Tag: "inoperable" at biology news
Protein that stimulates blood vessel growth also helps repair broken bones
...essels to bypass blocked arteries in patients with inoperable
heart disease. Blood vessel growth, known as angiogenesis, is also thought to help deliver the chemicals needed for bone cells to rebuild after a fracture, says Jill Helms, PhD, DDS, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at UCSF. "Vascular in...
Introgen Therapeutics reports progress in gene therapy studies at annual ASCO meeting
...-week course of radiation therapy in patients with inoperable
lung cancer who were too ill to receive chemotherapy. The most common side effects were arrhythmia and nausea. Of the 17 patients entered to date, 29%, or 5 of 17, manifested local tumor control defined as greater than 50% regression of their total ...
Heat kills inoperable liver tumors without initiating onslaught of harmful hormones
...n what until now has been the standard therapy for inoperable
tumors. What's more, it's easy, cheap and consider...they evaluated nine patients ages 40 to 85 who had inoperable
liver tumors. Surgeons measured blood levels of inflammatory hormones during radiofrequency ablation...
Polymer gel holds promise for therapeutics delivery and tissue engineering
...e gels show promise for the effective treatment of inoperable
tumors," said Anna Gutowska, senior research scien...of medical isotopes or chemotherapy drugs to treat inoperable
or difficult-to-treat solid tumors, such as those of the liver, pancreas, brain, breast and prostate...
Brain cancer vaccine shows promising findings in early research at UCLAs Jonsson Cancer Center
...atients. We desperately need treatment options for inoperable
brain tumors and for the cancer cells that get left behind when we cant surgically remove an entire tumor, she said. I suspect that the bodys immune system is more intelligent than anything we could configure to recognize foreign cells or agents, and...
Targeted radiation to liver tumors spares tissue, improves quality of life
...er is offering the latest advancement for treating inoperable
liver tumors. Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) targets a very high radiation dose to tumors within the liver, regardless of their cell of origin, number, size or location. The procedure uses biocompatible radioactive microspheres (SIR-Sph...
Copper may play role in 'starving' cancer to standstill
...ppen if copper were regulated? "Studies looked at inoperable
cancer -- cancer that couldn't be touched as in deep in the brain," Harris said. "There was some impact, but there also was fear that perhaps such treatment would stop the cancer but cause a serious copper-deficient disease." Yet another study, by G...
Preoperative treatment with Arimidex(TM) allows patients to undergo less extensive surgery
... mastectomy or had tumours that were thought to be inoperable
at the start of the trial, significantly more were... mastectomy or to undergo surgery for a previously inoperable
tumour, if treated with anastrozole compared with tamoxifen (43% vs. 31% respectively, odds ratio =1...