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‘This is not the end’: Using immunotherapy to target genes gives cancer patients hope

Stefanie Joho was 22 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She has been in remission for more than a year thanks to an immunotherapy treatment aimed at a genetic glitch, rather than aiming at the disease itself like chemotherapy does. (Michelle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

The oncologist was blunt: Stefanie Joho’s colon cancer was raging […]

By |May 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Role of Family Medical History in Your Health

The U.S. SUrgeon general’S Family hiSTory iniTiaTive

Before You Start

Gathering What You Need To Create Your Own Family Health Portrait

Knowing your family’s health history can save your life and the lives of those you love. Tracing the illnesses suffered by your parents, grandparents and other relatives can help your doctor predict the disorders to which you […]

By |April 4th, 2017|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

Knowing your family health history can be life-saving.

Knowing your family health history can be life-saving. Gather it this Thanksgiving on National Family Health History Day.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of us are starting to plan menus, exchange favorite recipes, and prepare our homes for visiting relatives. This much-anticipated holiday also happens to be National Family Health History Day, purposefully designed to encourage us […]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

My Personalized Journey with Ovarian Cancer

Looking back, my journey with cancer really began when I was 40, a year after my paternal grandmother passed away. That was about the same time I first started thinking that breast cancer might be hereditary.

My grandmother had a history of breast cancer, so I looked at my husband and said, “Oh my gosh, what […]

By |May 9th, 2016|Real Patients Stories|0 Comments

“NIH researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by five types of cancer” National Institute Of Health

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. They also found evidence that this methylation signature may be present in many more types of cancer. The specific signature results from a chemical modification of DNA called methylation, which can control the expression […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Genomic Testing Reaches The Clinic” American Cancer Society

Genomics and its impact on clinical medicine appear to be the topics du jour. The science is rapidly advancing, but our ability to understand and apply that science may not be keeping pace. The question is whether expectations will meet the promise, and are we wise enough to navigate the maelstrom and bring true benefit […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Genomics is already saving lives, it’s not something of the future” Harvard School Of Public Health

Genomics has, in a remarkably short period of time, led to revelations across a wide range of scientific disciplines. It’s helped us better understand everything from cancer to dinosaurs to the intricacies of sexual selection.

In medicine, the study of genomics is already saving lives and driving trillions of dollars of economic activity. The ability to […]

By |February 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New research gives hope to patients with a fatal type of brain cancer

It’s difficult to treat a type of brain cancer that is nearly always fatal.

However, a new clinical trial that is underway may be improving the options for patients with deadly glioblastomas.
The survival rate for a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma is about 10% over a five year period.

External beam radiation treatment has always […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New insight into taste bud renewal offers hope for cancer patients with taste dysfunction

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy often experience a reduction in their sense of taste. Now, researchers have uncovered a mechanism behind taste bud renewal, paving the way for new treatment strategies for patients with taste dysfunction.

Lead study author Dany Gaillard, of the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado Denver, and colleagues publish […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lung cancer therapy hope for patients

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a “milestone” trial has shown.
Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body’s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack.
The results from 582 people were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
James Gallagher reports.

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Lung cancer therapy is […]

By |June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments