Tag: "cancers" at medical news
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
... that exemestane can prevent the occurrence of new cancers
in the opposite breast of women who have already h...ceiving tamoxifen developed second (or new) breast cancers
than those treated with exemestane. Unlike other aromatase inhibitors, exemestane is a steroidal ...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...r time Between 25 percent and 30 percent of breast cancers
are known to over-express the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), a protein that fuels the growth, and thus the aggressiveness, of the cancer. Herceptin is a monoclonal antibody drug designed to block the action of these receptors, but ...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...among young adults and older adolescents with some cancers
may be partially explained by the lack of participation in clinical trials. The study, published in the May 1, 2005 issue of CANCER ( http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom ), a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, found t...
Benefits of lung cancer screening with CT questioned
... tomography (CT) can help radiologists detect lung cancers
at their earliest, most curable stage, but has not...ly-stage cancers. That could be good news--finding cancers
that we'd otherwise find at a late stage," said the study's lead author, Stephen J. Swensen, M.D., p...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...t a time when outcomes for other diseases, such as cancers
and heart trouble, have made dramatic gains, liver damage --described as the new plague of the 21st century --has yet to be understood and in turn, to become treatable. More women in the UK now die of liver failure than do of cancer of the cervix. "T...
Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
...l cancer each year. There are 10,520 new cervical cancers
diagnosed in the U.S. each year and approximately 3,900 deaths from the disease....
African-American women with endometrial cancer have more aggressive cancer than Caucasian women
...t there may be biologic differences in endometrial cancers
in African-American women compared to Caucasian wo...e expression may characterize advanced endometrial cancers
in African-American and Caucasian women, and that these underlying molecular differences may partial...
Employment prospects good for most cancer survivors -- but not all
...ositive effect. People diagnosed early with these cancers
usually have a good quality of life four to five y...s were included, except for those with common skin cancers
and most patients diagnosed at an advanced stage. The researchers found that similar numbers of men...
New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans
...dence that African Americans have more right-sided cancers
and polyps. The right side of the colon includes the cecum, ascending colon and proximal transverse colon and cannot be reached by flexible sigmoidoscopy. Clinical gastroenterologists play an important role in promoting colorectal cancer awareness...
Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
...cer. The researchers have observed that some other cancers
have the same IL 13 receptors found in glioblastomas. Debinski's project is part of $4.5 million in research grants recently awarded to the Brain Tumor Center of Excellence. The goal of the center, which was formed in 2003, is to find better treatmen...
Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers
...ls onto mice. As expected, those cells formed skin cancers
that would kill the mouse if left unchecked. But when the group treated the mice with the collagen VII-blocking antibody, the skin cancer failed to spread, though the cancer remained. "This cancer isn't deadly unless it spreads," Khavari said. What's...
The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
... women (55%) even than men (43%) and more than all cancers
combined. However, there still exists a disturbin... disease and stroke and kills more people than all cancers
combined. And yet, according to public awareness surveys, women seem to think that they are more at...
Antiretroviral therapy may prevent excess risk of some cancers in people with HIV
...gh people infected with HIV had increased risks of cancers
of the lung, lip, mouth, and pharynx, no cases of these cancers
were found among nonsmokers. "In conclusion, HAART treatment may prevent excess risk of [Kaposi sarc...
Other highlights in the March 16 JNCI
...African American women than in white women. Breast cancers
in the African American women were more likely to have the characteristics of poor prognosis tumors than those in other racial and ethnic groups. The authors suggest that the higher rates of obesity and high-grade cancer in African American women cou...
Mayo Clinic discovers 'new pathway' against pancreatic cancer
...genesis). NF Kappa B is hyperactive in many human cancers
including pancreatic. The Mayo Clinic study shows ...osis Despite recent advances in understanding how cancers
work at the molecular level, pancreatic cancer lacks an effective treatment. Approximately 30,000 A...
Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women
...mportant to examine the risk associated with other cancers
as well as neurological conditions"...
Epstein-Barr virus protein crucial to its role in blood cancers
... of the most common human viruses, plays a role in cancers
such as lymphoproliferative diseases in transplant...ow no symptoms. "Viruses that are associated with cancers
typically target the cell cycle to gain control," says Robertson. "However, this is the first time t...
Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists
... cancer vaccines currently are tested on men whose cancers
are growing and no longer responsive to hormone therapy," says Drake. "Fewer than 20 percent of men respond to vaccines alone." Drugs that suppress male hormones such as testosterone, which fuels prostate cancer, are one of the main treatment alter...
Prostate cancer screening practices examined
...e a man's cancer is. Furthermore, because prostate cancers
grow slowly in many cases and treatments can have ...nt had more serious advanced forms. These advanced cancers
were linked to higher PSA numbers and suspicious DRE results. Overall, 1.4 percent of the approximat...
Medicaid enrollment at late stages may partly explain poor outcomes for cancer
...27 percent of these late enrollers had early stage cancers
compared to 54 percent and 40 percent in the non-Medicaid insured and the patients already enrolled in Medicaid, respectively. Dr. Bradley and her colleagues conclude, "From a policy perspective, cancer survival in the Medicaid population cannot be i...
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