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Soy May Decrease Cancer Risks, Wake Forest Researcher Says

...SALEM, N.C. -- Dietary soy may reduce the risk of cancer bycounteracting the cell-proliferating effect of e...ial cell proliferation andtherefore could decrease cancer risk in these tissues," Cline said. In other words, the soy protein played much the same rol...

Campaign Targets Oral Complications Of Cancer Treatment

Most cancer patients don't know that visiting a dentist can make a difference in their cancer treatment. A new health awareness campaign from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial R...

Nurse Practitioners Reducing Costs, Expanding Care

...entrates on a specific area, such asmental health, cancer care, gerontology or neonatal health. The most recent national figures available show the average salary for anadvanced practice nurse is $52,532 compared to $36,400 for an RN. The field isexpected to grow right along with the demand for primary ...

Public And Private Healthcare Must Pool Resources To Beat Cancer

(National cancer centre is good idea) BMJ Volume 318 13 March 1999...ite...which could co-ordinate the new structure of cancer centres and units that is gradually building up throughout the UK." He also suggests that "as well ...

Promising Bone Cancer Therapy Advances To Next Level

...re than 400,000 Americans with advanced-stage bone cancer may oneday find non-sedating relief for their excr...ating bone pain -- and possibletreatment for their cancer -- in a promising therapy now being tested in anationwide clinical trial. The newly patented...

Ablatherm: An Ultrasound Device For Prostate Cancer Therapy

Prostate cancer is the third cause of cancer deaths among men. A growing numberof cases are now being detected at a localized stage, i.e. before ...

Women Who Have Invasive Cervical Cancer Benefit From Addition Of Chemotherapy To Radiation Treatment

... in St. Louis, womenwith locally advanced cervical cancer were shown to benefit from takingchemotherapeutic ...domen that reached the lymph nodes, where cervical cancer tends tospread. They underwent daily treatments with an external beam of radiation andseveral days o...

Komen Foundation Announces Application Deadline For 1999 National Grants

...n a pioneer in thefunding of groundbreaking breast cancer research, and today, it is regarded asthe most inn...the Foundation meet its mission toeradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. The program offersfunding between $20,000 and $30,000 over a two-year...

Interleukin-2 Boosts Cancer Vaccine Effectiveness In Mice

...immune system cells to divide and multiply, with a cancer vaccine made fromspecialized white blood cells cal...requested approval to begin a PhaseII trial of the cancer vaccine with IL-2 in adults with advanced metastaticmelanoma. Dendritic cells alert the immune syste...

New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

An experimental new treatment for advanced colon cancer shows promise of savingthousands of lives a year, ...f care, the best that a patient withadvanced colon cancer can expect is a reduction in the mortality rate from 60percent to 50 percent. With this treatment w...

Neutron Research To Help In Treatment Of Cancer Patients

... done at Ohio University will be used to helptreat cancer patients with an experimental therapy that could r...tment, called boron neutron capture therapy, kills cancer tumorsby breaking them up with neutrons, uncharged elementary particles found in thenuclei of atoms....

National Pilot Study To Test Whether Soy Can Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk

... evaluate the effect of soy onmarkers for prostate cancer risk. "We do not know conclusively how soy willaffect the prostate," she said. The $494,588 study, being funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, isone of the research projects of the newly funded Center of Excellence inProstate Cancer at the Medica...

Common Dental Bleaching Ingredient May Promote Growth Of Precancerous Oral Lesions, UB Dental Researchers Find

...leaches andin some whitening toothpastes, may be a cancer promoter. "Our research appears to show t...d results onhydrogen peroxide's role as a possible cancer initiator and promoter, defined asan agent that can cause cancer only after cells already have begun...

Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer

...s tissuecould be used to screen women for cervical cancer and its precursors ingeographic areas where Pap sm...oping countries are routinelyscreened for cervical cancer compared to up to 70 percent in industrializednations. Cervical cancer -- a sexually transmitted di...

Study Shows Hormone Replacement Therapy Does Not Elevate Breast Cancer Risk

...)does not significantly elevate the risk of breast cancer in women with historiesof benign breast disease. E...se already face a 40-260 percentincrease in breast cancer risk, depending on the type of breast lesion. It waspreviously thought that these women might have ...

Novel Biological Interaction Found To Explain Blood Vessel Growth To Tumors

... to manufacture,"according to Dr. Judah Folkman, a cancer researcher at Children's Hospital inBoston who pio...derway in the lastyear to produce a drug for human cancer therapy based on the angiostatinmolecule. Pizzo and Moser set out to study what happened when angios...

Dental Researchers Retract Statement Indicating Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Cancer Promoter

...liminary resultsshowing hydrogen peroxide may be a cancer promoter have retracted theirpresentation of study findings. The study was conducted in the Department of Oral and MaxillofacialSurgery in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. An abstract was published in conjunction w...

MIT Touch Lab Research Explores The Hand

...to the detection of skin cancer. "Sunburn and skin cancer result inchanges in the mechanical properties of the skin. This microscope couldpotentially detect those properties," Dr. Srinivasan said. In computer haptics work at the Touch Lab, "we're focusing on how to convey thetexture, shape, and stiffness of...

Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says

...event thecost of treating hundreds of thousands of cancer and heart disease patients frombreaking the back of your health systems in the coming decades," she said....

Standardization Of Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Offers Hope To Patients Nationwide

...new treatment for patientssuffering from abdominal cancer will soon be available to doctors nationwidethanks... hesaid. "This permits direct contact of very high cancer drug concentrations withremaining cancer cells. Heating is used to increase the effectiveness of thi...

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