Tag Archives: Cancer

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 »

Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Testicular cancer can be treated successfully with fewer rounds of toxic chemotherapy drugs, doctors say. A study on 246 patients, reported in the journal European Urology, showed a single cycle of chemo was just as effective as the standard two cycles. But the “shorter, kinder and cheaper” approach reduced the side-effects for cancer patients, scientists… Read More »