Hidden Danger Putting Firefighters At Risk For Cancer

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By: Dr. Mallika Marshall From: cbslocal.com With every call, firefighters know they could be putting their lives on the line. “You know it’s a dangerous job,” explained Kevin McNiff, a 28-year veteran of the Boston Fire Department. “But you really don’t think about the silent killer, which is cancer,” he said. But now, McNiff is forced to think about it. …

Soccer coach: Could artificial turf be causing cancer?

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By Gaard Swanson From: komonews.com A local soccer coach is raising serious questions about the material used to make artificial athletic fields. Crumb rubber is made from shredded tires and is used in soccer fields all over the country. The turf is especially popular in Seattle because the tires get recycled and the reliable surface can stand up to soggy …

Sure, We’ll (Eventually) Beat Cancer. But Can We Afford To?

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By: Paul Howard From: forbes.com Matt Herper’s tour de force article in the latest Forbes magazine suggests that companies and researchers are – perhaps – turning the tables on cancer using novel immunotherapies that are producing nearly unheard of outcomes even in late stage disease. The trillion dollar question: Can we afford to win the war on cancer, given current …

Huge Dose of Modified Measles Vaccine Kills Cancer, Leads One Woman to Remission

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By: Liz Klimas From: theblaze.com Stacy Erholtz, like many, has been inoculated with the measles vaccine, except she received a dose big — enough that it could have served 10 million people. No, this isn’t a precaution against the disease as more measles outbreaks become apparent, but it is actually part of an experimental trial to use the vaccine to …

Patient’s Cells Deployed to Attack Aggressive Cancer

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By: Denise Grady From: nytimes.com Doctors have taken an important step toward a long-sought goal: harnessing a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. An article published Thursday in the journal Science describes the treatment of a 43-year-old woman with an advanced and deadly type of cancer that had spread from her bile duct to her liver and lungs, despite …

FDA gives clearance to proceed with clinical study – new drug candidate from Vivolux starves cancer cells

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Vivolux AB, a drug discovery company specialized in cancer treatment, announced today that the FDA has granted clearance to proceed with VLX600 into the clinical phase I/II. VLX600 is one of the company’s promising projects, and which was recently published in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers at Vivolux have discovered a novel cancer drug target. The drug candidate kills sleeping …

How cancer drugs doubled to $10000 per month

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ByAimee Picch From: cbsnews.com For cancer patients, life can be full of worry, pain and the stress of needing to take time off from a job. On top of that, many are struggling with a huge jump in the average price tag for branded oncology treatments, which have doubled to $10,000 per month in just a decade. During the same …

Providence vaccine uses listeria to attack brain cancer

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By: Lynne Terry From: oregonlive.com On a weekend jaunt with girlfriends, Valerie Miles had just sat down at a long picnic table at a restaurant in San Diego. She picked up the menu and strained to read it but could not make out the words. The next thing she knew she was in an ambulance. She had had a grand …