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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Though he does not use a sword and shield, every day Dr. Antonio Buzaid goes to work he’s faced with a tireless battle that he knows he cannot lose. You’ll never see Dr. Rafaela Queiroz adorning a cape and mask, but that does not make her job any less heroic. And though most people will […]

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 […]

Cancer survivorship program focuses on unique needs of young adults

Katrina Burton Jacob Liang was a Rice University freshman who had just celebrated his 19th birthday and was preparing for final exams when he started experiencing extreme fatigue and night sweats. When his symptoms worsened, Liang sought help from his doctor. A PET scan revealed the young man had stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Liang began […]

Tobacco 21 paves the road for a healthier future

Peters Pisters, Presidente at MD Anderson Cancer Center It has been 55 years since the U.S. Surgeon General’s first Smoking and Health report linked smoking cigarettes with dangerous health effects, including lung cancer and heart disease. For nearly six decades, our children have grown up with the knowledge that cigarettes cause major harm to their […]

Ryon Sax becomes ARD Ambassador

Always capable of bringing happiness and good energy wherever he goes by mixing the sound of his saxophone with electronic music, carioca Ryon Sax suffered a blow when his 19 year old nephew lost his battle against cancer. This led the multi-instrumentalist to grow even more sensitive to issues concerning the disease. When he was […]

Medicare Proposes Boosting Payments for CAR-T Cancer Therapy

The U.S. government is proposing to increase payments for innovative CAR-T cancer therapies, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said. The proposal Tuesday is part of a broader effort to speed government reimbursement for new medical technologies, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a call with reporters. CAR-T treatments are considered […]

Santa Casa (MG) implements diagnostic and treatment services for Retinoblastoma

With the support of the ARD Foundation, the Santa Casa de Misericórdia (MG) finalized the implementation of the new diagnostic and treatment services for Retinoblastoma. Until now, the children diagnosed with retinoblastoma  had to receive treatment in São Paulo. Medicare proposes boosting payments for Car-T Cancer Therapy The acquisition of the RetCam was crucial for […]

MD Anderson Announces New Education Programs

The ARD Foundation is a proud supporter of MD Anderson, one of the largest cancer centers in the world. They have been working to eliminate cancer for over seven decades and ranked as one of the top two cancer care hospitals every year since U. S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best […]

Olympic Swimming Champion Sharon Van Rouwendaal is ARD Foundation’s New Ambassador

The achievements of Dutch swimmer Sharon Van Rouwendaal speak for themselves; she is one of today’s most renowned athletes. The young 25 year old won gold in Rio-2016 and also wishes to make a difference outside of the pool and the sea. She is ARD Foundation’s new ambassador. Her mission is to promote the Foundation […]