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Beware of Bogus Cancer Fundraisers - ThirdAge

Mon, 2018-09-24 22:46

ThirdAge

Beware of Bogus Cancer Fundraisers
ThirdAge
Crowdfunding for alternative cancer therapies has soared in recent years. But researchers fear that huge sums are being raised for treatments that aren't backed by evidence and may even, in some cases, do harm. The study, by the Good Thinking Society, ...

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Doctors Warn 'Black Salve' Cure For Skin Cancer Is More Ruse Than Remedy - CBS New York

Mon, 2018-09-24 21:24

CBS New York

Doctors Warn 'Black Salve' Cure For Skin Cancer Is More Ruse Than Remedy
CBS New York
Now, some patients are taking matters into their own hands by applying a paste they believe can cure the deadly disease, but opinions are mixed about the unproven alternative treatment called black salve. “The typical ingredients include something ...

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Epizyme Announces Removal of FDA's Partial Ban in Phase II Clinical Trials - BioSpace (press release) (blog)

Mon, 2018-09-24 07:57

BioSpace (press release) (blog)

Epizyme Announces Removal of FDA's Partial Ban in Phase II Clinical Trials
BioSpace (press release) (blog)
Even the American Cancer Society recommends consideration of clinical trials to cancer patients searching for more effective alternative treatments. As Epizyme's website states, “At Epizyme, our exceptional team is wholly dedicated to bringing ...

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Saving Bladders with Brachytherapy Using Robot-Assisted Laparoscopically Performed Implantations for Solitary ... - UroToday

Sat, 2018-09-22 13:32

Saving Bladders with Brachytherapy Using Robot-Assisted Laparoscopically Performed Implantations for Solitary ...
UroToday
Radical cystectomy is the gold standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. However, this ... The authors aimed to find an alternative treatment with similar or better oncological results, improved quality of life, and reduced toxicity. Some ...

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Chemohypertheramia with Mitomycin C and COMBAT System in High Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A ... - UroToday

Sat, 2018-09-22 12:42

Chemohypertheramia with Mitomycin C and COMBAT System in High Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A ...
UroToday
The authors conclude that chemohypertheramia entailing six weekly induction 40 mg Mitomycin C intravesical instillations using the COMBAT system, is a viable alternative to intravesical BCG therapy. Importantly, the recurrence-free and progression-free ...

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FTC slams company administering vitamin concoctions through IV injections - Natural Products INSIDER

Fri, 2018-09-21 11:06

Natural Products INSIDER

FTC slams company administering vitamin concoctions through IV injections
Natural Products INSIDER
FTC officials accused iV Bars and its owner, Aaron K. Roberts, of making deceptive health claims to treat serious diseases such as cancer, congestive heart failure and multiple sclerosis. The alternative therapy cost between $100 and $250 per “treatment.”.

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Gentian Violet: Deep Purple Dye Kills Some Cancer Cells, Early Research Finds - WBUR

Fri, 2018-09-21 10:52

WBUR

Gentian Violet: Deep Purple Dye Kills Some Cancer Cells, Early Research Finds
WBUR
Just to reinforce that message: A study this summer found that cancer patients who chose alternative medicine over conventional treatment were twice as likely to die over a decade. "But [gentian violent] certainly warrants further study," Jacobsen said.

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Crowdfunding for Cancer Tx Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients - Physician's Weekly

Fri, 2018-09-21 08:06

Crowdfunding for Cancer Tx Could Exploit Vulnerable Patients
Physician's Weekly
Melanie Newman, a freelance journalist in the United Kingdom, reports on appeals on U.K. crowdfunding sites for cancer treatment with an alternative health element. Figures collected by the Good Thinking Society, a charity that promotes scientific ...

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Dr. Roach: Unusual vertigo can be triggered by coughing or loud noises - Corvallis Gazette Times

Fri, 2018-09-21 07:15

Dr. Roach: Unusual vertigo can be triggered by coughing or loud noises
Corvallis Gazette Times
... your relative with cancer to delay the potentially lifesaving treatments that are available now. A study published in July 2018 showed that people who use alternative medical treatments for cancer are less likely to be cured and have a shorter life ...

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How crowdfunding is being used for 'dubiuous, possibly dangerous' alternative cancer treatments - Genetic Literacy Project

Fri, 2018-09-21 05:08

Genetic Literacy Project

How crowdfunding is being used for 'dubiuous, possibly dangerous' alternative cancer treatments
Genetic Literacy Project
It's become a heartbreakingly common sight on the internet: People using crowdfunding sites to raise money for their expensive health care, including cancer treatment. But a new report published [September 12] in the BMJ suggests that desperate people ...

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Dr. Keith Roach: Unusual vertigo can be triggered by coughing or loud noises - La Crosse Tribune

Fri, 2018-09-21 01:15

La Crosse Tribune

Dr. Keith Roach: Unusual vertigo can be triggered by coughing or loud noises
La Crosse Tribune
... your relative with cancer to delay the potentially lifesaving treatments that are available now. A study published in July 2018 showed that people who use alternative medical treatments for cancer are less likely to be cured and have a shorter life ...

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Crowdfunding Sites Raise Millions for “Quack” Alternative Cancer Treatments Like Coffee Enemas - IFLScience

Thu, 2018-09-20 17:04

IFLScience

Crowdfunding Sites Raise Millions for “Quack” Alternative Cancer Treatments Like Coffee Enemas
IFLScience
When her sister was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, Sarah Thorp turned to crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, launching a campaign to pay for her sister to attend the Integrative Whole Health Clinic, an alternative therapy center in Mexico that ...

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Study Reveals a Promising Alternative to Corticosteroids in Acute Renal Failure Treatment - R & D Magazine

Thu, 2018-09-20 13:51

R & D Magazine

Study Reveals a Promising Alternative to Corticosteroids in Acute Renal Failure Treatment
R & D Magazine
Study Reveals a Promising Alternative to Corticosteroids in Acute Renal Failure Treatment ... A protein produced by the human body appears to be a promising new drug candidate to treat conditions that lead to acute renal failure. ... immunosuppressant ...

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Crowdfunding raises millions for quack cancer remedies, like coffee enemas - Ars Technica

Thu, 2018-09-20 05:21

Ars Technica

Crowdfunding raises millions for quack cancer remedies, like coffee enemas
Ars Technica
In just the UK, crowdfunding sites amassed around $10 million since 2012 for cancer treatments with an alternative-treatment element, the data indicate. Those figures were collected by the nonprofit organization the Good Thinking Society, which ...

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A new method of cancer treatment, which is an alternative to chemotherapy, has started in Kazakhstan - http://kazakh-tv.kz/

Thu, 2018-09-20 02:48

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A new method of cancer treatment, which is an alternative to chemotherapy, has started in Kazakhstan
http://kazakh-tv.kz/
A new method of cancer treatment, which is an alternative to chemotherapy, has started in Kazakhstan. Cancer patients can now undergo tomotherapy in the republic. In 2010, the alternative treatment was introduced in the United States for the first time.

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Experimental Cancer Vaccine May Increase Survival Against Melanoma - Pharmacy Times

Wed, 2018-09-19 14:03

Pharmacy Times

Experimental Cancer Vaccine May Increase Survival Against Melanoma
Pharmacy Times
According to the researchers, using Diprovicim as an adjuvant boosts the vaccine's cancer-fighting potential by stimulating the immune system to make cells called tumor-infiltrating leukocytes. Diprovicim induced greater frequencies of tumor ...

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BRCA1/Shieldin Double Mutations May Signal Resistance to PARP Inhibitors - Cancer Therapy Advisor

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:48

Cancer Therapy Advisor

BRCA1/Shieldin Double Mutations May Signal Resistance to PARP Inhibitors
Cancer Therapy Advisor
One of the most recent studies by researchers from the Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute also confirmed that tumors transplanted into mice with BRCA1 mutations and low levels of shieldin did not respond to PARP inhibitors; furthermore ...

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Thermal ablation effectively treats early-stage lung cancer - physicsworld.com

Wed, 2018-09-19 03:42

physicsworld.com

Thermal ablation effectively treats early-stage lung cancer
physicsworld.com
Thermal ablation is a safe, effective treatment for early-stage lung cancer, according to a study from Yale School of Medicine. The results show that ablation may provide an alternative approach for patients who are ineligible for lung cancer surgery ...

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Single-payer healthcare could be a death sentence for seniors - Miami Herald

Wed, 2018-09-19 01:04

Miami Herald

Single-payer healthcare could be a death sentence for seniors
Miami Herald
Suzanne Aucoin, from Ontario, was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. While her doctor suggested a cancer drug Erbitux — an alternative to chemotherapy — Aucoin's state-sponsored insurance refused to cover an alternative drug to chemotherapy.

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