Tag: "cancer" at medical news
An aspirin a day keeps colorectal cancer away
...strategies mean that widespread use of aspirin for cancer
prevention cannot be recommended in the general po...ars reduced the subsequent incidence of colorectal cancer
by 37% overall, and by 74% during the period 10-15 years after treatment was started. In an accom...
Uveal melanoma patients at higher risk for colon cancer
...r. Uveal melanoma is the most common intraocular cancer
in adults. This study involved 130 uveal melanoma ...atients about the necessity of screening for colon cancer
both for themselves and for their blood relatives," advised Dr. Davidorf. Identification of specific...
Caring for the sick now a public health priority for developing countries
...orldwide each year, 6 million deaths are caused by cancer
and 3 million from HIV/AIDS, with the majority of both occurring in developing countries. These figures indicate the large number of people experiencing incapacitation and pain through shortness of breath, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea as well as ...
Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer
A new vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer
is nearly 100 percent effective against the two ty...of the New England Journal of Medicine. Cervical cancer
is the second most common cause of cancer
deaths in women worldwide, resulting in nearly half a mill...
HPV infection linked to throat cancers
...isk for the HPV-linked cancer. Study author and cancer
virus expert Maura Gillison, M.D., Ph.D., first re...hat "people should be reassured that oropharyngeal cancer
is relatively uncommon, and the overwhelming majority of people with an oral HPV infection probably ...
Swedish snus much safer than smoking but linked to pancreatic cancer
...o. Snus causes no increased risk for lung or mouth cancer
for never-smokers and could produce a net health b...of Snus are twice as likely to contract pancreatic cancer
than never-smokers. The findings are revealed in two Articles published early Online and in an upco...
Comparison of patients' access to new and better cancer drugs reveals inequalities between countries
...und the world face stark inequalities in access to cancer
treatment, according to a report published today (Thursday 10 May) in the cancer
journal, Annals of Oncology . The report's authors urge decision makers in every country to take ...
$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments
... enable the safe administration of more aggressive cancer
treatments. The NCI's Project Program Grant, title...odels that allow higher doses of radiation to kill cancer
cells while sparing the surrounding normal cells from damage. "This project grant is a testament to ...
NIH funding UIC brain tumor research
...n tumors are the third leading cause of death from cancer
in individuals ages 20 to 39; about 13,000 people die of malignant brain tumors each year in the United States. About 1,500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. Surgery followed by chemotherapy is the primary treatment f...
Study implicates protein as a trigger of advanced prostate cancer recurrence
... of the inevitable recurrence of advanced prostate cancer
in men who are undergoing drug treatment to shut d...search may help solve a mystery: why does prostate cancer
recur in men treated to get rid of circulating androgens such as testosterone" Moreover, because ...
Animal study identifies promising new target for brain tumor therapy
...has been used successfully to treat other types of cancer
such as melanoma and prostate cancer, might be effective in treating tumors that originate in the brain as well," said Peter Fecci, Ph.D., a medical student at Duke and lead investigator on the study. The identification of T cells as targets for t...
Combined molecular-targeted and hormonal therapies offer promise in treating ovarian cancer
...d the role of hormone therapy in recurrent ovarian cancer
treatment, especially in patients with low-grade t...erapy would be a more effective option." Ovarian cancer
is the deadliest of gynecological cancers; approximately 70 percent of patients are diagnosed in the...
Agent protects cells from lethal effects of radiation even if given after exposure
...y cells from radiation therapy aimed at destroying cancer
cells. "In radiation therapy, you want to give a dose of radiation to a tumor and reduce the exposure to surrounding, healthy tissues," Hunt said. "This is difficult because a drug has to distinguish between tumor and normal tissue. But with people e...
Hepatitis C increases risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma
...are infected with HCV. HCV infection causes liver cancer
and cirrhosis, and may also increase the risk of o... hematological malignancies. The risk for thyroid cancer
was not increased. "Although the clinical significance of these findings is unknown, it is possibl...
Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline
...se a tweaked version of Professor Frazers cervical cancer
vaccine to treat genital warts. Professor Frazer said this vaccine could be one of the first made locally at the biopharmaceutical production centre, which received $100 million in last nights Federal Budget. The centre, called the Translational ...
Stanford researchers identify immune dysfunction in melanoma patients
...ells in a majority of people with this deadly skin cancer
fail to respond properly to a molecule called inte...lain a decade of research showing that people with cancer
often have dysfunctional immune systems. Until now, researchers could tell that the immune system wa...
Decrease in breast cancer rates likely reflect HRT reduction and saturation of mammography
...reveals two distinct patterns in the recent breast cancer
rates in U.S. women: a downturn in the incidence r...to examine patterns in invasive and in situ breast cancer
incidence in relation to age, tumour size at diagnosis and disease stage. Regular mammography screen...
Honor for University of Nottingham professor
...rtise of the new Fellows announced this week spans cancer
research, developmental biology, stem cell therapy, medical education, bioethics and the history of modern medicine. They will be formally admitted to the Academy at a ceremony in London on June 28. ...
Cause of gender differences in blood pressure, kidney damage under study
...ess, a contributor to most major diseases, such as cancer
and cardiovascular disease, as well as aging in general. In high blood pressure, free radicals damage proteins critical to blood vessels and the kidneys. The body has natural mechanisms for keeping free radicals in check, including endogenous antio...
Less sun better than using sunscreen
...than sunscreen, are the best ways of avoiding skin cancer
and the aging effects of the sun. This timely advice forms part of a Review published early Online and in an upcoming edition of the Lancet. Dr Stephan Lautenschlager, Outpatient Clinic of Dermatology, Triemli Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, and co...
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