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