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High doses of vitamin C to improve cancer treatment passes human safety trial

Clinical trials found that it is safe to regularly infuse brain and lung cancer patients with 800-1000 times the daily recommended amount of vitamin C as a potential strategy to improve outcomes of standard cancer treatments. In a work presented … Continue reading

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Treatment significantly reduces chemotherapy-induced hearing loss in children

Investigators from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and 37 other Children’s Oncology Group hospitals in the U.S. and Canada have determined that sodium thiosulfate prevents cisplatin-induced hearing loss in children and adolescents with cancer. Results of this randomized, controlled, phase 3 … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy and exercise: The right dose of workout helps side effects

Researchers at the University of Rochester Wilmot Cancer Institute discovered something simple and inexpensive to reduce neuropathy in hands and feet due to chemotherapy – exercise. The study, involving more than 300 cancer patients, is to be presented this weekend … Continue reading

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Eye movement affected in former childhood cancer patients

Nowadays, the lives of the majority of all children with cancer can be spared. However, the cure for the disease comes with a price: some of the survivors will suffer long-term injury from the treatment. A study from Lund University … Continue reading

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Chemoradiation may increase survival for a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients

The addition of chemotherapy (CT) to radiation therapy (RT) improves survival rates among a subset of elderly head and neck cancer patients, specifically those ages 71 to 79 with low comorbidity scores and advanced disease stage, according to University of … Continue reading

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Racial disparity lies at the intersection of HIV and Hodgkin lymphoma

A new study finds a significant racial disparity within a doubly troubled population of patients: those with HIV and Hodgkin lymphoma. In such cases, blacks are at significantly higher risk than whites of not receiving treatment for the cancer that … Continue reading

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New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research

A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments by finding optimal treatment combinations.  Complex diseases like cancer are almost exclusively treated by combining several different drugs. These combinations are typically composed from drugs that show an effect on … Continue reading

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