Tag: "oncology" at medical news
Roche files marketing application for Avastin with European health authorities
...nts, supportive care products and diagnostics. Its oncology
business includes an unprecedented three marketed ...s and lung cancer, as well as a range of molecular oncology
tests, we will continue to be the leaders in providing cancer focused treatments and diagnostics. Ro...
Major advance in chemotherapy in breast cancer
...RG is an academic global cooperative intergroup of oncology
researchers dedicated to the global strategic development of promising new therapies for women with breast cancer. The goal of BCIRG is to identify and select the best compounds in their class (chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biologic modifiers and g...
Protein that predicts tamoxifen resistance is identified
...d Kimberly Blackwell, M.D., assistant professor of oncology
at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Blackwell will present her team's findings on Dec. 4 at the 26th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Their latest findings supports last year's discovery, reported at the same annual meeting, in which ...
Radiation treatment is an option for elderly prostate cancer patients
...sch, M.D., the Raul Mercado professor of radiation oncology
at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Thirteen of the elderly patients were alive and disease-free 23 to 83 months after treatment. Six patients with evidence of cancer progression were alive 44 to 98 months after treatment. Of the fourte...
Outpatient procedure shrinks benign breast lumps
....D., professor of radiology, urology and radiation oncology
at Wayne State University and director of the image-guided therapy program at Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) in Detroit. Cryotherapy for breast fibroadenomas, or fibrous benign lumps, is an ultrasound-guided procedure that uses exceptionally cold ...
Breast conserving therapy offers good outcome if criteria are met
...s Buchholz, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology
at M. D. Anderson. Use of chemotherapy to shrink a breast tumor before surgery can allow a patient to avoid mastectomy, but concerns have been raised as to whether this treatment increases the likelihood that cancer will recur in the treated breast. ...
Surgery without radiation inadequate for DCIS, study reveals
... study," said Jay Harris, M.D., chief of radiation oncology
at Dana-Farber and the study's senior author. "The recurrence rate was surprise: We were all much more optimistic about not doing radiation." The Dana-Farber research began in 1994 to test the hypothesis prospectively enrolling patients at the time...
Investigational drug brings new hope to kidney cancer patients
...h or diarrhea. "This is the most exciting thing in oncology
since Gleevec," said the study's lead investigator, Mark Ratain, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of clinical pharmacology at the University of Chicago. "All but one of the kidney cancer patients in this study had advanced disease that did not ...
Jefferson scientists find radiation and blood vessel inhibitor more effective against brain tumors
...chsberger, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology
at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson U...dam Dicker, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology
at Jefferson Medical College, looked at whether adding radiation changed the effectiveness of a drug...
Psoriasis may increase risk for certain cancers
...ith the diagnosis of lymphoma (e.g. referral to an oncology
service)" "Additional studies are necessary to determine if the increased rate of lymphoma is related to psoriasis severity, psoriasis treatment, or an interaction between these risk factors," conclude the authors....
Epstein-Barr virus contributes to Burkitt's lymphoma
...amage, according to Bill Sugden, PhD, professor of oncology
at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research. One is to develop a vaccine that triggers immune responses that neutralize the virus; the other is to cripple viral gene products that maintain cells as tumors. "If you can find viral gene products that...
UCLA researchers to test experimental pill
...sson Cancer Center in Westwood, as well as at UCLA oncology
practices in Santa Monica, Pasadena and Santa Clarita. One of the clinical trials, called CONFIRM 1 (Colorectal Oral Novel Therapy for the Inhibition of Angiogenesis and Retarding Metastases), studies the angiogenesis inhibitor as a first-line therap...
Stereotactic lung cancer study produces positive initial results
... Timmerman, M.D., associate professor of radiation oncology
and the principal author of the article. Using a painless, minimally invasive therapy, Timmerman and his IU colleagues used 3-D imaging and stereotactic body mapping to precisely target the tumor down to a millimeter so that healthy tissue was spared...
New guidelines on unrelated marrow transplants: A roadmap for physicians
...w graft is not foreign," said Hurley, professor of oncology
at Georgetown's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Any healthy individual can be a bone marrow donor as donated marrow is quickly replaced by the body. Over 5 million Americans have placed their names on the National Marrow Donor Program registr...
The Group Room(R)cancer radio talk show to air live from CHEST 2003, Sunday, Oct. 26, in Orlando, FL
...fforts. All phone calls are screened by a licensed oncology
social worker. During the week, individuals can re...emote location broadcasts from the world's leading oncology
meetings, such as the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and its European equivalen...
Study reveals low complication rates for reconstruction after radiation therapy
...y M, Freedman, M.D. of the department of radiation oncology
at Fox Chase Cancer Center....
Who enrolls in clinical oncology trials?
...nce the likelihood of that patient enrolling in an oncology
clinical trial. The results were presented today ... Benjamin Movsas, M.D., vice chairman of radiation oncology
at Fox Chase Cancer Center, at the 45th annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radio...
Whole-breast irradiation after lumpectomy may protect women from recurrence long term
...rson, M.D., of Fox Chase Cancer Center's radiation oncology
New drug for non-small cell lung cancer shows efficacy
... (Iressa), led by Dr. Mark Kris, chief of thoracic oncology
atMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, are publ...itib wasconducted at thirty academic and community oncology
centers in theUnited States. Participating were 221 patients who had either stageIIIB or IV non-sma...
Dose of radiation therapy directed to the prostate affects treatment outcome
...mon Jacob, M.D. F.R.C.R, a fellow in the radiation oncology
department at Fox Chase, presented the results today at the 45th annual meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The study involved 420 high-risk prostate cancer patients (great than 15 p...
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