Trying Different Drugs on Different Cancers

A recent New York Times article “A Faster Way to Try Many Drugs on Many Cancers” by Gina Kolata gives a new insight into cancer treatment. The article features the story of 78-year-old, Erika Hurwitz, whose rare cancer of the white blood cells didn’t respond to both chemotherapy and radiation. Her cancer was treated due…

New Wave of Preventative Surgeries are Saving Lives

A new study has found that women with certain genetic mutations such as BRCA1 gene mutation, which greatly raises their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, can cut the risk by as much as 80% if they get their ovaries removed by age 35 (Fox 1). This is the first study to show how much…

Prostate Cancer: New, Life-Saving Information

Cancer is a very scary word. Many men (and women) don’t like to even fathom the possibility. But the truth is that it is incredibly important to be well-informed and well-prepared, in order to fight effectively. While it is true that prostate cancer is the most common of all cancers in men over the age of 50, there are…