Cancer in Science and News

You may read in this news feed of “cures for cancer” and “cancer prevention.” While there are some true cancer cures, it is usually more accurate to speak of reducing the risk of recurrence or reducing cancer risk. We use risk reduction language wherever possible.

November 6, 2018 — Immune therapy puts stage IV breast cancer into remission (Ralph Moss Blog)

October 29, 2018 — Moving research into practice: physical activity, nutrition, and weight management for cancer patients and survivors (National Academy of Medicine)

October 23, 2018 — Long-term vigorous exercise may lower risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancers (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)

October 22, 2018 — US judge affirms Monsanto weed-killer verdict for a man’s terminal cancer, slashes damages (Reuters)

October 22, 2018 — Eating more organic food tied to lower cancer risk (Medscape)

October 18, 2018 — Looking to the future of patient-centered cancer research and treatment (Boston Globe)

October 17, 2018 — October 25th Webinar for health professionals: Nutrition and Women's Cancers: The Science Behind the Solutions (The Center for Mind-Body Medicine)

October 15, 2018 — Survey finds about half of surveyed metastatic breast cancer patients pursued by debt collectors (Public Citizen)

October 15, 2018 — Integrative treatment for colorectal cancer: a comprehensive approach (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)

October 12, 2018 — CAM popular, but cancer patients unaware of risks (Medscape)

October 12, 2018 — Will immune checkpoint inhibitors work for you? (Ralph Moss Blog)

October 11, 2018 — 'Fat grafting' as a third option for breast reconstruction (Medscape)

October 11, 2018 — Colorectal cancer is killing more 20- to 30-year-olds. We now have one clue about why (the rising rates of obesity). (Vox)

October 11, 2018 — Video course: Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet? (2018-2019) (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine)

October 9, 2018 — Weight loss after menopause, lower breast cancer risk (Medscape)

October 7, 2018 — Lower-dose immune drugs as effective as higher doses (Ralph Moss Blog)

October 5, 2018 — FDA bans seven artificial food flavorings, six of which cause cancer in lab animals (WebMD)

October 4, 2018 — Regular aspirin use curbs risk of liver and ovarian cancer (Medscape)

October 4, 2018 — Is BPA dangerous? Scientists, FDA divided (WebMD)

October 3, 2018 — Risk for opioid-related death very low in cancer patients (Medscape)

October 2, 2018 — The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded jointly to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation." (The Nobel Prize)

October 1, 2018 — The risk of alternative cancer treatments (New York Times)

October 1, 2018 — Using off-label drugs for cancer prevention and adjuvant treatment (Life Extension)

September 29, 2018 — September 2018 Issue: free access (The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine)

September 27, 2018 — Tool addresses well-being of informal caregivers of patients with cancer (Oncology Nurse Advisor)

September 27, 2018 — Increase in 'fake news' placing cancer patients at risk (Medscape)

September 26, 2018 — Fecal microbiota transplantation helps restore beneficial bacteria in cancer patients: study could offset harsh effects of antibiotics (Science Daily)

September 24, 2018 — Financial toxicity prevalent in older cancer patients (Medscape)

September 24, 2018 — Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking (BBC News)

September 21, 2018 — Global push to cut deaths from cancer and heart disease wildly off course (The Guardian)

September 18, 2018 — Low-carb diets linked to higher all-cause mortality (Medscape)

September 18, 2018 — Four people "catch" breast cancer in extremely unusual and bizarre case (IFL Science)

September 17, 2018 — New approach to breast reconstruction may reduce pain and weakness for some (New York Times)

September 16, 2018 — Effect of aspirin on all-cause mortality in the healthy elderly: no benefit for disability-free survival (New England Journal of Medicine)

September 14, 2018 — Supportive therapy alleviates depression associated with advanced cancer (

September 13, 2018 — Oral contraceptive use link to childhood leukemia (Medscape)

September 11, 2018 — Are we being misled about precision medicine? (New York Times)

September 11, 2018 — Long-term data support less surgery in breast cancer (Medscape)

September 8, 2018 — In life’s last moments, open a window (New York Times)

September 6, 2018 — Prehabilitation improves outcomes for esophagastric cancer resection (Helio)

September 3, 2018 — Think twice about breast cancer surgery in frail elderly (Medscape)

September 1, 2018 — Gardening improves health outcomes for breast cancer patients (eXamining the Relevance of Articles for Young Survivors (XRAYS))

August 31, 2018 — Radiotherapy for some brain tumors may hamper new memories in kids; possible treatments include exercise and metformin (Reuters Health)

August 28, 2018 — Dental care before cancer surgery might be good idea to reduce risk of post-surgery pneumonia (Reuters)

August 28, 2018 — New scale grades mutations, optimizing targeted cancer therapy (Medscape)

August 24, 2018 — To stop treatment in the face of death, families should talk with loved ones early (CNN)

August 24, 2018 — History of heavy drinking linked to more aggressive prostate cancer (Reuters)

August 23, 2018 — Breast cancer causes long-term financial burden for many people, especially those with lymphedema (

August 23, 2018 — The Lancet: Alcohol is associated with 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide (EurekAlert!)

August 22, 2018 — Bitter taste sensitivity can be a factor in cancer risk (American Institute for Cancer Research)

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