Incidence of breast cancer in ethnic minority groups in North America and in Western Europe

Despite considerable advantages in research for treatments and therapies for breast cancer, there is a noticeable lack of resources which emphasizes racial disparities and socioeconomic status. Breast cancer (BC) is one of the most prevalent cancer types among women, and among the top cancer deaths. Research to address this worldwide issue has been conducted to … Continue reading Incidence of breast cancer in ethnic minority groups in North America and in Western Europe

The evidence on the use of a ‘Cancer Vaccine’ is encouraging

The day when the two RNA-based anti-covid-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna, were authorized for use was an important moment for us all. Messenger RNA (mRNA) carries information for the construction of proteins in cells. A major obstacle to overcome in designing an RNA-based vaccine is the limitation is mRNA's extreme instability. mRNA tends to degrade … Continue reading The evidence on the use of a ‘Cancer Vaccine’ is encouraging

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) ‘Charity Gala Event’ in Naples, Italy – 16th June 2022

Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), a world center of excellence for cancer research based in Philadelphia, has organized a ‘Charity Gala Dinner’ in Vico Equense, a beautiful coastal town of Naples in Southern Italy, at Le Axidie Resort, on the 16th of June 2022 8 p.m. onwards. Professor Antonio Giordano, MD, Ph.D., Founder & Director … Continue reading Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO) ‘Charity Gala Event’ in Naples, Italy – 16th June 2022

The 2000-year-old genome and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius ~ Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD

Pompeii, reproduction of unearthed human figure (not actual) [source: canva] A unique study, published by “Scientific Report” revealed the DNA content of one of the inhabitants of Pompeii from around 2000 years ago, who likely lived at the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Up to now, only fragments of mitochondrial … Continue reading The 2000-year-old genome and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius ~ Antonio Giordano, MD, PhD

The use of HPV test to prevent cervical cancer ~ Dr. Antonio Giordano (Sbarro Institute / SHRO)

Women infected with the papillomavirus have a higher risk of cervical cancer. The HPV test has contributed to the progress of HPV infection diagnosis because it has allowed demonstrating how the virus and its variants, known as serotypes, spreads and has also highlighted the infections caused by strains with high oncogenic risk. HPV is a … Continue reading The use of HPV test to prevent cervical cancer ~ Dr. Antonio Giordano (Sbarro Institute / SHRO)

Everything you need to know about Clinical Trials ~ by Prof Antonio Giordano

A clinical study or a clinical trial is generally medical research, which requires the participation of volunteers, either healthy or sick, to analyze, identify and develop new therapeutic interventions aimed at the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Such clinical trials help in determining which approach works better to reach the endpoint of the study … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Clinical Trials ~ by Prof Antonio Giordano

Pregnancy and Breast Cancer ~ Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D.

Pregnancy after getting diagnosed with breast cancer is possible, but one must be aware of treatments that could undermine fertility. Becoming a mother after a cancer diagnosis, especially breast cancer, is a major concern for young women as in fact treatments like chemotherapy may impair fertility or reproductive capacity. Even though current guidelines do not … Continue reading Pregnancy and Breast Cancer ~ Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D.

“Healthcare: Social Inequalities affect care and mortality.” ~ by Dr. Antonio Giordano

Weak social groups are diagnosed with more cancers of the digestive system, whereas colorectal cases are more often found in the upper-middle-income social classes. How much does social inequality still affect the evolution of a disease? Evaluating the extent of this impact on the health system would provide us with a complete picture of the … Continue reading “Healthcare: Social Inequalities affect care and mortality.” ~ by Dr. Antonio Giordano

National Doctor’s Day, 30th March 2022 – Dr. Antonio Giordano (SHRO)

Dr. Antonio Giordano with Professors and Researchers at Sbarro Institute (SHRO) at Temple University, Philadelphia In the United States, 30th March is celebrated as National Doctor's Day. In historical terms, on 30th March 1933 wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, Eudora Brown Almond, set aside a date to honor the contributions of physicians; on that … Continue reading National Doctor’s Day, 30th March 2022 – Dr. Antonio Giordano (SHRO)