Eric Rosenthal Reports: Placing Cancer Fear in its Proper Perspective

During his first inaugural address in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” It was in the midst of the economic Depression and the newly elected president was trying to raise the hopes of a nation in despair suffering also from the throes of psychological depression. Earlier this month while attending...

How to Prevent Cancer: What Governments can do

By: Kelly Henning While much work remains to find a cure for cancer – the good news is we know that many forms of cancer are preventable. On World Cancer Day, a moment when the global community comes together to reflect on those lost to cancer, as well as the advances we need to make to find a cure, it’s...

Phase III Trial Finds that Anti-interleukin-1 alpha antibody MABp1

A novel anti-interleukin 1-alpha antibody has shown a significant impact on symptoms, and a high level of safety and tolerability in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, according to phase III data presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology’s 18th World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. Xilonix™ (XBiotech) is the first monoclonal antibody immunotherapy to specifically target...

Early Diagnosis: A Paradigm Shift in How we Think About and Approach Cancers

For nearly 45 years, the national dialogue, when it comes to cancers, has remained essentially the same. We have been racing for the cure, praying for the cure, searching for the cure, researching for the cure, raising money for the cure, funding the cure, and developing treatments for the cure. Curing cancer has become the “national cancer objective”. In...

Thank you Selma!

Just a little more than a week before the start of the 50th Annual Meeting of ASCO, the American Society of Clinical Oncologyin Chicago, Il, the news landed on my desk that Selma Schimmel, founder and CEO of Vital Options Internationaland an outspoken activist, patient advocate, respected radio talk show host and author had died, aged 59, from malignant...

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