‘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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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 […]