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New drug trial shows promise in fighting cancer for CO woman

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By: Christine Noel, KUSA From: 9news.com This month, Joyce Brown is celebrating her 76th birthday, a milestone she worried two years ago she may not reach. In February 2014, Brown, a mother of five and grandmother of eight, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. “I was shocked when I learned I had cancer, I was scared” Brown said. “There …

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Nanobots could be used for precision attacks on cancer, researchers say

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By: Stephen Feller From: upi.com While chemotherapy can be effective against some cancers, the highly toxic drugs cause damage to healthy tissue and can be the source of significant, occasionally life-threatening side effects in patients — but researchers in Canada may have a solution to both problems. Nanorobots containing anti-cancer drugs are capable of taking a direct route through the …

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Toledo cancer clinic offers hair loss prevention

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By: DR. TIMOTHY KASUNIC From: toledoblade.com After decades of research and development, finally, many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will be able to avoid its most emotionally dreaded complication: complete hair loss. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Dignicap System as the first scalp cooling system to prevent chemotherapy-related hair loss in breast cancer patients, in December, 2015. Toledo …

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New device helps cancer patients prevent hair loss

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By: Tim Didion From: abc7news.com It’s been four years since Rebecca Yarnold survived a harrowing fight with breast cancer. And even during chemotherapy, she kept her spirits up and shield her young son from the anxiety, in part by keeping her hair. “I was able to function, and because I had my hair it didn’t scare him,” Yarnold said. Yarnold …

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Targeting telomeres, the timekeepers of cells, could improve chemotherapy

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From: Salk Institute for Biological Studies Telomeres, specialized ends of our chromosomes that dictate how long cells can continue to duplicate themselves, have long been studied for their links to the aging process and cancer. Now, a discovery at the Salk Institute shows that telomeres may be more central than previously thought to a self-destruct program in cells that prevents …

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Study: Cancer patients should avoid fish oil before chemo

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By Sarah Knapton From: telegraph.co.uk Cancer patients hoping to boost their recovery by taking supplements of fish oil could be doing themselves more harm than good, a new study suggests. Researchers discovered that consuming Omega-3 fatty acids, found in oily fish such as mackerel and herring, could stop chemotherapy drugs from working. Although fish oil has been shown to ward …