Posts Tagged "cancer treatment"

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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Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid, study finds

Posted on Nov 26, 2015 in Cancer, Medical Rewind

Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid, study finds

Listen to what Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the September 28th Medical Rewind Show ***************************** Computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs, a large study suggests. Some previous research said computer technology could serve almost as a second set of eyes for doctors. The technique uses special software to highlight suspicious-looking areas on mammogram images that radiologists who interpret the scans may have missed. The doctors then...

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Pregnant cancer patients shouldn’t terminate or delay treatment: study

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 in Cancer, Medical Rewind

      Listen to what Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the September 28th Medical Rewind Show ***************************** LONDON –  Pregnant women diagnosed with cancer do not need a termination and can start treatment immediately without worrying unduly about the effects of drugs or radiation on their unborn babies, cancer specialists said on Monday. A study of 129 children aged 1 to 3 who had prenatal exposure to cancer treatment showed their mental processes and heart function developed normally compared with children from the...

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Study: Many early breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in Cancer, Medical Rewind

A genetic test was shown to accurately predict whether women’s cancer could be treated and prevented from spreading using only endocrine therapy. A 21-gene test can accurately predict whether women with breast cancer can be treated without chemotherapy, according to a large, long-term study. The test, called the OncotypeDX, examines the expression of 21 genes in tumor biopsies. Based on the results of the test, researchers were able to correctly predict whether endocrine therapy or endocrine therapy with chemotherapy is best for individual patients. Researchers said the study,...

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DARPA is testing implanting chips in soldiers’ brains

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in Medical Rewind

Listen to what Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the September 28th Medical Rewind Show ***************************** UPDATE: DARPA responded to a request from Fusion that “brain-neural interfaces” have not yet been implanted in soldiers, though test devices have been implanted in the brains of volunteers already undergoing brain surgery. We’ve changed the headline to reflect that implantation of chips in soldiers’ brains has not happened yet. For decades, DARPA, the secretive research arm of the Department of Defense, has dreamed of turning...

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