Tag: "node" at medical news
Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
...greater than 2.0-cm and to have at least one lymph node
with disease. However, racial differences in lymph node
involvement were apparent only in tumors smaller than 3.0 cm. After adjusting for tumor size and ...
Genetic markers in surrounding tissues linked to breast cancer tumor grade, presence of metastases
...reast cancer tumor grade and the presence of lymph node
metastases, according to a study in the May 16 iss...(chromosome 11) and the presence of regional lymph node
metastases (chromosomes 1, 2, 5, 18, 20, and 22)," the authors write. "These results support a mod...
Colon cancer survival linked to number of lymph nodes examined
...in the United States are getting an adequate lymph node
evaluation," says the study's lead author, George Chang, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology at M. D. Anderson. The results of this study were striking and should help support efforts now ongoing by some medical profess...
Lymph node evaluation linked to improved survival for colon cancer patients
...receive, according to the papers authors. Lymph node
evaluation is important for determining the progno...here was evidence for an association between lymph node
evaluation and survival rates for colon cancer patients. They looked at 17 studies from nine countri...
Sleep apnea common, but undiagnosed, among pacemaker patients
...umping chamber (ventricle). Thirty-six had sinus node
disease, in which a heart chamber pumps too fast o...th AV block, and 58 percent of patients with sinus node
disease had sleep apnea. Previous studies have found that about one fifth of the general population ...
Probe to detect spread of breast cancer co-developed by UH scientist
...eons to more effectively locate the sentinel lymph node
the first lymph node
to which a tumors metastasizing cancer cells will drain. The researchers produced an ultrasensit...
Why doesn't the immune system attack the small intestine?
...r identify an unlikely group of peacemakers: lymph node
cells that instruct key immune system cells to leave healthy tissue alone. The finding, which illuminates a previously unknown corner of the human immune system, may lead to new forms of treatment for autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes and m...
Study examines genetic factors associated with head and neck cancer
...ermed "hot spots") were positively correlated with node
metastases and clinical stage. "Stroma-specific genetic alterations are associated with smoking-related head and neck SCC genesis," the authors write. "We hope that our genomic observations, which point to genomic regions that may harbor many genes,...
Blood pressure drugs could help halt pancreatic cancer spread, Jefferson researchers find
...each, FL. "High VEGF levels correspond with lymph node
metastasis and worse prognosis in many cancers," Dr. Arafat says. "High levels of angiotensin II might mean high levels of VEGF and pancreatic cancer. We have a treatment to block it." "We are continuing to analyze how angiotensin affects VEGF, and ...
Second opinion yields treatment changes for half of patients
...ake breast conservation possible or sentinel lymph node
biopsy, a new technique to determine whether cancer has spread beyond the breast. Thirty-two percent of patients had their surgery recommendations changed based on a multidisciplinary approach to surgical management The researchers found radiologis...
High-tech spectroscopy may be used to monitor neuropsychiatric symptoms
...e and spontaneously develop lupus, including lymph node
swelling and increased spleen size. He is comparing these animals with control animals that do not have lupus. His results showed "a dramatic decrease" in the ratio of two biochemicals, glutamate and glutamine as measured by MRS in the mice with lupu...
ESSP launches project on the effects of global environmental change on human health
...H project will form a new, dynamic and integrative node
in the developing domain of Earth System Science, and will help focus on policy options that ensure a healthier and more sustainable future." The GECHH is being developed as a logical complement to the three ongoing ESSP projects addressing the glo...
Global Environmental Change and Human Health: New project launched at GEC Conference in Beijing
... produces will form a new, dynamic and integrative node
in the developing domain of Earth System Science. They will help focus on policy options that ensure a healthier and more sustainable future. Co-Chairs of the Health Project are Anthony McMichael with the National Centre of Epidemiology and Populat...
Cancer survival compromised by poor staging methods
...tients who undergo gastric cancer staging by lymph node
sampling have inadequate assessments that compromi...hird of gastric cancer patients had adequate lymph node
assessments (ALNA). This had a profound effect on patient survival. Median survival in the region wi...
Risk factors linked to pain after breast cancer surgery
...imple lumpectomy, a lumpectomy with axillary lymph node
dissection or a mastectomy. Researchers asked the women to rate their pain (on a scale from zero to 10) two days after surgery, 10 days after surgery and at the three-month point. They also collected demographic and clinical information on each pat...
Exercisers may have better breast cancer survival
...cal indicators, such as tumor size, regional lymph node
involvement, and estrogen-receptor status, have been shown to influence outcome. Other lifestyle factors, such as weight, may also predict disease course. While these factors are statistically associated with outcome to some degree, they may not expl...
Imaging technique helps predict breast cancer spread before surgery
...dardized uptake value is validated and can predict node
positivity with 100 percent specificity, chemother...r a surgeon can proceed directly to axillary lymph node
dissection for locoregional control." (Arch Surg. 2006;141:783-789. Available pre-embargo to the me...
New objective criteria improve PET scan reliability in detecting breast cancer metastasis
...the disease and the patient's prognosis, and lymph node
biopsies or even surgical removal often are needed...ort to develop noninvasive options to assess lymph node
involvement, PET scans (positron emission tomography) and other technologies are being refined and s...
Targeted lymph node examination improves staging of colon cancer
... has not spread to the lymph nodes (referred to as node
negative) may not see any benefit to combination t...de-negative patients and improved methods of lymph node
evaluation are therefore needed." Anton J. Bilchik, M.D., Ph.D., John Wayne Cancer Institute and Sa...
Radiation therapy shown to increase survival in certain lung cancer patients
...owever, when patients were compared based on lymph node
involvement, there were clear differences. In patients where cancer had spread to high-risk regional lymph nodes, survival was improved with radiation therapy. "For the patients who received surgery and radiation therapy, their survival was better t...
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