Tag: "cancers" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...second opinion after being told their cT3 prostate cancers
could not be surgically removed. "It's considered... (PSA) testing in the United States, more prostate cancers
are now caught earlier, before the cancer spreads. Thus, the frequency of cT3 prostate cancers
Genetic link to cervical cancer
...he Journal of Experimental Medicine. Most cervical cancers
(>95%) are associated with human papillomavirus (HPV), which establishes chronic infections in the genital tract. Immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells, known in part for their ability to kill tumor cells, are found in HPV-positive cervi...
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...estigation worldwide for treatment of other common cancers
such as breast, colorectal, and head and neck cancers. General Motors: Using operations research to achieve one of its signature benefits, greater efficiency, GM saved over $800 million through improved productivity at 30 company plants in 10 coun...
Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards
...s serving as a national spokesperson for childhood cancers
and their families through CureSearch, a partnership with the Children's Oncology Group. Prior to her reign as Miss America, Downs launched outreach programs for cancer patients and research in her home state of Alabama. She created "Making Miracles,...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...dverse effects on the occurrence of second primary cancers
and on cancer-free survival in patients with head ...ementation could reduce the risk of second primary cancers
in head and neck cancer patients, Isabelle Bairati, M.D., Ph.D., of the Universit Laval in Qubec Cit...
Vaccine against cervical cancer and genital warts shows promise
...ting the HPV types associated with 70% of cervical cancers
(types 16 and 18) and 90% of genital warts (types 6 an 11). The investigators recruited 1158 healthy women aged 16-23 onto the study from Brazil, Europe and the USA. The participants were not pregnant, had no previous abnormal cervical smears and rep...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...on) provide the opportunity to detect smaller lung cancers
than before. Although false positives might still ...ll die from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers
combined. Lung cancer is usually detected in advanced stages, when long-term survival is unlikely. O...
Early stage breast-cancer rates are rising as incidence of invasive cases are leveling
... a further downshifting of severity within in situ cancers
themselves," Li said. The researchers also found t...r stage. However, the increasing number of in situ cancers
presents an important clinical challenge, since in some cases the treatments that should be given to...
Will cancer vaccine get to all women?
...plummeted thanks to widespread screening to detect cancers
early. But such screening is not widely available in developing countries. In many, populations are ageing: in India the number of women over 60 is projected to rise from 40 million now to 168 million in 2050. The International Agency for Research on...
Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer
...um or outer covering of the ovary from which these cancers
are thought to arise, explained Naora. Serous ovar... caused some researchers to speculate that ovarian cancers
might originate from some other tissues, and not the ovarian surface epithelium at all. Naora reason...
Northwestern's cancer genetics program finds gene variants that greatly increase breast cancer risk
... that in 2005 more than 14,000 new cases of breast cancers
in the US alone may be attributable to TGFBR1*6A. "Most cases of breast, ovarian and colon cancers
are caused by damage to the genes that builds up over a lifetime, but some people are born with a hi...
More evidence suggests statins help cut risk for advanced prostate cancer
...he risk of eventually developing advanced prostate cancers
(283 men had cancer that invaded nearby tissue, had spread to other parts of the body, or was fatal) and one-third the risk of the most serious type of advanced prostate cancer - fatal and metastatic (206 of the 283 men). "And the longer men used cho...
Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early
...se) present in lung cancer cells, as well as other cancers
and normal tissues, that appears to be important to the growth of cancer cells. Based on a review of the limited data available from the Phase III clinical trial, the Data Monitoring Committee overseeing the trial (known as S0023*) recommended the c...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
...., looked at the effect of these dietary agents on cancers
that have extremely poor prognoses despite advance... our studies, we decided to look at two particular cancers
ovarian and pancreatic with low survival rates, to ascertain the contribution of diet and nutritio...
Combination chemotherapy shows small survival benefit in advanced stomach cancer
...rials on a topic. Despite recent progress, stomach cancers
remain the second highest cause of cancer death wo...gner says. In the United States, the prevalence of cancers
at the junction between the stomach and the esophagus, the muscular tube that feeds food to the stom...
Researchers develop 'genetic blueprint' to predict response to esophageal cancer treatments
... analyses can be conducted for the wide variety of cancers
that are treated with 5FU, cisplatin and radiation, as well as other drug treatments, Wu says....
Early detection of lung cancer
...rder to judge its efficacy in the detection of new cancers
amongst this population at risk. Moreover, the effect of this monitoring on the weaning of participants off the tobacco habit will be analysed....
Breast cancer detector that uses electricity instead of X-rays under study
...an be applied to younger people and we can pick up cancers
in women who are 25, 27, 28 and save many lives without giving them radiation it could save people and money, too." HEDA is performed after breast tissue has had 24 hours to recover from the compression of mammography. Exclusionary factors include ...
High risk of second cancers in survivors of childhood soft tissue sarcomas
...significantly higher risk of developing subsequent cancers
later in life, according to a new study. The study...ow-up. Females had slightly higher risks of second cancers
than males; however, when gender-specific cancers
of the breast and genital tract were excluded, the...
New prostate cancer studies look at hormone and protein connection
...trate clearly that 50 percent of advanced prostate cancers
have no PTEN. It is believed that the loss of PTEN removes a crucial protection, which facilitates prostate cancer progression into the androgen-independent stage. Sujata Persad, assistant professor, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences was awarded $...
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