Research

Cancer research is happening all the time, every day we are learning more about the causes of cancer, the behavior of cancer cells, and better ways to target cancer cells for treatment.   

Cancer Research

Stronger Than Cancer shares new and interesting studies and research that helps us better understand cancer.  While some of this may be research geared toward developing new drugs, the emphasis will be on how the immune system works, or ways our body tries to fight cancer so we can think about that in our life choices. 

It is impossible to list everything that is currently being studied, but we hope to share what is most interesting to cancer survivors.

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Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne looked for ways to improve outcomes for colon cancer.  After chemotherapy kills off most of the cancer cells, a few surviving stem cells can remain after treatment, and still contain the cancerous mutation, which can lead to a relapse.

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Published Epidemiologic Reviews, researchers followed a total of 100 studies, involving thousands of individual patients whose exercise behavior was assessed following the diagnosis of any type of cancer.  

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Funded by Cancer Research UK, findings reported by researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that skin cancer releases molecules that 'reprogram' healthy immune cells to help the skin cancer spread.

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Scientists at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, have been looking into better ways to treat leukemia.  

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Scientists at the Salk Institute made an interesting discovery (published in the journal Nature, on January 23, 2019), when studying how telomeres relate to cancer.  A cellular process called autophagy (the body's way of cleaning out damaged cells, in order to regenerate newer, healthier cells), can actually promote cell death, which would prevent damaged cells from…

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There has been a lot of interest in the pharmaceutical potential of mushrooms.  Mushrooms have been used medicinally for a very long time in Eastern medicine to promote good health and vitality.  But mushrooms are now a focus in the search for 'biotherapeutics'.

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Probably the most interesting, and controversial of Linus Pauling's findings, was the impact of high doses of vitamin C in fighting cancer.  Pauling published 2 studies indicating that allegedly terminal cancer patients were surviving 4 times longer than expected with high doses of intravenous vitamin C.