How Many Readers Know The Right Number?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, November 17, 2013
Editors obviously pay me to pass along medical advice to you. But this week I can’t answer a fundamental health question. So let’s switch roles to see if any reader with the Wisdom of Solomon knows the right number to this dilemma. I’ll publish the results, as it’s vital that a figure be found. After all, it’s going to affect how long you live.To Treat or Not To Treat Prostate Cancer
By Dr. Gifford Jones Saturday, October 12, 2013
Autopsy studies show that 50 percent of men over age 59 have prostate malignancy, and three out of four over age 85. One in seven North Americans will also be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Yet only one in every 28 men will die of prostate cancer! Obviously, not all men need to be treated.‘Jekyll-and-Hyde’ protein may be the key to stopping cancer metastasis
By News on the Net Friday, September 27, 2013
Leukaemia drug could help treat breast cancer
By News on the Net Friday, August 23, 2013
A drug currently used to treat leukaemia might also help prevent breast cancer from spreading to other parts of the body, suggests an animal study in the open-access journal Breast Cancer Research. The discovery could also pave the way for improved early diagnostics.New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer
By News on the Net Thursday, July 18, 2013
LONDON (AP)—Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.
Sorry Doctor, I’d Prefer an Opinion From The Dog
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, July 14, 2013
What do dogs have that’s lacking in humans? Harry Truman, the straight-talking former president of the United States, remarked that, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” But friendship is not the dog’s only virtue. A dog’s nose has 220 million cells that detect odours compared to a mere five million in humans. And although none have yet graduated from The Harvard Medical School, they can often outsmart doctors in recognizing serious disease.New ‘scent machine’ can help diagnose patients with bladder cancer
By News on the Net Tuesday, July 9, 2013
If Breasts Can Be Examined, Why Not The Testicles?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Saturday, June 15, 2013
For years we’ve stressed to women the importance of an annual breast examination for the detection of cancer. Yet today little attention is paid to examination of the male testicles. It’s time for women to remind their mates that what is good medicine for the goose is also good medicine for the gander. Routine testicular self-examination (TSE) is the answer.How Genetics Affect the Risk of Prostate Cancer
By Dr. Gifford Jones Saturday, June 1, 2013
It has been said that “Blood is our destiny”. Or that, “Bad hens have bad eggs”. Or that, “He was not merely a chip off the old block, but the old block itself”. Each year studies show that genetics play a huge role in whether or not we develop malignancy. But how big a role does genetics play in prostate cancer? Now, a world-wide study reports a major breakthrough, showing that some males seem to be genetically predisposed to this baffling cancer.Israelis give a double punch to triple-negative breast cancer
By Guest Column Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Breast cancer can be curable if it’s caught soon enough – unless it is the “triple negative” type more likely to target young, black or Hispanic women.
Development of the first way to make large amounts of promising anti-cancer substance
By American Chemical Society Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Scientists are reporting development of the first practical way to make large amounts of a promising new anti-cancer substance that kills cancer cells differently than existing medicines. Their article on synthesis of the substance, and tests demonstrating its effectiveness in the laboratory, appears in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.The nose that can smell cancer goes commercial
By Guest Column Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An Israeli invention that can detect lung cancer from exhaled breath will be commercialized in a joint venture between the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Alpha Szenszor, a Boston-based manufacturer of carbon nanotube sensing equipment.Development of the first way to make large amounts of promising anti-cancer substance
By American Chemical Society Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Scientists are reporting development of the first practical way to make large amounts of a promising new anti-cancer substance that kills cancer cells differently than existing medicines. Their article on synthesis of the substance, and tests demonstrating its effectiveness in the laboratory, appears in ACS’ Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.The Mortality Rate is Staggering for Lung Cancer
By Dr. Gifford Jones Saturday, August 18, 2012
My patients always give me the wrong answer when I ask them, “What cancer kills women more than any other malignancy?” Most say, “Breast cancer”. But lung cancer kills more women than breast and colon/rectal cancer combined. But there’s hope for both sexes.Chemotherapy can backfire and boost cancer growth: study
By News on the Net Monday, August 6, 2012
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