Tag: metastatic breast cancer

Bringing the Outside In

A respite in nature is a well-known and scientifically validated de-stressor. But, how can you infuse yourself with nature’s power if you’re too sick to spend much time outside? To answer that need, clinical oncology social worker Sydney Siegel, MSW, Simms/Mann UCLA Center of Integrative Oncology, developed a unique workshop called

Hope, Options, and “Cures” for Cancer

Telling patients that their cancer could be cured has long been taboo in the oncology world. But in his remarks to the 2018 attendees of the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, Norman Sharpless, MD, National Cancer Institute (NCI) director, said that’s changing. “We are, in fact, curing patients

Freezing Breast Cancer in Its Tracks

A new treatment for breast cancer, cryoablation, which uses extreme cold to kill cancerous cells, is currently under study at various sites across the U.S. Rache Simmons, MD, chief of breast surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, is the lead author on the initial clinical study of cryoablation and breast cancer, and

High Insulin Levels Linked with Worse Prognosis in Breast Cancer Patients

Women with breast cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) and who have higher-than-normal insulin levels have a significantly worse prognosis than women with normal insulin levels, according to a study presented in November 2015 at the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference.

The researchers, who

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