immune system

Giving Thanks 2014: My secret confession.

Keep Calm and Give ThanksHappy Thanksgiving to All!

Since my cancer diagnosis almost 7 years ago, I've encountered many people with cancer. The interesting thing is a large proportion of them have non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Cryoablation: freezing + killing tumor with probes, creating an in-situ cancer vaccine

What is cryoablation?
Cryoablation is a physical modality to destroy tumor by freezing tumor with needle probes that are inserted into or immediately adjacent to a tumor.
What does the procedure involve?

Boosting your immune system

This newscientist article talks about how a cancer patient's macrophages can be transformed from tumor feeders into tumor killers. It seems this is done by inhibition of NF-kB. Of interest is to note that Curcumin is widely known to do exactly that. Could it be that this is one mode of action for Curcumin's anti-cancer properties?

Curcumin for cancer

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