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A round-up of this week’s latest medical developments, culled from Google Alerts. Again, there’s a glut from the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, which is no bad thing.
At long last, and about time too: cancer immunotherapy has been voted breakthrough of the year by Science magazine. I’m looking forward to the day when all cancers can be prevented and cured by immune-boosting treatments, and cancer vaccines, and not surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
image credit: sciencemagazine.org
Scientists now prove that chemo-brain exists, a fact that people on chemo have known for ages. Maybe this will mean chemo-brain will be taken seriously and more importantly, some cures will be in the pipeline.
Some interesting research on sugar and its role in cancer – the theory used to be that cancer cells were able to survive without oxygen, by converting sugar directly into energy. New research has shown that increasing sugar metabolism in cells may be directly responsible for fuelling the growth of cancer cells.
A trial into the use of chemotherapy drug, 5FU (fluorouracil) shows that it did not add to the efficacy of treatment protocols using epirubicin and cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel (FEC +T). I find this especially relevant because FECT is standard treatment for lymph-node positive breast cancer in the UK. Does this mean the protocol will change?
Don’t forget to eat your tomatoes – not only is lycopene (the phytochemical contained in them) good for prostate cancer, it has now been shown to have a positive effect on the level of hormones that play a role in regulating fat and sugar metabolism in a trial involving post-menopausal women.