Joe Biden Sends Julia Louis-Dreyfus Message

September 29, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Diagnosis Julia Louis-Dreyfus recently announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Joe Biden and Louis-Dreyfus had done a spoof together for the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2014. Biden used a shot from that spoof in his message wishing her well. Read more here.

Breast Cancer Research Updates

September 28, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Breast Cancer Research Updates   Now breast cancer research is moving at an impressive clip. These breast cancer research updates and insights are gleaned from this work around the world. These breast cancer research updates are so new and innovative that you may not have heard of these yet! This article is important to all women, … Read More

Brain Cancer Stopped

September 26, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Brain Cancer Stopped In a new study, Stanford University School Of Medicine, researchers have found the growth of some aggressive brain tumors can be stopped by cutting off their access to a molecule that is produced by the brain’s nerve cells. This is a very promising study. Learn more here.

Olivia Newton John Battles Cancer Again

September 13, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Olivia Newton John Battles Cancer Again 1992 Diagnosis Olivia Newton John battles cancer again. The 1970’s star of the hit movie Greese, is battling breast cancer for a second time.  Newton John is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She is a Grammy winner with five Top Ten Billboard singles. In 1992 Olivia was diagnosed with … Read More

Breast Cancer News From London

February 3, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

This isn’t good news. NHS has decided that the new drug Palbociclib  is cost prohibitive and won’t approve the drug, under rationing plans. Palbociclib is designed to enhance the cheaper yet effective drugs women are already taking.  Research presented at the world’s biggest cancer conference in Chicago last June showed that women taking the new drug in … Read More

Drug May Reduce Treatment-Related Joint Pain

January 5, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Many women who take aromatase inhibitors, after treatment of breast cancer to reduce the risk of the cancer returning, experience significant pain in their joints and muscles.  A recent clinical trialExit Disclaimer showed that duloxetine (Cymbalta®), which is already approved to treat depression and anxiety as well as fibromyalgia and diabetic nerve pain, provided some relief from … Read More

New Test For Cervical Cancer

November 20, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Specialists report they have developed a urine test for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical tissue. Learn more here: ScienceDaily

Vitamin D Levels and Breast Cancer

November 12, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

A new study has shown there is link between vitamin D levels and breast cancer. Reuters Health reported on November 11th that while a new study supports previous research on vitamin D and breast cancer, it can’t prove that boosting vitamin D levels will improve outcomes for women with breast cancer. The study’s lead author … Read More

Michael Bublé’s Son Diagnosed With Liver Cancer

November 12, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Children shouldn’t get cancer. Period. Yet they do. Even famous people’s children. In this case is Michael Bublé’s three year old son has been diagnosed with liver cancer. This is the kind of unthinkable thing that is every parent’s worst nightmare. The article says, ‘This type of cancer is “remarkably responsive” to chemotherapy, according to … Read More

Apps For Women With Breast Cancer

October 30, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Early detection is the key to survival. There are free apps for women with breast cancer that will alert you anually to make your momogram appointment, monthly when it’s time to do your self exam, and daily when its time to take medications. After the shock of a breast cancer diagnosis women need to connect with … Read More

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

October 28, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Breakthrough Treatments and Drug Innovations Give Hope Choosing to participate in one of our clinical trials offers you today’s newest drugs and potential breakthrough treatments. Participating in a clinical trial is absolutely vital in our fight against cancer by helping us learn more about the disease and helping to deliver potentially life-saving medications to future … Read More

Texas Oncology Clinical Trials

October 28, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Texas Oncology is a leader in groundbreaking cancer research and clinical trials in Texas paving the way for new breakthroughs in cancer care. If you are a Texas Oncology patient, you may be able to take part in these innovative clinical trials, including: Prevention trials focus on preventing cancer or recurrence. For example, the trial might … Read More

Clinical Trials at Mayo Clinic

October 28, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Clinicle trials are underay at hospitals and clinics across the country. This is an overview of what’s happening at Mayo Clinic’s facilities. “Through clinical studies, which involve people who volunteer to participate in them, researchers can better understand how to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases or conditions.” Learn more here: http://www.mayo.edu/research/clinical-trials/about-clinical-studies Mayo Clinic Clinical Trial … Read More

Thermograms: Safer, More Accurate than Mammograms

October 28, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

“Mammograms today are considered the standard tool to detect breast cancer.  Women are normally encouraged to get mammogram testing every one or two years as they enter later adulthood, as a measure to detect breast cancer as early as possible.” “But…” Read more here: Thermograms: Safer, More Accurate than Mammograms

Roswell Park gets go-ahead to test Cuban lung cancer vaccine

October 28, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

President Obama lifting the embargo on Cuban cigars and rum got everyone’s attention. The Obama administration also opened the door to collaboration in medical research when it relaxed economic sanctions on Cuba.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited Roswell Park Cancer Institute to announce the federal Food and Drug Administration has authorized the institute to conduct the … Read More

Johns Hoppkins Email Hoax

October 12, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Officials a Johns Hoppkins have a warning about two viral emails that have been circulating since 2004. STATEMENT: EMAIL HOAX REGARDING CANCER Information falsely attributed to Johns Hopkins called, “CANCER UPDATE FROM JOHN HOPKINS” describes properties of cancer cells and suggests ways of preventing cancer.  Johns Hopkins did not publish the information, which often is … Read More

TARGET Initiative Fueling Progress Against Childhood Leukemia

October 10, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

This resaerch conducted by Children’s Oncology Group,  is evaluating new treatment options for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). TARGET is the acronym for Therapeutically Applicable Research to Generate Effective Treatments. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded program is studying a group of rare and hard-to-treat childhood cancers. Read more here: https://www.cancer.gov/news-events/cancer-currents-blog/2016/target-leukemia

Beyond Mamograms – NPR

October 8, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

This piece explores the choices physiscians have when deciding what screening tool is best for each individual patient. Kathrine Hobson discusses the controversy around mamaography, MRI, and 3-D mammogrophy. Read more here: Beyond Mamogram  http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/07/496867084/do-you-need-extra-screening-for-breast-cancer-the-picture-is-blurry

Racial Gaps Persist In Breast Cancer Survivors

September 26, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Racial Gaps Persist In Breast Cancer Survivors A study, by theUniversity of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, analyzed the quality of life of 2,100 female breast cancer survivors in North Carolina during treatment and two years after diagnosis. The study found differences in how black and white women functioned and … Read More

Cancer Moonshot

September 18, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

VP Bidens’ “Cancer Moonshot” Clinical Trials If you or someone you love has a cancer diagnosis you’ll want to take a look at this initiative lead by VP Biden. Read more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-cancer-biden-idUSKCN11M1ZX clinicaltrials.gov “Right now, less than five percent of cancer patients enroll in a clinical trial,” he said, “often because patients and doctors … Read More

An eye opening look at cancer treatments

September 17, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Cancer Treatment Documentary – Exploring the difference between conventional treatment of cancer versus natural/alternative treatment. We compare the use of natural medicine versus the use of chemotherapy and radiation. Also discussed is the alternative treatments themselves, their benefits, as well as cancer survivors that were able to successfully treat their cancer naturally, without side effects … Read More

Does your survival of cancer depend on what insurance you have?

September 17, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

NPR published a story  about two recent studies show that people with private health care insurance were diagnosed earlier and lived longer than people covered by Medicaid. One study examined data from more than 13,600 patients, the other from more than 10,200. Read more here: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/16/494139538/studies-link-cancer-patients-survival-time-to-insurance-status

New Cancer Treatment Gets Doctors Excited

September 17, 2016By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

This could be a big breakthrough in treating cancer with non-toxic treatments. ABCNews says “It’s called “molecularly targeted therapy.” The treatment consists of drugs designed at the molecular level of the cell to specifically attack and kill only the cancer cells of a specific type of cancer. And they are tailor-made to recognize specific molecules … Read More