Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775
Company products help cancer patients with their pain
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Lindy Snider is a woman with a mission -- and not a predictable one for a person who delved into theater and Oriental Studies at Ithaca College and the University of Pennsylvania. The only hint of her destiny may have been Snider's penchant for whipping up "concoctions" in the family kitchen as a child. Decades later, she has turned that...
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A recent report published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings supports the hypothesis that women who smoke cigarettes before first full-term pregnancy have a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer compared with women who begin smoking after the birth of their first child or never smoked. This latest study is a strong indicator of the continued need for smoking-prevention messages...
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Corvallis, Ore., JE Feature
A compound found in hops and the main product they're used in - beer - has gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent numerous types of cancer. Researchers at Oregon State University first discovered the cancer-related properties of this flavonoid compound called xanthohumol about a decade ago. A recent publication by an OSU researcher in the journal Phytochemistry...
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In a recent issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute describe a molecular mechanism that appears to make malignant brain tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy after they have been treated with the dendritic cell vaccine. This finding builds on several studies recently published by the research team. In 2003, they reported that a...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Karen Brandow found breastcancer.org shortly after she received the devastating diagnosis last year. "It was a terrible time in my life," says the Havertown resident, "both for me and everyone around me. When a doctor tells you that you have breast cancer, it's a frightening diagnosis. "I'm married and have a son, 24, and a daughter, 16. You try to...
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