Writing ‘deepest thoughts’ improves quality of life of cancer patients

February 24, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

Georgetown University Medical Centre release – Expressive writing — writing about ones deepest thoughts and feelings — may help change the way cancer patients think and feel about their disease. Read more

‘Fundamental’ herb reverses drug resistance of cancer cells

February 16, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

wu-wei-zi1.jpgCM NEWS – One of the 50 fundamental traditional Chinese medicinal herbs, Wu wei zi (五味子), contains substances that could “remarkably” reverse multidrug resistance of cancer cells, according to a study done at Standford University. Read more

Blood test detects ovarian cancer early

February 15, 2008  
Filed under Cancer, Women's health

Reuters – Researchers have developed what they believe is the first blood test that accurately detects ovarian cancer at an early stage. Read more

‘Engineered’ virus slows stubborn cancers

February 14, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

CM NEWS – A lab-engineered virus has been proved to slow the growth of two particularly stubborn solid tumour cancers – neuroblastoma and peripheral nerve sheath tumours – without harming healthy tissues, according to study results published in the Cancer Research. Read more

New anti-cancer drug maybe from sea algae

February 11, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

cyanobacteria.jpgCM NEWS, UCSD release – A team of researchers has identified a potent new anti- drug isolated from a toxic blue-green algae found in the South Pacific. Read more

Indian herb prevents cancer progress

February 10, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

acanthus-ilicifolius.jpgCM NEWS – An Indian medicinal plant Acanthus ilicifolius shows encouraging results in preventing liver cancer cells from progressing, dubbed chemoprevention, according to a study. Read more

Corn fungus may fight childhood cancer

January 27, 2008  
Filed under Cancer

corn2.jpgCM NEWS – German researchers have successfully isolated a toxin from a common corn fungus which could bring hope in treating neuroblastoma, a tumour of the nervous system in children. Read more

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