Physicians at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia are ready to launch their new treatment program designed to help patients with cancer to quit smoking. The program is intended to provide patients with “state-of-the-science” tobacco use treatment, while also assisting patients with their medical treatment and recovery.
Immunotherapies are largely unavailable to patients with brain cancer, but many of these approaches are being studied both in labs and in clinical trials, and there is hope that they will eventually play a role in the treatment of gliomas.
Data from a pilot study showed an added benefit from the incorporation of extra virgin olive oil into the diets of men with low-risk prostate cancer. As a result, this dietary modification could lead to weight loss, while also helping the body to absorb compounds with anticancer properties.