On a cold, bright Sunday afternoon during New York Fashion Week, nearly six hundred people packed into an old building in Manhattan’s Lower East Side for an unusual lingerie show.
Currently no U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved therapy can reestablish lymphatic circulation after a patient develops lymphedema. Up to 10 million people in the United States and more than 100 million around the world have lymphedema.
A phase II clinical trial at Stanford University School of Medicine tested whether the drug ubenimex, a leukemia treatment used in Japan, can spur the growth of new lymphatic vessels for patients with secondary leg lymphedema. It was the “first pharmaceutical company-sponsored trial for a medical treatment of lymphedema.”
Doctors should resample patient tissue should cancer spread, rather than relying on the initial biopsy, according to research focused on estrogen-positive breast cancer.
Updated. About half of cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy find that food may taste different. It can be too sweet, too salty, too bitter or bland.
The Chemo Kitchen Cookbook is a collection of recipes written by award-winning chefs, created specifically for people going through taste change during cancer treatment.
It’s coming to you from Seattle via Kickstarter; order your copy by 5 pm Pacific on Friday 27 July.
It’s been funded! Happy Dance!
Using personal trackers (Fitbit et al), cancer researchers are trying to objectively measure patient quality life.
According to the Guardian, researchers captured data for 60 days from 41 people undergoing chemotherapy.