version of CAR-T therapy – harnesses the power of the body’s immune system to fight the cancer cells. It works by taking […]

New Study Indicates that 29 thousand Cancer Cases Every Year are Caused by Excessive Weight

An epidemiological study done by the School of Medicine of the Universidade de São Paulo, with the collaboration of Harvard University, indicates that at least 15 thousand cancer cases in Brazil could have been prevented with diet and weight loss plans that reduce obesity. This number is expected to grow to 29 thousand by 2025. […]

New ‘liquid biopsy’ blood test could improve breast cancer diagnostics

Source: City of Hope A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic in Arizona. TGen is an affiliate of City of Hope, which along with The […]

Hopes raised of cervical cancer eradication

Source: BBC The success of the HPV vaccination offers hope of one day eradicating cervical cancer, say scientists who carried out a major review of evidence. Vaccination against the human papilloma virus, which causes most cervical cancers, began over a decade ago. A Lancet review of 65 studies covering 60 million people showed a fall […]

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Prostate cancer: New urine test hope

Source: BBC News An experimental new urine test can reveal if men with early prostate cancer will probably need aggressive therapy or can be left untreated but monitored, UK researchers say. Current PSA blood tests cannot do this, meaning many men experience unnecessary worry, investigations and treatment. The prostate urine risk (PUR) test looks for […]