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Michael Allman talks touring, music and Allman Brothers Band Special

Michael Allman is the lead singer of The Michael Allman Band, as well as the eldest son of Gregg Allman of the iconic rock group, The Allman Brothers.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Nanoparticles may be 'alarm clock' body needs to fight cancer

Lebanon - Researches looking for ways to jump start the immune system so it can recognize and attack cancer cells believe nanoparticles may be the "alarm clock" our body needs to fight cancer.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Fat burning cancer link

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Boy with cancer receives more mail than entire town

Foxboro - Five-year-old Danny Nickerson wanted cards for his birthday, which is today. He got it in spades, or perhaps avalanches, as 30,000 cards and 3,000 gifts flooded in and more were coming.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: When kitty gets cancer: A detour of grief, a lesson for humans? Special

Sonoma - The unexpected detour or perhaps life-journey began over two months ago back in May. And, while most people know about cancer in some way, it is seldom ever anything this reporter considered on the list of common pet diseases.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

Genetic cause of common breast tumors in women

Singapore - Singapore scientists have discovered the genetic cause of common breast tumors in women. The study was led by researchers from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Is Canada delaying the release of cancer medication?

Toronto - The organization that reviews oncology medicines in Canada is unnecessarily delaying approvals according to a new study released by the Fraser Institute.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Parasite found in litterboxes may aid cancer treatment

Lebanon - Toxoplasma gondii is the name of a parasite which lives in the fecal matter of cats. The body's response to the organism may be useful for defeating cancer.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Tar-sands may be an unwanted part of many Canadian diets

Many Canadians, and even possibly some Americans, may be ingesting tar-sands from water and the meat of animals who had already been poisoned by it.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 3 comments

Recap of important 2014 cancer news

Readers can learn about various health topics on Digital Journal but cancer is one topic that interests both the prevention-conscious and the cancer survivor. Below are summaries of a few, important 2014 news stories published on Digital Journal.

Cancer survivor and singer Harry Hudson talks 'Simple' and music Special

Pop singer Harry Hudson discusses his new single "Simple," as well as the "Love > Cancer" movement, being on "Good Morning America" and his plans for the future.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos - 2 comments

Physical inactivity increases risk of certain cancers

According to a study published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), physical inactivity has been linked with diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease, but it can also increase the risk of certain cancers.

Wear pink for breast cancer day, June 23

National Pink Day is Monday, June 23 in the U.S. The color pink represents breast cancer and the day is aimed at raising breast cancer awareness.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Cancer research leads to returns on investment

London - A new report, examining the return-on-investment from cancer research, quantifies the returns from the U.K.’s investments as 'considerable'.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Gold nanoparticles target breast cancer

Researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Limiting carbs could help certain breast cancers

Research suggests that reducing carbohydrate intake could reduce the risk of certain types of breast cancer recurrence among women.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

8-year-old girl is the first to beat brain cancer

An inspiring story of survival is the buzz across the medical field: A small girl by the name of Claudia Burkill has managed to overcome a malignant brain tumor.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 4 comments

Silver nanoparticles target tumors

Scientists at have designed a nanoparticle that is spherical in shape and silver in composition. These nanoparticles help to locate and visualize tumor cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

'Nanobubble' technology announced for cancer patients

Studies at Rice University have tested a new method for treating cancer using what they call a "plasmonic nanobubble" in their literature. These allegedly can severely damage the cancer cells then release a payload of antibodies to kill the cancer.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Study: Early chemotherapy increases survival in men

A recent study found that men who took chemotherapy early on in their treatment lived around 14 months longer than those who did not.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Can dietary changes combat cancer?

A new study suggests that calorie restriction during treatment for breast cancer changes cellular programming and lowers the chance of metastases. This is according to a study carried out using mice.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Older men urged to ‘check their skin’ Special

A campaign called “Lawn” has been launched in the U.S. This is a public service advertisement that encourages older men to check their skin for suspicious or changing spots.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Public vigil announced for Stephen Sutton, ahead of funeral

A public vigil is to be held for Stephen Sutton — the fund-raiser who died aged just 19 — ahead of a private funeral service later this week.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

Hugh Jackman has not written off cancer completely

Hugh Jackman recently announced that he expects to see more cancerous skin growths in the future, even after a second successful surgical procedure on this nose.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Senator Brown expands on unfair cancer screening costs Special

Washington - U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has held a news conference call to announce legislation to ensure seniors who need colon cancer preventive procedures are not hit with unfair and burdensome costs.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Surgeon reveals link between household chemicals and lung cancer Special

Many household and cleaning products release dangerous chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs released when using cleaning supplies contribute to chronic respiratory problems.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Senator highlights cost of colon cancer in the U.S. Special

Washington - While Medicare allows for free preventive screenings for colon cancer, seniors are hit with unexpected bills if doctors take preventive action like removing a polyp, according to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

New DNA tool for cancer detection

Bioengineers have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one day be used to deliver drugs to tumor cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Enzymes that help fix cancer discovered

An important enzyme pathway that helps prevent new cells from receiving too many or too few chromosomes, a condition that has been directly linked to cancer and other diseases, has been discovered by researchers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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Metformin   used to treat Type 2 diabetes  may also help fight cancer.
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Metformin, used to treat Type 2 diabetes, may also help fight cancer.
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Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
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Singer Delta Goodrem.
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Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser for Wellspring in Toronto
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Cervical gland showing an area of high grade epithelial dysplasia (CIN3). Asymptomatic patient  biop...
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Cervical gland showing an area of high grade epithelial dysplasia (CIN3). Asymptomatic patient, biopsy taken after a routine PAP smear was found to be abnormal.
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New technology lets patients with liver cancer know if their chemotheray is working within minutes o...
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New technology lets patients with liver cancer know if their chemotheray is working within minutes of treatment.
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Children in Fukushima  Japan have abnormally large thyroid growths.
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Children in Fukushima, Japan have abnormally large thyroid growths.
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Eric Lawson  who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s  has died ...
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Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 72
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Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
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Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
Darlene Jacobs
Darlene Jacobs votes with her son Tim
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Ms Julie Soon.
Ms Julie Soon.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anna Kendrick star in the film 50/50
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anna Kendrick star in the film 50/50
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Prime Minister Julia Gillard
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Metastatic breast cancer in pleural fluid.
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Metastatic breast cancer in pleural fluid.
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Hot Dog picture from American Cancer Institute
Hot Dog picture from American Cancer Institute
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A cement mixer truck painted pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness.
A cement mixer truck painted pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness.
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A picture of a nurse hanging some chemotherapy drugs.
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A picture of a nurse hanging some chemotherapy drugs.
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Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
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Homoeopathic cancer treatment
Homoeopathic cancer treatment
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