Tag: "carcinoma" at medical news
Maxim Phase II Clinical Trial Highlights Substantial Increase In Leukemia-FreeSurvival For Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Patients
...l studies have also suggested promise in renalcell carcinoma
and hepatitis. "The growing body of human data in...ned for other cancer indications such asrenal cell carcinoma
and prostate adenocarcinoma. The Company also plans totest Maxamine Therapy in a Phase II clinical ...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
...the data about actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma
to assessthe impact of the rules. Dr. Alan Fleischer, a co-author of the Westwood Squibb Center study,pointed out that technically, Medicare is not prohibiting doctors from removinglesions on the first visit if that is called for. "But the fa...
Patients Treated Successfully For Hodgkin's Disease Are At 9 Times The Risk For Developing Second Cancer
...nd-cancer risk. In the study on basal cell carcinoma
alone, headed by Green, findingsshowed that the most important variable was combined treatment with radiationand chemotherapy. Of patients who received radiation therapy alone, 3 percent developedskin cancer by the age of 14, and 5.6 percent ...
Study Shows Dermatologists Are Best At Removing Skin Cancers
...th a common form of skin cancer knownas basal cell carcinoma
stand a better chance of being cured by seeing adermatologist rather than any other type of physician. That's the conclusion of a pilot study by the Westwood- Squibb Centerfor Dermatology Research at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medic...
Margin Width The Key To Control Of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ Of The Breast
...Norris Comprehensive CancerCenter, examines ductal carcinoma
in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive breast cancerthat ha...Doesradiation therapy benefit patients with ductal carcinoma
in situ treated withbreast preservation? The answer to that question is clearly, yes. However, theNS...
Immunex Advances CD40 Ligand To Phase II Clinical Trial In People With Metastatic Kidney Cancer
... men and the 10th most common in women. Renal cell carcinoma
(renal is the Latin word for kidney) accounts for ... kidney tumors. Men are diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma
almost twiceas often as women are and it usually occurs between the ages of 50-70 years. CD4...
Sniffing Out The Promise Of Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy
...es looking at IM862's efficacy in treating ovarian carcinoma
and melanomaare also ongoing and studies of other cancers are planned. "The initial idea of anti-angiogenesis therapy was to stop tumor growth andspread," says Gill. "But in the lab, we and others have seen that newly-formedvessels are susceptible to...
Postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy linked to increased risk for certain types of rarely occurring breast cancer
... rarely, butnot the more commonly occurring ductal carcinoma
that remains confined to thesite of origin or inva...al carcinomain situ and invasive ductal or lobular carcinoma
was not related to ever havingused hormones. However, the data suggest a modest increased risk for i...
New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer
...ng melanomas, colon carcinoma, non-small-cell lung carcinoma
andesophageal carcinoma. The new testing technique is already in use at theUSC/Norris Cancer Center and Hospital....
Cutting-edge research on hepatitis, liver transplants and liver disease to be revealed at national medical conference
...damaged liver Prediction that Hepatitis C-related carcinoma
will impact U.S. soon Prevalence and risk factors for hepatitis C infection in U.S. veterans Impact of race on response to anti-viral therapy in chronic Hepatitis Cpatients A pressroom will be available for media representatives in the Wyndham A...
Vitamin A compound may help protect younger women against breast and ovarian cancers
...surgically-removed Stage I breast cancer or ductal carcinoma
in situ were randomly assigned to either no treatment, or 200 mg of oral fenretinide daily for five years. Overall, the investigators observed no statistically significant differences between the treatment and control groups. However, a different eff...
Hepatitis-related carcinoma predicted to impact U.S. soon
....S., butthe incidence of HCV-related heptacellular carcinoma
(HCC) is eight times higherin Japan. Mizokami's group used a technique called molecular evolutionaryanalysis to estimate the time that HCV spread from its source in both countries. They estimate that HCV began to diverge in Japan around 1945 and aro...
Animal studies indicate new approach for treating end-stage skin and kidney cancers
...ma. About 80,000 cases of melanoma and renal cell carcinoma
are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. IL-2 use is limited, however, by potentially life threatening side effects, including hypotension, particularly at the high-dosage level indicated for these end-stage cancers. A majority of patients undergoing...
MetaPhore Pharmaceuticals initiates Phase I clinical trial of enzyme mimetic compound for oncology
...roximately 80,000 cases of melanoma and renal-cell carcinoma
are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. IL-2 immunotherapy works by activating natural killer (NK) cells that have the ability to recognize and destroy many types of tumors. Its use is limited, however, by potentially life-threatening side effects, i...
Novel therapy shows promise to prevent recurrance of head and neck cancer
...se II study focuses on patients with squamous cell carcinoma
of the head and neck (SCCHN), which has a low five-year survival rate after standard treatment including surgery, radiation therapy or both surgery and radiation. More than two-thirds of patients with SCCHN are diagnosed with stage III or IV cancer, ...
Tanning lamps may increase risks of skin cancers
...sed with the two skin cancers: 603 with basal cell carcinoma
and 293 who with squamous cell carcinoma; and 540 ...ere 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma
and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma
than those who did not use tanning lamps, ...
Tanning devices may contribute to incidence of common skin cancers
...nce of two common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma
and squamous cell carcinoma, conclude Margaret R. ...ere 2.5 times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma
and 1.5 times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma
than people who did not report using tanni...
Breaking down the walls of immunological ignorance
...ssary CTL clone, allowing animals with one type of carcinoma
undergo a dramatic tumor regression following treatment. Interestingly, another tumor type, a thymoma that displays the same tumor antigen, is refractory to this treatment, indicating that the CTLs remain ignorant of the antigen when it occurs in the...
Ovarian carcinoma, ethnicity, and survival
African-American women with ovarian carcinoma
have a 30% greater risk of death from any cause an...an women diagnosed with primary, malignant ovarian carcinoma
was analyzed from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. SEER is a populat...
Improving communications and support for doctors, patients and partners
... old whose partners had been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma
in situ (DCIS). The potential is limitless, said Mrs. Courtney....
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