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The limitations of immunotherapy are grossly understated including the fact that most patients with advanced cancers won't benefit from the drugs.
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound derived from Cannabis sativa. Studies are confirming its benefits in a variety of clinical conditions, including cancer, arthritis, and migraine.
It may seem far-fetched to think that studying naked mole-rats could have profound implications for human beings but, in fact, they have already taught us things that could help save lives and improve longevity.
The eyelid area is a common area for non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, accounting for about 5-10% of all skin cancers.
Cancer is policy agnostic—it doesn't wait while policymakers and legislators debate how best to reform the U.S. healthcare system. Whatever direction reform takes, it must put patients first.
With new cancer drugs commonly priced at $100,000 a year or more, hundreds of thousands of cancer patients are delaying care, cutting their pills in half, or skipping drug treatment entirely.
A new screening technology for breast cancer, 3-D mammograms, improves early cancer detection and reduces false positives. However, many insurers are denying coverage for this test even though it is only slightly more expensive than traditional mammography.
Deaths from cancer have declined 23% overall since the high recorded in 1991. As a result, an estimated 1.7 million cancer deaths were prevented. The drop in cancer deaths was driven by three factors.
The Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is a 4-star charity that has raised nearly $25 million with ~90% of the money going to fund novel research projects, patient education and lung cancer awareness programs.