Category: Useful Links – Info pages

Intra-arterial chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma.

By Joyce Vazq,

What is intra-arterial chemotherapy?  Intra-arterial chemotherapy refers to a novel treatment that consists in delivering the chemo directly into the artery feeding the eye, because of this doctors can use much smaller doses of chemo drugs (less than 10% of the doses used for systemic chemo). Therefore, there are significantly fewer side effects from the  … Read more

About Mice and cancer-treatment

By Oded,


This link is to an article that Suzie Siegel wrote about the upcoming clinical trial using mice to help doctors choose the right treatment for someone with advanced soft-tissue sarcoma: Cancer treatments have been tested on mice for years. Now a new technology uses mice to determine which treatments may best fight an individual patient’s  … Read more

About THE NEW PD-1 and PD-L1 DRUG

By Oded,

What Are PD-1 and PD-L1? Programmed death 1 (PD-1) is an immune inhibitory receptor expressed on several immune cells, particularly cytotoxic T cells.[1] It interacts with two ligands, programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) (B7-H1, CD274) and PD-L2 (B7-DC). While PD-L2 is expressed primarily on macrophages and dendritic cells, PD-L1 is expressed on tumor cells, as  … Read more

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

By Shadmit,

In a groundbreaking study, researchers say injecting bacteria into a tumor helped shrink it. Alice Park – August 13, 2014 Time Online Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, ifresults from a pioneering study are confirmed. Reporting in the journal Science Translational Medicine, scientists led by Dr. Saurabh Saha, a cancer  … Read more

Foods To Help With Side Effects

By Shadmit,

We all know how hard treatment side effects can be. We highly recommend you read the National Cancer Institute’s “Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer” page at

Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment

By Super User,

Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment Hyperthermia is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 113°F – around 45°C) to damage and kill cancer cells. Hyperthermia is almost always used with other forms of cancer therapy, such as radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Several methods of hyperthermia are currently under study, including  … Read more

The Role of Personalized Testing in Sarcoma Care

By Super User,

The Role of Personalized Testing in Sarcoma Care There are many tests which come under the umbrella of “personalized medicine.” Examples are molecular profiling, genetic testing, and chemosensitivity and chemoresistance testing. One of the goals of such tests is to help the patient’s medical team explore and evaluate potential treatment options. Some of the tests  … Read more

Chondrosarcoma: an analysis of 2890 cases

By Super User,

Chondrosarcoma in the United States (1973 to 2003): an analysis of 2890 cases from the SEER database. (For the full paper see link below) Background: Current demographic, prognostic, and outcomes data on the diagnosis and treatment of chondrosarcoma have been based on case series reported by individual treatment centers. The SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results) database is a validated  … Read more