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Test predicts risk of blood clots in women receiving tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer

...lanned surgery," says Garber. "But FVL testing can now be used to help make this powerful medication safer for some women who need it for breast cancer treatment or prevention."...

Blocking the Odc gene is effective in preventing cancers

...te at which polyamines are made. "The insights we now have into the role Odc plays in Myc-induced cancer...trolled without causing complications." Nilsson is now a faculty member at the Ume University in Sweden. Other authors of this paper include Ulrich B. Kel...

Failed lung cancer drug could help shrink breast tumors

...reast cancer, as a treatment prior to surgery, are now being designed, state the authors. Some breast can...g the size of the tumour more rapidly. Studies are now being designed to assess this approach."...

While on trail of dioxin, scientists pinpoint cancer target of green tea

... April 5 issue of the journal Biochemistry. She is now a post-doctoral associate at Tulane, where she is looking into the causes of childhood leukemia....

Study concludes primary IGF-1 deficiency is a frequent cause of short stature

...children can be re-classified as Primary IGFD. "We now know by using current diagnostic tools that IGF-1 deficiency is much more than an indicator of growth hormone deficiency and should be considered as a distinct diagnostic category," Cohen said. "In the future, studies should determine how the new dia...

Study demonstrates longest reported survival rate for locally advanced lung cancer patients

... in Sacramento, Calif. "The SWOG-9504 regimen can now be considered a standard of care for patients with unresectable, Stage III, non-small cell lung cancer," said Gandara, who is also chairman of the Southwest Oncology Group's Lung Cancer Committee. Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of...

Combined MRI and mammography more effective at detecting breast cancer in high-risk women

...e, Ontario, Canada) points out: "Although there is now unequivocal evidence that surveillance MRI is significantly more sensitive than mammography for women at high hereditary risk and detects cancers at an earlier stage, it is not yet known whether it will lower mortality in this population."...

Medical journals are an extension of the marketing arm of pharmaceutical companies

...argues Richard Smith, former editor of the BMJ and now Chief Executive of UnitedHealth Europe, in a provocative essay published in the open access international health journal PLoS Medicine ( www.plosmedicine.org ). The most conspicuous example of medical journals' dependence on the pharmaceutical ind...

Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage

...the direct mechanical injury--the approach that is now most often used clinically--the Georgetown researc...avioral outcome," said Di Giovanni. Further work now shows that a beneficial response can be achieved in the rats even if the drug is delivered 24 hours ...

Obesity linked to colorectal and esophageal cancers

...us problem associated with numerous illnesses, has now been linked to an increased risk of developing col...ess weight on the body. A high body mass index is now associated with cancers of the digestive tract and other serious GI disorders." The Effect of Body ...

Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials

...The results shown with Alequel tell us that we may now have a well-tolerated, personalized treatment alternative for patients with active Crohn's disease. Based on the promising nature of these results, larger confirmatory trials are being pursued." Induction Maintenance of Clinical Remission and Resp...

Lower doses of chemotherapy equally effective in most children

...otherapy regime," he said. "Upon diagnosis, we can now look for these factors and consider them when developing our treatment plans. Maybe we add a little more intensive therapy to our treatment to help patients with these particular factors to improve their outcomes." ALL is the most common malignancy i...

CT colonography 'excellent' for colorectal cancer screening

...collecting data. As these specific components have now been shown to improve accuracy, it can likely be inferred from these results that the accuracy of CT colonography is even higher," said Dr. Goela. Dr. Goela will present the full results of the study on May 16 during the American Roentgen Ray Society...

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for May 17, 2005

...tions from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommend against routine use of estrogen alone to prevent chronic disease in postmenopausal women who have undergone hysterectomy (Guidelines, p. 855). The 2002 recommendations found insufficient evidence to recommend for or against routine use of e...

Weighing the evidence: A forum to examine the latest news about overweight, obesity and mortality

... little overweight won't kill you and fewer people now die per year as a result of health outcomes related to obesity. These reports seem to go directly against what the public has been hearing for years; being overweight or obese is linked to type II diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and prematur...

Nutrition gene key in regulating immune system

...d known any gene specifically targeted by IDO, and now we have one," says Dr. Munn. "We had not known how T cells were turned off. We didn't know if the T cells just were never activated, or if they were actively suppressed by IDO. They all look like resting T cells. Now we do know that there are differe...

Leading patient safety advocates assess progress in reducing medical error

...grams to implement the many safe practices that we now have evidence work. We will not become safe until we put that knowledge into practice. To accelerate progress we need to align the forces for change. The best way to do that would be for the major national organizations, federal and private, to set...

Zevalin safe and effective for non-Hogdkin's lymphoma patients with advanced disease

...dy's lymphatic system. Once a rare disease, NHL is now the fifth most common cancer in the United States. NHLs are classified based on the specific type of lymphoma cells involved in the disease and how fast the tumors are growing (grade). Low-grade lymphoma describes tumors that grow slowly, yet are rar...

Genes may influence nutritional composition of breast milk

...ial for healthy brain and eye development. DHA is now added to several brands of infant formula because of research showing its beneficial effects. One study, for example, found that premature babies who got DHA supplements had better vision and reached development milestones earlier than infants who d...

Newly discovered 'branding' process helps immune system cells pick their fights

...s are modifying foreign proteins," he says. "We're now investigating whether such modifications can cause T cells to attack the beta cells." Damaging oxidative reactions are also believed to play a role in atherosclerosis. Scientists suspect oxidative damage in the blood vessel walls may lead to immune ...

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