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Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine

...sda, Md., and colleagues surveyed U.S. internists, oncologists and intensive care physicians about recent ethical dilemmas encountered in practice. Difficulties regarding resource allocations (reported by 18 percent of the 344 respondents) were analyzed to determine the strategies used to resolve them and the ph...

ESMO Scientific & Educational Conference (ESEC)

...in a series) will launch and be distributed to all oncologists attending the conference. A keynote lecture on the status of oncology in Central and Eastern European Countries will address differences in cancer epidemiology. A fourth ESMO Patient Seminar on cancer in Eastern Europe will be organized for local ...

Referrals to palliative care come too late to improve quality of life for cancer patients

... "This study supports closer collaboration between oncologists and palliative care specialists, rather than simply a swift transfer from one provider to the other as the patient's condition declines."...

Brain tumor treatment can vary greatly, according to new JAMA study

...y physicians, primary physicians, neurologists and oncologists in the community, so that the optimum care is provided." The researchers found that the use of some diagnostic tools and treatment such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiation and surgery were consistent. But the study also found that fewer th...

USC/Norris oncologists test new front-line therapy for pancreatic cancer

.... 13, 2005)-USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center oncologists are testing the effectiveness of a new drug against pancreatic cancer that targets the cancer from two directions. In their National Cancer Institute-sponsored phase II clinical trial, researchers are evaluating how well BAY 43-9006 works alone and p...

More precise radiation therapy lets prostate cancer patients avoid erectile dysfunction

...using MRI scans in addition to CT scans, radiation oncologists can identify the blood vessels that control erecti...on as a blood vessel problem. Typically, radiation oncologists rely on a CT scan to identify the prostate and plan treatment. But because of limitations in the CT ...

Finding lymph node metastases in cancer

...of the lymph nodes which could possibly be used by oncologists and surgeons to provide optimal treatment. "This method of cancer staging provides unprecedented accuracy and will spare unnecessary surgery" says Dr. Weissleder....

ESMO and Imedex announce partnership for the World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer

...y-focused Congress that has attracted thousands of oncologists and gastroenterologists since its inception in 199...nto the ongoing mission of ESMO to provide medical oncologists around the world with the information, knowledge, and experience that are the backbones of excellenc...

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

... Berry says that the results will likely surprise oncologists "because everyone has assumed that ER status doesn't matter in chemotherapy treatment, but here we show it does." That doesn't mean, however, that patients with ER-positive tumors should not receive chemotherapy, Berry warns. He adds that the study p...

New data sets survival benchmark for Pfizer's ELLENCE

...he on behalf of a consortium of French and Belgian oncologists and showed that patients receiving sequential treatment achieved a disease free survival rate of 78.3% in the sequential arm and 73.2% in the FEC 100 only arm. In addition, patients treated with the sequential regimen achieved overall survival of 90...

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

... "The adjuvant approval of AROMASIN would provide oncologists with a treatment regimen that significantly reduces the recurrence of breast cancer," said Dr. Stephen Jones, medical director at U.S. Oncology Research. "This filing is an important step toward providing postmenopausal women with a critical treatmen...

No link found between pneumonitis in breast cancer patients and taxane-based chemotherapies

...thin the medical community. We were concerned that oncologists might have some reluctance in giving these appropriate treatments. With this study, we wanted to try and determine if we could alleviate the fears of both the physicians administering, and the patients receiving these potentially life-saving treatmen...

Controversies regarding ovarian cancer treatments addressed

...tice," states Mano. "It is however important that oncologists who will be facing patients with their particularities and a wide range of clinical situations, be aware of such controversies as this may occasionally influence their decisions in daily practice." Mano stresses the importance of avoiding similar...

Weizmann Institute receives $8 million grant from Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute

...ass cancer and biomedical researchers with leading oncologists from the Sheba Medical Center, a major research-oriented Israeli hospital known for its pioneering approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment. "We are thrilled to have received such generous support from FAMRI to advance the prevention, detection ...

Cancer researchers seek to predict tumor growth

...stitute (NCI) effort that challenges engineers and oncologists with the development of a systems biology approach to gain understanding and to unlock issues of the most complex cancer biology problems. "Our objective is to develop a fully integrated team of technology systems scientists and cancer biologists tha...

European nations urged to ratify international treaty on tobacco control

European oncologists and cancer organizations should urge their governments to ratify an international treaty on tobacco control, the World Health Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) said on Monday, 1 November 2004. At ESMO's 29th Congress i...

Increased investment in radiotherapy will improve cure rates for European cancer patients

...the conclusion of three leading European radiation oncologists who were jointly presenting their findings at the ...diotherapy receive their treatment not within what oncologists would agree is an acceptable time," explained Prof. Baumann. "This under-use of radiotherapy reflect...

The cancer patient's journey: An uphill climb

...akes the most of the fact that hundreds of leading oncologists are gathering for the 29th ESMO Congress to give cancer patients the latest news about chemotherapy and drugs. There are few fields in clinical medicine that are expanding as rapidly as oncology."The patient seminar is a really fantastic idea, and I'...

New system translates improved diagnostic information to target radiation at tumors

...m to the treatment planning systems that radiation oncologists use to determine the radiation dosage applied to the tumor. "Functional imaging involves looking at how the cancer cells actually proliferate within an organ, and for that technology to really be useful, we have to be able to translate it into ...

3D neutron-based medical imaging, 4D lung scans, and hitting a moving tumor

...therapeutic techniques; collaborate with radiation oncologists to design improved cancer-treatment plans; and calibrate and model therapeutic equipment to ensure that every patient receives precisely the prescribed dose of radiation at the correct location. Medical physicists contribute to the effectiveness of ...

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