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Jefferson Researchers Report Progress In Using Vaccinia-Based Vaccine For Melanoma

The concept is straightforward: beat cancer by boosting the body'sdefense system. Michael Mast...ent effective against melanoma, and perhapsbladder cancer as well."...

Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer

... a multi-dose Phase Itrial of the drug in advanced cancer patients. The Phase I study, which evaluat...ulating the immune system to recognizeand seek out cancer cells for destruction." The study, being conducted in three cancer treatment centers across ...

Jefferson Researchers Report First Evidence Of Radiation Therapy Preventing Prostate Cancer Patients From Dying

...tion therapy helps patients withlocalized prostate cancer live longer. He presents his team's findi... Atlanta. Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in elderly men, tends to be aslow growing disease men frequently die with, not from. Doctors often q...

Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis

...at certaincharacteristics of hereditary colorectal cancer tumors may help forecast apatient's prognosis, and... The researchers classified hereditary colorectal cancer tumor samples onthe basis of MSI, according to whether it was absent, low or high. A high degreeof M...

Biological Markers Found That Correlate To Esophageal Cancer Treatment Success

...as resistance to radiationtreatment, in esophageal cancer patients. The finding of such markers could leadto...about13,000 patients are diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the United States eachyear. Right now, doctors have no way of knowing who will or won=t be helped...

Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports

...a San Francisco report thatmelanoma patients whose cancer has spread to their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs)hav...se recurrence and mortality comparedto those whose cancer has not advanced to their SLNs. The sentinel lymph node (SLN) earned its name because it is the firs...

Retrospective Statistical Analysis Corroborates Early Results Of Randomized Breast Cancer Trials

...supported by early results of twometastatic breast cancer trials also being presented at ASCO. Unlike theseo...conclusions come from analysis ofmetastatic breast cancer patients treated in the 1980s and early 1990s. Patients with metastatic cancer are those in whom can...

Patient Satisfaction And Decision Making Quality Greatly Improved During Improved Medical Consultations, UCSF Researchers Report

...d relevant medical information.As a result, breast cancer patients often leave medical consultations feeling...ment compliance. During the pilot study, 24 breast cancer patients facing treatment decisionswere divided into a control and intervention group (12 women in e...

Progress In Cancer-Vaccine Studies: Simpler, Safer Approach Producing Encouraging Results

In one of the most encouraging cancer vaccine therapy trials to date,researchers from th... treatmentmay also be more effective than previous cancer vaccines. By giving melanomapatients the immune stimulant interleukin-12, the researchers were able ...

Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy

... treatment of Kaposi'sSarcoma (KS)-the most common cancer associated with HIV-will be presented at theannual...and will befeatured in a press conference on novel cancer therapies on Sunday, May 16, at11 a.m. In Phase II of the clinical trial of IM862-from which the dat...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Costs For Cancer Clinical Trials Comparable To Costs For Standard Treatment

...s found that the costs for clinicaltrials, the way cancer patients receive the most promising treatments tod...ed care, and little was known about how entry into cancer clinical trials affectsthe costs of cancer for cancer patients. This study is already having an impa...

UCSF Study Shows That An Herbal Therapy Reduces PSA Levels By Half In Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

...y work in part like a hormonal therapy forprostate cancer because it demonstrated an anti-testosterone effect inhormone-naïve prostate cancer patients by mimicking the female hormone,estrogen. The compound may contain other active anti-cancer...

Abgenix Reports Positive Survival Data From A Phase II Trial Of ABX-CBL In Graft Versus Host Disease

...d by the treatment of an underlyingdisease such as cancer and therefore does not have the ability to mount asufficient immune response. Often a portion of the graft recognizes the host'sown cells as foreign, becomes activated and attacks them, resulting in GVHD. Ittypically involves damage to multiple org...

Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows

...atic drop in cervical cancer, soscreening for anal cancer among HIV-positive gay and bisexual men would save...isk men and allow for early treatment of a type of cancer known as analsquamous cell cancer. About 35 HIV-negative gay men per 100,000 develop this form of an...

Children Benefit Most From Sun Safety Interventions

...rigorously tested interventions for children'sskin cancer prevention and none that also focus on their parents andcaregivers," said Principal Investigator Karen Glanz, Ph.D., M.P.H. of the CancerResearch Center of Hawaii. "Our findings have contributed to the design ofSunSmart program here in Hawaii and we ...

Less Toxic Bone Marrow Transplant Technique May Have More Powerful Anti-Cancer Effect

...tment-resistantnon-Hodgkins lymphoma, a blood-cell cancer that affects several thousandAmericans annually, both autologous transplants and those from closely-matcheddonors have been successful less than 25 percent of the time, the authors note. "It really has been an all-or-nothing situation, with patients...

UI Study Yields Encouraging Results For New Breast Cancer Treatment

...t may be more effective infighting advanced breast cancer than standard treatment approaches -- despiterecen...mprove survival for somewomen with stage IV breast cancer -- cancer that has spread beyond the breast. "We have women who we treated with a bone marrow transp...

Cancer Rates In Children Of Nuclear Industry Employees No Higher Than General Population In England And Wales

... nuclear industry family study) The incidence of cancer and leukaemia among children of nuclear industry e...he study) it was possible to make comparisons with cancer rates in the general population of England and Wales. No unusual cancer patterns were evident. Roma...

New cancer treatment facility opens

...nt Care NEW YORK, June 1999 - A new standard for cancer care and comfort has beenestablished with the open...an houses the most advancedprograms for outpatient cancer diagnosis and treatment, in a calm and beautifulenvironment focused on the body, mind, and spirit. "...

American Heart Association media advisory: long-term intake of dietary fiber and decreased risk of coronary heart disease among women

...orheart disease, as well as other diseases such as cancer and diabetes." The AHArecommends that individuals consume both soluble fiber, found in foods such asoatmeal, oat bran, rice bran, beans, barley, citrus fruits, strawberries andapples, as well as insoluble fiber found in whole wheat breads and cereal...

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