Tag: "advanced" at medical news
Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
...ll Asian ethnicities were more likely to have more advanced
disease and use non-curative therapies. However, for all Asian ethnicities except South Asians, survival rates were equal to or better than whites. Japanese-Americans, for example, had significantly lower hazard ratio compared to non-Hispanic white...
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...g that disparities in survival increased with more advanced
disease was surprising and suggested that non-clin...men have poorer five-year survival rates, and more advanced
disease at the time of diagnosis than white women. Whether these disparities are due to a difference...
Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease
...ree times as likely to have geographic atrophy, an advanced
form of the disease, than those who had never smoked. Joint exposure to current smoking and (1) the lowest level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) [good] cholesterol, (2) the highest total to HDL cholesterol ratio, or (3) low fish consumption was ass...
News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007
...macrolides or quinolones are often administered as advanced
or second-line antibiotics. To compare the effectiveness of first- and second-line antibiotics, researchers evaluated patients with AECB from 12 randomized control trials. They found that second-line antibiotics were more effective, and that there wa...
Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
...y and expertise that has beendeveloped at IU using advanced
light microscopy systems to conductresearch in kid...s have several initiativesunderway to provide more advanced
microscopy: An emphasis on improving quantitative analysis accompanyingimages: "Instead ...
Stress may leave your mouth a mess
... Probing depths in excess of 5mm may require more advanced
treatment and patients should talk to their dental specialist. ...
Refusal of medical and surgical interventions common among chronically ill elderly
...nd invasive or risky interventions for people with advanced
illness despite the patients view that these treat...t preferences of 226 persons age 60 and older with advanced
cancer, congestive heart failure, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Trained research assista...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...chers observed that the brain tumors progressed to advanced
stages much slower than usual (taking a median time of 26 weeks), and sometimes even regressed. The patients also lived considerably longer, with a median survival time of 62 weeks. While no control group existed, the results compared favorably to hi...
The future of biofuels is not in corn
...th to quintuple the production of ethanol and more advanced
biofuels by 2022. The industry claims that biofuels will not only lower the greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate global warming, but theyre the key to reducing U.S. dependency on foreign oil imports and to revitalizing family farming in rural...
HSPH's Lin wins prestigious MERIT Award from NIH
.... The award will help support Lin's development of advanced
statistical methods for analyzing correlated and high-dimensional data in cancer research -- especially for analyzing longitudinal and familial data -- and high-dimensional genomic and proteomic data in epidemiological studies and population sciences...
Predicting danger of flu pandemic rests on differences in affected population, says O.R. Forum
...control. Operations research is the application of advanced
analytical methods to help make better decisions. The paper also explores social distancing as a disease progression control method. Social distancing refers to steps aimed at reducing the frequency and intensity of daily contact among people. One ex...
Surgery by satellite -- New possibilities at medicine's cutting edge
...new efficient and cost-effective ways of providing advanced
healthcare services, says project leader Reiza Rayman....
Folic acid supplements do not appear to reduce risk of colorectal tumors
...he folic acid group tended to have higher rates of advanced
adenomas and multiple adenomas. Advanced adenomas ...lorectal cancer. In the first follow-up interval, advanced
adenomas occurred in 8.6 percent of the participants in the placebo group and 11.4 percent of the pa...
CIRM awards $3.79 million to Burnham Institute
...s training program, offering a series of basic and advanced
courses on stem cell techniques for colleagues at SDCRM, the San Diego research community at-large and throughout California. Since 2004, the Institute has organized an annual intensive two-week training course attracting scientists worldwide. Th...
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
...s. Trastuzumab was approved for the treatment of advanced
breast cancer in 1998. The clinical trials, known as NCCTG-N9831 and NSABP-B-31, were conducted by a network of researchers led by the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG) and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP),...
New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
... disease in almost three-out-of-four patients with advanced
thyroid cancer, a research team reported at the an...ave anything to offer thyroid cancer patients with advanced
disease that was refractory to standard measures." Although this drug did not produce complete res...
Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy
... immediate application is personalized medicine in advanced
metastatic prostate cancer. In addition, certain tests can be performed on CTCs, he notes. One future goal is to better characterize the tumor cells virulence. Yet, one limitation is that we didnt find as many circulating cells as we thought we...
Hot flashes may be welcome sign in women with breast cancer, study says
...come than age, hormone receptor status or even how advanced
the breast cancer was at diagnosis. The study results were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago today. "Hot flashes are a very common and disruptive problem in breast cancer survivors," said the...
New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers
...ester will use a small plane and a car fitted with advanced
equipment to map out the surface temperature of central areas of Manchester and Sheffield. The data collected will be combined with climate change forecasts to produce a detailed picture of how urban heat islands push up the temperature during the ...
Drug shows activity against brain metastases
...gression of brain metastases in some patients with advanced
breast cancer, according to results of a clinical trial being presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Researchers said the drug, also known as Tykerb, should undergo f...
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