cancer treatment http://nhpr.org en The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene And The Quest To Cure Cancer http://nhpr.org/post/philadelphia-chromosome-mutant-gene-and-quest-cure-cancer <p></p><p>In 1959 scientists caught their first glimpse of a genetic mutation, ‘the Philadelphia chromosome’ and began unraveling the mysterious role it plays in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and led to the&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;">development of Gleevec, a groundbreaking drug that made this once-fatal cancer treatable with a single daily pill.</span>&nbsp;<strong>Jessica Wapner </strong>is a freelance science writer, and her new book chronicling the back story behind the breakthrough, “<a href="http://jessicawapner.com/the-philadelphia-chromosome/" target="_blank">The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level</a>” was released this month.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 14:49:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 27809 at http://nhpr.org The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene And The Quest To Cure Cancer Wider Use Of Breast Cancer Radiation Technique Raises Concern http://nhpr.org/post/wider-use-breast-cancer-radiation-technique-raises-concern When Lisa Galloway was trying to decide what kind of radiation treatment to undergo after surgery for early breast cancer, she jumped at the chance to get a newer, quicker approach.<p>Instead of dragging on for weeks, the newer form of radiation, called brachytherapy, only takes five days.<p>"Five days compared to 33 days, I was like, 'Yay!' " says Galloway, 53, of Silver Spring, Md. "So I wanted it so badly. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 07:34:00 +0000 2999 at http://nhpr.org Wider Use Of Breast Cancer Radiation Technique Raises Concern Lifestyle, As a Cancer Preventative http://nhpr.org/post/lifestyle-cancer-preventative <p>How alternative cancer therapies and life style changes can not only treat cancer, but also prevent it, Dr. Lorenzo Cohen presents “The Anti-Cancer Way of Life” tonight at 7pm at the Concord City Auditorium.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:30:14 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2967 at http://nhpr.org Lifestyle, As a Cancer Preventative