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Novel Drug Trial To Treat Advanced Prostate Cancer Enrolling Patients At
UCSF/Mount Zion Cancer Center
...ients who have become resistant to standardhormone treatment
therapy may be eligible to participate in a UCSF/M...who would like to learn about otherinvestigational treatment
options for prostate cancer should contact PamSchneider, RN, in Small's office at the UCSF/Mount Zio...
Wistar Scientist Awarded American Cancer Society Grant For Research On Gene Therapy
...on and strategies for the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment
of ARMS. The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary healthorganization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem bypreventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer throughresearch, ed...
Clinical Trials Show That Bone Marrow Transplant And Vitamin A Derivative Both Improve Survival From Neuroblastoma
... these therapies shouldbe incorporated into future treatment
regimens," said Katherine K. Matthay,M.D., directo...f relapsefor three years after beginning follow-up treatment
with retinoic acid. Thatrate compares to 16% for children treated with consolidation chemotherapy al...
Cell Pathways Reports Extension Study Results Showing Ability Of FGN-1 To Prevent Formation Of Precancerous Colon Polyps
...-ranging, safety and efficacy trial tolerated drug treatment
well. Theprogressive increase in precancerous poly...nducting an ongoing pivotalPhase III trial for the treatment
of FAP (APC). In December 1997, the companyinitiated Phase II/III trials of FGN-1 for the treatment
COGA Genome Scan Suggests Linkage On Chromosomes 1,2,4, And 7
...n metropolitan inpatient and outpatient alcoholism treatment
programs. Each of the 105 families contained at least three first-degree relatives with alcohol dependence. Like alcoholics in the general U.S. population, the study group was predominantly Caucasian and evidenced considerable comorbidity with other ...
New Retinal Surgery May Reverse Legal Blindness
...ne early in the disease. People interested in this treatment
shouldfirst talk to their own ophthalmologist to determine if the disease has alreadyprogressed too far." De Juan cautions that even when done early in the disease, the surgerydoesn't work for everyone and sometimes can worsen vision. "We st...
New Test May Reduce Need For Some Prostate Cancer Biopsies
... results on digital rectal exam and hadreceived no treatment
for prostate disease. Because all had a previous record ofPSA levels between four and 10, all had been biopsied. A total of 379 were foundby the test to have prostate cancer, while 394 men did not. Other authors of the study include Patrick ...
Highlighting USGS Science At AGU
...y have originated from the more distant Nut Island treatment
plant. At 3:40 pm, Michael Bothner of the USGS will present evidence that metal contamination of the Harbor's surface sediments has significantly decreased over the past 22 years. Both talks are in Convention Center Room 309. Glacier Outburst Floo...
Study At UNC-CH Shows Chlorinated Water Dramatically Cuts Strawberry Contamination
... as effective, he said. In Californiaat least, the treatment
may become standardized and required. Sobsey recommends that consumers wash fruits and vegetables that will beeaten raw, especially those from developing countries in Central and SouthAmerica, for up to 10 minutes in a gallon or two of cold w...
New Treatment Successful With Hepatitis C
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- An inexpensive new treatment
for hepatitis C,a disease that afflicts 1-2 percen...raction of the cost of interferon,the conventional treatment
for hepatitis C. Interferon costs approximately$500 per month, and must be administered for at least...
Climate Change May Impact Waterborne Diseases
...ction Agency iscurrently proposing expanding water treatment
requirements to safeguard watersupplies from Crypt...n where there is no known medical cure,where water treatment
must be closely monitored because standard purificationmethods do not work, where testing of water i...
Avigen's Gene Therapy Approach Shows Promise In Treating Hemophilia B With
Single Intramuscular Administration
...phia have developed a gene therapyapproach for the treatment
of hemophilia B using a single intramuscularadmini...f successful, willrepresent a major advance in the treatment
of hemophilia B." "Our work extends previous results obtained in mice to a well-defined, naturallyoc...
Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids
...nd lead investigator in the leiomyoma study. "Our treatment
had a pronounced effect on them, suggesting it may ultimately be feasible to treat uterine leiomyomas with gene therapy." The method of gene therapy Christman uses has been shown to inhibit the spread of malignant cancer cells, but malignancies grow ...
New Model Makes It Possible To Predict Emergence Of Antiviral Drug Resistance
...uld be expected to emerge over the next 50years if treatment
rates increased, and to identify the key factors t...alyses demonstrated," saidBlower, "that increasing treatment
rates would be extremely beneficial if thereis a low probability that acquired drug-resistance will ...
Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium Avium Infection
... test IL-12 incombination with standard antibiotic treatment
regimens. MAC is an infectioncaused by either M. ...nce or drug intolerance-because symptoms return if treatment
is stopped. Thus, researchers are interested in new treatment
options. IL-12 both enhances the immu...
Strategic Placement Of Automated External Defibrillators May Help Save Lives Of People
Who Go Into Cardiac Arrest
... the 172 higher-incidencesites would have provided treatment
for 134 cardiac arrest patients over afive-year period. To cover the 347 cardiac arrests occurring in other publicplaces -- hotels, buses, taverns, etc. -- over the same period, AEDs would havehad to have been placed at approximately 71,000 sites, e...
Space Grown Insulin Crystals Provide New Data On Diabetes
...sed in the development of a newtherapeutic insulin treatment
for the control of diabetes," said Smith. H...ested food for growth and energy. Current treatment
is to inject the insulin hormone. However, the peaksand valleys in insulin levels can lead to serio...
New Medication Means New Choices For Families Dealing With Alzheimers Disease
...about a year. "There were 28 people in the treatment
group and 32 people in thenon-treatment group. We ...ased on age or sex," saysKettl. "The difference in treatment
decisions was determined more by how far thedisease had progressed. For patients who were in the ear...
Duke Researchers Call Gene Therapy A Promising Strategy For Sickle Cell Anemia
...URHAM, N.C. -- In a first step toward an effective treatment
for sickle cellanemia, researchers at Duke Univers...on sickle cell anemia because thereis no effective treatment
for the underlying genetic defect and because the geneis under complex genetic controls that make it...
Molecular Key To Heart Failure Development
...ome is possible, "then, in fact, itcould lead to a treatment
for people with established heart failure ... a drugthat would hopefully prevent further impairment."...
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