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…

Healthy Kidneys and Chronic Kidney Disease - Part 1

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN The kidneys are one of the bodies vital organs needed for survival, but do people really know what they do and what happens when they don’t function properly? A recent study was conducted by the National Kidney…

BRCA Gene and Cancer Risk

Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Genetic research involving cancer has been ongoing since the 1980’s when scientists around the world sought to find a genetic link to breast cancer. In the early 1990’s, researchers at University of California Berkley found the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene or BRCA…

CRISPR - Cas9 technology to eliminate HIV

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  Isharpal Singh, MS AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is one the major public health concerns affecting more than 35 million people worldwide [4]. The conventional approach for treating HIV viz, HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) uses a mixture of compounds to suppress HIV-1 infection and…

What's Next for Dialysis Patients, Wearable Artificial Kidneys?

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Dialysis cannot fully replace the fluid and waste removal function of the kidneys. Patients find themselves having to follow dietary and fluid restrictions on a daily basis. Patients also find that they are tired and don’t feel…

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