A blood test that could potentially detect early stage cancer

From NBC News: Scientists are edging closer to developing blood tests that could detect early stage cancer, before patients show any symptoms of the disease. One such test, called PanSeer, can potentially spot five types of cancers up to four years earlier than current diagnostic methods, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal … Read moreA blood test that could potentially detect early stage cancer

Surgical iKnife used to target cancer tissue

From Medical Xpress: Cancers are often heavily reliant on breaking down fats for their growth and spread, and could be treated by a highly innovative combination of new drugs and dietary changes, a major new study concludes. The landmark research used a surgical ‘iKnife’ to analyze vaporized cancer tissue—and identified a metabolic weakness in cancer … Read moreSurgical iKnife used to target cancer tissue

Houston mother beats cancer, decides to compete in a half Ironman

From ABC 13: Training for a Half Ironman is a piece of cake for a mother of six whose already looked cancer in the eye and beat the terrible disease. Athlete Kim Miller is someone who is not scared of any challenge. “I’m a cancer survivor–colon cancer and uterus cancer,” said Miller. “It is just … Read moreHouston mother beats cancer, decides to compete in a half Ironman

Exploding microbubbles that tear cancer cells like ‘targeted warheads’

From New Atlas: Lately we’ve seen an exciting string of research projects demonstrate how ultrasound can be harnessed to fight cancer, whether that be by helping drugs cross the blood-brain barrier, heating and destroying tissue in prostate cancers, or selectively killing tumor cells while leaving healthy ones unharmed. Adding to this burgeoning potential is a … Read moreExploding microbubbles that tear cancer cells like ‘targeted warheads’

What you need to know about cancer and the new coronavirus outbreak

From the American Cancer Society: The CDC does not have specific recommendations on masks for people who have or have had cancer and their caregivers. But for many people being treated for cancer, especially with treatments like chemotherapy or stem cell (bone marrow) transplants that can weaken the immune system, doctors often recommend patients wear … Read moreWhat you need to know about cancer and the new coronavirus outbreak

A doctor with breast cancer and the ‘knowledge-based decisions’ she made for herself

From Yahoo! Life: As a physician and surgeon, I know what cancer looks like. I have an idea how it progresses and how bad treatment can be. I wanted to get on with it, have the surgery and whatever treatment so I could recover and get back to my life. But with my first surgery … Read moreA doctor with breast cancer and the ‘knowledge-based decisions’ she made for herself

Cancer screenings down due to coronavirus, doctors warn of cancer spike

From Click 2 Houston: Both mammogram and cervical cancer screenings have declined since COVID-19 started in part because they fell under elective procedures that were temporarily canceled during stay-home orders across Texas. Since restrictions for elective procedures have been lifted, doctors say they’re surprised they haven’t seen people coming back to get those exams done. … Read moreCancer screenings down due to coronavirus, doctors warn of cancer spike

Houston food writer Cleverly Stone dies of cancer

From Houston Food Finder: Longtime Houston food journalist, radio host, television personality and founder of Houston Restaurant Weeks Cleverley Stone has passed away after several months battling uterine cancer. Stone publicly announced her diagnosis to her television audience on Fox 26 on October 18, 2019, her 68th birthday, and encouraged women to pay attention to … Read moreHouston food writer Cleverly Stone dies of cancer