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A combo of fasting plus vitamin C is effective for hard-to-treat cancers, study shows

Researchers have discovered that a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. In studies on mice, researchers found that the combination delayed tumor progression in multiple mouse models of colorectal cancer; in some mice, it caused disease regression. For full…...

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Boosting Dendritic Cells Helps the Immune System Find Pancreatic Cancer

Dendritic cells are part of the immune system’s first line of defense against cancer and infections and is often used in immunotherapy to treat lung cancer. The question in study here is why immunotherapy tends to be more effective in treating lung cancer than pancreatic cancer and the answer may,…...

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PSMA PET-CT Accurately Detects Prostate Cancer Spread, Trial Shows

Traditionally, the most commonly used method of prostate cancer imaging is the CT scan or bone scan. The new use of PSMA PET-CT proved to be substantially more likely to detect metastatic tumors in men with prostate cancer than the standard imaging approach. The FDA hasn’t approached any PSMA-targeted imaging…...

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For Women with Breast Cancer, Regular Exercise May Improve Survival

A new study conducted by Rikki Cannioto, Ph.D., Ed.D., of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY adds to the existing evidence linking physical activity with longer survival in women diagnosed with high-risk breast cancer. Women with breast cancer who met the minimum physical activity guidelines both before diagnosis…...

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COVID-19: Fighting viruses with viruses

Dr. Alan Parker’s team at Cardiff University is studying how we can pit one viral threat against another and use viruses to destroy cancer cells. The idea of immunotherapy is not completely new, but the idea of utilizing the COVID-19 virus to hung and destroy cancer cells and novel. See…...

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Breast and ovarian cancer drug effective in advanced prostate cancer

Cancer drug olaparib, originally licensed to treat some breast and ovarian cancers have been found to be effective in treating some men with advanced prostate cancer. The drug is designed to take advantage of a weakness in some prostate cancers’ability to prepare damaged DNA. Read full details at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1911440...

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News digest – 15-minute prostate test, COVID-19 AI database, CAR T cell therapy and cancer ancestry links

This week the News digest reports on a test that identifies prostate cancer ‘in under 15 minutes’, cancer drug database adapted fro COVID-19, study that suggests more people with lymphoma could benefit form CAR T cell therapy, and that cancer type is specific to ancestry. Read original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2020/05/16/news-digest-15-minute-prostate-test-covid-19-ai-database-car-t-cell-therapy-and-cancer-ancestry-links/...

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Why Are Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19? Research Is Gradually Uncovering the Truth

Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board Early in February, Dr. Sabra Klein, a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, noticed a sex difference in COVID-19 infections based on reports emerging from China. She felt…...

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Coronavirus: Ohio State study to see if pandemic affected cancer treatment

The coronavirus is affecting us all in many different ways, including our lifestyles and health care routines. A group of Ohio State University researchers will be conducting a survey to see how much COVID-19 has impacted the ability of Ohioans to seek testing and treatment for cancer, how much it…...

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To Do the Therapy & MRI Follow-up or Not in the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic: “New Normal” Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients

Note: This is part two of Dr. Michael Wang’s series that specifically addresses Brain Cancer Treatment during the Coronavirus Pandemic. You can read part one here. Michael Wang, MD., Ph.D., member of AFCR Scientific Advisory Board In addition to surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the other two major medical procedures…...

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