Recent General Gene Therapy News

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers (December 1, 2015)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known... Continue Reading

High Use of Alternative Medicine in Senior Cancer Patients (August 31, 2015)

(PHILADELPHIA) — Alternative medicines are widely thought to be at least harmless and very often helpful for a wide range of discomforts and illnesses. However, although they’re marketed as “natural,”... Continue Reading

Patients Rising, Launched to Fight for Access to Vital Therapies and Services for Patients with Life-Threatening Diseases (August 25, 2015)

Patient advocacy veterans Jonathan and Terry Wilcox today announced the launch of a new not-for-profit organization, Patients Rising. This patient advocacy organization will educate, advocate and communicate... Continue Reading

Understanding Precision Cancer Medicine (August 25, 2015)

Precision cancer medicine is an evolving concept in cancer care that aims to leverage new genomic information about a specific cancer to more precisely target treatment. Precision medicine seeks to define... Continue Reading

New Research Concludes that Majority of Cancers Are “Bad Luck”—or Random Mutations (February 9, 2015)

According to recent research, the majority of cancers are caused by random mutations in cell DNA during stem cell division, as opposed to lifestyle, inherited, or environmental risk factors. These findings... Continue Reading

Planning in Advance for Cancer Care May Reduce Anxiety (January 29, 2015)

For patients with advanced cancer, making plans for future care does not appear to cause emotional distress and may even reduce anxiety. These findings were published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom... Continue Reading

Tips for Cancer Caregivers: November is National Family Caregiver Month (November 10, 2014)

Caring for a family member or friend with cancer is often very challenging. The experience can be exhausting both mentally and physically, but it actually becomes even more so when you don’t take care... Continue Reading

Patients With Advanced Cancers Learn to Live Life Day by Day (September 26, 2014)

Advances in treatment mean that patients with metastatic cancer are living longer, but challenges remain. Renelle Jacobson is in her fifth year of chemotherapy. She has undergone about 10 surgeries, including... Continue Reading

Depression in Cancer Patients: What We Are Missing and What Can Be Done (September 2, 2014)

Major depression is an important complication of cancer that can result in additional impairment of quality of life.  A series of three articles published in the Lancet presented new research on depression... Continue Reading

Weighing the Risks (August 12, 2014)

Exploring the Link Between Obesity and Cancer By Kari Bohlke, ScD “For the great majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, weight control, dietary choices, and levels of physical activity are the... Continue Reading

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