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Chart: The Deadliest and Most Common Cancers
Click through for cancer mortality rates at five, 10, 15, and 20 years after diagnosis.

Chart: The Deadliest and Most Common Cancers

Click through for cancer mortality rates at five, 10, 15, and 20 years after diagnosis.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
The Harvard team’s winning invention is a low-cost, disposable patch that electronically delivers to cancer patients a precise formulation of up to three chemotherapy drugs at specific intervals. By reducing the number of required hospital visits, the ChemoPatch is designed to expand access to early-stage cancer treatment.

“It has the potential to really improve cancer treatment and benefit cancer patients,” says the students’ adviser, Sujata Bhatia, assistant director for undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). “The ChemoPatch will make treatment more cost-effective, less error-prone, and more convenient for cancer patients. This will ultimately enable multidrug, targeted cancer treatment regimens and improve patient compliance.”
Chemotherapy at home: Undergraduates’ drug-delivery patch earns second place in the 2013 Collegiate Inventors Competition
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Still, this is a virus that mostly targets women. 22,000 women get cervical cancer in the USA each year. Around the world, the toll is even worse. According to the World Health Organization, HPV linked cervical cancer afflicts 529,000 women. 275,000 women die each year from cervical cancer. More than 85% of these deaths are in the developing world.

HPV can be effectively controlled through a simple vaccine. Here in the United States, though, social conservatives have criticized the vaccine, suggesting that giving the vaccine to adolescent girls promotes promiscuity. Congresswoman Michelle Bachman even suggested that the vaccine is linked to mental retardation. In 2010, only about 30% of American girls aged 13 to 17 received all three recommended doses.

In the developing world, access to the vaccine has been virtually nil in part because of the high cost of the vaccine. That’s about to change. Earlier this year, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations, a Gates Foundation backed public-private partnership negotiated a huge discount for the HPV vaccine in Africa and elsewhere. They’ve dropped the price to about $4.50/dose (compared to over $100/dose in the United States) and last month the GAVI-backed HPV Vaccine rollouts launched in some Sub Saharan African countries. GAVI estimates that over 30 million girls in more than 40 countries will be immunized by 2020.

How Michael Douglas’ Cancer Revelation Could Change the World
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Liam Myrick, Toddler With Neuroblastoma, Sells Paintings To Pay For $500,000 Medical Bills
According to Liam’s Facebook page, they’ll be auctioning off some of his paintings on Ebay next week. ‘Like’ his page for updates. You can also donate to Liam and his family through a Paypal link on their Facebook page. 

Liam Myrick, Toddler With Neuroblastoma, Sells Paintings To Pay For $500,000 Medical Bills

According to Liam’s Facebook page, they’ll be auctioning off some of his paintings on Ebay next week. ‘Like’ his page for updates. You can also donate to Liam and his family through a Paypal link on their Facebook page. 

Monday, November 7, 2011
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