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Yesterday, I made an assumption that a disheveled patient of mine lacked enough insight into his own condition to make prudent decisions related to his care. 112 more words


How breast cancer can become resistant to hormone therapy

Despite the overall success of hormone therapy, breast cancer tumors in patients with metastatic disease often fail to respond. One new mechanism that can explain resistance to hormone therapy in breast cancer involves two significant changes in the cells – overexpression of the FOXA1 gene and increased production of IL-8. 803 more words


Researchers discover new "spreading" gene in breast cancer

Scientists have identified a new molecule that allows cancer cells to move freely and spread around the body.

The findings could lead to new treatments capable of preventing the spread of cancer cells around the body through a process called metastasis – the leading cause of death from cancer. 408 more words

Breast Cancer

One blood sample can be tested for a comprehensive array of cancer cell biomarkers: R&D at WPI

One blood sample can be tested for a comprehensive array of cancer cell biomarkers: R&D at WPI

Author: Marzan Khan, B.Sc

A team of mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a fascinating technology – a liquid biopsy chip that captures and detects metastatic cancer cells, just from a small blood sample of cancer patients(1). 935 more words

Biomarkers & Medical Diagnostics

How to Cure Cancer at Home with Baking Soda!

Is it true that you can cure cancer with baking soda?

Well, yes. And today I’m going to show you how.

It’s absolutely simple!

Take baking soda, flour and salt in a bowl. 739 more words


Starting the new year with two of the usual controversies

Strictly speaking, JAMA Oncology actually ended the old year (in its issue on December 29, 2016), rather than beginning the new one, with two articles, a letter to the editor, and an editorial that deal with two of the more controversial issues that affect the way we think about the management of prostate cancer. 561 more words



“Multidrug-resistant cancer is hard to treat because the cancer cell has developed a mechanism to get around the anti-cancer agent,” says Jerry McLaughlin, Professor of Pharmacognosy, who studied compounds in the bark of the pawpaw tree for more than 25 years at Purdue’s School of Pharmacy.   165 more words

Cancer Healing