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Cancer Vaccines Enter Clinical Trials

Beyond traditional therapies like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, scientists want to know if the human body’s own immune system can attack tumors.

October 25, 2015
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This Week In Health: Put Down The O.J.

Vaccines, melanoma, and nicotine, oh my. “This Week In Health” offers some highlights from the world of health news and wellness tips that you may have missed this week.

July 1, 2015

Melanoma Risk Is Higher For Flight Crews That Work At 40,000 Feet

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times Attention pilots and flight attendants: For your safety, please fasten your seat belts, note the location of the aircraft’s emergency exits — and be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen to reduce your risk of melanoma. When it comes to the risks of flying, skin cancer may not be […]

September 4, 2014

Skin Cancer: Not Just A Summer Thing

Summer is ending and with it those long, lazy weekend days at the beach or, pool, getting in some extra hours of cycling, running, and walking, or just hanging out on a lawn chair with friends and some cold drinks.  The sun is strong and hot and oh so relaxing. It’s just the thing you […]

August 25, 2014

Science Journal: Cancer Therapy Is 2013 Breakthrough

Washington (AFP) – A way of fighting cancer that turns the body’s immune cells into targeted tumor killers was named the breakthrough of the year by the U.S. journal Science on Thursday. Immunotherapy has only worked for a small number of patients, and only in certain cancers, including melanoma and leukemia, but experts believe its […]

January 8, 2014