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What's in CAM?

February 8, 2012
by Rachel Pappas, founder of www.1UpOnCancer.com

When you meet cancer square in the eye, you typically become open to hearing about practically anything out there that might help you heal fully. Thatís why more survivors are looking into complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), and as they try it, are giving it a shout. Some doctors are listening. The National Institutes of Health is paying attention too. Through their Office of Cancer Complimentary and Alternative Medicine http://www.cancer.gov/cam/, NIH is funneling millions into researching acupuncture, reiki, herbs and other less-than-conventional practices.

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News from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

January 16, 2012
by Vicki Tashman, Founder

Every December, breast cancer oncologists from around the world descend on San Antonio to discuss and learn about the newest research and practices in breast cancer care. My fellow advocate and friend, Debbie Laxague summarized the 2011 symposium beautifully.

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Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

November 29, 2011
by Vicki Tashman, Founder

An inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a newly published study by a Michigan State University researcher.

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Researchers Discover Key Aspect of Process That Activates Breast Cancer Genes

November 29, 2011
by Vicki Tashman, Founder

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered key processes by which estrogen, the female sex hormone, activates genes in breast-cancer cells. Greater understanding of how this occurs is expected to eventually lead to new treatments for the disease.

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Radiotherapy Between or During Chemotherapy Cycles Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

October 6, 2011
by Vicki Tashman, Founder

A major UK trial has produced firm evidence that giving radiotherapy between or during chemotherapy cycles to women with early breast cancer significantly reduces the risk of the cancer recurring in the breast or chest wall. The treatment, known as synchronous chemoradiation, has minimal adverse side-effects and no detrimental effect on the patients' quality of life. 

 

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Elderly Breast Cancer Patients Risk Treatment Discrimination

October 6, 2011
by Vicki Tashman, Founder

Women diagnosed with breast cancer late in life are at greater risk of dying from the disease than younger patients, assuming they survive other age-related conditions, according to a study presented at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress in Stockholm. The results point to shortcomings in patient care for elderly women as well as differences in the progress of the disease.

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