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Are Antioxidants Really Good for You?

Antioxidants have been widely regarded as being good for health by scientists and nutritionists, as they are supposed to combat free radicals that contribute to cancer, environmental toxins and also help treat many ailments. Antioxidants are supposed to be good for patients with  various cancers, Alzheimer’s, dementia and many other diseases. Latest news questions this [...]

Exciting Frontier Beckons For Cancer Treatment

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has created a new ‘breakthrough’ designation for cancer drugs, so that any that are deemed to be successful can effectively be fast-tracked through the trial process and brought to market quicker. Many respected physicians in the field of cancer research backed the move, including Robert Schneider of New [...]

9 Facts About Lung Cancer

1) Lung cancer is the biggest killer of all the cancers. 2) Several hundred thousand people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.  (219,440 new cases in 2009) 3) The most common cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking. 4) Women tend to respond better to chemotherapy for lung cancer than men. 5) The percentage [...]

Tarceva: Drug Efficacy, Side Effects

Tarceva, generic erlotinib, is a new treatment for non-small cell lung cancer that works by targeting the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).  It doesn’t work that great and can cost up to $50,000 a year.  As such, its class of medications has been reserved for second or third line treatment. Since lung cancer, however, typically [...]