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November 28, 2005

Herbal Extract Zyflamend May Treat Prostate Cancer

An olive-oil based herbal extract preparation called Zyflamend suppresses the growth of prostate cancer cells and induces prostate cancer cells to self-destruct, according to a new study. (MSNBC)

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November 23, 2005

Surviving Cancer - Together

This is the moving story of a woman who beat breast cancer for the second time only to find out that her husband had a rare kind of brain tumor. She tells the story of going from patient to caregiver and how it changed her outlook on life and love. (Washington Post)

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November 15, 2005

Steeve McQueen's Legacy of Laetrile

Steve McQueen's death 25 years ago this month ended a bizarre drama in which he surreptitiously traveled to Mexico for an unorthodox cancer treatment. (

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November 3, 2005

Tarceva Approved for Pancreatic Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration approved a lung cancer medication Wednesday as a new treatment for pancreatic cancer.

Tarceva does not cure pancreatic tumors and helps patients live only a little longer, according to a study of more than 500 patients that led to the drug's approval. But while Tarceva may be only a "small step forward," it also could be a "harbinger of things to come," says Robert Wolff, an associate professor at Houston's M.D. Anderson Cancer Center who was involved in the study. (USA Today)

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