Arsenic And “New Lace” – Not Just For Murderous Old Ladies!

While the standard treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) using all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) with chemotherapy typically results in cure rates exceeding 80%, hematologic toxicity is an issue. In this recent phase 3 clinical trial on… [Learn More…]

THE EFFECTIVE USE OF GREEN TEA FOR CANCER TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

This article was written for and previously published in the summer 2013 edition of the Women’s magazine Encompass. This article explores cancer treatment and prevention using green tea and talks about how to understand the science behind a… [Learn More…]

Amazing Results For Immune Based Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is hard to treat, with survival figures as low as 0.4% at 5 years and survival for metastatic pancreatic cancer remains less than 20% at the end of 1 year. However, a new immune based approach is radically changing the dismal… [Learn More…]

Quizartinib Significantly Increases Survival For AML Patients With FLT3 Mutations

The FLT3-ITD tandem duplication mutation is the most common mutation in AML and this mutation renders the FLT3 enzyme constitutively active, sending a constant growth signal to malignant myeloid cells. The presence of this mutation results in a… [Learn More…]

Pomalidomide Triples Survival Time For Treatment Resistant Multiple Myeloma Patients

Standard treatment for multiple myeloma includes drugs such as lenalidomide (LEN) and bortezomib (BORT). However, for patients with lenalidomide and bortezomib resistant multiple myeloma, there are few treatment options. Typically for these… [Learn More…]

NOVOCURE TTF UPDATE:

The NovoTTF-100A system is a portable, non-invasive medical device that slows and reverses tumor growth by creating low intensity, alternating electric fields within the tumor. A recent update on the GBM patients from the original pilot study of… [Learn More…]

UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE BEHIND A CANCER FIGHTING DIET

This article was written for and previously published in the Fall 2012 edition of the Women’s magazine Encompass. This article explores cancer treatment and prevention using diet and supplements and how to understand the science behind a cancer… [Learn More…]

Anastrozole And Fulvestrant For Post Menopausal, Estrogen Positive Breast Cancer.

  Anastrozole and Fulvestrant are two drugs that are commonly used to treat estrogen (ER) positive breast cancers in postmenopausal patients. Anastrozole works by inhibiting estrogen synthesis while Fulvestrant binds and accelerates… [Learn More…]

Interlaced Chemotherapy For Recurrent High-Grade Gliomas

Many conventional cytotoxic chemotherapies exert their effects during the S or M phase of the cell cycle. One of the major drawbacks of these drugs is that the number of tumor cells destroyed is limited to those cells that happen to be in S or M… [Learn More…]

SENSITIZING TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER’S (TNBC’S) TO RADIATION THERAPY

This diet plan was designed for a woman with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). The patient had her tumors removed but was unable to complete her chemotherapy regime so her oncologist prescribed external beam radiation treatments. We designed… [Learn More…]