Archive for the ‘Cancer’ Category

How Oncotarget Is Helping Humanity

February 28th, 2017

There’s no doubt about the facts that science has taken our world by a storm. Scientific advancements that have been made within the past couple of decades in history have superseded more than we have been able to accomplish in regards to its progress more than we have ever before as a human race. However, this does not necessarily mean that we are near any kinds of finish line when it comes to discoveries and possibilities of more advancement.

There are many resources that are available online for one to understand their understandings on scientific elements and interrelated subjects. However, there are not necessarily that enables them to have an interactive approach. A scientific resource that allows one to stay updated on the latest findings, research analysis, advancements is perhaps one of the best options for anyone to utilize if they want to stay involved and aware of what is occurring in the science communities. Perhaps no other website offers people with an opportunity of engaging in scientific matters than Oncotarget does. Oncotarget is a website that is updated weekly on scientific researched journals that is also available on Dove Press, which not only enable people to stay updated on the latest scientific findings, but also to improve their own knowledge so that they may be able to contribute to the community. It’s highly recommended for people to ensure that they truly understand what the community of science stands for. Oncotarget enables people to delve into a world of science that isn’t necessarily available anywhere else. It goes into the world of oncology in a way that enables people to understand the complexities of the subject.

If you are wanting to learn more about oncology and the vast array of discoveries that are constantly occurring in the subject, please do not hesitate to visit Oncotarget; a leader in online researching in the fields of science and oncology. The regular updated posts of researched analysis gives an individual the knowledge that they need of current events to work in the field themselves, so that they may be able to be a part of the team that is working to end diseases in life. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.

Watson Has Gone From “Jeopardy!” to Diagnosing Cancer Cures

May 19th, 2015

The science of genomics is beginning to open up a future world of personalized cures for various diseases based on a complete understanding and mapping of the genes in a given person, and then comparing that with available data on what drugs or therapies may be most effective against a particular disease. This approach is starting to be utilized in the area of treating certain cancers. There is one big problem going forward, however, and that is data overload. There is so much information about the various genes and their mutations in a given cancerous tumor and so many studies and uses of drugs and therapies that were used successfully against a similar tumor that may apply to a given patient’s situation. It can take weeks for human doctors to sort through all the data, and meanwhile, the patient isn’t getting any better specialist Dr. Jennifer Walden pointed out.

IBM’s Watson computer, famous for beating all comers on “Jeopardy!” a few years ago has found a new purpose in life beyond showing up nerdy brainiacs on national television. It has been programmed with a lot of this information that would take any human being a much longer time to sift through to make that process much faster. It is even believed that in some instances it can do in a matter of minutes what would take doctors weeks. It is far from perfect yet and may not be applicable to all forms of cancer but this is an extremely important breakthrough in medicine against the second most common cause of death in most industrialized societies.

Scientists Concerned About EMF from Cell Phones and Other Devices

May 13th, 2015

A letter was recently published by about 200 scientists from 38 countries that calls for stronger controls on products that emit electromagnetic fields. Cell phones have been the main culprit in this regard, but now there are wearable devices as well that join the list of products to be concerned about. Scientists are worried about the effects of long-term exposure to the EMF put out by such devices. They are specifically seeking guidelines for such products with regard to children who are considered more vulnerable.

Studying and understanding the risks, if any, of cell phones and similar devices is still in its infancy. Unfortunately it is hard to have any good long-term studies of potential harm from long-term use of cell phones in general or smartphones in particular. Common cell phone use has only been a reality for about one and a half decades now according to Madison Street Capital. The types of diseases that are believed to be caused by electromagnetic field exposure, such as cancer, can take a very long time to develop. Also, it is only with the more recent advent of smartphones that people seem to be on their phones almost constantly now that they can surf the web as well as talk to or text people from them. How dependent we are on these devices does make this a serious concern that is worthy of more study.

Empathy Cards Designed by Cancer Survivor Say it Best

May 11th, 2015

Crystal Hunt says you don’t know what someone else is feeling unless you have walked a mile in their shoes. Emily McDowell has walked more than a mile in the shoes of cancer and because of her personal experience, shes know what to say and what not to say to someone else with cancer. Ms. McDowell puts all the right things down on card stock and markets them under the name of Empathy Cards. They say what only a cancer survivor knows how to say to a cancer patient.
One of popular cards reads “ When life gives you lemons, I won’t tell you the story about my cousin’s friend who died of lemons” and another one reads “ I promise not to call your illness a journey, unless someone takes you on a cruise”
Hallmark can’t capture the sentiments needed to be expressed for those who are suffering with cancer or other chronic illness from which a person might not recover. A typical ‘get well soon’ card or a card with a light-hearted verse just doesn’t connect with a person who is fighting for their life and unsure of the outcome. An Empathy Card which asks for forgiveness because the giver just didn’t know what to say will make that heart-felt connection with the recipient.
If the Empathy Cards line for cancer does well, Ms. McDowell plans to expand her card line to include a variety of other illnesses and situations where people most often find themselves at a loss for words.