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‘I’ve licked cancer, I may run for president’ – Santiago

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 27th, 2014 |

Just barely two months before announcing she had Stage 4 lung cancer, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said she has now overcome it and is now considering running for president in 2016. “I have licked cancer, and I’m actually thinking of several career options By 2016, I will be disqualified by law to seek another term as […]

Lung cancer diagnosis tool safe and effective for older patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 14th, 2014 |

A recent study has found that a procedure to take tissue samples from lung cancer patients can be used safely in the elderly. This allows doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis and to choose appropriate treatment. Half of all lung cancer patients are older than 70 years at diagnosis, but studies have shown that […]

Texas Man Battles Deadly Lung Cancer With Ketogenic Diet

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 12th, 2014 |

Joe Mancaruso, a 56-year-old fitness club owner, is battling terminal lung cancer without chemotherapy using the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet. In an exclusive interview, Mancaruso revealed to me why he decided to quit conventional cancer treatment and rely on a ketogenic diet. Mancaruso, of Midland, Texas, has been following the ketogenic diet (which for him […]

Foundation Medicine Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results and Recent Highlights

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 12th, 2014 |

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. — 5,908 clinical tests reported, 263% year-over-year growth — Total revenue of $14.5 million, 145% year-over-year growth — Revenue from clinical testing of $9.4 million, 233% year-over-year growth — Continued commercial expansion, with 60% of tests reported to […]

A universal blood test for cancer is in the works

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2014 |

A universal blood test for cancer is in the works. Researchers from the University of Bradford in England devised a blood test that can be used to detect whether or not people have cancer. (Take a look at the gallery above to dispel some of the myths surrounding cancer.) The test would allow doctors to […]

Berkeley pushes for cancer warning stickers on cell phones

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

Berkeley, undaunted by abandoned efforts in San Francisco, is attempting to become the first city in the nation to require retailers to put stickers on cell phone packaging warning people that the devices may emit cancer-causing radiation. City officials say they have learned from San Francisco’s similar attempt in 2010, which ended two years later […]

UCSF Medical Center Makes Best Hospital List

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

San Francisco’s UCSF Medical Center cracked the Top 10 of a list of the country’s best hospitals published by U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday. The 650-bed hospital ranked 8th. The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, topped the magazine’s list. The clinic led the annual rankings for the first time. Massachusetts General Hospital in […]

Improving quality and access to advanced cancer care in India and South Asia

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 11th, 2014 |

Major advances in radiation therapy and radiosurgery for the treatment of cancer are being highlighted in a three-day Oncology Summit taking place in Mumbai from 10-12 July, 2014. Renowned national and international cancer experts from seven countries are meeting to share best practices and exchange knowledge on modern technologies making treatment for cancer patients more […]

VA rejects link between Gulf War service and cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 7th, 2014 |

The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected a request from members of Congress and veterans advocates to make brain cancer, lung cancer and migraines presumptive conditions for Gulf War veterans. Officials said they cannot prove the high rate of these illnesses among Gulf War vets are related to military service. VA officials said the number […]

We Need to Talk About the Costs of Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 7th, 2014 |

Recently, investigators at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University reported on a new tool, COST, for measuring patients’ concerns about the financial burden of cancer treatment. The acronym stands for “COmprehensive Score for financial Toxicity.” Talking about money is not an easy thing for some doctors, including oncologists. Many hesitate to bring up the […]