Newly Developed Skin Patch Painlessly Delivers Cancer Medications for Melanoma

Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed every year, and 20 Americans die every day from it, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Finding a fast way to diagnose and treat it is difficult. Now, researchers have developed a fast-acting skin patch that efficiently delivers medication to attackRead …

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Regular Fish Consumption Associated with Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer

A 2019 study published in the peer-reviewed journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology reported the results of a study on the association of fish and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) and colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC, also known as bowel cancer, includes both the colon and rectum. Research was led byRead …

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Glenn Sabin: Joe Biden’s So-Far Missed Opportunity to Impact Cancer

[Disclosure: My explorations of politics on this blog are limited to how political courage and well-expended political capital can have a sustainable impact on reducing our current cancer burden. ~ Glenn Sabin]  Given former vice president Joe Biden is currently atop the polls of democratic hopefuls in the hunt forRead …

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Case Study, Lit. Review: Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications for Targeting Cancer Cells

In this literature review, Antiparasitic and Antifungal Medications for Targeting Cancer Cells Literature Review and Case Studies by Frederick T. Guilford, MD; Simon Yu, MD, the physicians look at parasitic infections as it relates to cancer. Content provided by our partners at Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. “The current

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JAMA Study Finds Fault with using BMI as Measure of Health Risk

A new study from the University of Iowa finds that some women considered to be a normal weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues. It comes down to body shape – apple or pear – and suggests that physicians should measure risk of heart disease, cancerRead …

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Breaking the Class Barrier for Integrative Medicine: Innovative Roles for Group-Delivered Services, JACM Special Issue

Cast a net for papers on “innovations in group-delivered services” and what do you get? Guest editor Maria Chao, DrPh, MPA summed up the nearly 40 submissions this way: “Our editorial team was struck by the heterogeneity of integrative group visits for a range of health conditions, serving diverse patientsRead …

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Today’s Practitioner Congratulates Joshua Mansour, MD in “40 Under 40” Cancer Award

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We are honored to congratulate Today’s Practitioner contributor Joshua Mansour, M.D., who was named one of forty of the nation’s most promising young oncology professionals and recognized during the 2nd annual ‘40 Under 40 in Cancer’ awards event June 1 in Chicago, supported by The Lynx Group™, McGivney Global Advisors,Read …

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Commentary: One Third of Cancer Patients Use Complementary and Alternative Therapies, but Don’t Tell Their Physicians

As a recovered cancer patient, who used integrative treatment options during my care and do so today for recovery, I wasn’t surprised by a recent JAMA Oncology study showing that one-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative therapies, such as such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements.Read …

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Colorectal Cancer Incidence on the Rise among Young Adults in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand

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We recently reported an animal study showing that high-fructose corn syrup may be a contributing factor to the rising rates of colon and rectal cancer among young adults. A new observational study from The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology journal looked at long-term data for colon and rectal cancer incidence inRead …

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High Fructose Corn Syrup Accelerates Growth of Intestinal Tumors in Mouse Models

For years high fructose corn syrup has been vilified to the point where cities are placing sugar-taxes on sugary drinks. One common hypothesis is that sugar directly feed cancers and boosts their growth? But is there proof? Baylor College of Medicine researchers, along with colleagues at Weill Cornell Medicine, sayRead …

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