Tag: "cancer" at biology news
Ethanol injection helps manage bone metastasis in thyroid cancer patients
...hrough the skin directly into a bone tumor to kill cancer
cellsmay be a valuable ancillary treatment for thyroid cancer
patients whose cancer
has spread to the bone. Japanese researchers announced these findings during t...
PET/CT use expands: Effectively diagnosing graft infections
...ized by increased function and metabolism, such as cancer
or infection. CT offers a detailed map of internal anatomy. "Combined PET/CT, therefore, enables both diagnosis of infection and determination of its precise localization, facilitating the diagnosis and guiding the appropriate treatment strategy," sa...
What's going on in the body? Advanced time-of-flight PET takes a superior 'look'
...itron emission tomography) imaging can provide for cancer
patients. The result? Superior images and shorter ...wide range of body weight, with different types of cancer
and with different size cancer
tumorsto determine whether the scan time may be reduced significantly...
ChemGenex reports successful personalized dosing of Quinamed at ASCO
...activity in a range of tumor types. Three prostate cancer
showed a decline in prostate specific antigen (PSA...ving a partial response. Two patients with ovarian cancer
achieved stable disease accompanied by a decline in the ovarian cancer
biomarker CA125. One patient ...
PET/CT: The best test for women with ovarian cancer
...test for patients with suspected recurrent ovarian cancer
and is the preferred imaging technique," said Mich... and more than 15,000 deaths attributed to ovarian cancer
are expected this year. "Unfortunately, while positive results are possible if the disease is detect...
Nexavar significantly extends overall survival by 44 percent in liver cancer patients
...h hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer
versus those taking placebo by 44% (HR=0.69; p-val...l (SHARP) Trial randomized and evaluated 602 liver cancer
patients who had no prior systemic therapy at sites in the Americas, Europe, and Australia/New Zeala...
Stanford researchers find stem cells in colorectal tumors
... University School of Medicine have identified the cancer
stem cells that propagate tumors in colon and rect...his deadly cancer. These are the latest class of cancer
stem cells tracked down by a large, interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Michael Clarke, MD...
CSIRO scientists join fight to save 'Tassie devil'
...Australias iconic Tasmanian devils from the deadly cancer
currently devastating devil populations. Researc...en, for example, devils compete for food. Once the cancer
becomes visible and spreads internally through the body, the animal usually dies within a few months...
New treatment increases life time expectancy of patients suffering from advanced liver cancer
...peutic progress in the treatment of advanced liver cancer
and involve a shift in this diseases paradigm. Thi...articipating patients suffered from advanced liver cancer
and had not received any kind of therapy prior to the study. As a consequence of the good results ...
Michael R. Zalutsky receives SNM's 2007 Paul C. Aebersold Award
...ng Facility Shared Resource and is a member of the cancer
immunobiology, neuro-oncology and radiation oncolo...de and targeting molecule, it is possible to fight cancer
in a very specific way that ultimately may be able to be fine tuned to the needs of individual patie...
PET accurately identifies esophageal cancer patients' positive responses to chemotherapy
...nown than lung cancerbut no less seriousesophageal cancer
starts in the inner layer of the esophagus, the 10...r throat and stomach. Adenocarcinoma is esophageal cancer
that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids. In this country, more than 14,000...
SNM recognizes R. Edward Coleman with 2007 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award
... the role of PET scanning in lung cancer, prostate cancer
and brain tumors. He was the nuclear medicine physician involved with the first PET scans when the scanner was first developed at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in the early 1970s. He has shown the utility of PET in several indications and w...
Every moment counts: Predicting treatment responses earlier for brain tumor patients
..." she noted. "No matter one's age, number of times cancer
recurred or number of prior drug treatmentsFLT-PET was the most powerful independent predictor of survival," she said. The drug bevacizumab is an antiangiogenic agent, which inhibits the development of blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen tha...
Genomic signatures identify targeted therapies for lung cancer
...ngs can go wrong in the cells of the body to cause cancer
-- and clinicians can't tell by just looking at a ...he right patient, 70 percent of patients with lung cancer
may not respond to therapy. We need to take a different approach to those patients, and that is wher...
An apple peel a day might keep cancer at bay
...more accurate: An apple peel a day might help keep cancer
at bay, according to a new Cornell study. Cornell ...noids -- in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer
cells in laboratory cultures. Three of the compounds have not previously been described in the liter...
Description of a gene implicated in the development of Fanconi anemia and predisposition to cancer
...also associated with different vital functions and cancer
suppression. The work covers the molecular studies of all the D2 Fanconi patients (those affected by the Fanconi anaemia that present alternations of this gene) known around the world. A more severe and rapid variant This work also compared FA...
Dietary vitamin B6, B12 and folate, may decrease pancreatic cancer risk among lean people
...certain nutrients might protect against pancreatic cancer
found that lean individuals who got most of these ...ght decreased their risk for developing pancreatic cancer
if they took in high levels of vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and folate from food. The study determined t...
Blood test may help signal tumor's remission, return in throat cancer patients
...s of the University of Michigan, found that throat cancer
patients who showed a decline in several cancer-re...enables doctors to detect the recurrence of throat cancer
early on, when there is still time to pursue a second line of treatment, such as surgery or drug the...
Scientists develop new drugs to fight colon and breast cancer more effectively
...lopment of six new drugs to fight colon and breast cancer
more effectively than other currently used drugs. ...tissue. As everybody knows, current treatments for cancer
destroy a large number of unaffected cells in addition to affected cells, says Caba Prez. In this ...
Cells re-energize to come back from the brink of death
...n's Research Hospital insights into a key strategy cancer
cells use to survive and thrive. The finding off...de study also suggests that a drug that disrupts a cancer
cells ability to block this backup program would allow that program to kill the cell. Such a specifi...
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