Hydrogel Shows Promise for Safer Delivery of Cancer Drugs

July 30, 2021 — Since the conception of anti-cancer drugs, they have been produced from plants, animals, and microorganisms. But these biological sources for the drugs often easily break down before reaching their targets. To stop that deterioration, and to prevent side effects, scientists have searched for more effective way to deliver and release … Read more

Cancer ops delayed due to pandemic – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File Photo Kolkata: The pandemic has affected medical care of non-Covid patients, hitting those suffering from cancer the hardest, said healthcare experts. With a sharp drop in Covid cases, gradual lifting of travel restrictions and hospitals switching focus on non-Covid treatment, many cancer patients have started to throng hospitals across the city. But many … Read more

Stop Using Neutrogena and Aveeno Spray Sunscreen, J&J Warns

July 15, 2021 — Consumers should stop using certain brands of spray-on sunscreen products made by Johnson & Johnson. The company has issued a voluntarily recall after finding low levels of benzene, a known cancer-causing agent, in some samples. Benzene is not an ingredient of sunscreen, and should not be present in these products. … Read more

Better Outcomes for Obese Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — When men have advanced prostate cancer, obesity might offer something of a survival advantage, a preliminary study suggests. Researchers in Italy found that among men with prostate cancer that had spread throughout the body, those who were obese were less likely to die … Read more

Black Men Less Likely to Get Best Prostate Cancer Treatments

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Black American military veterans with aggressive prostate cancer who would benefit from surgery or radiation are less likely to get those treatments than men of other races, despite equal access to health care, a new study finds. “Despite great strides in prostate cancer care … Read more

Heartburn Drug & Cancer: Does the Link Hold?

Retraction Watch: “Widely covered paper on ranitidine-cancer link retracted.” Carcinogenesis: “Oral intake of ranitidine increases urinary excretion of N-nitrosodimethylamine.” Carcinogenesis: “Retraction to: Oral intake of ranitidine increases urinary excretion of N-nitrosodimethylamine.” Organic Process Research and Development: “Ranitidine-Investigations into the Root Cause for the Presence of N-Nitroso-N,N-dimethylamine in Ranitidine Hydrochloride Drug Substances … Read more

Oncologists, Breast Cancer Patients Differ on Alternative Therapies

June 14, 2021 — Oncologists may be underestimating how many breast cancer patients are using some type of complementary medicine or alternative treatments, according to a new survey released along with the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting. Complementary or alternative treatments typically refer to treatments that are used alongside standard or conventional … Read more

Healthy Levels of Vitamin D May Boost Breast Cancer Outcomes

By Ernie Mundell and Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D — the “sunshine vitamin” — at the time of their diagnosis have better long-term outcomes, a new study finds. Combined with the results of prior research, the new findings suggest … Read more