Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

“Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” – Life Lessons from Randy Pausch

| April 6, 2008

Sir Randy  Pausch Professor Randy Pausch,  who is suffering from pancreatic cancer,   gave his last lecture on Sept. 18, 2007,  before a packed audience at Carnegie Mellon,   a research university in Pittsburgh,  USA.    Professor Pausch reflected on his journey and the lessons he had learned along the way.  A happily married man with three young […]

Emotions Do Not Affect Cancer Survival According to Study

| October 28, 2007

A study,  expected to be published in the Dec. 1 issue of Cancer, found that neither positive or negative emotional states predict how long a person with cancer will survive.    The University of Pennsylvania researchers found by the end of the five-year study that among head and neck cancer patients, their emotional status had no […]

HPV Test More Accurate than Pap Test in Detecting Cervical Cancer – Canadian Study

| October 18, 2007

Canadian Researchers from McGill University have found that a screening test for the human papillomavirus  (HPV)  is far more accurate than the Pap test in detecting cervical cancer.    The study,  “The Canadian Cervical Cancer Screening Trial” will be published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The randomized controlled study followed  10,154  woman aged 30 […]

Liver can Regenerate after Cancer Tumor Removed

| September 2, 2007

Doctors at Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital treating Metastatic Colon Cancer, have new approach to.    In half the cases of Colorectal Cancer, the cancer spreads to the liver.    However, Doctors usually do not operate if the tumor is bigger than five centimetres.    But Doctors at James Cancer Hospital have taken a more aggressive approach.  […]