After the death of two children in the Blokhin Cancer Center, parents were forbidden to "open their mouths"

Parents of children undergoing treatment at the Blokhin Moscow Cancer Center (NICC) complained of intimidation by the leadership after the death of two girls who did not survive bone marrow transplantation. The Alliance of Doctors union told about the weekend tragedy; patients were 14 and 17 years old. The cancer center explained that adolescents had complications after transplantation, and the chances of their recovery were initially small. The Doctors Alliance reported that parents whose children were in the pediatric oncology department were barred from "opening their mouths" under threat of discharge. One of the mothers, on condition of anonymity, confirmed to Novaya Gazeta that such threats were coming. “The center’s staff personally approached me in the morning and said that if I arrange a parental riot, I’ll cure my child like a traffic jam,” she said. According to the interlocutor of the publication, the parents agreed in a general chat Continue Reading


Doctors talked about diseases that are worse than cancer

Doctors have denied the stereotype that oncology is the worst disease, naming five deadly diseases. According to doctors, today malignant tumors can be treated in most cases, if detected at an early stage. Meanwhile, there are diseases that leave a person almost no chance. For example, "mad cow disease" or Creutzfeldt-Chkob disease affects the spinal cord or brain, which is destroyed, leaving the patient without vital feelings. In second place on the list is fatal insomnia, a genetic disease that can last from seven months to three years, during which a person gradually dies, experiencing hallucinations and panic attacks. In the case of incurable rabies, asphyxia leads to death. If the infected person does not vaccinate within two weeks, the irreversible stage occurs when, after external sedation, the patient suddenly dies from heart paralysis or breathing. Next, doctors identify Marburg hemorrhagic fever, also known as "green monkey disease". First detected Continue Reading


The expert told how technical palm oil provokes cancer

Glycidyl ethers contained in industrial palm oil account for 37% of cancer cases. The statistics were cited at a press conference by the first deputy director of the Scientific and Educational Center for Applied Medicine and Food Safety of Moscow State University. M.V. Lomonosov Dmitry Edelev. According to him, the danger of glycidol was established during experiments by the Cancer Institute of the World Health Organization (WHO). It turned out that every third cancer occurs in people who consume products with industrial palm oil. That is, the scientist continued, if you put things in order with food regulations in Russia and refuse high concentrations of glycidyl ethers and glycidol, then the incidence of cancer can drop by one third, "RIA Novosti reports. Glycidyl ethers are formed in vegetable oils and fats, primarily palm, which are processed at high temperatures. About 83% of palm oil contains glycidyl ethers in an amount Continue Reading


The main cancer center in Russia revealed the salaries of doctors fleeing from there

The medical staff of the main cancer center of Russia – the National Medical Research Center for Oncology named after N. N. Blokhina – receives the same salary as always. The reduction in incentive payments was only in July, which led to salaries of less than 20 thousand rubles for nurses and less than 40 thousand for some doctors, the cancer center press service said. “There was a decrease in incentive payments for July. Now the salary level of all staff has been restored, ”Reedus quoted the representative of the medical institution. The press service also clarified that there would be no layoffs. “Nobody wrote a letter of resignation,” the cancer center said. In addition, the institution denied information about restricting the work of volunteers. “The only thing we limit the volunteers to do is to bring to the clinic products that are prohibited for sick children,” the press service Continue Reading

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How does scorpion poison detect brain cancer?

Glioma is considered the most dangerous type of brain tumor. Not only does it react poorly to conventional chemotherapy, it also hides well from scanners, spreading across a wide range of brain tissue. It seems that in the near future the treatment of this type of cancer will become a little easier – scientists have created a new type of tumor imaging, which causes cancer cells to "glow like a Christmas tree." The most interesting thing is that based on the technology lies an amino acid contained in the scorpion venom. To make the tumor more noticeable and highlight its facets for subsequent removal, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center used a compound called tosulehistid (BLZ-100). It is a synthetic variation of a peptide extracted from scorpion venom that easily binds to cancer cells in the brain. By adding a fluorescent dye to it, the researchers made it well visible with Continue Reading


Golikova: More than half of cancer patients in the Russian Federation do not receive the necessary chemotherapy

In Russian hospitals, two-thirds of patients with cancer do not receive chemotherapy. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova at a meeting of the Council of Legislators in St. Petersburg. According to her, the most problematic in this regard are the Voronezh, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Omsk regions, as well as Tatarstan and Krasnodar Krai. Golikova noted that in the first quarter of this year, "coverage was only 38% in inpatient conditions and 79% in day hospitals." "Chemistry" received, respectively, 171.7 thousand people in stationary conditions and 87.3 thousand people in the conditions of day hospital, she said, reports "Interfax". The vice premier noted that leveling the situation is possible if the funds allocated for the oncology program are not diverted to other goals. She called for careful monitoring of spending. Earlier, in April, the chief freelance oncologist of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, General Director Continue Reading

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CRISPR technology was first used in the USA for treating cancer patients.

Back in 2016, the US National Institutes of Health allowed a research group from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) to begin testing CRISPR (genome editing) technology in humans. Nevertheless, the controversial and earned highly controversial assessment of scientists technology has just now reached the clinical trials in the United States. Representatives of the University of UPenn in an interview with NPR confirmed that they officially began to use it. Scientists point out that this event may lead to a wider use of technology in the future. The CRISPR technology scientists UPenn used to treat two cancer patients in the late stage of the disease. One of them has multiple foci of melanoma, the other suffers from sarcoma. It is noted that patients who were not helped by all the available treatments, agreed to voluntarily go through the CRISPR gene editing program. First, researchers removed the immune system cells from patients Continue Reading


Found a molecule that causes immune cells to more effectively destroy "hard" cancer

Since 2015, doctors fighting cancer have adopted a new technique: cancer immunotherapy. The researchers found that immunotherapy can work successfully on two fronts at once – stimulate immune cells to fight cancer and improve the ability of antibodies that detect tumor foci. Since then, many studies have been conducted that have confirmed the success of such treatment: immunotherapy, for example, defeated the most aggressive type of breast cancer. Now, a team from the Scripps Research Institute and the University of California at San Diego found out that the effectiveness of immunotherapy can be enhanced by using certain proteins as "switches" that direct immune cells directly to the cancer. We explain that the foundation of the human immune system are T-cells, or T-lymphocytes. These are white blood cells, which, depending on their specificity, are divided into T-killers (recognize and destroy damaged cells) and T-helpers (strengthen the acquired immune response). Earlier it Continue Reading


In the Urals, in the hospital, a cancer patient committed suicide due to the lack of painkillers.

An oncological patient committed suicide in a hospital in the city of Ozersk in the Chelyabinsk region. The investigative committee of the region has begun verification upon the incident. The man was in the hospital due to cancer and suffered from severe pain. According to the group “Says Ozersk” in “VKontakte”, according to relatives, he was given painkillers injections, but for some reason they did not give an injection on a weekend day. The man could not stand the torment and committed suicide. It is still unknown why the pain killer was not prepared in advance, and why the patient did not receive the drug. “On the fact of the death of a man, an inspection is being conducted,” Vladimir Shishkov, a senior assistant to the head of the TFR in the Chelyabinsk region, confirmed to “URA.RU”. "URA.RU" repeatedly reported similar cases when cancer patients, without receiving painkillers, ended up Continue Reading


Deputy mayor of Moscow found reasonable experience in treating advanced cancer at the expense of the patient

Moscow’s deputy mayor for social development, Leonid Pechatnikov, stated that he finds “reasonable experience in Asian countries where a person who has cancer at a late, advanced stage is treated at his own expense”. He made such a comment when the topic of passing the clinical examination and its impact on the health insurance conditions was raised at a press conference, Interfax reports. “If a person did not pass the clinical examination in time, the conditions of his health insurance should be reviewed. But this is my personal opinion, it is not for me to decide, ”said the Pechatnikov at a press conference. Meanwhile, said the deputy mayor, the average salary of a Moscow doctor is 135 thousand rubles. “In January and February, the average salary of a Moscow doctor reached 135 thousand rubles. This average salary does not include the head physicians and their deputies, they get more, neither Continue Reading