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

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen?

January 25, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter 2 Comments

Can weight gain be caused by tamoxifen? The answer might surprise women who take this medication to prevent a breast cancer recurrence. Medical News Today is reporting on a study called the Women’s Healthy Eating and Living (WHEL) study. Published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment it examined more than 3,000 breast cancer … Read More

FDA Approves First Treatment for Breast Cancer With a Certain Inherited Genetic Mutation

January 22, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

FDA Approves First Treatment for Breast Cancer With a Certain Inherited Genetic Mutation This is a major breakthrough for women with this inherited genetic mutation. It is the first time a drug has been developed to treat women with metastatic breast cancer who have a “BRCA” gene mutation. Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology … Read More

Pink Hair Don’t Care

January 9, 2018By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

Pink Hair Don’t Care If you’re brave enough to face cancer then you can wear pink hair don’t care what anyone thinks! This is the story of cancer researcher turned cancer patient. Jessica Baker turned her life long passion for math and science into a career of finding medications for cancer patients who have little … Read More

DCA Possible Cure

December 28, 2017By CancerSmarterCancerSmarter No Comments

DCA Possible Cure DCA is controversial in that the FDA has yet to approve its use for cancer treatment although it is used in other medical procedures in the US. While this treatment is a political hot button patients hang in the balance. Some question the independence of the FDA itself. DCAWatch Other sites that … Read More