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Patent awarded for ULM professor’s research into olive oil treatment for breast cancer

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By: Mark Henderson From: thenewsstar.com The University of Louisiana Monroe has announced a U.S. Patent has been awarded based on research led by a ULM College of Pharmacy professor. Khalid El Sayed, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry in the School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, piloted the research into a process to …

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New research shows breast cancer treatment in patients over age 70 can be safely reduced

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Source: University of Pittsburgh From: eurekalert.org Oncologists faced with treating older women with breast cancer often must decide if the treatment may be more detrimental than the cancer. A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine sheds new light on this choice and suggests the …

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How Does Cardiotoxicity Present Itself in Patients With Cancer?

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By: Maggie L. Shaw From: ajmc.com Three abstracts presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology focused on cardiotoxic effects of cancer treatment and how cardiac disease remains a barrier to effective cancer therapy among patients with cancer and survivors. A trio of abstracts presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Society of …

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Christine Gunn, PhD, on Health Literacy and Language Barriers

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By: Jeff Minerd From: medpagetoday.com Low health literacy and language barriers have been shown to negatively affect cancer screening and prevention behaviors, but less is known about how they affect a patient’s experience during cancer treatment. In new research, Christine Gunn, PhD, of Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues hypothesized that poor health literacy and not speaking English would …

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Blood test offers early warning of chemotherapy-related heart problems

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By: Experimental Biology From: medicalxpress.com Scientists have identified a collection of biomarkers that together signal that a person’s cancer treatment may be harming their heart. After further validation, the biomarkers could eventually allow doctors to assess cardiovascular side effects of chemotherapy with a simple blood test early in the treatment process. Heart problems are a side effect of several cancer …

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8 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before You Start Cancer Treatment

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From: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Receiving news of a cancer diagnosis is a scary moment in any person’s life. All kinds of thoughts race through your mind, but for most patients, the most prevalent is, “How will I get better?” Getting better starts with finding the right doctor, and trusting him or her to guide you through your treatments and …