Chemotherapy

New Compound Could Help Treat Ovarian Cancer

Scientists have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy.
Related topics: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Creep Caught On Video Stealing Packages That Contain Boy's Expensive Chemotherapy Meds

Gage Haynes, 14, began battling cancer when he was 6 months old and has been in and out of hospitals ever since, KLAS-TV reported."I have Systemic Mastocytosis," he told the station. "It's a rare form of cancer, and it's just been happening my whole...
Related topics: Health Videos, Cancer, Oncology

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Chemobrain: How It Happens, And Perhaps How It Can Be Stopped

New insights into how chemotherapy affects the brain may lead to ways to treat and maybe even prevent the cognitive impact of cancer drugs. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Brain Tumors, Oncology

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Obesity Linked To Adverse Events In Children With Leukemia

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 -- For children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), obesity is associated with an increased risk for adverse events during premaintenance chemotherapy, according to a study published in the February issue of Pediatric...
Related topics: Obesity, Leukemia, Cancer, Medical Research

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Therapy Derived From Parasitic Worms Downregulates Proinflammatory Pathways

A therapy derived from the eggs of parasitic worms helps to protect against one of chemotherapy's debilitating side effects by significantly downregulating major proinflammatory pathways, reducing inflammation.
Related topics: Cancer

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Chronic Pain Given As Top Reason For Using Medical Marijuana

Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs.   That's followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states...
Related topics: Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer

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Do All Chemotherapies Have Equal Long-term Heart Risk?

Different chemotherapy drugs were associated with varying degrees of long-term risk of cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancers, according to a new study.
Related topics: Cancer, Cardiomyopathy, Oncology, Medical Research

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Method To 'turn Off' Mutated Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer and notorious for its resistance to conventional chemotherapy. Approximately 25 percent of melanoma is driven by oncogenic mutations in the NRAS gene, making it a very attractive therapeutic target....
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Relaxed Informed Consent Rules: Clin Onc News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, shingles risk higher in newly diagnosed patients and those on chemo
Related topics: Cancer

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Health Tip: Symptoms Of Neuropathy Caused By Chemo

-- Chemotherapy drugs can cause peripheral neuropathy, a set of symptoms caused by damage to nerves that control the sensations and movements of the arms, legs, hands and feet. The American Cancer Society mentions these sensations that indicate...
Related topics: Cancer, American Cancer Society, Oncology

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Generics Aren’t Going To Help The Cost Of Chemotherapy Drugs

Chemotherapy drugs have become ridiculously expensive. Many new drugs come to market costing more than $100,000 per patient for a full course of treatment. Often, patients have to pay a significant portion of these costs. For example, a 20%...
Related topics: Cancer

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Scientists May Have Found A Way To Kill Cancer Cells Without Chemotherapy

Researchers at Northwestern have discovered a genetic "kill code" that might enable the destruction of cancer cells.This novel new therapy "downstream" of chemo might destroy cancer cells without affecting the body's immune system.While no animal...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Genetics

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The Hitchhiker's Guide To Defeating Glioblastoma

A team of investigators has begun looking at microRNAs in an entirely new way. Their approach has shown promising results in preclinical models, increasing survival in a murine model of glioblastoma by five-fold when combined with chemotherapy.
Related topics: Glioblastoma, Cancer

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'dog The Bounty Hunter's Beth Chapman Shares Selfie After Starting Chemo: It's...

Beth Chapman's post marked her first selfie since starting chemotherapy for throat cancer in LA last month, attorney Andrew Brettler confirmed.        
Related topics: Selfies, Cancer, Oncology

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Addition Of Bmt Not Indicated In Some With Peds Hypodiploid All

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 -- For some children with hypodiploid acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation does not improve outcomes compared with chemotherapy alone, according to a study published online Jan....
Related topics: Leukemia, Cancer, Medical Research

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How Hospitals Are Taking Advantage Of The 340b Drug Pricing Program

Sometimes it is hard for hospitals to provide expensive care to poor patients. When a low-income patient needs $20,000 of chemotherapy, a hospital loses money if that patient cannot pay for the medicine, or pays through Medicaid, with its relatively...
Related topics: Cancer, Medicaid

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Medical News Today: Everything You Need To Know About R-chop

R-CHOP chemotherapy uses a combination of five different drugs to treat specific types of cancer, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Learn more about how this treatment works and the potential side effects here.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Lymphoma

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Targeted Treatment Shrinks Deadly Pediatric Brain Tumors

For children -- whose tiny bodies are still growing -- chemotherapy and radiation treatments can cause lifelong damage. Now, scientists have reported that a targeted therapy that blocks a protein called LSD1 was able to shrink tumors in mice with a...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Proteins

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Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Shares Uplifting Selfie Following First Chemo Treatment

Dog the Bounty Hunter’s wife, Beth Chapman, has begun chemotherapy treatments to battle against the return of her throat cancer. Beth has been sharing updates to her adoring fans about her life post-diagnosis and about the duo’s...
Related topics: Selfies, Cancer, Oncology

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Dog The Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman Started Chemo For Throat Cancer

Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife, Beth Chapman, has started treatment to help eradicate throat cancer recently rediscovered by doctors ... and so far, so good, TMZ has learned. Sources close to Beth tell us she's going through chemotherapy, which...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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