ACCO.org Rated #1 Childhood Cancer Blog (out of 75)

Apr 28 2:13pm ACCO » Blog
Feedspot has ranked ACCO.org as the #1 Childhood Cancer blog! This is the most comprehensive list of best Childhood Cancer blogs on the internet. The Best Childhood Cancer blogs from thousands of top Childhood Cancer blogs in the Feedspot index using… Read more ›...
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In Memoriam: Remembering Laura C.

Apr 28 1:13pm Live Your Best Life
One of our devoted volunteers, Laura Caravella, died on March 21st, after living with her disease for over 10 years.  Laura could be found in ... read more The post In Memoriam: Remembering Laura C. appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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April is Occupational Therapy Month

Apr 28 9:10am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
The treatments for cancer and cancer itself can lead to a number of side effects. Cancer and these side effects can make every day life more challenging than it was before. Fatigue can make it hard to make yourself a meal, eat it and clean up all at once. Peripheral neuropathy can make it challenging […] The post April is Occupational Therapy Month appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Diet tips for a healthy gallbladder

Apr 28 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
What is a gallbladder diet and what foods support a gallbladder diet? Learn about which foods to avoid and the diet to follow after gallbladder surgery.
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FDA expands approved use of Stivarga to treat liver cancer

Apr 28 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have been...
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Treatment of Testicular Cancer in Young Men

Apr 28 6:00am Insight
Although cancer most commonly occurs in older people, certain types are more likely to develop in younger individuals. One of the biggest culprits is testicular cancer, which overwhelmingly occurs in younger men, with the average age of diagnosis just 33. The incidence of testicular cancer begins to rise with the onset of […]...
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Higher prostate cancer risks for black men may warrant new approach to screening

Apr 28 3:00am Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
In two independent studies, scientists at the University of Basel have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system genes.
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Dr. Tinker: 'Researchers need to support to keep moving forward'

Apr 27 5:58pm Personal Stories
In some ways it is unimaginable what remains to be discovered in the field of oncology; however, with the amazing pace of research some recent important advances are pointing the way to the future.
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Who are you traveling with?

Apr 27 3:52pm OncoLink Cancer Blogs
A number of fellow travelers accompanied me through this past week. And I’m pretty sure—based on the therapeutic sheer pleasure of hanging out with them—I’m much healthier than when the week began. There was my cancer-kicking, wilderness-hiking posse at our season opener: Six gentle miles along the Metolius River. And my Walking for Wellness gang—also cancer-kicking—who […] The post Who are you traveling with? appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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What Weve Done These First 100 Days and What You Can Do!

Apr 27 2:17pm Lung Cancer Alliance
By Elridge Proctor, MPA, Director of Health Policy Spring is here and, yet, we are only just beginning the most serious part of Congress’ work which includes establishing budget priorities for this year. Furthermore, Congress will need to decide on … Continue reading →...
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Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer

Apr 27 12:00pm Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
Drinking at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day may lower men's risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, new research suggests.
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Nervous About Having Drains After Surgery? You Need to See This.

Apr 27 11:58am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
It's not as scary as you think.
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Christinas Story: Driving Toward the First Car Tags for Colon Cancer

Apr 27 10:13am Live Your Best Life
After her mother passed away in 2008, Christina Granderson got serious about raising awareness. In addition to being a longtime Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy and ... read more The post Christina’s Story: Driving Toward the First Car Tags for Colon Cancer appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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When You Need Help With Caregiving Responsibilities

Apr 27 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English April 27, 2017Emily.GoodmanIf you provide care for a person with cancer, you may find that you may need assistance with the tasks and responsibilities that come with this role. Exploring new caregiving options can help your loved one to continue receiving high-quality care while you maintain your health and well-being.
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Cancer Mythbusters Episode #4: Is Cancer Contagious?

Apr 27 6:00am Insight
A cancer diagnosis can inspire many questions, one of the most common being, “How did I get this disease?” There are a host of different causes, and in many cases, researchers do not have a definitive answer. But is it possible for cancer to spread from person to person? In […]...
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Gallbladder cancer rates decreasing in men, not women; late-stage diagnosis on the rise

Apr 27 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Gallbladder cancer is a rare, but aggressive disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,700 people in the United States are diagnosed with gallbladder cancer each...
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An Ad About Risk Misses The One In Plain Sight

Apr 26 4:15pm Dr. Len's Blog
Sometimes you just can’t make this stuff up. At least, that’s the thought I was left with this morning when I happened to see a television advertisement touting a particular company’s abilities to apply predictive analytics to ordinary situations and avoid a potential catastrophic loss. However, in telling the story about the company’s capabilities to reduce risk and harm, they inadvertently sent the wrong message about protecting one’s life by practicing a reasonable degree of sun safety. And that’s the message that has resonated for me throughout the day. The ad opens with a home in a location about to be hit by a snowstorm and low temperatures, putting the house at risk of broken water pipes. The family that occupies the home is on vacation, and is warned via a smartphone app and by virtue of the company’s ability to “connect the dots” that their home is at risk. So, they press a button on the smart phone and turn off the water pipes, thus avoiding a catastrophe. So far so good. However, when the ad “cuts” to the happy family enjoying their vacation what you see is a man and woman with a child cavorting on the beach, … Continue reading →...
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Testicular Cancer Awareness

Apr 26 9:37am Triage Cancer Blog
As we close out Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, our partners at the Testicular Cancer Foundation share valuable information about testicular cancer awareness, prevention and detection. Did you know that testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer for men that fall … Continue reading → The post Testicular Cancer Awareness appeared first on Triage Cancer Blog.
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Attacking A Weak Point in Pancreatic Cancers Defense

Apr 26 6:00am Insight
In the fall of 2015, at the age of 44 – young for a person to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – Doron Broman was stunned to learn he had a large tumor on his pancreas that had metastasized to the liver. Facing only months to live, Broman would find […]...
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Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors

Apr 26 6:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.
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Implanted scaffold with T cells rapidly shrinks tumors

Apr 26 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Cellular therapy hasn't had much success in fighting solid tumors, partly because it's been difficult to deliver anti-cancer T cells to the tumors.
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Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Disease: Causes and Symptoms

Apr 25 1:54pm ACCO » Blog
What Causes Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Disease? Generally speaking, childhood cancer, like adult cancer, is caused by the uncontrolled replication of our body’s own cells. In a healthy body, cells grow and divide only when needed to replace old or damaged… Read more ›...
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Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Apr 25 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.
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Nanovaccine shows potential as immunotherapy for cancer

Apr 25 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Nanoparticles that carry antigens can promote immune response that slows tumor growth and extends survival in several mouse models of cancer, study shows.
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Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

Apr 25 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.
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Supporting and Empowering Young Adults With Cancer

Apr 25 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English April 25, 2017Monika.JoshiIn this Voices on Cancer podcast, Stupid Cancer founder Matthew Zachary talks about the particular challenges that young adults with cancer face and how he advocates for them.
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How our 26 dedicated London Marathon 2017 runners are set to raise over 90,000 for cancer research

Apr 25 6:39am Institute of Cancer Research
With donations to our dedicated #teamICR London Marathon runners set to top ÂŁ90,000, Laura Mulkerne looks back on a day of gruelling effort, raucous support and hard-won medals.
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7 Ways Integrative Therapies Help Cancer Patients

Apr 25 6:00am Insight
Research has shown that integrative therapies can help ease cancer-related symptoms and improve overall quality of life. These therapies range from individual treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, and Reiki, to group programs for movement, meditation, and creative arts. View the slideshow below to learn more about how integrative therapies can […]...
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A third of emergency cancer patients in England haven't seen their GP

Apr 25 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Around one third (34 per cent) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in the...
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Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties

Apr 25 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.
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Moving toward multi-pronged treatment for the worst childhood brain tumor

Apr 24 6:30pm cancer – Scope Blog
New Stanford research published in Cancer Cell suggests two potential drug targets for a terrible pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The findings add to a growing body of work from around the world that illuminates how DIPG cells function and suggests many ways their proliferation could be stopped. This tumor, which affects a ...Read More...
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Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

Apr 24 12:00pm Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Spermidine - a compound found in aged cheese, mushrooms, and other foods - helped to prevent liver cancer and increase lifespan in mice, new study reveals.
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The Little Care Plan That Could

Apr 24 7:30am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
When OncoLink launched in 1994, it was the first cancer information website on the internet. Twenty-three years later, it remains one of the largest. Housed at Penn Medicine, with a focus on patient and provider education, OncoLink has continued to evolve as cancer treatment has changed over the years. In April of 2007, the group […] The post The Little Care Plan That Could appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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He Lost His Sight to Cancer, But Not His Vision of a Full Life

Apr 24 6:00am Insight
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person […]...
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Second cancers deadlier in young patients

Apr 24 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages...
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Age 38 with Stage IV: Nimas Story

Apr 21 4:14pm Live Your Best Life
Nima Harris started his 38 With Cancer Facebook page after being diagnosed with stage IV cancer. He sat down with us to share his experience, from ... read more The post Age 38 with Stage IV: Nima’s Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Breast Cancer Treatment Types?

Apr 21 2:03pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Making good choices starts with understanding the options.
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ICR and Sutton Council call for improved transport infrastructure as Minister for London visits The London Cancer Hub

Apr 21 7:38am Institute of Cancer Research
The Minister for London, Gavin Barwell MP, heard calls for improved public transport in Sutton on a visit to The London Cancer Hub.
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The Latest Advances Against Hematologic Cancers

Apr 21 6:00am Insight
Treatment of blood-related, or hematologic, cancers is seizing on insights into the basic genetic wiring of cancer cells and the body’s system for finding and attacking those cells. Research presentations at the annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in December gave evidence of how broad, and rapid, the progress […]...
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Research team discovers how immunotherapy can fight some cancers

Apr 21 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging cancer treatment - immunotherapy.
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Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Apr 21 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Using a new statistical approach, researchers have uncovered thousands of genetic mutations that might be involved in cancer development.
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Cancer Diagnosis: 15 Excellent Answers to What next?

Apr 20 1:08pm OncoLink Cancer Blogs
Back when Hubby and I first heard those unbalancing epic words: “You have cancer,” I remember thinking, Where do we go from here? Keep in mind that every cancer patient and diagnosis is distinctive, and therefore some of the items listed here won’t apply, or at minimum, need a disclaimer. Better nutrition and increased physical activity, for […] The post Cancer Diagnosis: 15 Excellent Answers to “What next?” appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Cancer & Clinical Trials at 34: Laurels Story

Apr 20 12:58pm Live Your Best Life
Laurel Hillerson-Spear has gone through 50+ rounds of chemo after showing symptoms at age 31. She is currently enrolled in a clinical trial several hours ... read more The post Cancer & Clinical Trials at 34: Laurel’s Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Do You Know the Differences Between These Types of Mastectomies?

Apr 20 12:46pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
There are more versions of this surgery than you think.
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Anti-Estrogen Treatment Reduces Risk of Recurring Breast Cancer

Apr 20 12:24pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
This study has a direct application to clinical practice.
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Clinical Trials & Paying it Forward

Apr 20 11:41am Live Your Best Life
Without clinical trials, it would be a safe bet to say I may not have survived stage III rectal cancer 13 years ago. I certainly would be ... read more The post Clinical Trials & Paying it Forward appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Top research projects from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Apr 20 11:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are constantly pushing boundaries. In this Spotlight feature, we will discuss some recent advances.
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Drug based on malaria protein shows promise against treatment-resistant bladder cancer

Apr 20 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Mouse study finds that treating cisplatin-resistant bladder cancer with a recombinant protein from the malaria parasite has significant anti-tumor effect.
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Spotlight On: Art Therapists in Cancer Care

Apr 20 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English April 20, 2017Emily.GoodmanArt therapists use the visual arts to help people with cancer achieve wellness goals.
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Whats New in Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer?

Apr 20 6:00am Insight
For patients with advanced head and neck cancers, immune-based therapies have started to show results against these hard-to-treat tumors. Two immunotherapy drugs were approved in 2016 for use when standard treatments failed, and many other agents are being tested in clinical trials. Immunotherapies work by enhancing the body’s natural defenses […]...
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Experimental drug could lead to potent combination in breast and other cancers

Apr 20 4:38am Institute of Cancer Research
An experimental drug could be used in combination with chemotherapy as a treatment for breast and other cancers, new research shows.
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Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens - study

Apr 20 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.
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UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer

Apr 20 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Study shows the peptide enhances a vascular access pathway for nanocarriers in pancreatic cancer.
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What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

Apr 20 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late.
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Clinical trials for promising treatment to kick off

Apr 19 4:25pm Personal Stories
Being an oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency has been a very fulfilling job, one I feel honoured to have. My days are varied and interesting and there have never been two days that were the same yet. Often, the schedule that is entered into my calendar means nothing, as surprises are the norm. A seemingly quiet day can turn exciting fairly quickly when someone needs to be assessed and treated urgently.
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Support the Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2017

Apr 19 3:59pm Live Your Best Life
Last month, after repeated encouragement from my wife, I went in for my annual physical.  Beforehand my doctor had me stop at the lab for ... read more The post Support the Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2017 appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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10 Rare Types of Breast Cancer You May Not Have Known About

Apr 19 12:23pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Learn more about these uncommon cancers and how they're treated.
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Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

Apr 19 6:00am Insight
Esophageal cancer forms in tissues that line the esophagus – the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat down into the stomach. While relatively uncommon in the United States, esophageal cancer is often challenging to diagnose and treat, as it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until the […]...
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Brighten Gold Ribbon Hero Lexys Day

Apr 18 7:21pm ACCO » Blog
Brighten Lexy’s Day with a Personalized Audio Greeting! Join together with us to show childhood cancer warrior Lexy that she has the love and support of the childhood cancer community across the country! Alexa—Lexy for short—has been fighting a persistent… Read more ›...
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