Cancer

Health-related quality of life overlooked in cancer drug studies

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cancer

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the October 1, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) A McMaster University-led review and analysis of randomized clinical trials is questioning whether interventions which prolong progression-free survival in cancer patients, improve their health-related quality of life. The systematic review and quantitative analysis of 52 articles reporting on 38 randomized clinical trials involving 13,979 cancer patients across 12 cancer types revealed no significant association between survival...

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Cancer hijacks the microbiome to glut itself on glucose

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cancer

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the October 1, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) Cancer needs energy to drive its out-of-control growth. It gets energy in the form of glucose, in fact consuming so much glucose that one method for imaging cancer simply looks for areas of extreme glucose consumption—where there is consumption, there is cancer. But how does cancer get this glucose? A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Cancer Cell shows that leukemia undercuts the ability of...

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Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Cancer, Chronic Disease, Medical Rewind

If you missed Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to www.MedicalRewind.com to listen to the show replay. Click Here to LISTEN NOW!   Get ready to learn things not traditionally taught to medical doctors! Some of the things you will hear Dr. Buttar and Robert talk about in this show are:   Nearly half of resident physicians report burnout – Resident physician burnout in the U.S. is widespread, with the highest rates concentrated in certain specialties, according to research from Mayo Clinic, OHSU and collaborators. The findings appear on...

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New study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cancer

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the August 13, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show (click link above to listen to the show) Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in patients with metastatic cancer, according to a new article published online today by JAMA Oncology. The study, which is authored by a mathematician, an evolutionary biologist and clinical physicians from Moffitt Cancer Center and Maastricht University, challenges the decades old standard of...

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Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar – August 13, 2018

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cancer, Medical Rewind

If you missed Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to www.MedicalRewind.com to listen to the show replay. Click Here to LISTEN NOW!   Get ready to learn things not traditionally taught to medical doctors! Some of the things you will hear Dr. Buttar and Robert talk about in this week’s show are: New study views cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes – Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in...

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‘Fighting’ cancer may detract men from palliative care

Posted on Oct 19, 2018 in Cancer, Chronic Disease

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 9, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   Men with advanced cancer are 30 percent less likely than women to consider palliative care, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. Researchers believe the findings reflect social norms about gender roles—as well as widespread messages in the media and society about “fighting” cancer. Often men see themselves as the family protector, said the study’s lead author, Fahad Saeed, M.D., a palliative care specialist and assistant professor of...

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