News Highlights

There's lots going on all over the world in our fight against cancer, so the incoming stream is endless.  As I see updates that I think are helpful to users of this site, I will highlight them here.  As always, links are provided if you want to learn more, or if you want to dig deeper.

news highlights

Here, we will feature regular updates on news that is relevant to cancer survivors.  News items related to health and well-being, and other highlights.   We will not be following 'drug' research, except therapies that may relate to immunotherapy, or biotherapy, which are often helpful for us to learn more about our body as it continues to fight cancer every day.

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  • Research

Pancreatic cancer initially has very few symptoms, so it often goes undiagnosed.  That's unfortunate, as approximately 1.6 percent of adults in the US will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at some point.  The 5-year survival rate for patients treated for pancreatic cancer is only 8.5%.

  • Environment
  • Toxins

I guess there are no surprises here.

A new study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, revealed that women were at a high risk of reduced lung function (…

  • Research
  • Support

A great new site called Because Health provides lots of great advice about the details of every day living, that helps you make small decisions that have a big impact.

As the describe themselves: "This is a site for people who care about their wellness and health, and recognize that…

  • Doctors

We all know about the high cost of drugs, especially cancer drugs.  For the most part, the high cost is associated with the years and years of costly research that goes into developing and testing a drug for its efficacy and safety.

But these high drug prices are having a negative impact…

  • Diet

For almost 30 years, Europe has been looking into the link between cancer and diet. They created the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.   Funded by Cancer Research UK and other funders including the European Union, research was collected and added to the…