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Herbal medicine shows potential to treat cancer

Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have been searching locally for plants that have potential for use to combat cancer. Now, three plants used for traditional medicine in Saudi Arabia are shown to be worthy of further investigation for anticancer properties. Cancer is a leading cause of illness and death worldwide. In 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) recorded 8.8 million cancer-related deaths, but almost twice as many cases are diagnosed each year.
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Abstract ObjectivesTo evaluate predictors of long‐term survival for patients with chronic kidney disease primarily due to surgery (CKD‐S). Patients with CKD‐S have generally good survival that approximates patients who do not have CKD even after renal cancer surgery (RCS), yet there may be heterogeneity within this cohort. Patients and MethodsFrom 1997‐2008, 4,246 patients underwent RCS at our center. Median follow‐up was 9.4 years (IQR=7.3‐11.0). New baseline GFR was defined as highest GFR between nadir and 6 weeks after surgery. We retrospectively evaluated 3 cohorts: no‐CKD (new baseline GFR≥60ml/min/1....
Source: BJU International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Vicky Veness shared a photo of herself looking healthy that was taken just hours before she was diagnosed.
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ConclusionsAlthough the addition of chemotherapy to adjuvant RT has been proven effective in randomized trials of patients with resected HNSCC with SM+ or ECE, it may be less efficacious in an elderly patient population treated outside of a controlled trial setting. Level of Evidence2c Laryngoscope, 2017
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Head and Neck Source Type: research
Nor I. A. Rahman, Nor A. Abdul Murad, Mohammad M. Mollah, Rahman Jamal, Roslan Harun
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Emma C. Fields, William P. McGuire, Lilie Lin, Sarah M. Temkin
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONCISNET models demonstrate that the greatest mortality reduction is achieved with annual screening of women starting at age 40 years. Cancer 2017. © 2017 American Cancer Society.
Source: Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Audrey Aussy, Olivier Boyer, Nad ège Cordel
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Pek Siew Lim, Kum Kum Khanna, Sudha Rao
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
By definition, alternative medicine has not been shown to be effective or has been shown to be ineffective. Thus, alternative medicine is ineffective against cancer and can best be represented as either no treatment at all or potentially harmful treatment. It is thus not surprising that cancer patients who choose alternative medicine have a higher risk of dying from their cancer. A new study confirms this conclusion yet again.
Source: Respectful Insolence - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cancer Clinical trials Complementary and alternative medicine Homeopathy Naturopathy Quackery Skepticism/critical thinking chemotherapy epidemiology mortality Source Type: blogs
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