Tag: "cancer" at medical news
Alternative hormone treatment could help fight against breast cancer
... additional benefit, reducing recurrence of breast cancer
by nearly 13% and death after recurrence by 15%. However the combined treatments only showed the additional benefit in women under 40. LHRH agonists were ineffective for hormone receptor-negative tumours. The researchers did a meta-analysis (a stud...
Papillomavirus vaccine could reduce rate of vulval and vaginal cancers
...crease of high-grade vulval pre-cancer lesions and cancer
over the past 30 years. The authors say: "This t...o a screening programme. Whereas previously vulval cancer
was seen almost exclusively in older women, recent studies have shown that 20% of these cancers now ...
Blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors do not increase risk of cancer
...at blood transfusions from donors with undiagnosed cancer
are associated with increased risk of cancer
among recipients. The findings are reported in an Article in this week's edition of The Lancet. Pr...
Commercializing university research -- Hopping robots, liquid shoes, electricity from heat
...y for early screening of cervical cancer."Cervical cancer
is almost always caused by infections of the human...the country has seen a 70 percent drop in cervical cancer
over the past five decades, better tests are needed. HPV genotyping is a potential replacement for t...
New breakthrough treatment for spinal cancer patients at Mount Sinai
...ic Radiosurgery(SRS) technology available to treat cancer
tumors in the spine. Doctors at Mount Sinai are at...r shrinks along with the pain from the cancer. Now cancer
spreading to the spine doesn't mean a lifetime of pain or a wheelchair for a patient anymore." Ext...
Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals
...d to as hexavalent chromium, or chromium 6, causes cancer
in laboratory animals when it is consumed in drink...es have shown that hexavalent chromium causes lung cancer
in humans in certain occupational settings as a result of inhalation exposure," said Michelle Hooth,...
Reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors when discontinuing hormone replacement therapy
...nitiative that HRT may increase the risk of breast cancer
and heart disease. In a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health examined whether the increased CVD risk from stopping HRT could b...
Web-based program could ease treatment decisions for prostate cancer patients
A Web-based program that provides prostate cancer
patients with information about different treatmen...searchers say. Treatments for localized prostate cancer
and associated side effects are so varied that patients are often confused about which option is bes...
Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer
...endent effect of each risk factor on head and neck cancer
development. Mia Hashibe, Ph.D., of the Interna...yon, France, and colleagues examined head and neck cancer
risk among smokers who never drank alcohol and people who drink but never used tobacco products. The...
Genetic markers in surrounding tissues linked to breast cancer tumor grade, presence of metastases
...unding tumor cells that are associated with breast cancer
tumor grade and the presence of lymph node metasta...ge and grade in patients with, for example, breast cancer
(or virtually any malignancy) respond differently. The complexities of genetic alterations in breast...
Vitamin D supplements may offer cheap and effective immune system boost against TB
...reventing falls and fractures and reducing risk of cancer
and diabetes, as well as boosting the immune system against infection. Population-wide supplementation needs to be considered by public health planners." "Milk and orange juice could be fortified with vitamin D, as in the US and Canada," he says. "...
Research says boiling broccoli ruins its anti-cancer properties
...s known as glucosinolates which are metabolized to cancer
preventive substances known as isothiocyanates. However before this research it was not known how the glucosinolates and isothiocyanates were influenced by storage and cooking of Brassica vegetables. The researchers, Prof Paul Thornalley from Warwi...
Psychosocial support for cancer survivors needs strengthening
While one in four cancer
survivors participates in a support group after di...osis, use of support groups varies considerably by cancer
type, and few survivors receive referrals to such programs from their physicians, according to a new...
Elsevier launches Molecular Oncology
...logy a journal for discovery-driven translational cancer
research, published by Elsevier on behalf of the F... be to provide an international forum for debating cancer
issues, and for integrating the input of all the stakeholders. Editor-in-Chief Prof. Julio E. Celis...
Mammography rates declining in the United States
... that screening mammography rates to detect breast cancer
fell by as much as four percent nationwide between...s screening test for the early detection of breast cancer
available to women today. Not only does it detect early tumors in breast tissue, but also its widesp...
Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy
...men facing surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer
may someday have one less thing to worry about: po...ollege. "This is a real breakthrough in prostate cancer
care, as a significant number of patients have post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence," adds senior...
Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch
...nst their particular cancer, leading to additional cancer
cell killing. It is through this second "inflammat...an cisplatin or reovirus alone at killing melanoma cancer
cells in a mouse model. The investigators intend to explore the mechanism of this promising synergi...
Chemotherapy more effective when given before breast cancer surgery
Giving chemotherapy to women with operable breast cancer
before they have surgery not after helps physicia...herapy after surgery. The data revealed a higher cancer
recurrence rate in women who had chemotherapy before surgery, although this did not affect survival ...
Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs
...omparable to the number of women who die of breast cancer
in this age group," said Judith Lichtman, Ph.D., lead author of the study. "Studies have shown that young women with heart disease are twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly aged men. While these statistics are startling, relatively li...
Use of Swedish 'snus' is linked to a doubled risk of pancreatic cancer
...oist snuff (snus) run twice the risk of developing cancer
of the pancreas. This is the main result of a foll...enge facing epidemiological research into snus and cancer
has been to isolate the effects of the different kinds of tobacco. What makes this new study unique ...
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