Brittany Crocker Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel Published 7:51 p.m. UTC May 29, 2018 An isotope found in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee is saving the lives of cancer patients in medical trials, and is on its way to helping more Americans as the president prepares to sign new legislation that would allow more patients to try experimental medical treatments. Actinium-225, an isotope of the element actinium, which is usually found in uranium ores, is proving effective in curing — not just treating — myeloid leukemia. What is Myeloid leukemia? Myeloid leukemia is a rare and rapidly progressing blood and bone marrow cancer that interferes with the body's production of platelets and normal white and red blood cells. The cancer is treatable in young patients, but often fatal for people over 60 years of age. That's particularly problematic because the American Cancer Society says 67 is the average age of diagnosis. But in … [Read more...] about Cure for some cancers found in a nuclear waste container in Tennessee
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0 Comments 'Inspirational and loyal' Dame Tessa Jowell loses fight with brain cancer BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has spoken of his sadness at the death of former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/inspirational-and-loyal-dame-tessa-jowell-loses-fight-with-brain-cancer-36902484.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36902483.ece/20179/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-05-14_new_40918753_I2.JPG Email Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has spoken of his sadness at the death of former cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell. Dame Tessa, who played a major role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, passed away on Saturday, aged 70. She had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour in May last year and suffered a haemorrhage on Friday. She had been in a coma until her death on Saturday, her family said. Prime Minister Theresa May said: "The … [Read more...] about ‘Inspirational and loyal’ Dame Tessa Jowell loses fight with brain cancer
PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in British blokes, with more than 40,000 NEW cases diagnosed every year, including ex-BBC host Bill Turnball and TV personality Stephen Fry. It is also the third deadliest cancer in the UK and the disease develops slowly, meaning many men don't know they have it for several years. Here's what you need to know about the disease... What is prostate cancer? The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis, which only men have. It can be between the size of a walnut or satsuma and runs between the penis and the bladder, and around the urethra (the tube men pee and ejaculate through). The main function of the prostate is to produce a think white fluid, which is mixed with sperm to create semen. Prostate cancer occurs when the cells start to grow in an uncontrolled way. Many men live long lives with prostate cancer but it is important to treat it and stop it spreading elsewhere in the body. Prostate cancer currently kills 10,900 men-a-year … [Read more...] about What is prostate cancer, what has Bill Turnbull said about it and what are the symptoms of Stephen Fry’s condition?
Scientists have heralded a “breakthrough” in cancer treatment after deciphering the genetic code of thousands of tumours providing a road map for more effective treatment and new drug development. A groundbreaking international collaboration has shown how tumours in different parts of the body, which have previously been treated as separate diseases, have molecular similarities which could render them vulnerable to drugs already on the market. The research redefines cancer types beyond terms such as breast and bowel, which are descriptions only of where the cancer first arose. Instead, the newly uncovered molecular makeup of cancers could lead to “drastic changes” in how the best drugs for patients are chosen. Doctors told The Independent it could change the “traditional” method of treatment based on the location of tumours and allow clinical trials to “identify patients most likely to benefit” from experimental drugs. Science news … [Read more...] about Major breakthrough in cancer care as gene map paves way for new treatments
It was dark by the time I got to Linda’s. I’d been her GP for seven years but this was the first time I’d been asked to visit her at home. I retrieved my bag from the boot, put my hood up against the wintry drizzle, and made my way across the sward that separated her house from the road. My shoes swished through the wet, uncut grass. On summer evenings, children from some of the other old Somerset miners’ cottages would be out playing; their own private rec. Tonight it was deserted. Trevor answered my knock. “She’s through here,” he said, ushering me into the warmth of the small hallway. Linda was sagged in a sofa that had been squeezed against one entire wall of the compact living room. In the time it took to greet her, I noticed that her skin was sallow, even allowing for the artificial light. And every now and then, one of her arms or legs would jerk involuntarily. She managed a weak smile, but her eyes were dull and distracted – … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightThe wounded healer: how my father’s cancer led me to a life of helping othersDictator’s playground: inside Viktor Orbán’s Hungary