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Lehi biotech company developing cancer treatment drug

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By: Jason Lee From: deseretnews.com David Bearss doesn’t remember his grandfather. The family patriarch was in his 40s when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1969 — the year Bearss was born. He died before Bearss was old enough to know him. “I have pictures of him holding me as a baby,” Bearss said. “But with cancer in those …

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New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

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A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Carcinomas that affect the breast, lung, prostate and colon are among these solid-tumor cancers, as are malignancies in the lymphatic system, known as lymphomas, and the much less common sarcomas that arise in …

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High-dose vitamin C makes cancer treatment more effective, trial shows

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By: Ana Sandolu From: medicalnewstoday.com Common treatment options for cancer, such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can be expensive and sometimes ineffective. However, a new clinical trial tests the effect of high-dose vitamin C in combination with standard treatment on health outcomes for patients with cancer. In the 1970s and 1980s, Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling, together with surgeon Ewan …

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When is it OK not to treat cancer?

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By: Dr. Laura Esserman From: cbsnews.com The Hippocratic Oath advises doctors to first do no harm … words many doctors today are taking to heart when it comes to decisions about cancer treatment. Here’s Barry Petersen:  Lisa Mann was readying for a double mastectomy when she consulted Dr. Laura Esserman and heard two critical words. “Well, she said, ‘First of …

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Diarrhea-causing Salmonella can be weaponized to flush out cancer

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By: Beth Mole From: arstechnica.com A notorious germ best known for getting people rushing to the bathroom may one day have cancer patients headed to clinics for a new treatment instead. With some genetic tweaking, Salmonella typhimurium transformed from a germ that causes mayhem in people’s intestines to one that can infiltrate deep into the bowels of tumors and spark …

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Regional Chemotherapy — secret, cancer-fighting weapon strikes again

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From: yahoo.com/news/media-alert It is a happy beginning to a New Year for Karmi Posner and his family. Karmi just completed his Regional Chemotherapy (RCT) cancer treatment, a major win in his battle with advanced metastasized tonsil cancer. Conventional treatment in Canada had failed. In August his surgery in Toronto was cancelled because his cancer had progressed too far. “They said …