Tag Archives: Cancer

NHS blueprint: All children with cancer will have treatment tailored to DNA

We’ll save 500,000 more lives, vows NHS: Ten-year plan will provide DNA-tailored treatment to children with cancer and crack down on heart disease and strokes – despite fears of £1bn budget black hole Follows Theresa May’s pledge to hand NHS an extra £20billion in 10-year plan Doctors will also carry out DNA testing for genetic… Read More »

Stopping cancer from recruiting immune system double agents

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). A research team co-led by scientists at Rush University Medical Center have discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt… Read More »

Oklahoma toddler who survived cancer requires surgery for abnormally sized tongue, mom says

The Oklahoma toddler has a rare condition known as Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, which causes his tongue to be abnormally large. (Caters News Agency) A 16-month-old toddler in Jenks, Oklahoma, who was born with a rare condition that causes his tongue to be abnormally large will require surgery to reduce its size, his mother said. Baker Roth… Read More »