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Re-analysis of large trials shows greatest benefit of chemotherapy in ER-negative tumors

...ry found that chemotherapy has reduced the risk of death in ER-negative patients by 56 percent. "The absolute benefit has been similarly impressive, especially in comparison with the corresponding absolute benefit of chemotherapy to ER-positive patients," he says. The studies, conducted by the Cancer and ...

Increased suicide rate is possibly linked to chemicals released from nearby asphalt plants

...erage, as stated in community reports confirmed by death certificates for that year by the Blue Ridge Envir... Between 1994 and 2003, death certificate evaluations for the two Salisbury neighborhoods showed a three-fold statistically signif...

New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE

...reast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. It is estimated that 213,910 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and more than 40,921 women will lose their lives to the disease. ELLENCE is an anthracycline cytotoxic anti-cancer agent and is the fi...

Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities

...as a stroke. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States today and the leading cause of serious disability. But a trip to the dentist may help determine risk for a stroke. Radiographs (x-rays) help a dentist observe the condition of a patient's teeth, roots, jaw placement and overall p...

Day-long drivers at risk of cardiovascular problems as a result of traffic pollution

...the US and throughout the world estimates put the death toll at 800,000 per year worldwide. Although their study was small and presents some limitations, the authors conclude that exposure to pollution caused by speed-changing traffic affects cardiovascular risk through effects on the heart rhythm and the...

Scientists stalk PPAR-gamma, find novel cancer connection

...in anti-diabetic drugs could induce a type of cell death called apoptosis. This is significant because multiple myeloma is very difficult to treat, as it is usually resistant to drug-induced apoptosis. Another encouraging factor is that the anti-diabetes drugs were able to kill the multiple myeloma ce...

Scientists align billion-year-old protein with embryonic heart defects

...her studies in mice to pinpoint the exact cause of death among the animals that lack the SRF protein. In addition, the team is searching for all of the genes directed by SRF. The long-tem goal of the research is to provide a foundation for genetic screening for all types of cardiovascular disorders, and pe...

Updated adjuvant data presented at SABCS show 30 percent reduction in recurrence

...reast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. It is estimated that 213,910 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and more than 40,921 women will lose their lives to the disease. Breast cancer is estrogen-dependent in 2/3 of all cases. AROMASIN (exe...

Delayed hospice care can increase depression among survivors after death of a loved one

...ncreased depression among family members after the death of their loved one, according to a study by Yale researchers published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The study followed over 200 family caregivers from the patient's first enrollment with hospice, through their death, and then for six mon...

Obesity in middle age may drastically raise future medicare expenditures

...ell as cumulative Medicare charges, from age 65 to death or to age 83. The impact of...age on future Medicare expenditures from age 65 to death or to attainment of advanced age has not previously been addressed. Medicare dat...

New tipifarnib (R115777) data in AML presented at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

...emia, which, in elderly patients, often results in death within a few months of diagnosis. Although the number of cases of AML is difficult to track on a global scale, based on available information, it is estimated that more than 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed worldwide in 2004. This includes nearly...

SIDS risk linked to lack of experience with tummy-sleeping

...aviors that may lessen their risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found. Even so, the researchers caution that infants should always be placed on their backs to sleep. "The first few times babies who usually sleep on their b...

Novel drugs help solve Gleevec resistance

... and shuts down its activity, often leading to the death of the leukemia cell. AMN107 is up to 30 times more potent than Gleevec because it was designed to more efficiently bind to the enzyme, Giles says. "Through molecular, chemical and crystallography studies, we now know the detailed structure of the en...

Low platelet counts linked to decreased survival in HIV-infected women

... platelet counts face significantly higher risk of death compared to women with normal counts, according to a study presented today at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. Findings come from the Women's Interagency HIV Study, or WIHS, a prospective study of women living with HIV (...

HHS Secretary names UO researcher to national health advisory panel

...tudy, which compares hospitals on complication and death rates, Hibbard is assessing how both consumers and hospitals react when hospital performance is made public. Do consumers change their views about hospital quality based on this information? Do hospitals try to improve their care? Such public reporti...

Two-fisted assault on dopamine transport system may be foundation of Parkinson's disease

...pamine to the brain's movement cente, and eventual death of the dopamine-producing neuron. "This study hows how an environmental toxin and a gene linked to Parkinson's disease affect the survival of dopamine neurons by dueling on a common molecular target -- microtubules -- that are critical for the survi...

Replicating an eel's nerve circuitry may aid paralyzed people

...us system is remarkably easy to study." The recent death of actor and research advocate Christopher Reeve has increased the public's awareness of efforts to help people with spinal cord injuries. The team led by Etienne-Cummings and Cohen has already published a paper describing the use of a microchip vers...

Understanding how prostaglandin prevents gut injury during radiation therapy

...ls of their intestine due to the radiation-induced death of cells within the gut. Previous studies have dem...otaglandin E2 (PGE2) is capable of inhibiting cell death in the intestine that occurs as a result of exposure to radiation. In the December 1 issue of the Jo...

American Thoracic Socety journal news tips for December 2004 (first issue)

...unction and proliferation. In most cases, earlier death occurs as a direct result of PAH. The authors said that, as a result of the bosentan treatment, significant improvements were reported for parameters considered prognostic indicators of survival in the disease. These indicators included 6-minute wa...

New stroke prevention therapy as effective as invasive surgery

...ke. Stroke is the country's third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer, according to the American Heart Association. The preferred method of treating carotid artery disease is surgery, but while carotid surgery is usually successful, it has significant risks, Dr. Piccoli said. "T...

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