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    By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com “Feed a cold, starve a fever,” so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that “treat a cold, starve cancer cells” might be a more appropriate motto. Researchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold — called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) — could also help to prevent the ...
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    From: prweb.com A new comprehensive study published in the highly regarded Annals of Surgical Oncology demonstrates a “low risk of recurrence” at 5 years for patients given partial breast irradiation (PBI) when treated with a single dose of electron-beam Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). The study “Meta-Analysis of Local Invasive Breast Cancer Recurrence After Electron Intraoperative Radiotherapy” was the first ever ...
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    By: Breanne Grady From: usc.edu Anyone who has had cancer — or loves someone who has — understands the fear of the unknown. How big is the tumor? Has it spread? Did the surgeon get all of it out? Cristina Zavaleta knows about these worries, and she’s honing tools for doctors and scientists to use to answer these questions better ...
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    By: Arlene Weintraub From: forbes.com When state legislators started enacting laws in 2011 to prevent insurance companies from charging patients more for oral cancer drugs than they do for cheaper, infused medicines, the idea was to shield the public from sky-high, out-of-pocket drug costs. But a new study is raising disturbing questions about the effectiveness of these “parity” laws, which have been ...
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    It’s so hard to believe that Thanksgiving Day is here again. I always look forward to it because it is my favorite holiday of the year. I do have a whole set of rituals that include preparing a traditional dinner while watching the parades and the football games and inaugurating the Christmas season by turning on the tree lights on ...
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    Usually, chemotherapy is associated with cancer drugs given intravenously in a hospital or doctor’s office. This has been the traditional nonsurgical method of treating cancer. Some versions of oral chemotherapy have been around for more than 60 years. But it’s due to recent advances in cancer treatments that oral chemotherapy pills have become more widely used. In 2007, researchers estimated ...
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