Tag Archives: cancer

‘Living drug’ offers hope to terminal blood cancer patients

NHS patients with lymphoma have for the first time been given a pioneering treatment that genetically reprogrammes their immune system to fight cancer. Mike Simpson, 62, from Durham, says his cancer is now “on the run”. The therapy, called CAR-T, is a “living drug” that is tailor-made for each patient using their body’s own cells… Read More »

How is Alex Trebek doing with his pancreatic cancer treatment?

In a recent People article, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shared some good news. Diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March, Trebek said he was told that he has been responding very well to his chemotherapy regimen, and that he’s in “near remission.” He went on to say, “It’s kind of mind-boggling. … The doctors said they hadn’t seen this… Read More »

Medical News Today: Are dogs better at detecting cancer ‘than advanced technology?’

Because dogs have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, researchers are increasingly interested in finding out whether they can detect disease. One new study working with beagles has found that they can successfully “sniff out” lung cancer with extremely high accuracy. Beagles are not just friendly and extremely cuddly; they can accurately detect cancer. Recent… Read More »

‘Search and destroy’ radiotherapy for prostate cancer being hailed as a game changer

CHICAGO — A game-changing “search and destroy” treatment could offer hope of a longer life to thousands of men with incurable prostate cancer. The first two British patients were treated last weekend, after research found that it could significantly extend survival for men with no other options. Charities said they were “thrilled” by the promise… Read More »

Avenda Health Uses Artificial Intelligence to Improve Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 9 men and is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Due to the close anatomical association between the prostate and nearby organs, well-known complications of prostate cancer treatment are urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Santa Monica-based Avenda Health hopes to use artificial intelligence to decrease rates… Read More »