Cancer

3D rendering of blood cancer Cancer Research UK is collaborating with Aleta Biotherapeutics (Aleta) to trial a new therapy that ‘reboots’ a treatment for some people with blood cancer whose cancer starts to come back. The new therapy, called ALETA-001, aims to boost a treatment called CAR T-cell therapy, which takes some of a patient’s
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Sustainable gardening doesn’t have a firm, technical definition. It’s the concept of using sustainable gardening techniques that not only cause no harm to the environment, but also typically tend to improve and enhance your garden. Though no one is perfect, and it is near-impossible to practice sustainable garden techniques 100% of the time, any changes
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Many cancer patients use alternative or complementary therapies in conjunction with their main course of treatment, but a new survey shows that many oncologists underestimate how many of their patients are using these types of therapies. It also appears that oncologists and patients disagree about how effective each type of alternative therapy may be. Complementary
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The businessman, philanthropist and long-standing Cancer Research UK supporter tells us about his family’s latest £1.2m donation. At first glance, Cancer Research UK might not seem the obvious charity of choice for a family of philanthropists historically committed to supporting education. Until recently, their many beneficiaries chiefly comprised universities, libraries and schools. But for David
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June is National Cancer Survivors Month! To honor survivors, we will be sharing stories from folks with cancer and their caregivers. Today we hear from Marlys. It was the sunny month of July. We were sharing a vacation rental with our daughter, son-in-law, and the grandkids in a nearby mountain village. My husband’s cancer was
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Screening tests mark a turning point in early detection of cancers. The first screening test widely used to detect cancer, developed by George Papanicolaou, was the Pap test. Although Papanicolaou presented his findings in 1923, it wasn’t until the early 1960s, when the Pap test was backed by the American Cancer Society (ACS), that doctors
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Lung adenocarcinoma cells, a type of non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Usually located in Chicago, researchers and clinicians around the world met virtually this year to present the latest in cancer research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
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Breast cancer is essentially incapable of taking a life as long as it stays in a person’s breasts and doesn’t spread to other areas of the body. When it metastasizes to important organs like the liver, lungs, bones, or brain, however, it can have disastrous consequences. Therefore, it’s important that breast cancer research emphasizes understanding
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Prostate cancer cells. Prostate cancer cells viewed under a microscope. Men with advanced, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer will now have another treatment option in England, following the approval of the hormone therapy enzalutamide (Xtandi). The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has approved the combination of enzalutamide and androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for adults
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June is National Cancer Survivors Month! To honor survivors, we will be sharing stories from folks with cancer and their caregivers. Today we hear from Erin. 37-Year-Old Cancer Survivor and Mom of Four Shares Her Survival Story to Help Others An advanced Stage III colon cancer diagnosis was the last thing I expected to receive
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A patient website that supports cancer patients and their family caregivers Confronting a cancer diagnosis is one of the most demanding, isolating things you can do. Family and friends are an amazing source of support, but constantly sharing updates with each and every one of them is impractical. So what resources are available to families
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