Foodie Friday: Is Oats Healthy?
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk in Childhood Cancer Survivors
According to a survey done in 2008 by Decision Analyst, out of a list of 70 different foods, Americans believe that oatmeal is one of the top four foods most beneficial to your health. Another survey of members of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition found that 97% of the nutritionists thought that oatmeal is healthy. […]
Presence in Times of Pain
Recently, an analysis of long-term cardiomyopathy risk in 28,000 childhood cancer survivors in the US and Europe was done. Researchers compared 4 chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (diseases of the heart muscle). They found exposure to different anthracyclines results in different long-term cardiovascular risk. Heart disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes […]
Can New Molecule Stop Cancer from ‘Tricking’ the Immune System?
The one thing that we can all agree on is that Cancer is very painful at the best of times. Pain is very difficult to cope with both for the person fighting this dreadful disease and for anyone else in their presence in times of pain. Very often we do not know what to do […]
Childhood Cancer in Africa – Part 1
Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the immune system into sparing it or even into boosting its spread. Now, however, new research is throwing a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. One such way involves […]
Could Elephant Genes Hold the Key to Curing Cancer?
A review was done on Childhood Cancer in Africa and published in Paediatric Blood & Cancer in April 2014, to describe the current status of childhood cancer treatment in Africa, as documented in publications, dedicated websites and information collected through surveys. It was hoped that the overview would influence health-care policies to facilitate access to […]
Improving the quality-of-life for cancer survivors
In a study by scientists from the University of Utah and Arizona State University in conjunction with Utah’s Hogle Zoo and the Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant Conservation, published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, scientists said elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human cancer. The paradox […]
Through our support of research and the Long-Term Follow-Up Clinic at the University of Minnesota, the first clinic of it’s kind in the world, physician researchers can learn more about the medical, neurocognitive, and emotional late-effects of childhood cancer treatments and provide health care based on risk factors associated with prior cancer treatment. Childhood cancer, […]