What’s New in the Treatment of Paediatric Leukaemia?
Nigerian Scientist Develops Cancer Drugs from African Plants
Better understanding of genomics has led to the identification of new sub-types and more focused treatments. Immunotherapy agents are also opening a new era in treatment of the disease. A greater understanding of the genomics of paediatric leukaemia — the genetic errors and irregularities that underlie the disease — has enabled researchers to divide the […]
Managing Skin & Nail-Related Side Effects from Cancer Treatment
Mansurah Abdulazeez Discusses How Her Visionary Plant Research Could Help in Fight Against Tumours Mansurah Abdulazeez is a molecular biologist at the Center for Biotechnology Research, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria. Her research aims to identify potent anticancer agents in African plants. Last November, the government of Spain awarded her their Science by Women Fellowship. And […]
Managing Your Child’s Treatment-Related Nausea
Among common side effects such as hair loss and nausea, radiation, chemotherapy, biologics, and targeted cancer therapies also can cause changes to your skin, nails, hair and feet. Around 50% of patients with cancer who are treated with immunotherapy and targeted therapy experience a skin-related side effect that can affect their quality of life, according […]
CBD for Cancer – Can it Help?
Treatment-induced nausea is an unpleasant side effect that can occur before, during, or after cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation. Antiemetic medications are typically used to treat nausea and vomiting, but there are other strategies that can help.
Childhood Brain Cancer
With the recent changes in the laws around cannabis use and the influx of the sale of cannabis products, CBD Oils etc in South Africa of late, especially the influx of social media postings of “so-called cures”, we thought it might be time to re-visit the subject…. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many cannabinoids […]
What is the 4-7-8 Breathing Technique?
The human brain is the “cockpit” or “command center” for the central nervous system; it is also, despite its critical role in every aspect of human life, one of the most delicate organs in the human body. Any abnormal growth or tumour in the brain, whether cancerous or non-cancerous, can cause serious damage to healthy […]
17,000+ Chemotherapy Drugs Donated to Ethiopian Childhood Cancer Children
The 4-7-8 breathing technique, also known as “relaxing breath,” involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds. The method, pioneered by Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weill, is described as a ‘natural tranquiliser for the nervous system’ helping to quickly reduce tension and allowing the body to relax. […]
New Service Transforms Childhood Cancer Treatment
THE ACCESS TO CHILDHOOD CANCER ESSENTIALS (ACCESS) INITIATIVE ANNOUNCES TRANSFORMATIVE PROGRAMS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO CRITICAL MEDICINES • Multistakeholder partnership seeks to enhance care for children with cancer in Africa • Provides life-saving cancer medicines to children in Ethiopia in collaboration with Teva • Funds critical research on childhood cancer medicine needs and access barriers in East Africa Access […]
Can New Cancer Drug Safely Boost Radiation Therapy?
Children with cancer in the UK are to benefit nationally from a service which for the first time will allow doctors to personalise their treatment. The therapeutic drug monitoring service, developed by Newcastle University experts, allows clinicians to obtain vital information about how much chemotherapy individual young patients should receive. Youngsters diagnosed with cancer, […]
Cancer continues to be one of the top causes of death in many countries, and Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments used in the fight against cancer. About 60% of cancer patients benefit from radiation, which is used either on its own or together with chemotherapy. Radiation therapy works by puncturing the […]