Top News: #Cancer

Here are the top read news for #cancer:


Choosing the right cancer drugsCancer drugs get a new consumer’s guide:

In a bid to inject clarity into the fast-moving, high-stakes world of cancer drugs, a task force of cancer doctors announced Monday that it has devised a decision-making aid to help physicians and their patients weigh the pluses and minuses of newly available options for treating malignancy, including their costs. Read more


XXX BIOLABS IN YOUR BACKYARD 3153.JPGMayo Clinic research looks at turning off cancer’s growth:

ROCHESTER, Minn. — An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and potentially stop the progression of many late-stage cancers. Read more

placebosCan placebo pills help cancer survivors manage fatigue?:

Ted Kaptchuk has spent more than 15 years studying how the placebo effect works. As the director of the Program in Placebo Studies and the Therapeutic Encounterat Harvard University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, he’s seen that patients often show improvement after receiving placebo pills. Read more



Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure:

Supercharge your immune cells to defeat cancer? Juno Therapeutics believes its treatments can do exactly that. Read more


Clinical Trials Need Cancer Patients:

I HAVE a very rare and aggressive type of skin cancer — Merkel cell carcinoma — for which there is no approved cure, and I’m participating in a clinical trial to deal with it. If successful, the trial will show that the drug I’m being given at least manages what is now an often fatal disease. Read more