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  • If a miracle cure existed that would cure cancer or autism, it’d be tempting to seek it out. The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing claims to offer that “miracle cure” for cancer, autism, and more. But it turns out the “miracle” remedy, which the church refers to as MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution), is a form of...
  • Some of the most exciting advancements in cancer treatment involve biologic therapies. Made with living organisms, biologics prompt the immune system to kill cancer cells. Biosimilars are similar versions of biologics already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA approved the first...
  • The FDA just approved a version of Avastin, a blockbuster chemotherapy made by Genentech that brought in $6.7 billion in sales in 2016.  The newly approved drug, made by Amgen, will go by the marketed name Mvasi. It's a type of medication called a "biosimilar."  Biosimilars are a bit more complicated than your average...
  • LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer patients with high levels of good gut bacteria appear more likely to respond to immunotherapy, potentially opening up a new way to optimize the use of modern medicines that are highly effective but only work in some people. The finding, reported in two scientific papers on Thursday, suggests...
  • There could be much to learn from the field of infectious diseases when it comes to the treatment of cancer. That is the perspective of a group of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley, in an article published in Science Immunology. The researchers suggest that cancer could be thought of as a chronic...
  • A new review of 27 trials found that evidence is lacking  As we reported in the past, exactly how marijuana affects your health is certainly controversial. Now, here’s one more thing to add to the mix: Using cannabis for chronic pain is likely ineffective, a new review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine...
  • In a world where you can fix almost anything with a do-it-yourself video on YouTube, you might think curing your own illness would be a piece of cake. It might be if it weren’t for a couple of (not so small) sticking points. One, the home remedy recommended by your friend — or one of the many websites promoting “...
  • Getting through cancer treatment successfully is something to celebrate. To stay in good health, doctors say you need to watch for other symptoms, including vision changes, headaches and problems with balance.  Many cancer survivors don’t realize that 25 percent of people who survive some common cancers go on to...
  • A cancer diagnosis brings a lot of worries with it. One of the biggest — and least discussed — is money.  Even if you have good insurance, all those co-pays add up — to say nothing of the time you might miss from work, the clothes you may need to buy as your body changes, and the extra help with housework or childcare...
  • (Reuters Health) - Who a cancer patient spends time with in the chemotherapy ward may have a small but significant effect on their likelihood of surviving the disease, suggests a small study in the UK. Researchers found that patients who received chemo alongside others who survived for five years or longer were more...
  • The approval of gene therapy for leukemia, expected in the next few months, will open the door to a radically new class of cancer treatments. Companies and universities are racing to develop these new therapies, which re-engineer and turbocharge millions of a patient’s own immune cells, turning them into cancer...
  • Michael D. Becker, a former biotech executive, knows a lot about cancer drug development.  In 2015, he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer, which was caused by human papillomavirus (or HPV), a sexually transmitted infection. After the diagnosis, Becker — who detailed his experience in "A Walk With Purpose: Memoir...
  • The 60-year-old was in excruciating pain as his lung cancer invaded his bones and brain. Escalating doses of opioids no longer kept pain at bay. The side effects were disabling. Enter a pain management specialist. He teamed up with the man’s oncologist and palliative care specialist. A small pump was implanted near...
  •   Cell phones can help you hail cars, order dinner, or send electronic payments to friends with the tap of a button. Tablets and laptops compute faster, store more, and are easier to afford than ever before. You can take calls from your wrist, too. That’s why it was only a matter of time before doctors and researchers...
  • (Reuters Health) - Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy should have all their medications and herbal supplements reviewed by a pharmacist who specializes in cancer therapy, researchers say. More than half the patients in a recent study reported taking prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs or herbal...