The ideal situation is that cancer would never happen to anyone. Finding methods that will personalize prevention, whether it is specific dietary factors, weight control, or pharmacological agents, would avoid the suffering and lives lost to cancer.
Precision Prevention & Early Detection
Cancer Research Ideas - Precision Prevention & Early Detection (Archived)
Advances in genomic technologies should lead to improved prevention and early detection strategies. As we develop a better understanding of common genetic variants that are associated with higher or lower risk of certain cancers, we may be able to use that knowledge to identify individuals who may or may not benefit from prevention strategies. And techniques to analyze bits of tumor DNA (and other molecules) that are released into the blood and other body fluids may enable noninvasive screening for very early cancers.
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Drugs used to cure cancer cause cancer. We know this. The problem is that we pump the patients full of the drugs like filling up a balloon and send them home to their families where up to 90% is excreted in the sweat,urine feces and saliva.
14 day rule confuses doctors, leading to bills to hospitals that they can't get covered so they shut down the use of important new genetic tests.
There are many instances where prevalance of certain cancers are quite low in East Asian countries due to their dietary intake of spices and supplements that have anti-inflammatory properties e.g., Prostate cancer. NCI PQ ID:WD-50 (1410563953)
Barry Marshall and Harald zur Hausen found infections within organs which caused cancer (H. pylori / HPV-16), curing gastric and cervical cancers. NGS technology should be used to survey other organs to detect microbes which may have been missed.
We predict that vitamin D regulates pathways protective of skin cancer development that when dysregulated predispose to UVB induced tumor formation. These pathways will be identified by their changes in normal, premalignant, and malignant skin.
By the time someone has a cancer, it has often been developing slowly in the body for years. I think if there was a way to make cancer cells fleurosent, (Ex: sharks/rabbits) it would make it way easier to know about their presence.
Once precision medicine has determined that someone is at elevated risk (including survivors) of cancer, give them a personalized comprehensive risk reduction program that incorporates behavioral changes as well as surveillance/chemoprevention/etc.
Besides incidence and mortality rates, we need to consider Years of Life Loss (YLL) as a measure of premature deaths due to a cancer.
This systematic evidence for effects of yoga in improving psychological health in cancer patients. Yoga can be recommended as an intervention to improve psychological health during cancer.
Most common Pediatric cancer are retroperitoneum or abdominal located and can be detected earlier by an ultrasound exam. It is important to improve an early diagnosis of a tumor for an opportune management.
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and deadliest malignant brain tumor. It's considered "rare" yet I have personally known more people with GBM in my lifetime than with breast cancer (8). There are no known causes or preventative measures.