Tag: "cancer" at medical news
AIDS Treatments Seek To Eradicate Virus, Restore Immunity
...rly common for AIDS patients to developlymphoma, a cancer
of the lymph tissue, which they frequently do not survive. The team of Duke physicians and researchers is ready to take an uncommonapproach to saving these patients. They say their approach is extreme, andpotentially toxic, "but these patien...
Shark-Liver Substance May Slow Growth Of Brain Tumors
...motherapy, radiation and surgery in treating brain cancer
and other solid tumors in people, say scientists f...Ph.D., executive vice president of Magainin. Brain cancer
causes a substance known as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) to bind to cells lining brain ...
DNA Imaging to Design Better Drugs
...es can play a vitalrole in the design of new anti- cancer
and anti-viral drugs, byproviding important information on how drugs bind to genes."...
New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Available
...he new drug as a first line therapy for colorectal cancer
patients with metastatic disease. The study will ...andard chemotherapy for metastatic colon or rectal cancer
usually involves the use of the drugs 5-fluorouracil (5FU) and leucovorin (LV). "Unfortunately many ...
Hopkins Researchers Develop Under-The-Skin Implant For Pain Treatment
...narcotic drug implant for the treatment of pain in cancer
patients. The researchers believe that the polyme...professor of oncology and director of the Center's cancer
pain program. Results of safety tests of the polymer in animals are reported in the July 1996, issue...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...al Center departmentsof pharmacology and molecular cancer
biology; Mansukh Wani, David Lee andC. Edgar Cook of the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), and Susan Leonhardtand Dean Edwards of the University of Colorado Health Science Center departmentof pathology. Their research was supported by the U.S. Publi...
Fertilization Protein Structure To AID in Leukemia Treatment
...ld a key to new treatments for leukemia, a kind of cancer
that attacks the blood. The research, supported by the National Science Foundation, has revealed a previously unknown relationship between a protein in the eggs of a marine mollusk and a protein on the outside of human white blood cells. The...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer
as well. "Yet, Americans have a love affair with the idea of a 'magic bullet,' and this is inflamed by the advertising and pharmaceutical industries," Levitsky said. "However, enough evidence is in for me to conclude: the perils of weight loss pill...
Drug And Radiation Treatment May Shrink Pancreatic And Gastric Tumors
...e Radiation Therapy OncologyGroup, a collection of cancer
researchers from across the country....
MRI-Guided Cancer Surgery
... is encouraged by the early results because kidney cancer
is so devastating. Most patients cannot withstand surgery and do not benefit from chemotherapy. They are usually given six months to live. "So for these patients, we have set the clock back," Lewin said. "And they can go back to work in a day...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
will bediagnosed among women in the United States... die from thedisease -- it is the leading cause of cancer
death among women 40 to 55. The biggest challenge in testing the system on mammograms wascollecting...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
...healthy children. Mothers of children with cancer
perceive themselves as more vulnerableto emotional...ative Study, who have been studying the effects of cancer
on siblings. Results of their most recent study are published in the August issue ofthe Jour...
New Approach To Multidrug Resistance
...ically restore the effectivenessof chemotherapy in cancer
cells that have become resistant to its effects. T...earch. One of the greatest obstacles to successful cancer
treatment is the developmentof multidrug resistance by tumors -- that is, tumors become better able ...
Cancer Protection Compound Abundant In Broccoli Sprouts
...offer asimple, dietarymeans of chemically reducing cancer
risk," says Paul Talalay, M.D., J.J. AbelDistingui...and vegetables has longbeen associatedwith reduced cancer
risk, so it made sense for us to look at vegetables. "Scientists currently need to continue to ...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...health topics and issues---breast cancer, prostate cancer
screening, smoking, bike helmet safety and immunization. "Our goal is to reach people in a way they can relate to and enjoy, so the kiosks will look and act more like interactive TVs than computers," says project leader Victor J. Strecher , profess...
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...request screening tests---such as those for breast cancer
and prostate cancer---that may be ill-advised under certain circumstances. A University of Michigan physician and three co-authors explore that predicament in the article "Ethical Considerations in the Provision of Controversial Screening Tests," in...
UT Southwestern Receives FDA Grant To Continue Studies Of Cancer-Fighting Drug Not Used For Past 50 Years
... Cofield originally was diagnosed with endometrial cancer
in 1993. Shehad a hysterectomy to remove her canc...ous uterus and then went throughchemotherapy. The cancer
was gone for a year, but then she discovered a lump inher groin. Hormonal therapy prevented enlarge...
Benefits Of Annual Mammography Outweigh Radiation Risks Of Cancer
... only safe but highly effective in reducing breast cancer
deaths. Stephen A. Feig, M.D., professor of rad...aphy far outweigh the risk of developing breast cancer
from accompanying radiation exposure. Feig presented his findings this week at the 83rd Scient...
Cattle: Latest Weapon In The War On Cancer?
...tilage shown by internationalresearch to prevent a cancer
from developing a blood supply and spreadinground .... "To reach the body's blood supply and spread, a cancer
first hasto pass through a matrix of extra-cellular material," he says. "Cartilage is a tissue that...
Mammography Messages Need To Be Tailored For Older Women
...n. 5, 1998 -- About half ofU.S. deaths from breast cancer
each year occur in women who are65 years of age or...ny women sharedcertain misconceptions about breast cancer
and mammography. Forexample, many mistakenly believed that self-exams can find lumpsas small as the ...
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