The Drs: Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs + America’s Fittest City


The Doctors: Cancer Research Advancements

Dr Freda Lewis-Hall, chief medical officer at Pfizer, joined Dr Travis Stork to explain recent developments and breakthroughs in cancer research. Because cancer is actually hundreds of diseases, not just one, we’re actually in a position where some can be managed, some can be cured, and some have a long way to go. Cancer cells represent the abnormal growth of our cells, and cancer cells spread by influencing the cells around them, making them behave in ways they normally wouldn’t. New cancer therapies are being researched that are at the cellular level and involve the immune system, called immunotherapy.


The immune system is designed to destroy foreign invaders, but cancer cells can be a bit “tricky” since they start with your body’s own cells. Some cancers are disguised so that the immune system doesn’t recognize them as bad. Some cancer cells also work to weaken your immune system. Proteins and antibodies “instruct cells on how to behave” and now we have the ability to use man-made versions of those in cancer patients to instruct their cells to behave in a way that will fight the cancer. Researchers and scientists can engineer cells so that they have better “immune system antibody” recognition abilities.

The Drs: Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs + America's Fittest City

Dr Freda Lewis-Hall of Pfizer, discussed some of the most recent breakthroughs in cancer research and treatment that could potentially save lives. (ajc1 / Flickr)

Immunotherapy works better in some cancers than others, but it could work best by combining it with other cancer treatments and therapies. The good news is that cancer breakthroughs are happening practically every day.


The Doctors: Hashtag Smoky Eye

On a different note, a great tip for achieving the perfect smoky eye is to remember the hashtag. Using the eyeshadow of your choice, draw a hashtag at the corner of your eye and then smudge it out for an easy, sexy smoky eye. Sexy was the word of the day and you can use the word sexy on The Doctors’ website to enter for a chance to win the Mira-Skin starter kit worth $349.

The Doctors: America’s Fittest City

For The Doctors’ News in 2:00, it was reported that for the third consecutive year, Washington D.C. has been ranked at the number one most fit city in America. For nine years, American Fitness Index ranked the 50 biggest U.S. cities by looking at healthy lifestyle, walk-ability, park access, heart disease rates, diabetes, and smoking. The ranking noted that D.C. had a marked increase in exercise and a significant drop in smoking. The top five cities all showed an increase in residents walking, as well as a decrease in cardiovascular and diabetes issues. Second on the list was Minneapolis, followed by Denver, Portland, and San Francisco.

The Doctors: Olivia Munn Fit For X-Men

Olivia Munn, 35, stars in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. The role required Olivia to be in peak physical condition, for which she used karate, boxing, and more. In “Women’s Health” magazine, she revealed that she lost 12 pounds during filming because of exercise and a healthy diet that includes homemade almond milk and smoothies.


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