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New Treatment Targets Most Malignant Brain Tumors

...nry Friedman. The researchers also plan to broaden the treatment by including patientswho have not undergone surgery to remove tumor mass and create a sealed cavity.In such patients, the researchers will infuse the radioactively labeledantibodies directly into the smaller tumors. Bigner and h...

Hopkins gene therapy trial is first to activate entire human immune system against prostate cancer

...des critical new fundamental information that will broaden the potential ofthese gene therapy trials," Simons notes. Based on the research reported inCancer Research, Simons, Nelson, and team currently are conducting larger trialsusing a genetically engineered prostate cancer vaccine that does not requiresu...

University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University to share $10 million NIH grant to study mind-body relationships

...ation will foster research breakthroughs that will broaden medical knowledge and improve mental and physical health outlooks for people everywhere." "There is a growing realization that many of the ideas about mind-body relationships are similar across diseases and that knowledge learned about one disease ma...

Government needs to support 'e-medicine' to improve medical care

...icare system, which has so far resisted efforts to broaden reimbursements to include many telemedicine procedures. "Because many elderly rely on Medicare to pay for their health-care expenses," Jakobsen wrote, "telemedicine will not provide a solution until [Congress and Medicare administrators] promulga...

BU receives Knight Foundation grant

...ural spot for locating a new center that will help broaden our society's understanding of medicine and medical research." Boston University President Jon Westling said, "Boston University is grateful to the Knight Foundation for establishing this center. Reporters, who are not themselves scientists or physic...

New study of first successful targeted therapy for breast cancer launched; Thousands of volunteers sought

... UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center in July 2000 to help broaden the spectrum of clinical trials available to cancer patients at UCLA, and to help hasten the translation of scientific discoveries into viable treatments for patients....

Medical education lacks emphasis on adverse drug reactions, Georgetown research finds

...ts, address patient safety and medical errors, and broaden access to effective services....

Baxter introduces Baxject needleless transfer device at International Haemophilia Congress

...nts in September 2001, a strategic move to further broaden the companys haemophilia franchise. The BAXJECT device is compatible for use only with Baxter hemophilia therapies and will be introduced globally during the next six months. Initially the BAXJECT device will be available with Recombinate (recombin...

New Indiana University School of Medicine pediatrics program focuses on patient advocacy

...clinical practice with public health principles to broaden their perspective of care from the individual child to all children within the context of family, school and the community," notes Dr. Swigonski....

Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association moves to Web-based rapid access weekly publication

...online rapid access will mean that the journal can broaden its international scope, which is one of our major priorities, "says Hachinski. The journal accepts about 40 articles a month. With rapid access, there will be about 10-12 articles published weekly....

Prenatal stem cell transplants may open door to organ transplants, treating genetic diseases

...tember issues of Blood. The finding could greatly broaden the use of cell and organ transplants for genetic diseases detected before birth, such as leukemia, sickle cell disease, muscular dystrophy, and some kidney and liver disorders. "Recent developments in genetic knowledge and technology are converging...

Self-management program proves beneficial for macular degeneration patients

... to see this pilot program offered widely, both to broaden the testing and to provide an option for AMD patients who are seeking assistance and support services but don't know where to go. "Programs like this should serve as one component of treatment for this mentally and physically debilitating disease," h...

OneWorld Health licenses compounds from Yale, U of Washington to treat major parasitic diseases

...their discoveries." She noted that these compounds broaden OneWorld Health's product portfolio for Chagas disease, giving the company the potential to use two drugs as a combination therapy to cure the disease or overcome possible drug resistance. OneWorld Health is performing pre-clinical studies with CRA-...

UCSF-led team discovers possible cancer 'susceptibility' gene

...parent impact on cancer susceptibility should also broaden interest in the gene as a potential therapeutic target for many other cancers, including those of the skin, breast and prostate, where the researchers suspect varying degrees of activity. Moreover, he says, the investigational approach used by the re...

Medical professionals embrace patient-focused care revolution

...ent the Pledge in their areas of patient care. To broaden the scope of the project, the ACCP will invite other health-care organizations to develop and formalize the models and work on a strategy for integrating the models into practice eventually on a worldwide basis through its global membership. "Th...

Gender differences in brain response to pain

...n men and women as we improve research methods and broaden study populations," said study co-author Dr. Emeran Mayer, UCLA professor of bio-behavioral sciences, and medicine, physiology and psychiatry. "This growing base of research will help us develop more effective treatments based on a new criteria: gend...

The pros and cons of HIV testing in less-developed countries

...mmensurate with the scope of the epidemic, we must broaden the indicationfor nevirapine to include not just women with confirmed HIV-1 infection, butthose living in high-prevalence areas who are unable or unwilling to accesstesting. Such an approach should not undermine the rapid expansion of VCT[voluntary c...

National Academies advisory: Meeting on therapeutic vaccines

...l 1-3 Medical research is increasingly trying to broaden the definition and mission of vaccines, seeking to develop not only substances that can prevent illness but also vaccines to treat those already suffering from AIDS, hepatitis, and other diseases. This meeting, part of the National Academy of Scienc...

National Academies news: Clinical research involving children

...for enrolling children in more risky research. To broaden access to research participation among all socioeconomic groups, investigators also should consider scheduling research visits so that the hours do not interfere with parents' job or family responsibilities. REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND QUALITY IMPRO...

New word for on-the-job health problem: 'presenteeism'

...skyrocketing medical care costs, it's important to broaden the view of health costs beyond the cost of patient care," Goetzel says. "If a company's health plan is poor, for example, disorders may not be well managed. Workers will come to work and not be as productive. Employers need to weigh the costs of goo...

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