Tag: "oncology" at biology news

Use of aspirin or other NSAIDs increases survival

...ation oncologist Eric Horwitz, M.D., and radiation oncology chairman Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., all of Fox Chase Cancer Center's department of radiation oncology....

Does a time delay between prostate cancer diagnosis and start of radiation treatment matter?

...s, D.O., chief resident in the Fox Chase radiation oncology department. Some of the reasons for delay, Andrews said, include the belief by many physicians that all prostate cancer is slow-growing, consideration of multiple treatment options and opinions, more labor-intensive treatment planning and long wait ...

NIH awards Emory and Georgia Tech $10 million for partnerships in cancer nanotechnology

...f Georgia Tech and the cancer biology and clinical oncology expertise of Emory University School of Medicine and the Winship Cancer Institute. The new program is part of the joint Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory, established in 1997, and ranked second in the nation by U....

The PSA bounce Does it have clinical significance?

... Horwitz, M.D., clinical director of the radiation oncology department at Fox Chase Cancer Center and lead author of the study. "Some physicians prescribe hormonal therapy in this situation, but hormones can have significant side effects for the patient, and may not be clinically necessary. For these reason...

Peakadilly nv biopharmaceutical firm created

...Peakadilly will initially focus on applications in oncology - operating at the interface of diagnostics and therapeutics. The product of innovative proteomics technology Proteins are responsible for all life processes in our cells - regulating the digestion of our food, communication between cells, ...

Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on

...id Gius, M.D., Ph.D., chief of molecular radiation oncology at the NCI. "Now we know for sure that removing methyl groups has both consequences and to equal extents." In their experiments, the researchers examined the expression of nearly 8,000 genes simultaneously in a colon cancer cell line (called HC...

Other highlights in the October 20 JNCI

...view of the FDA's accelerated approval process for oncology drugs, Ramzi Dagher, M.D., of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA, and colleagues summarize the agency's experience with 22 accelerated approvals and discuss study designs and populations evaluated in the approval process. They als...

Human embryonic stem cells promising for replacement of blood supply

...ofessor of medicine in the division of hematology, oncology and lead researcher. "We can envision blood therapies completely compatible with the patient, such as use of embryonic stem cells to make red blood cells for platelets used in blood transfusions, or a source of new blood supply free of any viruses. T...

New studies regarding the efficacy of antioxidants and their impact on standard cancer treatment

...in quality of life for the cancer patient; 3) less oncology staff time spent dealing with side effects and patient complaints; 4) a lower need for pharmaceuticals; 5) fewer adverse reactions. (Keith I. Block)...

New drug sidesteps Gleevec resistance in human trials

...ning several different fields, including molecular oncology and structural biology. In September 2000, HHMI investigator John Kuriyan , a structural biologist then at The Rockefeller University, who had studied the regulation of Abl kinases for many years, made the seminal discovery that Gleevec, or STI-571,...

Encouraging results from validation study of trial of personalized treatment in breast cancer

...l proper, Dr. Martine Piccart, head of the medical oncology department at the Institut Jules Bordet in Brussels, Belgium, told the San Antonio Breast Cancer conference today (Wednesday 8 December 2004). Dr Piccart heads the TRANSBIG consortium, which intends to use the 70-gene prognostic signature develope...

AACR recognizes women in cancer research

...chool class of 1960, began her career in pediatric oncology at the National Cancer Institute. In 1976, she joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she remained until she herself succumbed to cancer in 1994. This year's awardees attended the following AACR Conferences: The ...

CMS plan recognizes PET technology for benefit of cancer patients

...at will lead to reimbursement for a broad range of oncology studies with positron emission tomography (PET)--i...d with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the oncology community, including SNM, the American College of Nuclear Physicians, the American College of Radiol...

Study identifies mechanism of resistance to targeted therapy in lung cancer patients

...ndings like these will hasten the use of molecular oncology for everyday practice," says Tenen. "Analogous to the way that antibiotic and antiviral regimens might be selected today based on the results of microbiological testing, I can certainly envision a time in the future when molecular monitoring for muta...

New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows

...fessor of environmental health sciences, radiation oncology and radiology....

Europe faces brain drain and declining patient care unless cancer research funding is doubled

...r states and all partners involved in the field of oncology also exist. "FECS and its members are actively promoting political awareness of these issues at a European level." Dr Sullivan said: "There are four important conclusions to draw from the results of this survey of cancer research funding in Europe....

Researchers test new therapy for advanced melanoma

...erapy," said Adil Daud, MD, assistant professor of oncology in the Cutaneous Oncology Program at Moffitt. "Gene therapy gives us the flexibility to introduce a huge variety of potential targets for treatment, but its major limitation has been getting the gene into the cancer. If electroporation can deliver ...

Concurrent radiation, chemo, followed by surgery lengthens lung cancer patients survival

...tion,h said Albain, who also is director, thoracic oncology program; director, breast clinical research progra...m; and co-director of the multidisciplinary breast oncology center, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill. These stu...

Final results demonstrate Aranesp dosed every two weeks is comparable to Epoetin alfa dosed weekly

...sed weekly, as they are most often used in current oncology practice," said John Glaspy, MD, professor, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles. "Less frequent dosing provides anemia management with less frequent injections, and for patients receiving chemotherapy every two o...

Chromosome deletion predicts aggressive neuroblastoma

... the cancer. Edward F. Attiyeh, M.D., a pediatric oncology fellow at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,... the top abstract among more than 100 submitted by oncology fellows. It also received a second award, as the highest-ranking abstract in pediatric cancer resear...

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