Tag: "oncology" at medical news
New information scheme reassures patients
... and recommend that should be implemented in every oncology
unit. The results of a study involving 3,300 pati...Point of Information and Support (PIS), located in oncology
units for patients, their families, and friends, taking into account their personal needs and their ...
Better care and better communication urgently needed
... cancer care." Not all countries recognise medical oncology
as a speciality. "Medicine has become so complex ...nts and increase research funding. Ms Redmond, an oncology
nurse and health care consultant from Milan, Italy, went on to explain that patients can lobby gover...
Mothers who drink during pregnancy may increase children's cancer risk, study shows
...g estrogen," said Anna Cabanes, PhD, instructor of oncology
and lead author of the paper presented at the AACR...ms," said Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, professor of oncology
at Lombardi. "Our research adds to the list of reasons not to drink while pregnant." According to Am...
NYU division of nursing awarded $2-million NIH grant
...tervention provided by the hospital-based surgical oncology
service. Patients in the second group will receive both the disease management program and educational videotapes. A third group will receive the standard disease management protocol and telephone counseling. A fourth group will receive the standar...
Women with advanced cervical cancer need varied therapy, study shows
...trol and comfort. Anurag K. Singh, M.D., radiation oncology
resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, presented the ... is Perry W. Grigsby, M.D., professor of radiation oncology
at the School of Medicine's Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. "These findings are important becau...
Combining two types of radiation therapy better for treating brain cancer
...urran, Jr., M.D., professor and chair of radiation oncology
at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and clinical director of Jefferson's Kimmel Cancer Center. The standard treatment is two to three weeks of whole brain radiation, which helps improve neurological function a...
Fred Hutchinson Research Center awarded $7 million grant
... program to Dr. Irwin Bernstein, head of pediatric oncology
research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Dr. Bernstein will accept the award in Washington, D.C. at the Society's Journey of Hope Research Award Dinner tomorrow night. The dinner will to be hosted by ABC News veteran Sam D...
Experts highlight cardiovascular and drug interaction risks in elderly patients
...d haematology.  Reviewing the risks to elderly oncology
patients from poly-pharmacy, Dr. Gridelli (Division of Medical Oncology, Moscati Hospital, Avellino, Italy) reiterated that drug interactions in the elderly could be a significant cause for concern. The risks of drug interactions are due to combinati...
Elderly getting left out of critical cancer research
...ancer patients reaching seventy years old, leading oncology
experts from around the world say elderly patients...icated to advance the art, science and practice of oncology
in elderly patients and to disseminate knowledge in order to maintain a high common standard of heal...
Fred Hutchinson receives $12.7 million to lead prostate-cancer consortium
...will include the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (the oncology
patient-care arm of Fred Hutchinson, UW Academic Medical Center and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center) and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle; the Oregon Cancer Institute/Oregon Health & Science University in...
Lombardi Cancer Center to enroll current and former smokers in nationwide clinical trial
...d Edward P. Gelmann, MD, professor of medicine and oncology
and the principal investigator of NLST at Lombardi. "Our hope is that this study will lead to saving lives." "NLST is important because there are more than 90 million current and former smokers in the United States at high risk for lung cancer, and...
Media focus on endostatin helped -- not hurt --
...Rebecca Pentz, Ph.D, a professor of hematology and oncology
in research ethics at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute. "They were hopeful, as all patients wishing to enter a Phase I trial tend to be, yet well informed and realistic -- the kind of patients that researchers want," says Pentz, who cond...
Depression and exposure to other smokers linked to alternative tobacco product use among teens
...or Kenneth P. Tercyak, PhD, assistant professor of oncology
at Georgetown University Medical Center. "Since it is possible that adolescents might have misconceptions about the safety of these products, anti-tobacco messages targeted to youth should include warnings about the risks of using these products."...
Gene therapy may increase cancer cure rates, medical physicists show
...l Keall, an assistant professor in VCU's radiation oncology
department. To calculate the projected cure rates, the group considers the fraction of tumor cells that are genetically modified, or "transduced," by the injected virus. They also consider the sensitivity of the genetically transformed cells to r...
Changing Life, Challenging Cancer conference
...While this is the first conference on psychosocial oncology
of this magnitude, in the Midwest, Dr. Perlman thinks it is the start of a new era for cancer care in the area. "Wellness House is proud to be the springboard for this exciting venture," she said. "We hope that the conference will facilitate a forum...
Gene therapy boosts cancer chemotherapy
...selbaum, M.D., professor and chairman of radiation oncology
at the University of Chicago and director of the study. "The new combination with chemotherapy, however, not only enables us to target the original tumor but also potentially to aim at the small clusters of cancer cells that may have spread to dista...
Common treatment for cancer pain stimulates breast tumor growth in mice
...pta, Ph.D., assistant professor in the hematology, oncology
and transplantation division of the uUniversity's department of medicine and lead author of the study, found that doses of morphine similar to doses given to cancer patients activate the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway in hu...
Self-taught stress management techniques most effective in relieving stress of chemotherapy
...t yet undergoing chemotherapy were evaluated by an oncology
social worker. The social worker determined the p...s, after receiving the initial evaluation with the oncology
social worker, underwent brief instruction in stress management techniques with a clinician, but wer...
Breakthrough! UNC scientists' research promises improved X-ray machines using carbon nanotubes
...s. Dr. Sha Chang, associate professor of radiation oncology
at the UNC School of Medicine, also participated in the project. "Scientists and others, including the popular press, have shown a lot of interest in carbon nanotubes because of numerous potential applications," Zhou said. "They are very strong tubul...
Good news about oral contraceptives
...souer, M.D., M.H.S., professor of epidemiology and oncology
at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public He... effects," says Nancy Davidson, M.D., professor of oncology
and director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. The Wo...
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