Metformin: A Type 2 Diabetes Drug That Enhances Temozolomide Therapy

Metformin is a drug that has been used for decades for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Recent evidence has proven that it enhances the effects of the chemotherapy drug Temozolomide (TMZ), a drug used in the treatment of brain cancers. I… [Learn More…]

TSC: Improving Brain Cancer Sensitivity To Radiation And Chemotherapy

TSC is a drug that enhances oxygen diffusion into the tumor micro-environment, making treatment-resistant brain tumor cells up to three times more susceptible to standard radiation and chemotherapy treatments. I like this approach because it… [Learn More…]

Using TH-302 And Avastin For Treatment Resistant Glioblastoma

TH-302 is a novel small molecule hypoxia-targeted drug that is selectively activated by the low oxygen conditions believed to be induced in tumors by antiangiogenic therapies. Avastin is a monoclonal antibody that affects tumor vasculature… [Learn More…]

Curcumin Selectively Inhibits Glioblastoma Cell Growth

While this information is not new, this study is more evidence that curcumin regulates key cancer causing genes and pathways and should be a daily addition for anyone with brain cancer. The Curry Spice Curcumin Selectively Inhibits Cancer Cells… [Learn More…]

Celebrex Induces The Expression Of Angiogenesis In Glioma Cell Lines

Celebrex is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and selective COX-2 inhibitor used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. COX-2 expression is linked to increased angiogenesis and a worse prognosis in patients with… [Learn More…]

DCVax: Longer Survival Rates Without The Harsh Side Effects Of Standard Treatments

DCVax is an approach that utilizes a patient’s own dendritic cells and extracts of the patient’s own tumor cells to create a personalized treatment. I like this approach because patients who received DCVax showed a median survival of 3 years,… [Learn More…]

Innovative Treatments to Successfully Target Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

This article is a very brief overview of two new treatment options that are showing enhanced life-expectancy over that of standard treatment alone. For more details on these enhanced treatment options or on other scientifically based alternatives… [Learn More…]

Innovations in Cancer Research: What Everyone Should Know

This article was written for and previously published in the summer 2011 edition of the Women’s magazine Encompass. The article explores some exciting new scientific information on cancer treatment and prevention for women over 50. READ ARTICLE… [Learn More…]

Designing a Cancer Fighting Diet

Over the last few years, cancer fighting diets have received a lot of attention due to the findings that certain plant phytochemicals (also known as: Nutraceuticals), can provide an additional means of regulating the genes and processes that drive… [Learn More…]

The Benefits of Clinical Trials

Clinical trials represent leading-edge medical science. However, less  than 5% of adults diagnosed with cancer each year are enrolled in them.  While there are a number of various treatment approaches being offered,  8/10 patients are not aware… [Learn More…]