Tag: "remission" at biology news
Low-Protein Diet May Reverse Kidney Disease
...normal or nearly normal diets and have remained in remission
or near remission
for six months to two years. The other 11 participants, who had more advanced kidney failure before ...
New Gene Alteration Find Points To Aggressive Leukemia Treatment
...ene. Patientswho have this alteration fall out of remission
three times faster than thosewho dont and th...defect. Patients with the defect remained in remission
from the disease justover seven months while those without the defect maintained remission
Chromosomal Abnormalities Key For Prediting Leukemia Outcome
...)given patients with primary AML produces complete remission
in about 60percent of patients. During remission,...t of patients with primary AML whoachieve complete remission
are cured. Its a big difference....
Arsenic Shown To Induce Cancer Remission
...reportedthat low doses of arsenic trioxide induced remission
in patients with acutepromyelocytic leukemia (APL)...de effects. The single patient who failed to reach remission
died from a complicationrelated to the disease five days after arsenic treatment began and could not...
Autoimmune Diseases Study Shows Differences Between Men And Women
...fferences in symptoms, disease severity,incidence, remission
and other factors isn't clear. Nearly 79 percent of the8.5 million autoimmune disease patients in the country are women. Twice tothree times as many women get multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis eachyear, compared to men, and for systemic l...
Immunex Corporation and Genentech, Inc. join forces to develop TRAIL/Apo2L in cancer
...n animal models to suppress tumor growth andcauses remission
of tumors, by a direct and specific mechanism known asapoptosis, or programmed cell death. TRAIL/Apo2L binds to at least four distinctreceptors found on many tumor cells and signals these cells to destroythemselves through apoptosis. In preclinical r...
Blocking the binge: UF researchers explore for uncontrolled eating
...ven months to two years, four patientshad complete remission
of binge eating, and five had more than a 50 percent decrease in average number of binge episodes permonth. One had more than a 25 percent decrease in average monthly bingeepisodes, and two other patients had an initial decrease of more than 50percen...
Hutchinson Center to lead $11.5 million ovarian-cancer research consortium
...t be increased by several years, and insome cases, remission
might be sustained. This could lead to an importantreduction in ovarian-cancer mortality. Project principal investigator: LeroyHood, Ph.D., M.D., Gates Professor and chair of the UW Department of MolecularBiotechnology. Project 2: Developing an ovar...
University of Florida researchers identify a protein that may induce drug resistance in lung cancer cells
... percent. Even though we can temporarily induce remission
or at least decrease the size of the cancer, we dont actually completely cure lung cancer because of this problem of drug resistance, said Dr. Eloise Harman, a professor of medicine and chief of the division of pulmonary medicine at UFs College of Me...
Researchers concerned over early egg retrieval after cancer treatment - doctors advised to monitor pregnancies as mice study reveals problems
...ring a break in treatment or when patients go into remission
following initial non-sterilising chemotherapy prior to more intensive treatment - for example, before bone marrow transplant. Dr Meirow said: "Eggs retrieved at these points have suffered very recent exposure to chemotherapy and may therefore have ...
Study points to positive results from vitamin D supplements for MS sufferers
...tor beta-1 (TGF-Beta) which is associated with the remission
and suppression of the immune response which produces symptoms in MS patients. In addition, the researchers found a decrease in interleuken-2 which is associated with the cells that induce MS. Cantorna's student, Brett Mahon, a doctoral candidate...
Cell Genesys reports antitumor activity in Phase I/II GVAX lung cancer vaccine trial
...ancer vaccine following surgery remain in complete remission
more than three years after GVAX treatment. Future Clinical Trials for GVAX Lung Cancer Vaccine The GVAX lung cancer vaccine trials to date, including the current study, have employed a patient-specific product format in which the vaccine is direct...
Highly specific biological agents attack mechanisms of treatment resistance
...uded. Antisense drug plus chemotherapy induces remission
in relapsing and resistant leukemia An experimen...se I study presented here. In the study, complete remission
of disease occurred in 45% of patients who received Genasense in addition to a three-drug chemothera...
More chance of a cure for patients with common and aggressive form of blood cancer
...CHOP showed that 55% of the patients are still in remission
at almost four years (46.8 months) and up to seven years (86.3 months). All patients treated responded (58% complete response and 42% partial response) and the overall response rate in patients who completed therapy was 100% (63% complete response a...
Durable responses reported with Bexxar
...n 57 percent of patients, half of whom remained in remission
for 14.3 months or more [ASH Abstract #2527]. Fur...ation) to Bexxar therapy, half of whom remained in remission
for 4.8 years or longer. The average follow-up was 1.3 years with a maximum of 8.5 years. "These ...
New England Journal of Medicine highlights survival benefit of new treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma
...a disease that can be rapidly fatal. The complete remission
rates seen with this new combination are very encouraging and indicate a real change in the way this disease can be treated from now on, said lead study investigator Professor Bertrand Coiffier, Head of the Department of Hematology, Hospices Civiles ...
PET better at finding recurrent breast cancer
... that although earlier detection did not result in remission
in these cases, it might have delayed the progression of disease. According to the American Cancer Society approximately 203,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided on Feb...
UM Cancer researchers test custom-made vaccine for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
... the immune system may result in long-term disease remission
and potential cures for some patients. So far, four people have been enrolled in the study at the Greenebaum Cancer Center, but researchers hope to recruit a total of 12 to 15 patients in the Phase III clinical trial. The first patient to ...
BioNumerik & Grelan present data on novel chemoprotecting agent
...ing chemotherapy, nine experienced a partial tumor remission
(greater than or equal to a 50% reduction in tumor size) after two cycles of treatment with BNP7787 with paclitaxel and cisplatin. Eight additional patients experienced no progression (stable disease) while on therapy. The neurotoxic effects of ch...
Implant may stabilize schizophrenia patients' treatment
...e appropriate medicine, they do achieve periods of remission
from psychotic symptoms." Siegel said. "The advantage of relying on an implantable anti-psychotic medicine is that patients are able to make decisions about the future course of their treatment during periods of relative health, but if a medical rea...
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