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Rare Patient Voice: Study Opportunity for Multiple Cancer Types

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

Study Details: Cancer patients with any of the following cancer types: Breast Prostate Skin (Melanoma and Basal Cell) Bladder Kidney Lung 60 min Online Bulletin Board US patients only Compensation $100 Please sign up at the link below for more information or to see if you qualify. http://letlife.in/rare-patient-voice Why Sign up with Rare Patient Voice? Who knows better than you …

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Self-Checks Save Lives

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Science is still puzzling out exactly what causes cancer and how to cure it, so, for now, the best option is to detect it early enough to give yourself the very best prognosis. And one of the best ways to catch it in its early stages is to examine yourself regularly and know what to …

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It’s Time to Get Back to Your Regular Screenings

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Your risk of developing cancer can be reduced by choosing healthy lifestyle habits, including a healthy diet, exercise, not smoking—and maintaining regular screenings. Screenings are designed to look for cancer before you have any signs or symptoms, because, by the time cancer symptoms appear, your cancer may have already progressed and spread. Regular screenings may …

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St. Jude Scientists Warn Sun Damage is a Major Risk Factor for Melanoma in Children and Protection Must Start Early

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

As the summer season approaches, pediatric skin cancer scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are alerting parents of genetic research showing that sun damage contributes to melanoma in children and adolescents as well as adults. The research underscores the need for precautionary measures to help avoid extreme sun exposure for children, including the implementation of routine prevention measures. “Parents should keep …

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Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Researchers from Stanford University used stem cells to create a vaccine that has proven effective against breast, lung, and skin cancer in mice. To produce the vaccine, the scientists turned to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), or stem cells that are generated from adult cells. Over a decade ago, Japanese-based scientists showed for the first …

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Breakthrough as scientists discover skin cancer ‘cure’ that can also shrink killer kidney tumours

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Hilary Freeman From: dailymail.co.uk New research shows combination of two drugs can vanish tumours in ten per cent of patients The newly discovered combination can help if chemotherapy fails, extending patients’ lives by at least a year  New trial found kidney tumour shrinkage in 42 per cent of the 425 patients in a trial and reduced the risk of …

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Deadly skin cancer could be halted with arthritis drug

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com Melanoma may be one of the least common skin cancers, but it is still the most deadly. New hope might be on the horizon for people with this disease, however, in the form of an existing drug used to treat arthritis. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United Kingdom reveal how …

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Scientists find protein that regulates skin cancer spread

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By AFP From: ewvision.co.ug Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease’s spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed Wednesday that blocking it may be an effective treatment. Working with mice genetically engineered to develop human skin cancers, the team discovered that the protein plays a key role promoting — or inhibiting — metastasis, the spread …

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Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency Likely Due to Sunscreen Use, Increase of Chronic Diseases

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: PR Newswire Results from a clinical review published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association find nearly 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D due to chronic disease and inadequate sun exposure related to sunscreen use. The study also found that 95 percent of African American adults may have vitamin D deficiency …

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Glowing Molecules Could Reveal Skin Cancer, Without a Biopsy

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Laura Geggel From: livescience.com If you want to get a mole checked to see if it’s cancerous, it usually involves getting a bit of your skin sliced off and sent to a lab, in a process called a biopsy. But thanks to a new technique, patients could one day get their skin examined under a special microscope and, in …