Chemo Brain, Is It Real or Is It Myth?

Fuzzy-headed, forgetful, mental fogginess, cancer patients who have received chemotherapy have talked and joked about this weird feeling for many years. Cancer Related Cognitive Dysfunction (CRCD) is the official name given to this collection of symptoms that is more commonly known as Chemo Brain…

Taking a BiTE® out of Cancer

By Isharpal Singh, M.S. The Next Gen approach in Immunotherapy The era of modern antibody therapy began with the Prize-winning report on the basic structure of the immunoglobulin molecule given by Rodney Porter. His findings revealed two identical antigen-binding fragments (Fab) that blocked antigen precipitation by the…

When Chronic Kidney Disease becomes End State, What Is Next?

By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Chronic Kidney Disease may continue to progress to the point where the kidneys are unable to filter enough of the waste products and excess fluid causing a build-up of fluid and toxins in the body. When this happens a person is said…

Gene Therapy to Supercharge the Immune System

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]Isharpal Singh, MS A game-changing approach in Immune system research Benjamin franklin once said that only two things are certain in this world death and taxes. As our lives become longer on an average and our ability to treat a whole range of illnesses…

Autologous Stem Cell Transplants in ALS: New Hope and Preliminary Findings

[icon name=”user” class=”” unprefixed_class=””]  By Joanne P. Shelby-Klein BSN RN Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease, so named for the famous baseball player who died from the disease. People may also be familiar with this disease from hearing about Steven Hawking, the famous…

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…