Exercise Should Be Prescribed To Cancer Patients

May 7, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Clinical Oncology Society of Australia The Clinical Oncology Society of Australia researchers have published a paper finding that exercise should be prescribed to cancer patients. Exercise should be prescribed routinely along with the typical chemo, radiation treatments. The paper concludes that not doing so can be harmful to patients battling cancer. The “Exercise Pill” The … Read More

U.S. doctors plan to treat cancer patients using CRISPR

April 29, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

DNA GPS U.S. doctors plan to treat cancer patients using CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Palindromic Repeat). The best way to describe what some doctors are already doing in China is to say they are using DNA GPS to alter specific genes. Clinical Trials University of Pennsylvania doctor said, in January 2018, they were in the … Read More

Dogs Trained To Sniff Cancer

April 13, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Dogs Trained To Sniff Cancer These dogs trained to sniff cancer are truly amazing! They have been trained to sniff out different types of cancer in patients already diagnosed. Some have had a 95% accuracy! These dogs could be the key to early detection in the future.  Prostate Cancer The “Olfactory detection of prostate cancer … Read More

Long Term Survivorship

March 27, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Long term survivorship Long term survivorship will pose new problem to our health care system. There are over 15 million cancer survivors just in the U.S. alone, yet survivors have not been the focus for cancer researchers and health care providers. According to the American Cancer Society there will be 20.3 million survivors by 2026. With numbers … Read More

Liquid Biopsy

March 9, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Liquid Biopsy As tumor cells devide and grow they shed DNA which travels through the patients blood streams. This new blood test looks for the shed DNA. Jocelyn Kaiser writes, in her January 18, 2018 article for Science, about work being done by Joshua D. Cohen et al. The team has developed, CancerSEEK, a blood test … Read More

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice in study

February 16, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter 2 Comments

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice in study Stanford researchers have found a cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice in study. The researchers have found that activating T cells in mice’ tumors eliminated even distant metastases. The technique is in clinical trial now with Lymphoma patients. They are using two different agents in unison. By injecting minute … Read More

Wig Out! Wig Exchange

February 13, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Wig Out! Wig Exchange Laura Carfang is working hard to make a difference in the lives of cancer patient’s and survivors. Wig Out! Wig Exchange is one way she’s doing it. The website is absolutely beautiful, easy to read and navigate, and it bright and cheerful. The sight is just full of info and links. … Read More

Tamoxifen promotes metastasis in some breast cancer cells

February 11, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter

Tamoxifen promotes metastasis in some breast cancer cells Tamoxifen works by blocking estrogen in the breast tissue by attaching to the estrogen receptors in breast cells. Studies show that tamoxifen promotes metastasis in some breast cancer cells. The drug has been used as a first-line endocrine treatment for  breast cancer for decades. Tamoxifen resistance In 2008 … Read More