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Could baking soda improve cancer treatment?

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By: Tim Newman From: medicalnewstoday.com Consuming baking soda may help immunotherapy drugs to fight difficult-to-treat tumors. This cheap and simple intervention may eventually improve current cancer treatmentsi Within tumors, large portions are deprived of oxygen. Scientists know that these hypoxic regions tend to be the most resistant to treatment. If a cell is unable to access adequate oxygen, it slows …

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Congress Passes Right-to-Try Bill

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By: Kerry Dooley Young From: medscape.com WASHINGTON — House lawmakers passed a “right-to-try” bill today, clearing the path for President Donald J. Trump to sign it. The bill is intended to make it easier for people with life-threatening conditions to access experimental treatments outside of clinical trials. Many advocacy groups argue the measure will erode needed protections and put patients at …

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New computational strategy designed for more personalized cancer treatment

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Source :Johns Hopkins University From: sciencedaily.com Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. The new computational strategy transforms highly complex information into a simplified format that emphasizes patient-to-patient variation in the molecular signatures of cancer cells, the researchers say. …

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Health Care Price-Fixing Commission

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From: California Medical Association AB3087 (Kaira) PURPOSE AB 3087 would establish a government-run commission with nine political appointees to set the prices that health providers (doctors, hospitals, optometrists, etc.) can charge for services. Physicians are explicitly prohibited from participating on the commission, and the bill would base providers’ pricing off Medicare reimbursement rates. SUMMARY Assembly Bill 3087 (Kalra) is radical …

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Early intervention needed to help breast cancer patients manage ‘chemobrain’ symptoms

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From: news-medical.net More support is needed to help breast cancer patients and survivors manage ‘chemobrain’ symptoms, such as memory loss, short attention span and mental confusion, according to a study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). The study involving 131 female breast cancer patients in Singapore revealed that almost half had suffered from cognitive decline at some …