Home and Away star Tessa James diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma
Published: 21 September 2014
Former Home and Away star Tessa James has been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy. Tessa has returned home to Gold Coast to be with her husband, Gold Coast Titans Co-captain, Nate Myles.
Tessa played Nicole Franklin in a soap opera and was pursuing her acting career in Los Angeles but she went home to Gold Coast to start her treatment. She will be undergoing chemotherapy over the next few months and they would like to thank all for their well wishes and would like to ask for privacy during this difficult time.
Her Home and Away family said Tessa has always been health conscious and is full of spirit. She will tackle the next six months with great determination and they wish her all the best for a speedy recovery and send all their love.
Delta Goodrem was also diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma 11 years ago. Hodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. It can occur at any age but it is most common in adolescents and young adults. Around 25 young people aged 0–14 are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in Australia each year. Hodgkin lymphoma occurs more frequently in males than in females.
Steve Hocking gets behind Big Aussie Barbecue to support Prostate Cancer Fund Raising
Published: 26 September 2014
Champion Geelong Footballer and Cats Commercial Operation Manager, Steve Hocking gets behind “Big Aussie Barbie” to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer. Steve is encouraging everyone to get trackside at Beckley Park for a night of fun, fundraising against the fight of prostate cancer and racing action.
“I’m really happy to be involved with the Big Aussie Barbie, bloke’s need to know how serious Prostate Cancer is and how easy it can be prevented by getting checked. It’s not a lot of fun but definitely worth it,” Steve explains.
Prostate Cancer is the number one diagnosed cancer in Australian men. The chance of developing it increases with age. If detected early, prostate cancer has one of the highest survival rates after diagnosis.
The Big Aussie Barbie helps to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
Killing chemo-resistant ovarian cancer cells by cutting down its protector
Published: 24 September 2014
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly gynecological cancer, claiming the lives of more than 50% of women who are diagnosed with it. Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed late and develops a resistance to chemotherapy.
A new study learned that the key is understanding the role of a protein called gelsolin. An increased level of this protein is associated with aggressive forms of ovarian cancer that are more likely to be resistant to chemotherapy and lead to death. Gelsolin works at the molecular level to protect cancer cells against a widely used chemotherapy drug called cisplatin.
The researchers learned that by cutting gelsolin down to a specific fragment and putting it into chemo-resistant cancer cells, the international team discovered they could make these cells susceptible to the cancer-killing effects of cisplatin.
The findings are important because they will help doctors to determine the most effective treatment plan based on the level of gelsolin. The researchers believe this discovery is a promising avenue for developing a new therapy to reduce chemo-resistance in women with this deadly disease
News sourced from: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140924145012.htm