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Outpatient procedure shrinks benign breast lumps

...nt surgical scars," Dr. Littrup said. Based on the promising results of this study, radiologists at KCI have begun using cryotherapy to treat many other organ sites, primarily using CT guidance. The researchers treated 42 fibroadenomas in 27 patients with ultrasound-guided cryotherapy to evaluate outcomes and ...

Freezing technique kills majority of small malignant breast cancers

...everal weeks later. Sabel is currently gathering promising laboratory results on the ability of the dead tumor cells to prompt the body to recognize and fight off cancer in other locations in the body, if cells have already escaped the tumor. Meanwhile, Roubidoux is investigating changes in blood vessel for...

New technology enhances lung cancer detection

...e stages. Dr. Gilkeson will be presenting on these promising new technologies in the detection of lung cancer at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in Chicago from November 30 to December 5, 2003....

Other highlights in the December 3 issue of JNCI

...ersed with small molecules, making the epigenome a promising target for cancer chemoprevention. In a review article, Levy Kopelovich, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues describe epigenetic changes in high-risk tissues, such as the colorectum, breast, and prostate that could serve as target...

New drug to treat enlarged prostate developed at UCL

... The future for this line of research is therefore promising since men with an enlarged prostate often suffer from impotence. " Malcolm Grant, UCL Provost, said: "The conversion of scientific results into new medicines is one of the main aims of the Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, and the early succ...

Study shows combining gene therapy and radiation holds promise

...ion therapy for treating prostate cancer has shown promising results for its safety and effectiveness, according to Henry Ford Hospital researchers. The study, published in this month's edition of Cancer Research, shows that patients experienced no significant side effects when treated with gene therapy and ra...

Increasing number of physician assistants handle more than 190 million patient visits in 2003

... 95 percent would recommend the PA profession to a promising student. PAs practicing general pediatrics, family practice medicine, and emergency medicine reported more patient visits per week than did PAs practicing other specialties. The most prevalent disorders treated by PAs in 2003 were respiratory/ENT in...

Experimental drugs show promise in halting brain tumors

...dly brain tumors in animals, and they expect these promising results to hold true in humans, as well. In fact, one of the drugs -- ZD6474 -- significantly slowed the growth of three different types of brain tumors, a remarkable finding given that brain tumors are very distinct in their biologic makeup, said Je...

Investigational drug brings new hope to kidney cancer patients

... the study. The novel design may have rescued this promising drug from obscurity. It was originally expected t...to approve a new drug. In this case, however, such promising phase II results may force the company (and FDA) to redesign that trial. Median survival for patien...

GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Research Grant Program 2003

...ounds called mappicine analogs that may comprise a promising new class of HIV RNase H inhibitors. This work will be carried out with Co-Investigator Michael Parniak, Ph.D., of the University of Pittsburgh. Mappicine is a natural derivative of the plant Mappia Feotida. It is hoped that a mappicine analog wil...

Approaches to preventing, treating and living with macular degeneration discussed at Academy meeting

...pproaches to treating AMD. He also reported on the promising results of Phase II/III clinical trials of anecortave acetate, a steroid analog injected into the eye that significantly reduces loss of vision. "The 24-month results show this is a safe and effective treatment for AMD," said Dr. Mieler. "Future stud...

JCI Table of Contents, November 14, 2003

...to human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) remains a promising avenue for development. In the November 14 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, two independent studies the first by Stanton Gerson and colleagues at Case Western University and the second by Hans-Peter Kiem and colleagues at the Fred Hut...

Survival improves in clinical trial for severe birth defect, with or without fetal surgery

...of randomized clinical trials to test the value of promising surgical procedures against advances in standard c...ry. "Our patients learned that we had developed a promising new therapy, but we did not know whether fetal intervention, which includes risks to the healthy mot...

Stents combined with clot-busting drugs effective in limiting impact of deadly form of stroke

A small but promising study suggests that coupling the insertion of stents with injections of clot-busting tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) directly into blocked blood vessels that serve the brain is an effective way to either prevent or limit the damage from acute vert...

New studies show factors responsible for enhanced response to music

...'s knowledge or training in music. "Among the most promising research is that involving the development of musical abilities, because this will tell scientists how the nervous system adapts to influences from the environment," says Zatorre. "In turn, the way that training and learning interact with genetic fa...

News tips for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003

...e controlled trials are indicated to evaluate this promising new therapy," said the researchers. 4 p.m. Abstract #3266 Pharmacist-managed cardiovascular risk reduction program works. Published data indicate that despite the short-term success of programs that make sure all patients with cardiovascular di...

University of Pittsburgh receives grant for research on cancer and aging

...s at the same time) in older patients; and to test promising medical, behavioral and social interventions. UPCI is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania, serving the region's population of more than 6 million. UPCI is a recognized leader in providing...

UCI Cancer Center selected by National Cancer Institute to test cancer prevention drugs

...ancer Institute (NCI) to test the effectiveness of promising new cancer prevention drugs. The UCI center is one of only six institutions in the nation chosen by NCI to conduct these tests. Under the program, the center will initially receive $2.2 million to design and conduct early-phase clinical trials to ass...

Radically new anti-rejection drug shown to offer safe control of immune system in Stanford study

...sting the drug in mouse organ transplantation were promising at Pfizer, but organ transplantation in monkeys is...k for inhibitors of that enzyme. They identified a promising molecule and then chemically modified it to produce CP-690,550, which turned out to be extremely pot...

Could you suffer from psychosis? The nose knows

...ly affected," says Brewer. Their results suggest a promising discovery of the first potential marker for schizophrenia, and possibly for other psychoses. Brewer and Pantelis' detective work began with the understanding that a person's sense of smell is intimately linked to the area of your brain that deals wit...

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