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
Sep. 26, 2016 It iss essential for cells to quickly ascertain whether it's possible to repair mistakes or to self-destruct for the good of the organism. That's because cells with a damaged genome often begin to ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Scientists can improve protein-based drugs by reaching into the evolutionary past, a new paper proposes. As a proof of concept for this approach, the research team showed how "ancestral sequence ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different sub-types of HIV ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 The consumption of dietary supplements and cold therapies containing high concentrations of zinc is now being called into question, following research that suggests it may ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 Increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures, ground-breaking new research shows. On the basis of this discovery, scientists were able to completely ... read more
Sep. 26, 2016 A gene dubbed the ‘Teashirt’ by its discoverers has been identified as a link between children with kidney problems and autism, in a new study which has implications for how doctors working on ... 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