Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that inflammation triggers colon cancer to spread and metastasize. Prostaglandin E2, or PGE2 is a pro-inflammatory bioactive fat, or lipid, found in colon, lung, breast, head and neck cancers. When high levels of PGE2 are found in cancer, it often indicates a poor prognosis. PGE2 normally activates when […]

USING POLIO TO STOP CANCER?

USING POLIO TO STOP CANCER?

For a lot of people, cancer is the C-word. It’s that word that you don’t talk about. The one you don’t mention. But cancer researchers have a different C-word: Cure. It’s not that they don’t want one. It’s just that after so many successes and failures, they don’t want to get their hopes up. So […]

Treating cancer: a unique approach

Treating cancer: a unique approach

A new approach to treating cancer could be on the horizon. As research progresses, scientists are learning more and more about different types of cancer. They know that mutations in genes can often drive cancer, and a new effort is focusing on treating cancer based on the mutations that are fueling its growth instead of […]

Family Dog’s Brain Tumor Treatment Moving to Humans

Family Dog’s Brain Tumor Treatment Moving to Humans

A newly patented cancer treatment technique that saved a family’s pet Labrador is making its way to humans. The beloved dog had a cancerous mass in his brain that had resisted all other treatment. The scientists used the experimental technique on the tumor and 5 years later the procedure remains a success.     The […]