- 18% Fewer Deaths Since 2013: Melanoma Treatment Has Been A Huge Public Health Victory
In the 1980s, as tanning beds became a craze, melanoma rates began to climb. Since cancer often takes time to develop deaths due to melanoma peaked in 2013 but thanks to immunotherapy, less risky behavior, and earlier detection, rates dropped 18 percent wi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2020 - 5:29pm
- No Digit: Rectal Exams Aren't The Best Way To Find Prostate Cancer
Three prime ministers and nearly three years ago, “first bloke” Tim Mathieson caused a brouhaha with his advice on prostate cancer screening: We can get a blood test for it, but the digital examination is the only true way to get a correct reading on your ...
Article - The Conversation - Mar 22 2020 - 11:05pm
- Why Some Prostate Cancers Are More Aggressive
Why are some prostate cancers are more aggressive and result in death when others can be treated? The answer could mean more optimal treatment; aggressive forms could still get the full treatment while less harmful forms can get a less damaging approach. ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2020 - 7:31am
- Lung Cancer Trials From Industry Aren't More Biased, But They Are Better
Clinical trials in the modern regulatory environment are so expensive that many companies with a product that is going into a phase III clinical trial will just sell out to a Big Pharma company that can afford it. It's a necessary, yet somehow despise ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2020 - 7:01am
- ACE-i And ARB Medications May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk
Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications are prescribed for conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure or heart disease. They inhibit or block angiotensin, a chemical that causes arter ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2020 - 4:58pm
- Defensive Medicine Increases Costs In Dermatology
Dermatopathologists, skin cancer specialists, may be ordering additional tests or second opinions out of caution but they may also be thinking about checking off boxes to prevent malpractice lawsuits. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 20 2020 - 10:19am
- Colon Cancer Mystery: Are Too Many Antioxidants The Problem?
TP53 is a gene found in every cell. It produces a protein called p53 which acts as a cell's barrier, even suppressing genetic mutations in the cell. However, if p53 becomes damaged, it no longer protects the cell as well. Perhaps even the opposite, it ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2020 - 9:25am