Archive for February, 2010

Ghrelin stimulates appetite in cancer patients

A new treatment has been discovered which increases the appetite and the nutritional intake of patients with cancer. A major problem, when it comes to cancer, is the loss of appetite. People with cancer just are not hungry. This loss of hunger in cancer patients (and in anyone who is not hungry) is called “Anorexia”. […]

Cigarette smoking and Colon Cancer

Inheriting a gene that increases one’s risk for the development of cancer is like inheriting a loaded gun. That gun never needs to go off unless someone or something pulls the trigger. When we think of cigarette smoking and the health risks that come with that activity, we think of lung cancer, emphysema and other […]

Ramucirumab – no food supply for you!

There is a promising new medicine for the treatment of various forms of cancer. This new medicine is known as RAMUCIRUMAB. Cancer is a formidable foe. It not only starts out quietly and often grows quietly, it also makes sure that it creates its own blood supply to feed its growing appetite as it grows.

Degarelix for the treatment of Prostate Cancer

There is an exciting new medication which was just recently approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the USA) on December 24th, 2008 for the treatment of advanced Prostate Cancer. This new medicine is known as Degarelix and it is made by a company known as Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

Prolia: A promising new drug for Prostate Cancer

Prolia (or, as it is also known, Denosumab) is an exciting new medication which promises to help men with prostate cancer with the damage to their bones that can result from the treatments that are given to control their prostate cancers. Just as cars use gasoline for fuel and jet planes use airplane fuel, prostate […]

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