Tag: "stage" at medical news
PITT, OHSU: When early life stress occurs determines its impact later
...their mothers when they were one month of age, the stage
when social skills are developing. The third category of infants had their mother removed from the social group at six months. This third category was considered a control group as monkeys in the wild become more independent from their mothers at app...
Scientists reveal significant behavioral impacts of early life stress, study therapies
...m their mothers when they were 1 month of age, the stage
when social skills are developing. The third category of infants had their mother removed from the social group at 6 months. This third category was considered a control group as monkeys in the wild become more independent from their mothers at appro...
Further evidence showing treatment benefits of beta interferon for MS
... large cohort of patients at the earliest clinical stage
of multiple sclerosis that brain parenchymal loss takes place rapidly, and has shown that 22 mg interferon beta-1a, given subcutaneously once weekly, can alter this process significantly. Whether higher or more frequent doses would enhance or reduce ...
The cancer patient's journey: An uphill climb
... days for me." Sean was diagnosed with final stage
Hodgkin's disease at the age of 13, and given 3 months to live. After 10 months of chemotherapy the cancer went into remission, but just 18 months later doctors found a golf-ball sized tumor in his chest and told him he had just 14 days left to live....
Large portion of late-stage breast cancers associated with absence of screening
...patients in the study into two groups based on the stage
at which their cancer was diagnosed. Women whose cancer had spread throughout the body or who had tumors three centimeters or larger made up one group, while women who were diagnosed in the early stages of breast cancer, when their tumors were small...
'Energy blocker' kills big tumors in rats
...atment. PET scans are commonly used to diagnose or stage
cancers in people because of tumors' appetite for glucose. Ko is now studying the compound's effects on human cancer cell lines in the lab, and will begin studying it in animal models of breast cancer shortly. The researchers also are planni...
Concerns about fertility affect treatment decisions in one-third of young breast cancer patients
...out becoming infertile, regardless of their age or stage
of disease, and 29% said concern about infertility influenced their decisions about treatment. Seventy-two percent discussed fertility issues with their doctors, and 17% discussed these issues with fertility specialists. While 51% of women felt sat...
Analysis of tamoxifen studies reveals slight increase of stroke risk
...nal, therapy following primary treatment for early stage
breast cancer. In women at high risk of developing breast cancer, tamoxifen reduces the chance of developing the disease. In addition to its effects on breast cancer, the benefits of tamoxifen include increased bone mineral density, reduced risk o...
Stanford scientists help bring study of smallpox virus into 'molecular age'
...ted - they developed many of the features of later stage
smallpox, as well as features of the hemorrhagic form of this disease, from injected virus. When Relman first learned about Jahrling's plans, he realized that the model would be a rich opportunity for exploring what goes on in the host animal's...
ESA gives green light to funding for GMES
... States to release a total of 80m to fund the next stage
of the ESA component of the European GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) initiative. Part of this funding will cover a socioeconomic assessment of the benefits of GMES and the follow-on to the work already done by ESA on definition ...
Rice bioengineer named to Technology Review's TR100
...logies allow detection of cancer at a much earlier stage
than conventional imaging methods by probing early molecular signals of disease. Her laboratory also creates the computational tools and mathematical algorithms that doctors need in order to make a diagnosis based on optical imaging data. TR100 award...
Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers identify novel target for detecting ovarian cancer in blood
... percent sensitivity), including 13 of 17 cases of stage
I disease. No hypermethylation was observed in th...ors," said Cairns, "so we tested an additional 21 stage
I tumor DNA samples." Twenty of the 21 showed hypermethylation of at least one of the six genes in ...
Older patients with chronic kidney disease are costly as they transition to dialysis
...r patients with end-stage renal disease (the final stage
of chronic kidney disease, when dialysis is needed) total more than $16 billion annually. This amount is spent on a relatively small number of patients (about 300,000). Researchers looked at Medicare claims from 109,321 patients who received care for...
Benefits of screening for lung cancer with CT are not proven
...s not necessarily mean the cancer is at an earlier stage
of development," said Patz. "The genetic character...hat CT screening will reduce the incidence of late stage
tumors by detecting a higher percentage of tumors at an early stage. In fact, their data suggest tha...
Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility
...ull portfolio of infertility medications for every stage
of the reproductive cycle and recombinant versions of two hormones needed to treat infertility. About Serono Serono, Inc., located in Rockland, MA, is the US affiliate of Serono, a global biotechnology leader, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland....
Researchers explore gene treatment to obliterate HIV before it does damage
... patients will be enrolled at three sites for this stage
of the testing. The participants will be randomly assigned to receive either the ribozyme gene therapy or a dummy gene. Johnson & Johnson Research produces the reagents used for introducing ribozyme into the blood stem cells. In the field of AIDS tre...
Knowing severity of other illnesses can help predict outcomes for cancer patients
...wed that comorbidity and extent of tumor spread or stage
are prognostically complementary." "Comorbidity information can be added to staging systems or incorporated into decision making programs to aid in patient consultation and improve patient decision making. Improved descriptions of the patient with c...
African-Americans more likely to die of colon cancer
...nces in long-term survival may be due not to tumor stage
at diagnosis or treatment i.e., factors related t...understood. Several studies point to age, advanced stage
of disease at diagnosis, inaccurate staging, and differences in treatment between racial groups as b...
Breast cancer in men increasing
...isease in axillary lymph nodes, at a more advanced stage
of disease, and with estrogen and progesterone rec...t cancer is climbing, men are diagnosed with later stage
disease than women, and that hormone receptor status and tumor grade are not independent prognostic ...
Largest study of its kind finds male breast cancer on the rise
...s of age. They were also more likely to have later stage
disease and had more spread of the cancer to their...en, yet the disease is being discovered at a later stage
in men than in women," says Giordano. One reason for such a late diagnosis may be that men assume t...
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