The First Meeting of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force

(Source: Whitehouse.Gov) – Today, Vice President Joe Biden chaired and convened the first meeting of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a first-of-its-kind federal task force to carry out our call for a moonshot to end cancer as we know it.

Check out the message he sent ahead of the meeting and highlights from the Twitter Q&A with Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Douglas Lowy, Chief of the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Cellular Oncology.

Vice President Biden meets with the Cancer Moonshot Task Force
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in a meeting with the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House, Feb. 1, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Meet the the Biochemist Who Cured His Cancer With Cannabis Oil

It has long been known in the world of truth seekers that one of nature’s best medicines that is known as medical marijuana and Dennis Hillcannabis oil can treat, and even cure a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. There have been a plethora of scientific studies, and people who have been cured by its heavenly medicinal properties that can testify to this age old fact such as scientist and software engineer from California, Dennis Hill.

Dennis was was diagnosed with aggressive Stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the prostate cancer in 2010, with Gleason scores of 7s and 8s. He was also found to have metastatic lesions in the bladder and rectum. The diagnosis didn’t look good for Dennis, but he never lost hope and instead started researching possible treatments and cures for this dreadful disease.

Hill had earned a degree in biochemistry from the University of Houston, and worked in medical research at the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. So he had a thorough understanding of the science of cancer and the treatments that were available to him.

After researching for solutions and the side affects of current medical treatments, Hill made the wise decision to opt out of the conventional methods of of radiation, chemo and surgery. Instead he chose to use cannabis oil extract, and within six months the cancer was in remission. (more…)

Antitumor Effects Cannabis and Cannabinoids

One study in mice and rats suggested that cannabinoids may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors.[3] During this 2-year study, groups of mice and rats were given various doses of THC by gavage. A dose-related decrease in the incidence of hepatic adenoma tumors and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was observed in the mice.

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Emergence of Chemotherapy Resistance of Cancer in Complex Microenvironments

(Source: Amy Wu, Ph.D. Princeton University) – Tumor is a complex system involving adaptive cellular response to heterogeneous microenvironment, and nonlinear interactions among various types of cells. The fundamental question I addressed in my thesis is how cancer cells ultimately acquire chemotherapy resistance using microfluidics, game theory, and genomic approaches.

^BMODEL RELEASED. Cancer chemotherapy.^b Female patient receiving anticancer drugs from an intravenous drip bag. This continuously supplies the patient with a controlled amount of drugs that target cancer cells. The drugs target all rapidly dividing cells, which causes them to have a range of side effects, including hair loss. Cancer is a disease caused by the uncontrolled replication of abnormal cells, which can invade and destroy healthy tissue. The drugs in use here are ^Icytoxan^i and ^Iadriamycin^i. Photographed at Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.


National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, 2015

(Source: The White House) – Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. This year, more than 130,000 Americans will be diagnosed with this cancer, and nearly 50,000 will die from it. Friends and loved ones will be taken from us too soon by this disease, and the pain of cancer will touch too many families. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we recognize all those who have been affected by this disease, and we renew our commitment to a lifesaving endeavor: raising awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of screening.

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