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For Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer, Newly Evaluated Drug May Offer Pain Relief And Mild Delay In Disease Progression
...ncerfor some patients who have become resistant to standard
hormone treatment.The finding was presented by UCSF oncologist Eric Small, MD, the lead author ofthe study and the principal investigator of the UCSF portion of themulti-institutional trial, at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)in Los A...
ONYX Pharmaceuticals Reports Phase II Clinical Trial Results At ASCO Meeting
...al combining ONYX-015 with Cisplatin and 5-FU, two standard
chemotherapeuticagents used in the treatment of head and neck cancers.In addition to the two patients who had complete responses, seven patientsexperienced between 50 and 95 percent reductions in tumor mass. The oneremaining patient has experienced a...
UCSF Hospitalists May Be Key To Shorter, Less Costly Hospital Stays
...ngswork now," Wachter said. "Now these methods are standard
procedure." Co-investigators include Goldman; Patricia Katz, PhD, UCSF assistant professorof medicine; Jonathan Showstack, PhD, MPH, UCSF professor of medicine; andAndrew Bindman, MD, UCSF associate professor of medicine....
Polish Dumpling-Like Particle Has Potential In Drug Delivery
...e polymer particles, they tried to see them with a standard
electron microscope, but the particles were too small. They turned to colleague Tomasz Kowalewski, Ph.D., research assistant professor of chemistry at Washington University, a Polish native who is an expert in atomic force microscopy (AFM), and oper...
Study Leads To New Standard Of Care For Treating Unstable Angina: Heart-Attack
Risk Reduced By 47% With Use Of Tirofiban
...rs recommended its useas part of a new therapeutic standard
of care. The researchers' study andclinical recom... the intravenous introductionof tirofiban into the standard
treatment protocol provides additional benefit topatients because tirofiban helps prevent the develo...
Synthetic Detergent Found To Fight Multi-Drug Resistance
...on of the drug pump it might be auseful adjunct to standard
chemotherapy treatments, along with other relativelynon-toxic detergents." "Detergents are composed of compounds that can be chemically synthesizedto suit your needs," says Charuk. "With our study completed, the next criticalstep is for clin...
Duke Physicians Find Intensive Radiation Therapy Can Save Lives, Improve Quality
Of Life For Patients With Head And Neck Cancers
...y die within three years ofdiagnosis. The standard
treatment for advanced head and neck cancer has be...as significant enough that this nowconstitutes our standard
of care at Duke," said Dr. David M. Brizel, associateprofessor of radiation oncology and member of t...
Drug Combination Including New "Super Aspirin" Drug Cuts Risk Of Death Or Second
...fit rather thanan immediate effect alone.Even with standard
treatment, "There is still room for improvement," ... arebetter if they receive lamifiban compared with standard
treatment. "We don't know specifically how long before each individual patient isstabilized after ...
International Panel Evaluates Testing For Drug Resistance In HIV
...d changes in treatment regimens should beguided by standard
measures of the progress of infection--blood tests thatmeasure the levels of HIV or of CD-4 cells, the immune cells primarily targetedby the virus--not by resistance testing. Drug resistance is a significant cause, but not the only cause of treatme...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...ic frame on thehead of the patient. The frame is a standard
tool in neurosurgery to provide afixed way to find specific locations within the brain. The patient thenreceives a CT or MRI scan of the brain. The surgical team then makes its finalplans for implantation of the neurons. Concurrently, the P...
UNC-CH Researchers Learning Ways To Help Black Women Cope With HIV
...s, while the others in acontrol group receive only standard
care. So far, 71 women have been recruited. "We collect mental and physical health information from all participantsbefore and after the intervention," Miles said. "Women in the intervention groupappear to like what we are doing and overall ...
Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
...some countries, such as India and China, where the standard
of living is higher -- though still low overall --...ountry's economy stable while actually raising the standard
of living, the Cornell researchers say. Here's how their model works: Imagine a stable economy in wh...
UCSF To Establish Formal Hospitalists Training Program
... UCSF's Moffitt-Long MedicalCenter. In addition to standard
training in internal medicine, residents in the programwill study aspects of medicine they are more likely to encounter in hospitals,such as the care of dying patients, Wachter said. They also will work ondeveloping skills in areas that will help the...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
...s" would use an intrapool priority system, basedon standard
matching procedures. "In an insurance pool, an individual's commitment to having his or herorgans delivered at death is a form of insurance premium," explains Vining. "The insurance benefit is the priority right to an organ if anindiv...
Novel Therapy To Treat Lung Cancer Patients Enrolling Patients At UCSF Cancer
...s, especially when administered incombination with standard
chemotherapy. "We are excited about finally bringing new approaches like anti-angiogenesistherapies that make sense intellectually from the laboratory to the clinic,"says David Jablons, MD, UCSF assistant professor of surgery and principalinvestigato...
Infants With Eye Problem Sought For NIH-Sponsored Study Of Congenital Esotropia
...s thedisorder ever correct itself. At present, the standard
treatment forcongenital esotropia is surgery when the child is between six months and twoyears of age. However, few, if any, of these children develop normalbinocular vision (depth perception), and more than half of them requiremultiple surgeries. Re...
Medicine Becomes Monetized
... can behandled with all the tools of economics and standard
business evaluations. "Doctors, nurses, insurers and patients are all caught up within thisnew logic of medicine to function as providers and consumers of care, assub-systems in a medico-economic system," says Dirsmith of Penn State EDITORS: ...
UCSF Recruting Breast Cancer Patients For Herbal Therapy Study
...itionalChinese medicine, where effective, into the standard
of care for breast cancerpatients, UCSF researcher... effective with those that we knoware effective in standard
conventional therapy, such as chemotherapy," said DebuTripathy, MD, UCSF associate professor of medi...
New Study Finds Anonymous HIV Testing Linked To Earlier Participation In Testing And Follow-Up Medical Care
... with the name. The chart is handled according to standard
confidentiality guidelines for medicalrecords. In anonymous testing, a unique identifying label (usually a number) rather thena patient's name is used to link the specimen and the result to the patient. Theresult is not recorded in a medical chart th...
Cure Rate Soars For Some AML Patients Receiving High-Dose Drug
...g given at levels substantially higher than the standard
dose can cure nearly five times as many patients ...d) compared to only 16 percent who received the standard
dose. It is truly remarkable to achieve a cure rate of over 75 percent in a subgroup o...
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