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Help! Someone I Love Has Cancer

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By: Joel Hughes How You Can Really Make a Difference in Helping a Loved-One with Cancer “Within two months, my dad and new young wife were both diagnosed with stage four cancer.  My wife was only given 4-6 months to live. I didn’t even know what cancer was, except that it was really bad.  I didn’t know what to do …

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Breath test can save money and catch cancer early

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By: DR. CHANTEL STRACHAN From: abcnews.go.com The only way to test for symptoms of stomach or esophageal cancer is to undergo an upper endoscopy, a test that can be invasive, cost thousands of dollars and has a small percentage of success in actually finding a tumor. Researchers in the U.K. wanted a diagnostic tool that would be easier and cheaper to test for these …

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Oasmia Pharmaceutical Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Clinical Study with Docecal, a Novel Formulation of Docetaxel

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Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB (NASDAQ: OASM), a developer of a new generation of drugs within human and veterinary oncology, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in the Phase I clinical study of the Company’s next-generation cancer treatment candidate Docecal, to be performed internationally. Docecal was approved for clinical trials in December, 2015. Docecal is a nanoparticle and water-soluble …

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Gene ‘Signature’ Could Lead to Early Cancer Test

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By: Maggie Fox From: nbcnews.com Researchers have found a genetic “signature” common to five different types of cancer and hope it might be a step towards an early blood test for cancer in general. It’s not a genetic mutation but a change in the genetic function called methylation, the team at the National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the …

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Breath test ‘could give clues to stomach cancer risk’

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By: Smitha Mundasad From: bbc.com A simple breath test could help predict whether people with gut problems are at high risk of developing stomach cancer, an early study shows. It detects chemical compounds in people’s breath, in an attempt to distinguish unique “breath prints” in those with risky pre-cancerous changes. Experts say if proven in large trials, it could spot …

Long-term cancer survivor celebrates remission

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Submitted by Lakin Green, public relations intern for Banner Health From: azcentral.com Carolene Davis, 52, has been forced to stay on her toes when it comes to her health. Not once or twice, but seven times she had to face the words: You have cancer. After 16 years of struggle, Davis’ cancer has gone into remission. Talk about a reason …

New Drug May Help Immune System Fight Cancer

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An experimental drug that taps the power of the body’s immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows. The drug binds to a protein called PD-L1 that sits on the surface of cancer cells and makes them invisible to the immune system, almost like a cloaking device. “That …