Saturday, June 15, 2019

New combination chemo aims to improve surgery in pancreatic cancer

CANCER DIGEST – June 15, 2019 – Researchers at West Virginia University have found
a promising new combination chemotherapy improved survival for patients with pancreatic cancer. Their findings appear in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

New imaging agent is able to identify 30 types of cancers

68Ga-FAPI PET/CT in patients reflecting
15 different tumor entities. Image 
Kratochwil, Flechhsig, Lindner, et al
CANCER DIGEST – June 8, 2019 – A new imaging agent has been shown to be highly effective in identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The agent could be effective in providing physicians with a more complete picture of a patient’s cancer. 

The agent called 68Ga-FPI is used in positron emission tomography/computed tomography or PET/CT and targets cancer-associated fibroblasts and is taken up by a wide variety of tumors in very high amounts, making them clearly stand out on an image study.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

New guidelines call for more intense exercise for cancer patients

CANCER DIGEST – May 25, 2019 – People under treatment for cancer have long been advised to take it slow and easy in terms of exercise, but new guidelines are recommending a personalized exercise program including high-intensity workouts to achieve the best outcome for their treatments.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Study finds diet can reduce risk of dying of breast cancer

CANCER DIGEST – May 19, 2019 – Eating a low-fat diet reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer, a new analysis of data from a Women’s Health Initiative study shows.

The study of 20,000 women who were randomly assigned to one of two groups shows that among the women who were in the low-fat, more fruits, vegetables and grains group has a 21 percent lower risk of dying from breast cancer compared to the group who consumed their usual diets.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sunscreen lotions don't block vitamin D synthesis

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via Wikipedia
CANCER DIGEST – May 11, 2019 – You know that sun screen blocks harmful UVA and UVB radiation from the sun, but does it also block the production of vitamin D stimulated by sunshine? 

That’s the question researchers at King’s College London asked. Their findings appear in the May 8, 2019 issue of the British Journal of Dermatology.