Pancreatic Cancer and Confronting the Diagnosis

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Neerja L. Bisht, MD Introduction Receiving the diagnosis of cancer is life-changing for most patients. Some tend to come out of the trauma reasonably intact, others not so. For most, fear remains an important factor. This article is directed towards patients who have been…

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Antibiotic resistance is a growing worldwide public health problem that threatens the prevention and treatment of an increasing number of micro-organisms. In fact, each year, more than 2 million people become infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and more…

The New Bourbon Virus: What is it, How was it found?

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta discovered a new possible tick-borne virus in 2014 while looking at samples taken from deceased patient from Kansas. They became involved because the patient died from what…

Immunotherapies with PD-1 Inhibitors Review of Recent Studies

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Studies reported in late 2014 and early 2015 show great promise in the use of PD-1 inhibitors as Immunotherapies for Melanoma and Non- Small Cell Lung Cancer. Most people ask what Immunotherapy and what are PD-1…

Glioblastoma: Potential New Treatments

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Glioblastoma, just the sound of the word can send a chill down a person’s spine and brings up the question of what exactly is it. Glioblastoma is a fast growing tumor made up of abnormal looking cells…

Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs) to treat Cancer

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  IsharPal Singh, MS Cancer is a broad term used for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. It is characterized by abnormal division of cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries followed by invasion of the adjoining parts of…

Colorectal Cancer

[icon name="user" class="" unprefixed_class=""]  Dr. Neerja L. Bisht The colon and rectum form the large intestine in the human body. Unnatural growths or tumors that grow in the lining of the large intestine are termed as colorectal cancers.  Colorectal cancers (CRCs) are common among both men and women. The…

Prostate Cancer

 Carol Yu, Ph.D Introduction to prostate cancer The second most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of death from cancer among men globally [1], prostate cancer affected approximately 1.1 million men worldwide in the year of 2012 (data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Most…

Breast Cancer

Carol Yu, Ph.D. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and is a disease in which cancer cells form in breast tissues that are mainly made up of lobes and ducts. In the United States, breast cancer accounts for 29% for all different types of cancers…