Chemo hair loss can be as traumatizing as cancer itself, but a handful of breast cancer patients kept much of their hair through use of cold cap systems. They're not FDA approved, but one cancer doctor is on a mission to change that.
AP (Sep. 19, 2013) Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated in chemo. Now there's a push to "right-size" cancer care. ... watch video
Newsy (Apr. 28, 2014) A survey of breast cancer survivors showed nearly a third were no longer employed after four years, with chemo patients facing the highest risk.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 23, 2015) Researchers are using laser light to probe tiny samples of tumors to gauge their metabolic activity when dosed with a variety of cancer drugs. Their goal is to pinpoint the most effective drugs for ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 5, 2014) A group of cancer survivors dedicate their time to weave natural hair wigs to be distributed among low-income cancer patients who have lost their hair.
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AP (Dec. 10, 2015) The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it would allow marketing of the DigniCap, a cooling system that chills patients' scalps to reduce the hair loss that is so common during breast cancer ... watch video
Aug. 30, 2016 Dentists are less likely to prescribe antibiotics after they receive a personalized report detailing their past prescription rates, according to a randomized controlled trial of UK ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 A simple adjustment to patients' therapeutic regimen may improve the effectiveness of the standard epigenetic treatment for myeloid dysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 A new study examined the potential weight management benefits of sit-stand desks. Researchers found that regular use of a height-adjustable workstation, when combined with other low-intensity ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Healthy fat tissue is essential for extended survival in the event of tumor-induced wasting syndrome (cachexia). Researchers have shown that selective manipulation of an enzyme can stop unwanted ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 The glucocentric focus on lowering blood sugar in type 2 diabetes may have short-circuited development of new diabetes therapies, according to a new paper. Overall, the authors suggest that the ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Researchers are working to find the fastest way possible to treat and cure human African trypanosomiasis, long referred to as sleeping sickness. Human African trypanosomiasis, or HAT, is a tropical ... read more
Feb. 4, 2016 Why people lose their locks in old age may be related to the aging of hair follicle stem cells, two new studies suggest. Though it is known that mammals that live for longer lifespans lose their ... read more
May 22, 2013 For the first time, physicists, biologists and physicians demonstrated the synergistic effect of cold atmospheric plasma - a partly ionized gas - and chemo therapy on aggressive brain tumor cells. ... read more
Oct. 26, 2012 If you're balding and want your hair to grow back, then here is some good news. A new research shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, causes human hair to regrow. It's been ... read more