Tag Archives: Cancer

Commentary on announcement by FDA regarding cancer tests

It was a good news day when the FDA approved insurance agencies funding a suite of predictive cancer tests that may change the face of how we practice oncology.

For over 50 years the standard treatment plan for cancer has … Read More

Tumour Promoting Effects of Surgery – Study

Journal of Anesthesiology (V 94, No 6, June 2001) - Surgical resection of tumors is an important aspect of cancer treatment. Unfortunately, it is becoming apparent that the perioperative period is characterized by pronounced immunosuppression, which may increase metastatic development at this susceptible period. This study assesses whether the use of regional anesthesia (spinal block) attenuates the promotion of metastasis by surgery.

Surgery Induced Angiogenesis in Breast Cancer – Study

International Journal of Surgery (V 3 No 3 2005) - "Does surgery induce angiogenesis in breast cancer? Indirect evidence from relapse pattern and mammography paradox". This study by Retsky M, Demicheli R, Hrushesky WJ examines if removing tumors cpuld stimulate cancer relapse by removing the source of inhibitors of angiogenesis (blood vessel creation) or if growth factors appear in response to surgical wounding.

Fasting and chemotherapy protection in patients – Study

Research exploring how fasting for 48 hours or longer before chemotherapy protects normal yeast and mammalian cells and mice but not cancer cells from chemotherapy and causes remarkable changes in the levels of glucose, IGF-I and many other proteins and molecules.

Holistic Treatment of Cancer

An overview and holistic approach to the treatment of cancer.