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Gel to treat breast cancer being tested in Chicago - KTRK-TV

Sat, 2018-10-20 09:18

KTRK-TV

Gel to treat breast cancer being tested in Chicago
KTRK-TV
Researchers in Chicago and across the country are hoping to prove a topical gel can treat breast cancer. If successful, it would produce a safer alternative to a common breast cancer medication that some patients are reluctant to take. It's the first ...

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Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer - Medical News Today

Sat, 2018-10-20 01:04

Medical News Today

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer
Medical News Today
The researcher explains the need for alternative breast cancer therapies, especially when cancer has spread to the bone marrow. "Metastatic breast cancer can be a devastating diagnosis with high rates of relapse ... Over the next few years, Dr ...
Pinkwashing, National Breast Cancer Industry MonthteleSUR tv HTTPS (press release) (blog)

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Faith or fallacy? Alternative treatments failed my mother - Chicago Tribune

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:35

Chicago Tribune

Faith or fallacy? Alternative treatments failed my mother
Chicago Tribune
She had for years believed strongly in naturopathy, so after a six-month period of remission, when her cancer returned after a round of integrating complementary medicine with chemotherapy, she chose to treat her cancer solely with alternative treatments.

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Tools aid in detection, treatment of cancer-related cognitive impairment - Healio

Fri, 2018-10-19 08:54

Tools aid in detection, treatment of cancer-related cognitive impairment
Healio
Once detected, clinicians can offer a web-based, interactive cognitive training program as an alternative to traditional speech or occupational therapy to help restore cognitive function. “Cognitive complaints, such as impaired memory, contraction and ...

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Breast cancer gel being tested in Chicago; Northwestern recruiting patients for clinical trial - WLS-TV

Thu, 2018-10-18 17:30

WLS-TV

Breast cancer gel being tested in Chicago; Northwestern recruiting patients for clinical trial
WLS-TV
Researchers in Chicago and across the country are hoping to prove a topical gel can treat breast cancer. If successful, it would produce a safer alternative to a common breast cancer medication that some patients are reluctant to take. It's the first ...

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Antidepressants Being Used As Alternative Treatment For Chronic Itching - CBS Pittsburgh

Thu, 2018-10-18 17:09

CBS Pittsburgh

Antidepressants Being Used As Alternative Treatment For Chronic Itching
CBS Pittsburgh
Cancer, kidney disease and liver disease can cause chronic itching, because of substances that build up in the skin with these conditions. But sometimes a cause is never found. Typical treatment is with steroid creams for the skin or antihistamines by ...

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Marker Therapeutics: A Safer And Potentially More Effective CAR-T Alternative - Seeking Alpha

Thu, 2018-10-18 06:49

Marker Therapeutics: A Safer And Potentially More Effective CAR-T Alternative
Seeking Alpha
The newly merged entity between TapImmune and Marker Therapeutics offers a potentially superior treatment for various cancers that is both similar and unique to CAR-T therapies. With the merger now complete, the "deal fatigue" that has impacted the ...

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How can GPs tackle the 'crowdfunder' quandary? - Pulse (blog)

Thu, 2018-10-18 02:17

Pulse (blog)

How can GPs tackle the 'crowdfunder' quandary?
Pulse (blog)
What I haven't been used to seeing is the numerous crowdfunding pages on the internet, for people with serious illnesses like cancer, raising money for alternative treatments. Indeed, a recent study highlighted how crowdfunding for alternative cancer ...

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Finding an alternative: Options available for breast cancer screening and treatment for those without insurance - Hays Free Press

Wed, 2018-10-17 11:01

Finding an alternative: Options available for breast cancer screening and treatment for those without insurance
Hays Free Press
While Texas ranks high in the number of uninsured individuals, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer isn't always out of reach for women. According to multiple reports, including a 2018 WalletHub study, Texas ranks 35th in the nation for the state ...

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Shortened Radiation Therapy Recommended in New Prostate Cancer Guideline - Journal of Clinical Pathways

Wed, 2018-10-17 06:40

Journal of Clinical Pathways

Shortened Radiation Therapy Recommended in New Prostate Cancer Guideline
Journal of Clinical Pathways
The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and American Urological Association (AUA) developed a new guideline that suggests hypofractionated radiation therapy as an alternative to conventional ...

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Seattle fundraiser benefits pediatric cancer research - KING5.com

Tue, 2018-10-16 13:43

KING5.com

Seattle fundraiser benefits pediatric cancer research
KING5.com
Instead of going through years of toxic chemotherapy treatments, patients will instead receive the special cells while their immune system goes to work. With the study's promising results thus far, the hope is that this will offer an alternative ...

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FDA Grants LOXO-292 Breakthrough Designation for RET Fusion-Positive Thyroid Cancer - OncLive

Mon, 2018-10-15 08:47

FDA Grants LOXO-292 Breakthrough Designation for RET Fusion-Positive Thyroid Cancer
OncLive
The FDA has granted LOXO-292 a breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of patients with advanced RET fusion–positive thyroid cancer who require systemic therapy, have progressed on prior treatment, and have no other acceptable alternative ...
LOXO-292 Granted FDA's Breakthrough Designation for RET Fusion-Positive Thyroid CancerTargeted Oncology
Loxo Oncology Announces Receipt of Breakthrough Therapy Designation from US Food and Drug Administration for ...Associated Press (press release) (blog)

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Report: Chiropractor said alternative medicine figured cancer out in 1920 - Redding Record Searchlight

Fri, 2018-10-12 18:12

Redding Record Searchlight

Report: Chiropractor said alternative medicine figured cancer out in 1920
Redding Record Searchlight
A Palo Cedro chiropractor told an undercover investigator posing as a client that she shouldn't pursue the cancer treatments she told him her doctor had recommended, district attorney's officials said Thursday. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lucky ...

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CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks - Medscape

Fri, 2018-10-12 07:23

Medscape

CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks
Medscape
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular among cancer patients; some estimates indicate that as many as half of all patients use some sort of these therapies before and during treatment. However, some of these therapies could ...
Trust in Non-conventional Therapies by Cancer Patients Not Matched with Proper Awareness About Their RisksUroToday

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Groups Endorse Shorter RT for Prostate Cancer | Medpage Today - MedPage Today

Thu, 2018-10-11 15:46

MedPage Today

Groups Endorse Shorter RT for Prostate Cancer | Medpage Today
MedPage Today
Hypofractionated external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) for early prostate cancer represents a reasonable alternative to standard treatment protocols involving ...
New ASTRO/ASCO/AUA guideline for prostate cancer supports shortened radiation therapyMedical Xpress
New ASTRO/ASCO/AUA guideline for early-stage prostate cancer ...Longview News-Journal

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Head of military school fired for using marijuana extract to treat cancer - Military Times

Thu, 2018-10-11 15:22

Military Times

Head of military school fired for using marijuana extract to treat cancer
Military Times
After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016, Cobbs began preparation for radiation and chemotherapy treatment, but opted against it when a doctor suggested an alternative medicinal plan comprised of dietary supplements, non-psychoactive ...

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Alternative Therapies Popular With Sarcoma Patients - MedPage Today

Thu, 2018-10-11 15:01

MedPage Today

Alternative Therapies Popular With Sarcoma Patients
MedPage Today
Complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs), used by a number of sarcoma patients both before and during cancer treatments, are frequently associated with drug-drug interactions, according to two new studies. Both will be presented at the upcoming ...

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Insurance plans lack alternative therapy coverage for back pain - Becker's Hospital Review

Wed, 2018-10-10 11:24

Insurance plans lack alternative therapy coverage for back pain
Becker's Hospital Review
Researchers found most insurance plans offered coverage for physical and occupational therapy and chiropractic care for chronic pain not related to cancer. However, 30 out of 45 plans did not cover acupuncture, according to Reuters. 3. Three out of the ...

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Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky - Medical News Today

Wed, 2018-10-10 08:03

Medical News Today

Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky
Medical News Today
Another study that was led by Dr. Audrey Bellesoeur — of the University Paris Descartes in France — complements these findings by examining the drug-to-drug interactions between CAMs and conventional cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy or ...
Cancer patients using alternative meds unaware of risksAustralian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)

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