Research

Cancer News Review – Sniffing Out Cancer, New Melanoma Drug, Genes for Aggressive Cancer and Smoking-Related Bladder Cancer

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This month, Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson reviewed four major cancer research stories ranging from pets that sniff out cancer to a reminder of the dangers of cigarette smoking. The first story is one that has been reported for several years.  A variety of reports have shown that dogs can detect cancer in people(...)

Top Cancer News

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This month, in Dr. Bill Nelson's Cancer News Review podcast, you'll hear about cell phone hazards, breast and prostate cancer prevention drugs, and screening for ovarian cancer. The World Health Organization recently listed cell phones as a probable cause of certain cancers.  There is a persistent worry that cell phones may have health hazards, and Nelson(...)

Cell Phones and Cancer

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This isn't a new story, nor one that has a definitive answer.  Public health and other experts are still trying to sort out any link between cell phones and brain cancer, and now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has added radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones and other devices to a list of "possible" carcinogens.  Jonathan(...)

Top Cancer Research News: April

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Dr. Bill Nelson discusses a new antibody drug for melanoma, hormone replacement therapy for women, vitamin D and the heart drug digoxin in treating prostate cancer. Listen to these topics and more discussed in the most recent Cancer News Review Podcast. First, Nelson reviews the FDA approval of a new antibody drug called Ipilimumab, which(...)

Cancer Research News – March

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Dr. Bill Nelson discusses environmental exposures, tailoring specific treatment and cancer risks among us. Listen to these topics discussed in the most recent Cancer News Podcast. First, Nelson reviews a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, on environmental sources that might contribute to cancer.  He stresses two of the biggest and most(...)

Report: Cancer Deaths Decline

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The National Cancer Institute's latest report says that cancer deaths between 2003 and 2007 declined, continuing a trend that started two decades ago.  The report also outlined encouraging news that lung cancer deaths decreased in women.  Death rates for men with lung cancer began dropping in the early 1990s.  Still, lung cancer remains the most(...)

A Prize, Promotion and Press Story

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About ten years ago, researcher Bert Vogelstein appeared with Katie Couric on the Today Show to announce new research on a stool test for colon cancer.  Since then, he's mapped scores of cancer genomes to boost knowledge about cancer-related genes, and the Brupbacher Foundation in Zurich has now awarded Vogelstein a prize for his research(...)

Top Cancer Research News: February

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Dr. Bill Nelson discusses recent breast cancer studies and new recommendations on end of life care from American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Listen to these topics discussed in the most recent Cancer News Podcast. First, Nelson reviews recent findings from the New England Journal of Medicine on lymphedema and exercise. Removing lymph nodes during(...)

Cancer News Review

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This month's Cancer News Review podcast with Kimmel Cancer Center director Bill Nelson begins with updates on the field of head and neck cancer in light of the encouraging news that actor Michael Douglas' cancer is in remission. Nelson says that there is an emerging story in oropharyngeal cancers (those that are in the back(...)