Vitamin A is an important part of the immune system. It is required in the development of both helper T cells (help suppress or regulate immune responses, including helping B cells to secrete antibodies) and B cells (make antibodies, presents antigens to T cells that kills foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites, and memorizes the antigen after its activation by an antigen). Vitamin A is essential for our vision.
Vitamin A sources include lean meats (particularly liver), dairy foods, green and yellow vegetables, and fruits with beta carotene (red-orange pigment found in vegetables and fruits), which converts to Vitamin A in the body.
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Renowned Neurosurgeon and Immunotherapy Pioneer, Dr. Andrew Parsa, Dies at Age 48
Cancer Research Simplified is deeply saddened to learn that Dr. Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD, Chairman Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University's, Feinberg School of Medicine, passed away on April 13, 2015 at the age of 48.
Dr. Parsa was a renowned neurological surgeon, former Professor and Vice Chairman of the Neurological Surgery Department at the University of California at San Francisco, and an innovative scientist and pioneer in immunotherapy research for brain cancers, particularly for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM, the most deadly and aggressive type of brain cancer in adults).
“I am deeply saddened about Dr. Parsa’s passing, it really hit me,” said Dr. Ayguen Sahin, M.Sc., Ph.D, brain cancer and immunotherapy researcher and Founder and CEO of Cancer Research Simplified (CRS), a Boston-based, global cancer education non-profit. “Not only did I know him in person due to our mutual research field in GBM and immunotherapy, he was also one of CRS’s subscribers and dedicated, very close followers. He will be truly missed in the field of cancer immunotherapy for brain cancer and as a renowned neurosurgeon.”
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What are the toxins in our air, water, food, and soil? #health #cancer #cancersimplified
Here are the toxins we live with in our every-day life. We at Cancer Research Simplified believe that knowledge is power, and it is important live our lives with more awareness of our surroundings. Not only for ourselves, but also for the future of next generations.
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Want to #volunteer with us? Visit our booth at the #volunteerexpo this Thursday at #Prudential #Boston
The National Volunteer Week is coming up and don't miss this opportunity to volunteer with us! Several volunteering opportunities are available. Visit our booth at the Volunteer Expo at the Prudential Center this Thursday, 5:30-7:30PM to learn more!
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Much loved Turkish singer, Kayahan, dies today at 66 after his battle with #lungcancer
By Ayguen Sahin, MSc, PhD | Cancer Research Simplified
Kayahan, one of Turkey's best-loved singers and songwriters, died of #SmallCellLungCancer today, Friday, April 3rd, at the age of 66. He had performed most recently in Istanbul on Valentine's Day and said goodbye to his fans.
Kayahan, an accomplished guitarist, as well as an outstanding mentor for two successful, much loved Turkish singers, Nilufer and Demet, was first diagnosed with cancer in 1990.
The cancer returned in 2005 and then again in 2014. He died Friday in a hospital in Istanbul, five days after his 66th birthday. His last performance was in Istanbul on Valentine's Day, February 14th, where he said goodbye to his friends.
About Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer and Lung Cancer Types:
Lung cancer is the #1 cause of all cancer deaths worldwide. Lung cancer can originate from a large variety of cell types in the lungs. The major varieties of lung cancer can be divided in to two major groups, known as Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Small cell lung cancer (SCLC). NSCLC make up about 85-90% of all lung cancers and includes squamous-cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma, and large-cell carcinoma. SCLC (Kayahan's cancer diagnosis) is less common (10-15%), but tend to grown quickly and metastasize to different organs in the body due to its small cell size. Often SCLC has been metastasized at diagnosis.
Lung Cancer Causes:
It has been reported that 87% of lung cancer cases are caused by tobacco smoking. Passive smokers are also largely affected. The second leading cause is the exposure to radon, which is a naturally occurring radioactive gas as an indirect degradation product uranium and thorium in underground rock and earth, water and building material. Smokers who are exposed to radon are at higher risk in developing lung cancer. Lung cancer can further occur from workplace exposure to carcinogengic substances, such as asbestos, arsenic, uranium, and petroleum. Air pollution is another potential cause of lung cancer.
Early Detection of Lung Cancer
There are several screening methods used for early detection of lung cancer. To learn more, watch our Early Detection of Lung Cancer Episode.
Further Information on Lung Cancer
To learn more about all aspect of lung cancer, from diagnosis, early detection, current research, clinical trials, life after survival, and prevention, join our upcoming Public Lung Cancer Symposium on May 16, 2015 in Boston, MA. Our symposium is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for our signup page to secure your spot.
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The April 2015 Issue of our official journal, The Journal of Simplified Cancer Research (JSCR), is now published on our website!
This issue highlights cancer facts related to house pets, prominent cancer types seen in dogs and cats, current therapies, and how cancer in pets differs from cancer in humans. In this Guest Post, Professor Seckin Serdar Arun, DVM, PhD gives an overview from the perspective of pathology, and discusses strategies to help prevent cancer in our pets. This issue also describes a new immunotherapy drug, designed to attack cancer cells in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Dr. Ayguen Sahin and Ms. Jenna Newman simplify the information behind this fascinating technique, bringing tumor cells and immune system cells together for an effective and targeted killing of tumor cells. The issue further explains why people are afraid of cancer. Clinical psychologist Ms. Anna Faustova explains where 'cancer phobia' is coming from and how it manifests.
In this Issue:
Get your copy now on our website! Please note that by getting your monthly issue for only $4.99 and your yearly discounted subscription for only $49.99, you will support Cancer Research Simplified's programs. If you really like what we do, please feel free to donate more!
Please share this link with your network, family members, friends, colleagues, students, and everyone else whom you think would like to learn more about all aspects of cancer in a simplified, non-technical way. Remember, our mission is: Cancer Education for All™
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Submit your voucher, help Cancer Research Simplified win a free ad space at the Boston Globe!
Dear Bostonian CRS Supporters,
If you are a The Boston Globe subscriber (print or online), you can now support Cancer Research Simplified through the #GlobeGRANT program that will help us win a free advertisement space!
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