Tag: "ovarian" at medical news
Basic research leads to a novel cancer therapy
...neck tumours, liver cancer, lung cancer, melanoma, ovarian
cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and te...ations in the cells of certain forms of breast and ovarian
cancer. It blocks the receptor Her2/neu in these cells, which thereby stop growing and become more s...
Unique vascular dysfunction in women's heart disease described in major journal supplement
... women." Premenopausal estrogen deficiency due to ovarian
dysfunction may be a significant risk factor for IHD for younger women. Women with disruption of ovulation and decreased estrogen production had a greatly increased risk of coronary artery disease. The use of nuclear-based heart studies is recommen...
OHSU scientists dispel late-night eating/weight gain myth
... In lower animals both high fat diet and decreased ovarian
function lead to weight gain. The contribution of ...ovaries were removed providing clear evidence that ovarian
hormones contribute to weight balance in primates, as well as in lower animals. These results were p...
BRCA1 gene found to inhibit two sex hormones, not just one
... 70, and are also more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian
cancer. Rosen and his research team undertook the study to understand why loss of the BRCA1 gene results in cancers in tissues that are dependent on hormones. They focused on the progesterone hormone, in part, because of the observation that women wh...
Prophylactic surgeries prevent two gynecological cancers in women with Lynch syndrome
... cancer, also are at high risk for endometrial and ovarian
cancers - both of which can be eliminated by havin...n) and endometrial cancers, and two percent of all ovarian
cancers, according to Karen Lu, M.D., associate professor in M. D. Anderson's Department of Gynecolo...
Newest M.D. Anderson SPORE to fund breast cancer research
... breast cancer SPORE and the recent renewal of the ovarian
cancer SPORE, the 10 grants total more than $107 million. Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., professor and chair of the Department of Breast Medical Oncology, is the principal investigator of the newest SPORE overseeing the administration of the grant as well...
Mayo Clinic finds aggressive surgery best option for advanced-stage ovarian cancer patients
... much cancer as possible throughout the abdomen in ovarian
cancer patients is the best option for most women....lty -- the benefit of radical surgery for advanced ovarian
cancer patients." Dr. Cliby says that data demonstrate many surgeons choose the more cautious route...
Underutilized treatment for advanced ovarian cancer found to significantly improve survival
... England Journal of Medicine, women with Stage III ovarian
cancer given a combination of intravenous (IV) and...it of IP chemotherapy for most women with advanced ovarian
cancer. The study, conducted by Deborah K. Armstrong, MD, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopki...
Abdominal chemo boosts survival in ovarian cancer patients
... by more than a year - in some women with advanced ovarian
cancer. Results from a seven-year study of more t...domly grouped women with newly diagnosed stage III ovarian
cancer into two categories: those who would get all chemotherapy intravenously or those who would ge...
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy administration prolongs survival for women with advanced ovarian cancer
...tance of referral of women with known or suspected ovarian
cancer to physicians with special expertise and training in the surgical management of ovarian
cancer. The IP therapy was shown to improve survival even though only 42% of patients in the IP ther...
NCI issues clinical announcement for preferred method of treatment for advanced ovarian cancer
...wo methods, after surgery, for women with advanced ovarian
cancer. The combined methods, which deliver drugs ...n, extend overall survival for women with advanced ovarian
cancer by about a year. The clinical announcement to surgeons and other medical professionals...
UCSD researchers state vitamin D needed to cut cancer risk
...ping certain cancers including colon, breast, and ovarian
cancer by up to 50 percent, according to cancer p...ic Health, associates the same risks to breast and ovarian
cancers, and underscores the researchers' call to action. "For example, breast cancer will strike on...
Drinking tea associated with lower risk of ovarian cancer
...at least two cups of tea a day had a lower risk of ovarian
cancer than those who did not drink tea, according...ecifically between tea consumption and the risk of ovarian
cancer, according to background information in the article. Susanna C. Larsson, M.Sc., and Alicja ...
Risk of second cancer after breast cancer
...er appear to share obesity as a risk factor, while ovarian
cancer and breast cancer seem to have a genetic pr...isposition in common. The study found an excess of ovarian
cancer already within one year of breast cancer diagnosis, along with an increased risk of breast ca...
Study looks at factors influencing African-American women's decisions to join cancer screening trial
... that they would be unlikely to get lung, colon or ovarian
cancer during their lifetimes. One of the most striking findings was that none of the participants in the study reported their doctor had talked to them about joining a clinical trial. "This represents a major missed opportunity to impart vital educa...
Major ovarian cancer clinical study announced at Yale using combination drug therapy
A clinical study of ovarian
cancer initiated by investigators at Yale School o...henoxodiol with docetaxel for women with recurrent ovarian
cancer. "Advanced-stage ovarian
cancer is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with half o...
Key mechanism found that promotes spread of malignant melanoma
... cancers, including prostate, thyroid, colorectal, ovarian
and oral tumors. Hess and colleagues found that elevated activity of FAK in aggressive melanoma cells correlated with the cells' increased invasion, migration and vasculogenic mimicry behaviors. As proof of principle, the researchers then blocked ...
Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention
...kgo biloba appears to lower the risk of developing ovarian
cancer. In a population-based study which involved more than 600 ovarian
cancer cases and 640 healthy, matched controls, women who took ginkgo supplements for six months or ...
Medical news tips
...s being tested in various cancers including colon, ovarian
and pancreas, may not work alone against prostate cancer. Previous studies have already found that imatinib is ineffective for metastatic prostate cancer. This new study shows only modest benefits in suppressing PSA levels for some men with localiz...
Precision radiation therapy yields rare success for liver tumors
...t, pancreatic, lung, genitourinary, esophageal and ovarian
cancers, which had spread to the liver. The patients had a median of two lesions that ranged from 0.5 centimeters to 12.2 centimeters in diameter. Doctors followed the patients' progress for an average of a year, though some were followed as long as ...
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