Pass It On: Links About Cancer 9/01/2016

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!

Organic And Natural Ways To Fight Cancer

Third, the muscadine grape has significantly more antioxidant power than other grapes. Based on the ORAC standard measurement, muscadine grapes have been measured as high as 6,800 per 100 grams, compared to 739 for red grapes. The muscadine grape skins alone have about 6-8 times as much antioxidant capacity as whole blueberries. Read More

A change in diet improves the lives of those diagnosed with a common but hard-to-treat gut disorder. That’s the conclusion of new research that studied, for the first time in the United States, the result of following a carefully controlled diet to improve the symptoms and quality of life for people with irritable bowel syndrome. Read More

Cornell, as an institution, appears to be complicit in a shocking amount of ecologically destructive, academically unethical, and scientifically deceitful behavior. Perhaps the most potent example is Cornell’s deep ties to industrial GMO agriculture, and the affiliated corporations such as Monsanto. I’d like to share how I became aware of this troubling state of affairs. Read More

In November 2012, Ann started drinking carrot juice — making it herself using either an Omega Juicer, or later a Champion Juicer. She decided against any conventional treatments at that time, and she also made no other dietary changes. She even kept eating ice cream, which she does not recommend to others. Read More

Scientific Ways To Fight Cancer

The ExAC dataset contains over ten million DNA variants and is a freely available, high-resolution catalog of human genetic variation that has already made a major impact on clinical research and diagnosis of rare genetic diseases. Read More

For Steven Keating, an engineering PhD candidate at MIT, his curiosity for collecting personal data is what helped him discover his own brain tumor, and saved his life. Read More

On Tuesday June 21, an advisory panel from the National Institute of Health (NIH) green lighted a proposal to use the game changing technique to tackle three different kinds of cancer. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), who are spearheading the small trial, hope to use the technique to edit genes in a patient’s own immune cells, reprogramming them to recognize and attack cancer at the first signs of growth. Read More

It’s an exciting time to be taking care of neuroendocrine patients. We’re seeing new imaging techniques and new therapies come to market. One that’s particularly interesting is the SWEDISH ONCOLYTIC VIRUS. It’s a project that Dr. Kjell Oberg and Dr. Magnus Essand of Uppsala University in Sweden have been working on for over a decade. Read More

Tons of Info About PRRT – ….a decision from the FDA is expected by early 2017.  Additionally, an Expanded Access Program (EAP) in the United States for the investigational product, Lutathera, is expected to begin in about 2 months at 2-5 institutions. Through the Expanded Access Program Lutathera is being made available to patients with “inoperable, somatostatin receptor positive, midgut carcinoid tumors, progressive under somatostatin analogue therapy.” Read More

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that venetoclax was approved for prescription outside of human trials for patients with chronic lymphotic leukemia (CLL). Read More

Other Stuff

The idea behind Tipso appears basic at first glance. Doctors in the operating room use a holographic virtual menu with all the necessary controls, which are projected onto the patient’s bed drape. Read More

Walk For Neuroendocrine Cancer

A study in 2003 showed that baby teeth are a rich source of stem cells, which are like protocells that can be grown into multiple kinds of cells if needed. Read More

 

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