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A new research – which is published in the journal Science Translational Medicine – shows how a modified poliovirus enables the body to use its own resources to fight off cancer. The modified virus bears the name of recombinant oncolytic poliovirus (PVS-RIPO). PVS-RIPO has been in clinical trials since 2011 and preliminary results have offered…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Mar. 19, 2013)— Cmdr. Jim Keck, Naval Hospital family physician, explains to patient Jessie Kemp some preventive techniques to prevent colon cancer Mar. 19.  March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer and how it can be prevented or best treated.(U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel/Released).

Tarceva is a drug intended for metastatic cell lung cancer (non-small). It is in a form of pill that is orally taken at least an hour before meals or 2 hours right after meals. It is not advisable to take it along with food as it will just increase the chance to develop its side…

chemotherapy

Any drug that is used for any kind of disease treatment is called chemotherapy. The thing is, for most, if this term is mentioned, it is often linked to treating cancers. Other means of treatment like radiation therapy and surgery can eradicate, damage, or kill cancer cells yet chemotherapy is used to work for the…

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The word cancer in Latin means crab or creeping ulcer. ‘Cancer’ is not just a disease. It is a lethal disease that kills its prey gradually and at times very painfully. The Cancer National Institute has defined cancer as a collection of related diseases. If you look up the word ‘cancer’ on Google or internet…

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