Tag: "precancerous" at medical news
USC/Norris Study Finds No Benefit Of Finasteride In Preventing Prostate Cancer In Men At Elevated Risk
...ncreased riskof prostate cancer -- the presence of precancerous
lesions known as PIN (prostateintraepithelial neop..." Rossconcludes. Notably, of the eight men who had precancerous
lesions at the start of the studyand were treated with finasteride, six developed cancer after one y...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
...care policy designed to reduce the cost oftreating precancerous
skin lesions contradicts standard medical practice in thevast majority of cases, according to a study by researchers at the WestwoodSquibb Center for Dermatology Research at Wake Forest University School ofMedicine. The policy can leave patie...
Vinegar Offers Dependable Test For Cervical Cancer
...n inexpensive, easy test that changes the color of precancerous
tissuecould be used to screen women for cervical c...ers among the study participants. Tissueharboring precancerous
lesions turns white when exposed to vinegar. The testidentified almost twice as many cases of disea...
Dental Researchers Retract Statement Indicating Hydrogen Peroxide May Be Cancer
...rogen peroxide-containing pharmaceuticals and oral precancerous
lesions orfrank cancerous lesions in humans. "Briefly, this study utilized the hamster buccal-cheek-pouch model, andconsisted of painting cheek pouches of the animals bilaterally with DMBA (0.5%9,10-dimethyl-1, 2-benzantracene), a known carc...
Study Reveals Gender Affects Lung-Cancer Development
...be equal - at least with respect to the pattern of precancerous
lesions inthe lungs of current and former smokers....first study that analyzes the genderdifferences in precancerous
changes in smokers' lung tissue. This study, in theApril 21 issue of the Journal of the National Can...
UCSF-Harvard Team Reports Encouraging Results In Drug Study Of Mice With Cancer
...t promotes thegrowth of new blood vessels.) In the precancerous
lesions, BB-94, endostatin, angiostatin and the combinationof angiostatin and endostatin prevented activation of the angiogenic switch inover half of the lesions that otherwise would have turned on the switch. In the intervention trial, all four drug...
Anal Cancer Screening For HIV-Positive Gay And Bisexual Men Would Save Lives And Be Cost Effective, New Study Shows
...ntly would be lesseffective at detecting cancer or precancerous
lesions, while screening moreoften would provide l...rmal cells, and in surgical procedures totreat the precancerous
lesions, the study notes. At present, surgery for thiscancer is difficult and expensive. Co-authors ...
Press Conference set to announce cervical cancer prevention program
...ge magnitude, earlyidentification and treatment of precancerous
conditions can prevent cervicalcancer....
Cell Pathways' Aptosyn (exisulind) shows continuing long-term prevention of colon polyps in FAP patients
...inically significant reduction in the formation of precancerous
colon polyps in patients with FAP after as little ... may explain in part the selectivity of SAANDs for precancerous
and cancerous cells and not for normal tissue. Results of Phase III Trial and Extension Study "B...
Cancer specialist elected to Royal College of Medicine
...hritis drug celocoxib can prevent the formation of precancerous
polyps in the colon. He also serves as the president of the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation, president of the Gastroenterology Research group and associate editor for Cancer Research, the primary journal of the American Association for C...
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 17, 2000
...ntal" costs. It can prevent the cancer by removing precancerous
polyps in the colon and can find colorectal cancer at early, more treatable stages, thus reducing future costs of cancer care. An editorial says the study shows that insurers will "pay now or pay later" (Editorial, p. 647). If Medicare, which pays fo...
UCLA-led study first to show green tea helps prevent chronic gastritis
...ritis is a common inflammatory disease that causes precancerous
lesions of the stomach. The progression from chronic gastritis to stomach cancer is slow. Green tea contains antioxidants that researchers believe may inhibit the development of chronic gastritis and halt the progression of stomach cancer. "This is...
Jefferson researchers find protein signpost may indicate esophageal and stomach cancer
...e condition?" Intestinal metaplasia is a sometimes precancerous
condition in the esophagus and stomach. In fewer than 10 percent of cases, intestinal metaplasia leads to a cancer, adenocarcinoma, of the esophagus and stomach. Their findings indicate the answer is yes to both questions. The team looked at the p...
Bethesda 2001: A revised system for reporting pap test results aims to improve cervical cancer
...s considered equivocal -- atypical but not clearly precancerous
-- into one category known as Aatypical squamous c...new system should help physicians detect and treat precancerous
lesions more rapidly. In addition, the term "atypical squamous cells favor reactive" has been elimi...
Current colon cancer screening recommendations supported by study of 40-49 year olds
...rnal of Medicine suggest that the absolute risk of precancerous
polyps and colorectal cancer in individuals under ...rtaking a pilot study to look for risk factors for precancerous
and cancerous colon polyps in individuals under age 50 who have no known genetic risk for colorectal...
Aspirin's target, the COX-2 enzyme, linked to cancer of the uterus
...t inhibit COX-2 are prescribed in the treatment of precancerous
polyps in the colon and colon cancer, where cells have increased levels of the enzyme. In previous research, Bulun found that the prostaglandins manufactured by COX-2 stimulate the production of estrogen. Cancer of the uterus, as well as certain kind...
Immune system supressor drug found effective in treating precancerous blood disorder
...hows promise in treating older patients who have a precancerous
blood disorder for which there is currently no eff...n Cancer Society. These syndromes are considered a precancerous
condition, and in about half of cases, patients progress to leukemia, says Dr. Molldrem. "Myelodysp...
Colorectal cancer drug provides important option for patients with advanced disease
...le through proper screening for and removal of the precancerous
growths called polyps. It is recommended that everyone age 50 and over undergo regular screening, which may include fecal occult blood test, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Such screening should begin earlier in individuals with a strong family histo...
Visual inspection: A low-tech tool for reducing cervical cancer rates
...n looks for tissue abnormalities. Tissue harboring precancerous
lesions turns white when exposed to vinegar. Comp...least 80 percent sensitive in accurately detecting precancerous
lesions. Compared to no screening, the scientists estimate that visual inspection could achieve an 8...
Colonoscopy far more cost-effective against colon cancer than promising Cox II drugs, study predicts
...oxygenase-II, or Cox-II, which is made by cells in precancerous
polyps and cancerous lesions. Because the drugs don't affect production of Cox-II's sister enzyme, Cox-I, they don't cause the stomach upset that other painkillers, like aspirin and ibuprofen, can create when they inhibit both kinds of cyclooxygenase...
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