Talk:Cancer

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Former good article Cancer was one of the Natural sciences good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.


To Maintaining Low Blood Sugar as a New Cancer Treatment[edit]

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Evilstriver (talkcontribs) 08:21, 23 September 2009‎

Semi-protected edit request on 4 November 2016[edit]

Henriquesfernandes (talk) 15:00, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Management == Main articles: Management of cancer and oncology

Many treatment options for cancer exist. The primary ones include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, palliative care and amino acid depletion from the bloodstream'. Which treatments are used depends on the type, location and grade of the cancer as well as the patient's health and preferences. The treatment intent may or may not be curative.

Amino acid depletion === Amino acid depletion in the blood serum is currently being exploited and explored for therapies in tumors that are auxotrophic for a certain amino acid or have a metabolic defect and cannot produce it. The success of these treatments is because normal cells remain unaltered since they are less demanding and/or can synthesize these compounds in sufficient amounts for their needs by other mechanisms. [1] Several enzymes have been described as excellent approaches to induce the depletion of a certain amino acid, such as: L-asparaginase, L-methioninase, L-arginase, and L-arginine deiminase. [2]

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. JTP (talkcontribs) 16:40, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
(ec) Hmm. You seem to have a WP:COI as lead author of this paper on amino acid depletion from the bloodstream. I question if this is significant enough to join the "primary" group. In a case like this you should highlight the added text, & include links etc. Your new section needs links, and refs that aren't by you. Johnbod (talk) 16:44, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

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"Ever" is a long-long time[edit]

Under the title "Research" we say: Because cancer is a class of diseases,[189][190] it is unlikely that there will ever be a single "cure for cancer" any more than there will be a single treatment for all infectious diseases.[191] Angiogenesis inhibitors were once incorrectly thought to have potential as a "silver bullet" treatment applicable to many types of cancer.[192] Angiogenesis inhibitors and other cancer therapeutics are used in combination to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality.[193]

"...unlikely that ever..." is a statement too strong. All the references cited here are pre-2011, and many exciting developments have surfaced during the last 5 years. "A long-term goal in the field has been the development of therapeutic cancer vaccines, which would allow immune responses to be generated against any cancer-associated protein, called a cancer antigen." The culmination of these appear to be the announcement of the research strategy of a German team, which was published last July in "Nature", which report, that using the same treatment strategy on patients of different cancer types in advanced state of progress tailoring the active constituent ratio to the cancer type spectacular results were achieved. Additionally the treatment is cheap. What more do we want? References Gozlan Marc: „L'éspoir d'un vaccin universel contre le cancer renaît” (Resurrection of the hope of a generalized treatment with immunotherapy) Sciences & Avenir No836 yr2016. nov. pp74-76. Kranz L.M. et al. „Systemic RNA delivery to dendritic cells exploits antiviral defence for cancer immunotherapy” Nature, Jun 1. 2016. LouisBB (talk) 10:55, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Actual results? Johnbod (talk) 13:24, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
Yes, of course. Lit. cit. above. A sizable part of the article is retrievable on Internet, for the full article you have to pay.LouisBB (talk) 23:06, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Interest in creating a Wikipedia page on Cancer Disparities in the U.S.[edit]

Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am a Rice University student interested in creating a Wikipedia page on cancer disparities that exist within the U.S. that are related to race and socioeconomic status. I just wanted to introduce myself and also see if any of you reading this had any feedback about my proposed page idea. I am thinking about using this page as a parent page or the "Health care in the United States" article as the parent page. I am open to other suggestions, however. Thanks for the help! Mtran99 (talk) 23:05, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean by a "parent page". I'd suggest you start your article in your sandbox, and when nearly ready, ask for comments at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine and here. Or do you mean you want to add a section to an existing article? We have very little on the Epidemiology of cancer unfortunately. Race and health in the United States is one article we do have. You need to read WP:MEDRS carefully, if you have not done so already. Good luck! Johnbod (talk) 01:35, 25 January 2017 (UTC)
Would probably put a few paragraphs here Epidemiology of cancer Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:09, 26 January 2017 (UTC)