February 5, 2014 |
Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of chemotherapy. But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged that their remedy was unlikely to inspire the vigorous - and expensive - research necessary to win regulatory approval and join the ranks of mainstream medicine. The drug in question is vitamin C. When absorbed from foods such as oranges, strawberries, broccoli and kale, it feeds neurotransmitters and helps the body make collagen, among other important functions.
February 5, 2014 |
Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling, now a television analyst, announced that he is battling cancer. The 47-year-old Schilling, who spent 20 years in the majors before retiring in 2009, divulged the news in a statement released through his employer, ESPN. It did not indicate what type of cancer Schilling has, when he was diagnosed or what his prognosis might be. ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said Schilling is taking a leave of absence. He recently signed a multiyear contract extension with the network and was to be part of the “Sunday Night Baseball” broadcast team, Soltys said.
February 4, 2014 |
"Cancer" is still one of those words that can steal your breath, ring so loudly in your ears that your surroundings go silent, and simultaneously make your mind race and time slow to a crawl. On this World Cancer Day, The Times invites you to share with our community how cancer has touched your life. The disease crept into my home when I was in second grade. After an exhausting day at a preteen roller-skating birthday party, my mom felt something like a tiny stone in her breast.
January 30, 2014 |
San Juan Capistrano JSerra is hosting a two-day girls' basketball showcase on Friday and Saturday, "Play4Kay. " It will help raise funds for cancer research. Friday's schedule: Fairmont Prep vs. La Jolla Country Day, 4 p.m.; Crossroads vs. St. Margaret's 5:30 p.m.; Whitney vs. Sacramento Bradshaw Christian, 7:30 p.m. Saturday's schedule: San Diego Horizon Christian vs. Notre Dame Academy, 10:30 a.m.; Chula Vista Mater Dei vs. Maranatha, noon; Twentynine Palms vs. Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 1:30 p.m.; St. Bernard vs. St. Anthony, 3 p.m.; Bishop Montgomery vs. Marlborough, 4:30 p.m.; Sacramento Bradshaw Christian vs. JSerra, 6 p.m.; La Jolla Bishop's vs. Windward, 7:30 p.m. Eric.email@example.com
January 29, 2014 |
Fashion blogger and designer Aimee Song of Song of Style and Soul Cycle are hosting a charity ride to benefit the Thompson-Mason Brain Cancer Foundation . The ride consists of a one-hour stationary bike class from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Soul Cycle West Hollywood, 8570 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Plaza. The event is sponsored by Soffe Apparel . Tickets are $40 and may be purchased on eventbrite . All proceed are earmarked for the foundation, which aims to help low-income patients and their families.
January 28, 2014 |
Practicing yoga for at least three hours a week for three months reduced the fatigue and inflammation in breast cancer survivors, compared with survivors who did no yoga, researchers reported. And the more yoga, the greater the change, the researchers, from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, said. At six months - three months after the formal yoga had ended - fatigue was 57% lower in the women who had done yoga, compared with those who had not. Inflammation, measured by blood tests, was reduced by up to 20%, the researchers said.