Tag: cancer

  • Study estimates 15,000 cancer cases could stem from chemicals in California tap water

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    By Christopher Thompson Researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of a lifetime. A new study finds that drinking tap water in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the risk […]

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  • International Childhood Cancer Day 2019 theme: Top 5 facts you must know about cancer in children

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    On the occasion of International Childhood Cancer Day on February 15, let us take a look at some key facts about cancer in children. International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) is celebrated around the world each year on February 15. The main goal of this global health event, which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer […]

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  • I survived Cancer: Stories of Hope

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    Stomach cancer survivor Roy Arredondo says he’s learned a lot during the past 5 years about dealing with cancer as a young adult. Arredondo was 33 years old in 2012 and working in IT sales out of Chicago when he was diagnosed with stage 2 stomach cancer. He has a wife and 2 boys who […]

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  • Cancer: Human only?

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    Cancer is a disease that has been around for millions of years. And humans aren’t the only ones affected by cancer. “In a 2003 study, researchers used fluoroscopy and computed tomography to screen over 10,000 dinosaur vertebrae specimens for tumors. They found tumors in approximately 3% of the duck-billed dinosaur (Cretaceous hadrosaurs) specimens, including hemangiomas, […]

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  • WORLD CANCER DAY

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    “World Cancer Day is a fairly new holiday to bring light to this ages old disease. At the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris, this day was formally organized by what is called the Paris Charter. The charter was created with many goals. The Paris charter aimed at promoting research for […]

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  • Is organic a must to reduce cancer risk?

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    ehmet Oz, M.D., is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D., is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Email questions to [email protected] QUESTION: I read that eating organic can lower the risk for cancer. Do I really have to spend all that money to lower my cancer risk? […]

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  • Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report

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    Shares in Johnson & Johnson plunged more than 10% on Friday, after Reuters reported that the US pharmaceutical giant had known about asbestos tainting its talcum powder for decades. The report comes as the company faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc products caused cancer. Reuters’ review of documents found the company was aware […]

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  • Consumer group says most U.S. cancer centers use misleading ads

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    Majority of ads examined were ‘deceptively promoting atypical patient testimonials.’ Some of the country’s biggest and most prestigious cancer treatment centers are using misleading testimonials that don’t disclose their results aren’t typical, according to a watchdog report. Out of 48 cancer centers, 90 percent used “deceptively promoting atypical patient testimonials,” in television and digital marketing […]

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  • We Can Now Customize Cancer Cures, Tumor by Tumor

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    But can any company afford to manufacture one-off medical treatments? The first time someone pitched Genentech’s senior leadership on a personalized cancer vaccine, it did not go well. “I thought there was going to be a riot,” Ira Mellman, then Genentech’s head of research oncology, recalls. From across the table, he watched the scientific review […]

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  • Nobel winner fought for drug company interest in cancer discovery

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    James Allison knew he was onto something: He and colleagues had found a compound that acted as a brake on immune system cells called T-cells. His colleagues wanted to investigate this protein as a gateway to treating autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. But Allison had another target in mind: cancer. What if you could […]

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