Exciting Frontier Beckons For Cancer Treatment

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new ‘breakthrough’ designation for cancer drugs, so that any that are deemed to be successful can effectively be fast-tracked through the trial process and brought to market quicker. Many respected physicians in the field of cancer research backed the move, including Robert Schneider of New [...]

Your 10 Point Plan for Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Cancer of all varieties is one of the world’s most prolific killers.  Cancer is also a disease that touches most of us at some stage in our lifetimes, with almost everyone either fighting a variant of cancer themselves, or having a friend or family member who does so. While research continues across the world developing [...]

Stem Cells Reverse Chemo-Induced Infertility In Monkeys

According to a story released by the Canadian Press Toronto recent research shows there may be hope of preserving fertility in young males who undergo chemo treatments for cancer to still be able to later father children. Chemotherapy and radiation destroy stem cells in the testes that upon puberty allow for the creation of sperm. [...]

Testicular Cancer and the Link to Marijuana Use

Research is showing a direct link between pot use and testicular cancer in men 15 to 30 years of age. Victoria Cortessis, PhD, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and departments of Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, recently made the link between [...]

New Melanoma Drug Boosts Survival Rates

Patients with advanced skin cancer can now hope to extend life. The new treatment unveiled at a cancer meeting in Chicago has been praised by the cancer care fraternity. Vemurafenib is an experimental drug that attacks the root of the cancerous source. Developed by Plexxikon and Roche/Genentech, it targets a genetic mutation that causes melanoma [...]

New Drug Target in Breast Cancer

Researchers at the Imperial College London have now identified a novel protein –LMTK3, which is involved in the process of drug resistance in breast cancer. This protein can purportedly act as a target for new treatments. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and affects around 46,000 women annually. Although anti-oestrogen drugs [...]

Reasons for Breast Cancer Among Men

Breast cancer is very rare in men although the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are a bit similar to women with breast cancer. According to the U.S. National Cancer Institute (1), breast cancer in men occurs in about 1 percent of breast cancer cases. In the UK, there are around 300 men diagnosed annually, compared with [...]

Leflunomide to Fight Skin Cancer

The drug leflunomide, which is currently being used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, could now help to fight melanoma - the deadliest form of skin cancer. After conducting the ability to affect the development of pigment cells in tadpoles, scientists seemed to have found a way to deal with melanoma. Why tadpoles you may ask? The [...]

Treatment of Cancer: Now and the Future

Cancer is when something in your body goes wrong.  A cell that normally should stop growing or die refuses to do so. It keeps dividing.  As it grows, it forms a mass of cells that may or may not decide to stop. If it doesn’t, it may spread to other parts of the [...]

List of New Cancer Drugs

As follows, here is a list of new cancer drugs that show especial promise. Herceptin or trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody to the HER2 receptor and a recent innovation in breast cancer treatment.  In those who have the mutation specific to it, Herceptin can work impressively well.  At $100,000 per year of treatment, however, it [...]