Tag Archives: Cancer

Microfluidic Device to Test Pancreatic Cancer Drugs

Certain varieties of pancreatic cancer exhibit multiple tumor cell subtypes that work, somewhat mysteriously, to quickly become resistant to chemotherapy agents. Researchers at Purdue University have now built a unique microfluidic device that can be used to test a cancer drug on multiple tumor cells subtypes. Using this technology the researchers believe that new drug… Read More »

Pfizer’s Ibrance kisses early breast cancer hopes goodbye with second study failure

After Pfizer’s Ibrance failed a crucial study in HR-positive, HR-negative postsurgery breast cancer patients, the company clung to hope that it could still show a benefit in a high-risk subset of those patients. But new data have officially snuffed out those hopes. There’s “no saving adjuvant for Ibrance,” SVB Leerink analyst Geoffrey Porges wrote in… Read More »

Ncbi vegan diet and cancer

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Tongue cancer in young women skyrockets

There’s been an alarming rise in the number of young people, particularly women, being diagnosed with tongue cancer, a disease predominantly found in older men with a history of smoking or heavy drinking. Researchers from the cancer hospital Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, in collaboration with local and overseas colleagues, have… Read More »

Drug-therapy combo cuts breast cancer recurrence risk by 25%, Eli Lilly announces

Eli Lilly and Company on Sunday announced positive results in the fight against breast cancer. A drug called Verzenio, also known as abemaciclib, in combination with adjuvant endocrine therapy, was said to “significantly” reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence by 25% for those with a common subtype of breast cancer. The combo treatment also lowered the risk… Read More »

Zinc Supplements Could Help Prevent Esophagus Cancer

According to a study, the proliferation of cancer cells of the esophagus can be significantly inhibited with zinc supplementation. The study results could provide opportunities for improved treatment and prevention of esophageal cancer. Other research has revealed that zinc helps in protecting the esophagus from cancer and is essential for overall health. It has however… Read More »

Older Adults and People with Cancer, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Organ Transplants, and Autoimmune Diseases

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, when certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens contaminate food, they can cause foodborne illness, often called “food poisoning.” The Federal government estimates that there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually — the equivalent of sickening 1 in 6… Read More »