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Two Drugs Shrink Tumors in Ewing’s Sarcoma Patients

  By combining these targeted therapies- cixutumumab and temsirolimus– researchers at MD Anderson have been able to shrink tumors in some patients with Ewing’s sarcoma. Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)… 17 Ewing’s sarcoma patients, who prior to this trial had been unsuccessfully treated with other agents (on average 6...


got Tumors in the Liver? get to know YES! Beat Liver Tumors…

YES! Beat Liver Tumors is the best source I’ve found for information on cutting- edge treatment options, resources & support for anyone diagnosed with either primary liver cancer or has cancerous tumors that have spread to the liver from other cancers such as breast cancer, carcinoid, colorectal cancer, esophageal cancer, melanomas,...


WTF is a TheraSphere for Liver Cancer?

TheraSphere (also known as radioembolization or selective internal radiation therapy-SIRT) is an innovative liver cancer treatment option designed to help treat both cancer that originate in the liver and cancers that have spread to the liver.  It’s a form of internal radiation therapy using millions of tiny glass beads (1/3 the...

What’s the Dealio with Cancer Treatment Centers of America?

I’ve learned that for better or worse, when it comes to cancer, things rarely are as they appear to be.  After all, cancer is tricky.  And each person’s cancer is unique to them.  The treatment regimen that works for one person may or may not work for another person.  Test...


What is a “Bed-Of-Nails” Breast Implant?

Bed of Nails Breast Implant (n):  an implant that appears to deter breast cancer cell regrowth by causing a reduction in the blood-vessel architecture that breast cancer tumors depend upon while also attracting healthy breast cells. It is made from a common federally approved polymer.     Here’s the dealio (as my...


WTF is Synchronous Chemoradiation?

  Cancer experts have long debated & continue to debate over the best timings for radiotherapy and chemotherapy.  Often times, patients receive sequential therapy- first, chemotherapy and then radiation.  Synchronous chemoradiation is a term used to describe when a patient receives radiation therapy at the same time as or in between cycles...

got Sarcoma? get Answers here…

    Support for Sarcoma Patients The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is an amazing organization whose mission is to support people with sarcoma, a very rare cancer type.  (Candidly, until Alan was diagnosed with pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in 2009, we had never even heard of the word “sarcoma” before.) They have...


More On the Chemo Bath… direct from survivor Laurie Todd

Meet Guest Blogger Laurie Todd... Laurie is an amazing author, teacher, and insurance strategist.  In 2005, she was diagnosed with late-stage appendix cancer. Laurie was told by her oncologist, “There is no treatment for your disease. And, even if there were, they (meaning the HMO) won’t pay for it.”  Laurie is not...



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