Tag Archive: cancer

breast cancerA simple test that measures a breast cancer patient’s ability to feel two metal points pressed against her fingertips may help evaluate the risk for developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a new study by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers has shown. CTS, most often associated with computer keyboard typing, is caused by bone growth […] Continue reading Simple fingertip test may identify breast cancer patients at CTS risk

Oh dear….. It seems the mystery illness that has sidelined music legend Aretha Franklin from the stage until May is much more serious than gout or a bad case of heartburn. In fact, the Queen of Soul could be in for the fight of her life. The Snitch Circuit is abuzz this Wednesday with whispers […] Continue reading Aretha Franklin Pancreatic Cancer!?

cancer cellScientists have developed a new technique known as hyperthermia therapy, which they hope will allow them to target cancer cells in the body and kill them without harming the surrounding tossed or causing the side effects of chemotherapy drugs and radiotherapy. Researchers have found they can surround cancer cells with tiny particles of iron oxide […] Continue reading Cancer cells can be ‘burned up’ using magnetic pulses

cancerA new study has revealed that elevated fat and cholesterol levels found in a typical American-style diet plays an important role in the growth and spread of prostate cancer. Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center demonstrate how mice eating a Western diet, and predisposed to develop prostate cancer, can develop larger tumors that […] Continue reading Western diet ‘ups prostate cancer risk’

cancerA new study offers insight into a new treatment avenue for two painful inflammatory diseases: Crohn”s sisease and sarcoidosis. While the loss of NOD2 increases the risk of developing Crohn”s disease, increased activity of this gene is also thought to exacerbate symptoms. Additionally, activating NOD2 mutations can cause genetic sarcoidosis – an inflammatory disease affecting […] Continue reading Cancer drugs offer new hope for Crohn”s disease and sarcoidosis