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Breast cancer 'switch' discovered

Breast cancer 'switch' discovered | pharmacy tech | Scoop.it
Australian researchers find 'genetic switch' that has potential to open up new treatments for breast cancer.

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a fun fact i found by reading this article is that if you start your menstrual cycle early then you have a lower risk for breast cancer, due to the fact that  Oestrogen plays the key role in breast cancers. 

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Common cancer treatments may create dangerous cancer stem cells - Fox News

Common cancer treatments may create dangerous cancer stem cells - Fox News | pharmacy tech | Scoop.it

CBC.caCommon cancer treatments may create dangerous cancer stem cellsFox NewsThe finding might help explain why late-stage cancers are often resistant to both radiation therapy and chemotherapy, and it could point to new strategies to fight tumors.


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researchers say that chemo and radiation therapy are aimed in killing cancer cells. Past studies have shown that cancer stem cells give rise to new tumors.

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Zoledronic Acid (Zometa®, Reclast®, Aclasta®) Cancer Drug | CTCA

Zoledronic Acid (Zometa®, Reclast®, Aclasta®) Cancer Drug | CTCA | pharmacy tech | Scoop.it
Get the facts about zoledronic acid. Used to treat bone conditions in patients who have cancer, zoledronic acid slows the breakdown of bones and increases bone density.
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it talks about zoledronic acid and how it is used to treat hypercalcemi, hypercalcemi is a type of cancer. They also talk about how Zoledronic acid is not an anticancer drug, meaning its not a cure it is not going to take cancer away for ever its just a little help to get rid of it.
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Cancer Truth | Alternative Cancer Treatments

Cancer Truth | Alternative Cancer Treatments | pharmacy tech | Scoop.it
Cancer Truth: Alternative Cancer Treatments

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This article just talks about different types of cancer Conventional medicine also defines what cancer is in the simplest way. it also talks about how important is it to make sure we know how the basic physiology of cancer cells. It tells us about how cancer cell  have opiates and usually they are used to fight pain they actually increase the cancers cells growth rate. 

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Tell Congress to Support Equal Access to All Cancer Treatments

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Many cancer patients have to pay significantly more out of their own pockets for oral cancer treatments (i.e., pills) than they do for intravenous (IV) treatments. That is why LRF is supporting the...

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Cancer patients pay more money for oral cancer treatments then they do for intravenous treatments so the LRF is supporting an act that ensures oral treatments are covered the same way that IV treatments are.

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Alternative cancer treatments: 11 options to consider - MayoClinic.com

Alternative cancer treatments: 11 options to consider - MayoClinic.com | pharmacy tech | Scoop.it
Alternative cancer treatments may help you cope with cancer treatment side effects.

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This article is stating that there are some alliterative for cancer but some are extremely dangerous and some are  really risking. It also talks about how alternative medications help people with cancer, alternative treatments do not help cure the cancer it just helps with the sideaffects of cancer.

   

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High Cost of Cancer Treatments Not Justified

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DRUG companies charging over $100,000 per patient per year for life saving cancer treatments are undermining the viability of the health system, doctors have warned.

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This article is from a cancers specialists point of view stating since the drug companies are charging so much for cancer treatments they are scared that only the wealthy are going to be able to get the cancer treatments. Then the reporter gets into the article later and starts talking about all the different prices the drug companies are charging.

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A report under preparation in Australia criticizes drug companies for the high prices of cancer drugs given the huge profits they are making. Medicines Australia chief Dr Brendan Shaw said it cost $1.5 billion and fifteen years to get a new medicine to market and “that takes a lot of commercial risk”.

The report points out that the initial phases of drug development were often undertaken at taxpayer funded universities and research institutions. Drug companies often only incurred the costs for undertaking Phase III trials, which is highly unlikely to be the often cited figure of $1 billion cost, the report says.

Drug companies typically charge over $100,000 per patient per year for life saving cancer treatments. Medical Oncology Group of Australia chair Professor Gary Richardson said “no health system can continue to pay over $100,000 a year for a drug”. It was “very hard to believe” drug companies needed to charge this amount when some of them were making profits of over $85 billion a year, he said.