HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The Lancet Oncology (TLO)

Billions of dollars are currently being spent on the search for effective drugs that will stop disease before it happens. Advances in genetic testing are providing more opportunities to find out which diseases people are likely to be at risk of developing--but this knowledge has put huge pressure on the medical profession to come up with ways of avoiding disease altogether. This month's leading edge questions the ethical issues involved in chemoprevention and highlights the difficulties in obtaining reliable data from chemoprevention clinical trials. It concludes: "Genetic tests have created a demand for chemoprevention that is threatening to push medicine to its limits; health services could be stretched beyond capacity because they are treating healthy people as well as the sick. To stop this snowball effect it is essential that one simple idea is kept in mind: you can spend all the money in the world on preventive medicine, but when people won't even stop smoking, can it really work?"

STOMACH CANCER - THE LATEST TARGET FOR THE 'MAGIC BULLET'

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are the most recent cancer type to be targeted by the most effective new drug of recent years--imatinib mesylate. Effective treatment of GISTs has been hindered in the past by their characteristic resistance to conventional chemotherapy and persistent misclassification of these tumours in clinical studies has made pre-2000 data difficult to interpret. However, it is now known that most GISTs contain a mutation in the KIT tyrosine kinase, which means they are an ideal target for imatinib. In their review, Heikki Joensuu and colleagues discuss the recent advances in understanding of these difficult-to-treat tumours and discusses the impact of imatinib on outcome for patients with GISTs. The authors conclude that imatinib "has provided physicians with a well-tolerated and highly effective therapeutic option for a disease for which no systemic therapy existed previously".
'"/>

Contact: Richard Lane
richard.lane@lancet.com
44-207-424-4949
Lancet
30-Oct-2002


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The Lancet calls for the creation of a world institute for risk evaluation
2. The Lancet calls for creation of Intl Commission on Global Responses to Complex Emergencies
3. Majority of authors retract 1998 Lancet paper-Lancet editor points to implications
4. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)
5. The Lancet Neurology November press release
6. Lancet readers to join WHO election debate
7. The Lancet Oncology press release
8. The Lancet Neurology October press release
9. The Lancet neurology press release
10. The Lancet Neurology press release
11. The Lancet Oncology (TLO) and the Lancet Infectious Diseases (TLID)

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: The Lancet Oncology TLO

(Date:7/25/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... for dismissal and summary judgment in two DePuy Pinnacle ... cases, paving the way for the claims to go ... LLP reports. In an opinion rendered on July 18th, ... of Texas, ruled that the two Plaintiffs’ claims may ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported ... Battlefield in War On Heroin (7/20), police in Salem, ... seriously crack down on the recent heroin epidemic that has ... article focuses on one heroin-related overdose case in which police ... in the victim's cell phone. By pretending to be the ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... July 25, 2014 As reported by the ... Synthetic Marijuana Increasing (7/3), the state of Louisiana has ... more so even than cocaine. Officials believe the increase is ... it's a “form” of marijuana. However, both doctors and police ... so far as to call it “poison,” doctors have acknowledged ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Ticket Down announces that they ... Guinness International Champions Cup match between international soccer powerhouses ... on Sunday, July 27th. This well-known ticket ... SOCCER-2014 for added savings. , 2014 is turning out ... in North America. Countless international soccer teams have been ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 Consuming too much salt? Overloaded ... , Read the labels! , Learn to decipher the ... relates to health during a "Healthy Eating for You: ... Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown. , Registered dietician ... discussion and answer questions. , The presentation is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:First Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuits Headed for Trial, As Judge Denies Defense Motions For Dismissal, Summary Judgment, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Multiple States Crack Down on Heroin Epidemic 2Health News:Louisiana Recognizes Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana 2Health News:Liverpool FC vs. Olympiacos FC Tickets Soldier Field: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Guinness International Champions Cup in Chicago on Sunday, July 27th 2Health News:Learn to Decipher Food Labels at Humility House 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Outlook ... Capsule Endoscopy Systems market. The report provides value, in ... prices (in US dollars) within market segments: ... Capsule Endoscopes , Capsule Endoscopy Data Recorders ... also provides company shares and distribution shares data for ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014  Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... second quarter fiscal year 2014 financial results after the ... host a conference call beginning at 4:30 pm EDT, 1:30 ... access the call by dialing 877-317-6789 ( United ... will also be available via a live webcast on ...
(Date:7/25/2014)...  Smile Train and its technology partner BioDigital have ... Simulator among leading global health innovations in The Hive ... Washington, D.C. at The John F. ... "Smile Train is honored to be represented through our ... in health and medicine that TEDMED unites each year," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 2Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 3Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 4Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 5Depomed To Report Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Results On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 2Smile Train and BioDigital Selected to Showcase Virtual Surgery Simulator in The Hive at TEDMED 2014 3
Cached News: