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5 min ago | New York Daily News

Beams may come true with new East Harlem cancer treatment center

Architect firm VOA Associates Inc. filed permits to inhabit space at the 1.7-million-square-foot site late last week, but the two parties are "still in discussion," a spokesman for the city's Economic Development Corp. said. There are roughly 14 centers in the country that use proton beam technology, which destroys cancerous cells more directly than radiotherapy.


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4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments ...

Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings that researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 16. Looking over data gathered from more than 17,000 surveys completed by men diagnosed with prostate cancer , Fox Chase researchers tracked when patients' urinary and sexual symptoms changed following each type of treatment, and by how much.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

8 hrs ago | My Verona NJ

HBW Student Organizes Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser

Brendan Semeraro, a student at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, has organized a fundraiser for the Max Cure Foundation, which is working to find cures for pediatric cancers and fund the development of less toxic cancer treatments for children. But instead of asking you to give money, Semeraro is asking for your sneakers.


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12 hrs ago | CBS Local

Ride To Conquer Cancer Raises $2.6 Miliion

WJZ 's own Mary Bubala and Mike Schuh along with 1,000 participants took part in the two-day event that covers 150-mile ride through Maryland and Virginia. "We are incredibly grateful to the community of riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and the hundreds of crew and volunteers who helped make our first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer a remarkable success for the world-leading cancer programs at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals," said Dr. William Nelson, Director of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.


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16 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Breast cancer screening in over-70s 'may lead to overdiagnosis'

Involving much older women in breast cancer screening programs may "lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment" claim experts, following a study on a Netherlands-based national program that screened women up to age 75. For every advanced stage cancer detected through screening among 70-75-year-olds, around 20 "overdiagnosed" early stage cancers were detected. As people in Western societies are living longer, it is expected that in the coming years there will be an increase in the proportion of older women with breast cancer - the largest contributor to death from cancer in women worldwide.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology

17 hrs ago | KUAM News

Guam is Good 5K benefits Calvo Cancer Foundation

It's time to put your tennis shoes on and show your support for those afflicted with cancer by joining this year's Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation Guam is Good Walk/Run 5K. "This month the Edward m Calvo foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary for ten years we have been assisting local cancer patients in our community with various needs giving them financial support as well as we provided different types of emotional therapy," said Marie Calvo Monge, a board member with the Foundation.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer-fighting cocktail demonstrates promising results as new treatment for advanced cervical cancer

DALLAS September 15, 2014 Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds. The cancer-fighting cocktail, which combines the chemotherapy drug cisplatin with pemetrexed - an agent that stops cancer cells from dividing showed promising results for advanced, persistent, or recurrent cervical cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cervical Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations

The Star

S.C. woman's business aims to help cancer patients

Since she was a young girl, Danielle McCray knew she wanted to be a service-providing business owner. She had no clue exactly what type of service she would provide.


Related Topix: Medicine, US Military, US Navy

'Decoding Annie Parker' Focuses On Women, Breast Cancer and Changing Science

I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Hematology, Lymphoma, Leukemia


Health Startup Launches an App to Guide Breast Cancer Patients

Health startup Willowglade Technologies plans to launch its "My Breast Cancer Journey" app for iOS and Android devices by the end of the month, the first in a series of planned apps designed to provide information and support for cancer patients, the company told Re/code . The tool aims to help those battling breast cancer keep track of their medical tests, submit information to clinical trials, access medical literature customized to their conditions and securely share progress with friends and family.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Cambridge Evening News

Addenbrookea s Charitable Trust launches new breast cancer campaign

People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Standardized Testing, Education, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

Milford Mercury

Pembrokeshire nurse being denied 70,000 cancer treatment

A Pembrokeshire nurse is being refused treatment for her cancer - because NHS chiefs in Wales won't pay for her treatment in England. Beth Prout, 57, has a rare form of cancer which can only be treated in two hospitals in the country.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, United Kingdom, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

Harwich and Manningtree Standard

Man is fined after selling "cancer cure" which he made at home

A man claiming to sell a cure for cancer has been fined A 750 following an investigation by Essex Trading Standards. Steven Cook, 54, of East Road, West Mersea, was charged with an offence under the Cancer Act after suggesting Colloidal Silver was a treatment for cancer.


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Stroudnewsand Journal

Stall adds over 1k to help Tessa beat cancer

A CHARITY stall at the Shambles Market on Saturday raised more than A 1,200 to pay for life-saving therapy for former Stroud nurse, Tessa Elam. The stall, which was organised by Maud Lomberg, who used to live next door to Tessa in Minchinhampton, attracted not only dozens of donations beforehand, but hundreds showed up on the day to show their support.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gloucestershire County, England, United Kingdom,

Sun Sep 14, 2014


Manuka Honey Does Not Decrease Pain of Radiation-Induced Esophagitis for Lung Cancer Patients

Patient-reported data indicates that when Manuka honey is prescribed for esophagitis pain during radiation therapy , it is not more effective than standard medical care, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting. Esophagitis, inflammation that damages tissues of the esophagus and causes discomfort, is a common and temporary side effect experienced by the majority of lung cancer patients undergoing RT.


Related Topix: Medicine, Esophagitis, Health, Lung Cancer, Oncology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

PhysOrg Weblog

Breast screening for over 70s doesn't prompt sharp fall in advanced disease

Including much older women in a national breast cancer screening program does not prompt a sharp fall in new cases of advanced disease in this age group-as would be expected for a successful initiative-reveals a study of the Dutch experience, published in BMJ today. Instead, it may just lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment, suggest the researchers, led by a team based at Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

The Times-Picayune

'Baking for Breast Cancer' fundraiser is Oct. 4 in New Orleans

The Amazons, a New Orleans-based benevolent society, will host the third annual "Baking for Breast Cancer" fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" campaign. Admission is free and open to the public.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, New Orleans, LA, Tulane University

The New Zealand Herald

MKR stars cook for cancer treatment

On camera, My Kitchen Rules New Zealand rivals the "Modern Day Hippies" and the "Corporate Dads" are locked in a tense battle for a $100,000 winners' cheque. But off camera, the duos have united behind gravely ill Hamilton woman Angela Sunkel, who is battling a deadly form of cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Leukemia

The Advertiser

Great Aycliffe Cancer Support Group celebrates successful re-launch

NEW CHAPTER: Peter Beaty, of Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe, and Allison White, founder of Great Aycliffe Cancer Support, officially re-launch the group at a new venue Earlier this month, the group, which helps people who have been affected by cancer including relatives and carers, met at Neville Parade Community Centre in Newton Aycliffe for the first time. Founder Allison White, who was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia in 2009, said: "We had a wonderful night and it was lovely to see new and old members.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, United Kingdom, Durham County, England

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Littlehampton Gazette

MP welcomes A 160m boost towards defeating cancer

A 160 MILLION boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund that pays for access to expensive cancer treatments in England has been welcomed by Arundel and South Downs MP. The new funding is part of the Government's A 750 million cancer strategy that aims to improve cancer survival rates across the nation, which are lagging behind other EU countries.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, West Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England, Breast Cancer