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All posts by David Emerson

Barrett’s Esophagus Therapies

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a drug and device therapy using photosensitizer drugs activated by laser light for mucosal ablation. Porfimer sodium PDT has been used extensively with proven long-term efficacy

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Myeloma Chemotherapy – Antioxidants Enhance Action

Much debate has focused on whether antioxidants interfere with the efficacy of cancer chemotherapy. The objective of this study is to systematically review the randomized, controlled clinical trial evidence

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Gene therapy and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)

“The immunotherapy, known as anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, puts a patient’s own immune cells through a laboratory process that results in the number of T-cells being

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Lisa’s Story-Leukemia “Not Necessarily”

Does this mean I’m going to die?” Lisa asked innocently to Dr. Nantel, the hematologist at the Vancouver General Hospital. He had just diagnosed her with leukemia. “Not necessarily” was his reply Does

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Anita Mitchell- Stage IV Colon Cancer-

Mitchell had just turned 41 when she was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in February 2005. The cancer in her colon had already metastasized —  Anita Mitchell is a busy mother to three children.

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High-Carb Diet- Colon Cancer Recurrence

“The researchers found that the colon cancer (CC) patients who ate a starchy high-carbohydrate diet were nearly twice as likely to have a recurrence as those who ate a better balance of foods…” First

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Anna Warner’s Thyroid Cancer Survivor Story

“Your thyroid gland absorbs nearly all of the iodine in your body. When radioactive iodine (RAI), also known as I-131, is taken into the body in liquid or capsule form, it concentrates in thyroid

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Nathan Mumford- Allo, Cord blood SCT-

Originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Minority Cancer Profile In Courage, Nathan Mumford founded the Karen E. Mumford Cancer Foundation in 2007. Editor’s Note: Though Nathan Mumford is the minority

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Bladder Cancer- “No Sex Drive/no Desire for Sex at All…”

It’s killing our relationship so I’m looking for any information anyone could give me…he is seeing another dr tomorrow to talk about this…but he says he just has no sex drive/no

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Gene Breslow, Bladder Cancer- Cystectomy

The exam identified a mucous growing and a thickening in the wall of the bladder. A biopsy was done and the diagnosis was invasive adenocarcinoma of the bladder (bladder cancer-BC).   Gene’s Story:

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New Guideline for Surveillance of Gynecologic Cancers

This article provides important information regarding up to date recommendations from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology as to guidelines for the surveillance of gynecologic cancers: &n...

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Retinoblastoma- Reduce Relapse

We suggest that this series of events results in a stoppage of the (retinoblastoma)  cell cycle progression at the G1–>S phase transition thereby leading to a G0/G1 arrest and subsequent apoptotic

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