Health News

Childhood Cancer May Have New Foe
The presence of genes, genetic mutations and whether genes are switched on or off can all play a role in cancer. Researchers have discovered a compound that targets a gene involved in childhood cancer.
In the Jaws of Cancer
Imagine being 21 years old and having a 10-pound tumor on your face. The young man could barely talk and required a feeding tube. He had a rare kind of bone cancer – osteosarcoma – that strikes young people.
Giant Step Forward for Giant-Cell Tumor of the Bone
Denosumab – sold under the brand names of Prolia for the treatment of osteoporosis and Xgeva for fracture prevention in patients with metastatic cancers to the bone – may be effective in treating people with a condition known as giant-cell tumor of the bone.
Famed Pianist Van Cliburn Has Advanced Cancer
Van Cliburn - the famed pianist - has advanced bone cancer that was diagnosed just days ago.
FDA Issues Warning on Natural Supplement
There are countless dietary supplements marketed as natural remedies for pain relief. In some instances, these supplements turn out to be neither natural nor safe, which seems to be the case for Reumofan Plus.
FDA Issues Alert on Reumofan Plus
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers that Reumofan Plus, marketed as a “natural” dietary supplement for pain relief and other serious conditions, contains several active pharmaceutical ingredients not listed on the label that could be harmful.
CT Scan For Bone Cancer Triples Accuracy
Traditionally a series of x-rays of all of the major bones in the body are used to detect myeloid myeloma , a process known as a radiographic skeletal survey. Yet in some areas, especially Europe, whole body CT is beginning to gain favor as testing indicates it is a more effective and thorough exam for measuring bone involvement in multiple myelomas , a bone-based form of leukemia. Ask your oncologist about whole body CT scanning for multiple myeloma . A formal comparison between the two imaging technologies was presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting by ...
Knowing Bone Cancer
Bone cancer is a relatively rare type of malignancy, with just under 3,000 Americans expected to be diagnosed with it in 2012. Osteosarcoma is the technical name for the most common form of the disease. A recent study examined if and how age impacts prognosis (outlook). After analyzing patient data, the Children's Oncology Group has found that young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 with osteosarcoma have a poorer outcome than other age groups. Experiencing bone pain, have it checked out. A team of investigators, led by Katherine A. Janeway MD, of the Department of Pedia...
Breaking the Spread of Bone Cancer
The most common form of bone cancer in kids is osteosarcoma . If it's caught and treated earlier, the outlook is pretty good. If it has spread to the lungs, the prospects aren't so good. A team of researchers may have found a life-saving way to prevent this cancer from moving.
Rapid Genetic Testing Developed
Cancer found in children may signify an underlying genetic problem, and in many cases early detection of those underlying genetic problems can help successful treatment of that patient.