What You Need to Know About Sarcoma

What You Need to Know About Sarcoma

Dr. Herbert Loong is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Oncology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is Deputy Medical Director of the university’s Phase 1 Clinical Trials Centre. He also founded and leads the Adult Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Team at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Hong Kong. You can follow him on Twitter at @herbloong. What are sarcomas? Sarcomas are a group of rare diseases that develop in the body’s muscle, bone, nerves, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, and fatty and fibrous tissues. There are…

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Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin’ Easy

Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin’ Easy

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Adding more grapes and berries to your diet is a tasty way to give your lung health a boost, new research suggests. Folks who ate the most foods with a particular type of flavonoid, called anthocyanins, maintained the best lung function as they aged, researchers said. Anthocyanins are found in dark-pigmented fruits and vegetables such as red grapes, blueberries and purple potatoes. “A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help protect the lungs against damage, preserving their functionality and reducing the risk…

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ASCO Annual Meeting 2018: A Preview of This Year’s Research

ASCO Annual Meeting 2018: A Preview of This Year’s Research

The theme of the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting is Delivering Discoveries: Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine. Precision medicine has led to many advances in cancer care, but there is still much to learn in this growing field of research. Even more, as ASCO President Bruce E. Johnson, MD, FASCO, writes in this year’s Clinical Cancer Advances report, the promise of precision medicine “is only as good as our ability to make these treatments available to all patients.” While much of the cancer research at…

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Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems. New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion that patients developed after taking cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy uses a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. Uveal effusion occurs when the eye becomes inflamed and fluid collects in the three layers that make up the wall of the eye, the researchers…

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“Your Stories” Podcasts: Motivations for Giving the Best Cancer Care

“Your Stories” Podcasts: Motivations for Giving the Best Cancer Care

ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation has developed the podcast series, Your Stories: Conquering Cancer. These recordings showcase candid conversations between patients and their loved ones, family members who have lost a loved one to cancer, and the stories behind the science of researching the disease.  The many professionals who work to bring the best care to people with cancer have their own stories driving them. These featured podcasts focus on what inspires them to strive for a better world. Curing a cancer is the goal and dream of every researcher. One…

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