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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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Vemurafenib combined with cobimetinib is an effective treatment option for advanced melanoma

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of treatment with vemurafenib (Zelboraf) and cobimetinib (Cotellic) in metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) melanoma. Researchers suggested that this combination improves treatment outcomes. Some background PD-L1 is a protein present in the immune system that helps attacking cancer...

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CAR T-Cells and HIV: What’s the Connection?

CAR T-Cells and HIV: What’s the Connection?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

It has taken decades of work for researchers to find ways to activate the immune system to treat cancer (what we now call immuno-oncology or I-O). Much of that work has been poorly funded. Largely, it has been the result of researchers getting experience in other disciplines (like infectious disease) and then transferring that expertise to oncology...

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Removal of underarm lymph nodes in melanoma patients

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the secondary effects of having axillary lymphadenectomy (ALD; surgery to remove the lymph nodes in the underarms region) in melanoma patients. Researchers suggested that ALD is a low risk surgery for melanoma patients. Some background The standard treatment for melanoma patients spread to the lymph nodes is...

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Long-term outcomes with dabrafenib combined with trametinib in metastatic melanoma

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term safety and effectiveness of dabrafenib (Tafinlar) and trametinib (Mekinist) in metastatic melanoma. Researchers suggested that this treatment increased overall survival in melanoma patients. Some background Some melanoma patients have a mutation (permanent change) in the BRAF gene. Dabrafenib...

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PTSD and Cancer

PTSD and Cancer

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

“I think all too often we underestimate the impact of a cancer diagnosis on the mental health and well-being of the individual, thus it goes unaddressed.” ~Stephanie Zimmerman, MSN Receiving a diagnosis of cancer can bring on feelings of worry, fear, dread, anger, uncertainty and loss.  Research indicates that, for some people, these symptoms of...

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A review in melanoma brain metastasis treatment

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the currently available treatments for melanoma brain metastasis (MBM; spread to the brain). Researchers reported that treatment should be personalized for the different types of patients.  Some background Melanoma has the highest risk of spreading to the brain among all common cancer types. Until the last...

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Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Does Alcohol Increase Cancer Risk?

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In July 2017, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conducted the National Cancer Opinion Survey to find out what people in the US know about cancer.  ASCO released the results in October.  The findings have already influenced recommendations made by the organization. Beliefs About Cancer Risk Among other questions, the survey asked  4,016...

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New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

New Studies Linking Gut Bacteria and Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 2 comments

In It’s All In Your Gut, A High Fiber Diet and the Immune System, we introduced the microbiome that lives in our body.  It helps with our digestion and makes the short-chained fatty acids (SCFAs) that are important to our immune system.  Now several recent studies are looking at bacteria in the bodies of people with cancer.   Specifically, these...

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