Increasingly, we are learning that adults with diabetes (particularly, type 2 diabetes or non-insulin dependent diabetes- "NIDDM") have an increased risk of developing a variety of cancers. Researchers have suggested numerous possible hypotheses to ... [Read More]
In this section, you will learn about various conventional cancer therapies, pharmaceutical drugs, procedures and tests that are either innovative or merely interesting topics that Dr. Lawenda wants to share with patients.
In a study (accepted for publication in May 2006, in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society) investigators found the the use of progesterone increased the risk of breast cancer metastases. The authors conducted this study in ... [Read More]
The FDA approved a new prostate cancer vaccine (Provenge) in April 2010. This vaccine stimulates the body's immune system by helping specific cancer-fighting cells (dendritic cells) to identify and destroy prostate cancer cells. The therapy requires ... [Read More]