October 16, 2018

Mediterranean Diet for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer, as with any cancer, develops for complex reasons. One of the contributing factors in breast cancer traces back to diet. As with the microbiome […]
October 9, 2018

Flu Shots Important for Cancer Patients

Last month I shared in this blog how important flu shots can be for anyone with rheumatoid arthritis, since protecting against influenza each year keeps people with rheumatoid […]
April 23, 2018

Here’s How Viruses Inactivate the Immune System, Causing Cancer

Immune therapies are a way of targeting cancer cells. It’s no new news that viruses cause cancer. For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) causes almost all of […]
December 18, 2017

New Study Links Cancer and Cancer Deaths to Lifestyle Factors

Lifestyle related risk factors play a role in many cancers. Approximately 42 percent of cancer cases and 45 percent of cancer deaths in the United States […]
December 13, 2017

Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment

Palliative care is an important part of complete cancer care. A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional […]
December 11, 2017

Researchers Discover BRCA Cancer Cells’ Last Defense

Researchers work to understand why some cells develop chemotherapy resistance. In a new paper published in Nature Communications, a team led by Saint Louis University researcher Alessandro […]
November 10, 2017

How chronic inflammation tips the balance of immune cells to promote liver cancer

Inflammation can contribute to liver cancer. Chronic inflammation is known to drive many cancers, especially liver cancer. Researchers have long thought that’s because inflammation directly affects […]