Pass It On: Links About Cancer 7/1/2015

Pass It On: Links About Cancer

This post is part of a section on my blog called “Pass It On”. It’s a collection of links that I am passing on to you for your reference. I’ll post into this section about once a month. If you find something interesting then…pass it on!

Natural Ways to Fight Cancer

A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences “possibly” causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. Read More

As director of the California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Helliker had allowed some growers to ignore the restrictions for a pesticide called 1,3-Dichloropropene, which the state believed caused cancer. Read More

Berkeley lawmakers voted this week to require cellphone retailers to provide customers with a notice on the potential health hazards of carrying their device too close to their bodies, making the progressive California city the first in the nation to have wireless warnings if the law is allowed to go into effect in July. Read More

The Netherlands is the latest country—after Russia, and Mexico—to say no to Monsanto. The Dutch Parliament recently decided that the sale of glyphosate-based herbicides to private parties will be prohibited as of late 2015. This means that people who spray RoundUp on their gardens and lawns will have to find another form of pest control: glyphosate is the main ingredient in RoundUp, and it has been directly linked to all manner of severe health issues, from bird defects and nervous system damage to kidney failure and various forms of cancer. Read More

Medical Information

The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type. Read More

NETesting is intended to aid in the identification of active disease and therefore provide an assessment of treatment responses in neuroendocrine tumor patients at the time of testing in conjunction with standard clinical assessment. Indicated for use in patients: 21 years of age or older. Read More

Understanding DCA – DCA is a small molecule of 150 Da, allowing it to achieve 100% bioavailability when given either orally or intravenously. When given orally, DCA is readily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract and less than 1% of the total given dose is excreted in the urine. Metabolism of DCA occurs in the liver and follows a simple one compartment model. Read More

A new study carried out at the Cancer Research UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research (IRC) and The Royal Marsden Hospital, has shown that a specialist type of MRI can be used to predict which patients will respond to a targeted radiotherapy and monitor response to treatment. Read More

Case Report: Sodium dichloroacetate (DCA) inhibition of the “Warburg Effect” in a human cancer patient -In this case report of a man with documented relapse after state-of-the-art chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a significant response to dichloroacetate is documented with a complete remission,which remains ongoing after 4 years. Read More

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease. They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on a specific person’s specific cancer. Read More

The activity of carboplatin and JM118 is significantly and specifically increased in combination with the apoptosis sensitiser DCA that promotes mitochondrial respiration over aerobic glycolysis. In summary, among the novel platinum drugs satraplatin has the potential for treatment of lung carcinoids and DCA potentiates the cytotoxicity of selected platinum drugs. Read More

In vitro cytotoxicity of novel platinum-based drugs and dichloroacetate (DCA) against lung carcinoid cell lines With exception of the highly chemoresistant UMC-11 line, the carcinoid cell lines (H727, H835) were sensitive to the majority of chemotherapeutics in vitro. Among the platinum-based drugs, carboplatin and oxaliplatin showed highest efficacy. H835 cells growing as multicellular spheroids were 2.7–8.7-fold more resistant to picoplatin, satraplatin and its metabolite compared to single cell suspensions. DCA (10 mM) inhibited the growth of UMC-11 cells by 22% and sensitised these highly resistant cells to carboplatin, satraplatin and JM118 1.4–2.4-fold. Read More

Based on the mechanism of DCA’s actions and clinical evidence for its tremendous value in cancer treatment, it fits the desirable criteria for a novel anticancer agent that is selectively targets cancer cells with little to no adverse effects on healthy cells. Read More

Case Report of Long Term Complete Remission of Metastatic Renal Squamous Cell Carcinoma afterPalliative Radiotherapy and Adjuvant Dichloroacetate (DCA) -We believe this to be the first published case of long-term complete remission (and probable cure) of mRSCC. There is only one similar reported case of 5 year complete remission of RSCC Read More
Curcumin White Paper – Cancer is a major cause of death worldwide. Surgery, chemotherapy, and other additional cancer treatment have been known to reduce only 5% of cancer-related death and its side effects. Thus, lots of research is now being carried out in searching for better chemotherapy drug from naturally occurring compounds which can suppress or prevent the process of carcinogenesis Read More

Once it gets into a cell, it affects more than 100 different molecular pathways. And, as explained by Dr. LaValley, whether the curcumin molecule causes an increase in activity of a particular molecular target, or decrease/inhibition of activity, studies repeatedly show that the end result is a potent anti-cancer activity. Moreover, curcumin is non-toxic, and does not adversely affect healthy cells, suggesting it selectively targets cancer cells—all of which are clear benefits in cancer treatment. Research has even shown that it works synergistically with certain chemotherapy drugs, enhancing the elimination of cancer cells. Read More

General Information

Got cancer? Broke? Really! That’s a shocker. [sarcasm]. We’ve scoured the web to put together this list of resources below whose collective missions are to reduce the financial burden that a diagnosis of cancer can bring. Read More

On Forbes – But for us the big ticket item was a test, known as a Gallium-68 scan, to diagnose new tumors. For that we went to London. All of the medical bills for 48 hours in London came to more than $10,000. While a similar scan, an Indium-111 scan, is available in the U.S., it can only detect larger tumors that would be more complicated, expensive and risky to treat once detected. Read More

North Carolina Medical Marijuana Oil Law Status – “This law will help ease the suffering endured by children from whom no other treatments are effective against their seizures,” the governor said in a statement Thursday. “I want to congratulate the General Assembly for crafting a bill that not only improves the lives of many North Carolina children and their parents, but also provides common sense regulation and facilitates clinical research at our major research universities.” Read More

“This is as about as bad as it can get: taking money away from cancer victims,” Jessica Rich, chief of the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection, told reporters on Tuesday as her agency and the attorneys general of all 50 states brought a complaint against Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Breast Cancer Society, and the Children’s Cancer Fund of America. Read More

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