Cancer & Patients’ Debts

Posted on April 20, 2018

        Many cancer patients are deep in debt because they cannot cover the costs of treatment as well as the other cancer care related expenses.  This information comes from a report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.         In previous studies it has been well demonstrated that cancer patients are facing financial […]

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Colorectal Cancers & Young Adults

Posted on April 18, 2018

            Over the years, I have noticed we have seen more and more young people coming to our clinic, New Hope Unlimited, who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Older age does not seem to be a factor anymore.         Matt McMillen recently published a troubling article […]

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Can Frankincense Treat Cancer?

Posted on April 17, 2018

           A recent article written by Zawn Villenes and reviewed by Alana Biggers, MD, MPH, offered some good information on frankincense.  Frankincense oil is derived from the Boswellic tree and has a long history in myth and folk medicine. This was one of the three gifts offered to Jesus by the […]

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Protein-Based Cancer Signature

Posted on April 16, 2018

The University of Basel’s Biozentrum research team has investigated the expression of ribosomal proteins in a range of human tissues, including tumors.  They have discovered a cancer type specific signature and have reported this in Genome Biology.  This cancer signature could potentially be used to predict the progression of the disease. As we learned in […]

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New Suppressor Effects In Liver Cancer

Posted on April 11, 2018

And the War On Cancer continues. Here are some results researchers discovered concerning tumor suppression. I’m sorry if this article may seem a little tough to read. The role of NADPH oxidase NOX4, as an inhibitor of the epithelial-amoeboid transition, has been unveiled by the researchers of the TGS-beta and Cancer group of Bellvitge Biomedical […]

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Excess Weight Helps Colon Cancer Survival

Posted on April 9, 2018

Robert Preidt recently wrote an article that actually supports excess weight in some people.  It has been reported through a new study that overweight colon cancer patients tend to have a better survival rate than their normal-weight peers. Those who are overweight and obese have been identified as risk factors for any health conditions, but […]

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Apples are a Perfect Pick

Posted on February 12, 2018

We have all heard about how good apples are for you. As I write this article, I would like to caution any of the cancer patients about over eating apples. Our patients at New Hope Unlimited are cautioned not eat them during treatment. My reasoning for this is simple. There are a lot of studies […]

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Pancreatic Cancer 3rd Biggest Cancer Killer In EU

Posted on February 8, 2018

It is believed that the number of deaths from pancreatic cancer will overtake breast cancer mortality in the EU in 2017, according to a new study.  These findings were recently presented at UEG Week 2016, and mean that pancreatic cancer will become the third leading cause of death from cancer in the EU behind lung […]

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Hyaluronic Acid May Not Be Good For Cancer

Posted on February 2, 2018

It has be found that usually cancer drugs fail because they cannot penetrate the high-pressure environment of solid tumors. Biophysical Journal published a study that reveals large, naturally occurring molecule called hyaluronic acid is primarily responsible for generating elevated gel-fluid pressures in tumors. Treatment with an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid normalized fluid pressure […]

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Chemo and Alternative Medicine

Posted on February 1, 2018

At last! A study that proves complementary and alternative medicine can work. Those women with early-stage breast cancer that had used dietary supplements and multiple types of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), were less likely to start chemotherapy than nonusers of CAM, according to a new study that was published online by Jama Oncology.  Despite […]

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Dr. Fredda Branyon