Tag Archives: Cancer

Halving Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer Appears Just as Effective

Giving men who have undergone surgery for testicular cancer just one round of chemotherapy instead of the standard two does not appear to compromise the efficacy of treatment. This is good news for the young men who typically experience this cancer, because reducing the chemo burden can spare them serious side effects, some of which… Read More »

Stand Up To Cancer Wants You to Share Your Song

Music heals. It helps people with cancer cope better with the side effects of treatment, reduces stress and anxiety, and brings people together. This is why the Stand Up To Cancer (SUC2) Canada Kate McGarrigle Fund is inviting anyone who has cancer—or has survived it—to share their journey through original music and lyrics. You could… Read More »

Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer occurs when cells of the pancreas grow abnormally to form a tumor. The pancreas is a gland that normally makes juices that help break down food and produces insulin and other hormones. Pancreatic cancer usually doesn’t cause symptoms right away, but can cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen… Read More »

Medical News Today: Flu vaccines may shrink tumors and boost cancer treatment

Recent experiments in mouse models have shown that injecting an inactivated flu virus into cancer tumors makes them shrink and boosts the effectiveness of immunotherapy. When it comes to cancer tumors, many factors influence whether or not they will respond to treatment. One of these is whether the tumors are “hot” or “cold.” What does… Read More »

US cancer death rate drops by most on record

Dive Brief: The rate of cancer deaths in the U.S. fell by a record 2.2% between 2016 and 2017, extending a nearly three-decade long decline largely driven by fewer Americans smoking cigarettes as well as better detection methods and new treatments. Since 1991, when the cancer death rate peaked, the American Cancer Society has recorded… Read More »