Tuberculosis drug causes “power failure” in ultra-fit cancer cells

Good News Notes: “Leveraging a newfound ability to identify the “fittest” metastatic cancer cells, scientists at the UK’s University of Salford have discovered that an already approved drug can be deployed to cut off their fuel supply, while leaving normal healthy cells unharmed. Metastatic cancer cells are dangerous, fast-moving cells cancer cells that have spread…

Exercise benefit in breast cancer linked to improved immune responses

Good News Notes: “Exercise training may slow tumor growth and improve outcomes for females with breast cancer—especially those treated with immunotherapy drugs—by stimulating naturally occurring immune mechanisms, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have found. Tumors in mouse models of human breast cancer grew more slowly in mice put through their paces…

IceCure shares up as tumor-freezing tech gets FDA breakthrough device nod

Good News Notes: “IceCure Medical, an Israel-based maker of tumor-freezing technology, said Sunday that it had received notification from the US Food and Drug Administration recognizing its ProSense product as a “breakthrough device” to freeze tumors in a number of medical conditions including breast cancer. The breakthrough devices recognition is given by the FDA for certain medical…

St. Jude patient from Ballard County, Kentucky, in remission from leukemia

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, we introduced you to Hudson Pace, a Ballard County sixth-grader who’s battling leukemia. We’re happy to tell you that Hudson’s family says he is in remission! They announced it on their Facebook page, Healing 4 Hudson. His mom, Heather, says Hudson has a long treatment to complete, but they are…

Philadelphia nonprofit Legacy of Hope helps feed those battling cancer during pandemic

Good News Notes: ” The Philadelphia nonprofit Legacy of Hope has been helping those battling cancer with free grocery deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a heartwarming mission that involves local hospitals, community police officers and Brown’s Shop Rite grocery stores. Every Tuesday through the nonprofits’ Emergency Patient Support Network, officers load up on groceries, which…

Community rallies in support of student fighting cancer

Good News Notes: “A Concordia teen fighting cancer received a caravan of support Saturday morning. Words of encouragement were heard and seen through Jeff Freed’s hospital window. You would normally see pom-pom’s and the school mascot at one of his football games, but right now the high school senior is playing defense against testicular cancer….