Dogs Trained To Sniff Cancer

April 13, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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 No Comments

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

New treatment for drug-resistant skin cancer

February 7, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Potential new treatment for drug-resistant skin cancer More than fifty percent of metastatic basal cell carcinomas are already resistant to currently approved drug treatments at time of diagnosis.  These basal cells show no signs of known resistance-associated genetic mutations. This leaves researchers wondering how the cells manage to evade treatment. Now, though, there maybe a new … Read More

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer

February 5, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Gut Microbes Combine to Cause Colon Cancer, Study Suggests We’ve known for some time now that our gut is where our immune system resides. Now we also understand that gut microbes combine to cause colon cancer. Dr. Cynthia Sears, an infectious disease specialist, and her colleagues at the Johns Hopkins’s Bloomberg-Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy … Read More