Tag Archives: Cancer

Cancer Care Widens Its Reach Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

April 2019 Print this issue Reducing Cancer Health Disparities Differences in disease rates across the country are striking. People living in rural areas develop lung cancers more often than those in urban areas. African-American men are twice as likely as white men to die of prostate cancer. Hispanic women have the highest cervical cancer rates.… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths.… Read More »

Google blasted for ads of 'potentially lethal' cancer remedy

Campaigners have criticised Google for running adverts for a “potentially lethal” medicine that is being targeted at cancer sufferers. A ‘natural’ remedy called Miracle Mineral Solution, which is advertised to cure cancer, Aids, autism and – according to the manufacturers – “basically anything”, is being advertised on Google ads that pop up on the computers… Read More »

Comparing cancer costs challenging despite new price transparency rules

Comparison shopping for airfare, a TV or a car can be straightforward online. The same cannot be said for checking what hospitals charge for a standard radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a report published in JAMA Oncology. At issue is whether a federal rule that requires hospitals to publicly list standard charges for… Read More »