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Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers

...s, 90.6% of procedures for these tumours were limb sparing operations compared with 86.2% at low volume centres, suggesting that physicians at low-volume centres were more likely to resort to amputation to protect the patients survival chances. This analysis reveals a direct correlation between hospital su...

New breakthrough treatment for spinal cancer patients at Mount Sinai

...on is beamed directly into the spinal tumor, while sparing the normal surrounding tissue. Mount Sinai has had the Novalis Shaped Beam Surgery System technology since 2005. It is routinely used on the brain, head, neck, prostate and other tumors in the body with success. It is a friendly outpatient, non-invas...

Quick, innovative procedure helps men minimize incontinence after prostatectomy

...rocedure will enhance post-prostatectomy recovery, sparing men the significant loss in quality of life that chronic urinary incontinence can bring." ...

Scientists equip bacteria with custom chemo-navigational system

...stance, can be used to target diseased cells while sparing healthy cells of side effects. Likewise, scientists are researching ways to use bacteria to clean up oil spills or remove other pollutants from soil, water and wastewater. "This new ability to equip motile bacteria with a precise and tunable chemo-...

$10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments

...gher doses of radiation to kill cancer cells while sparing the surrounding normal cells from damage. "This project grant is a testament to the high impact of the ideas generated by researchers at VCU, and to the national leadership of the VCU Massey Cancer Center and its radiation biology and oncology progra...

Prostate cancer patients see high survival rates with seed implants

..., delivers concentrated radiation to the prostate, sparing surrounding organs and tissue. Doctors in this study evaluated the long-term results of permanent seed implants in men with early stage prostate cancer. Nearly 2,700 men were studied at 11 institutions in the United States over eight years. The radi...

Study explains how NSAIDs halt cancer growth

... which, when upregulated, kills cancer cells while sparing normal, healthy cells." In recent years, a great deal of attention has focused on the link between inflammation and cancer. As the bodys immune response to tissue damage, acute inflammation serves as a natural defense to guard against injury or inf...

SCAI president testifies before FDA on safety of drug-eluting stents

...d in 80 to 90 percent of stent procedures, thereby sparing patients the need for a repeat procedure to restore blood flow through a constricted artery. A new concern has arisen, however. Several recent analyses that tracked patient outcomes for four to five years after stent placement showed that blood clo...

Cancer drug side effect caused by cell 'pump' problem

...ific molecules that occur in abnormal cells, while sparing normal cells. But our work showed that people with the ABCG2 mutation are at increased risk for side effects." Since diarrhea and skin toxicity limit the use of this drug in some patients, the researchers looked for a specific variation in the ABCG...

Optical technique provides improved 'virtual biopsies' of internal surfaces

...diagnose and precisely treat diseased tissue while sparing adjacent healthy tissue." Bouma is an associate professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School....

U-M researchers use nanoparticles to target brain cancer

...attack the tumor with higher doses of a drug while sparing normal tissue from a drug's toxic side effects. "Our research suggests that you can take a drug that may be toxic to normal tissue it could be any type of drug, not just photodynamic and you could deliver higher doses of that drug for a more powe...

New study indicates Invirase results in similar levels of viral suppression to lopinavir

...a and diarrhoea. Real life data show good lipid sparing effects of Invirase 500/rFurther data presented at HIV-8 today from the RAINBOW2 and IPanema3,4 observational studies, involving collectively over 1,500 patients, provide further evidence to support the beneficial lipid effect seen in the Gemini stud...

Jefferson Orthopaedic surgeons leading international study of timing of spinal surgery

...eep the secondary injury to a minimum, potentially sparing additional neurological problems. And possibly even allow for some of the initial damage to be reversed. "My intuitive belief is that operating earlier is better," Dr. Vaccaro says. "I have many anecdotal cases where operating earlier resulted in ...

Long-term outcomes for prostate cancer show IMRT Curative: 89 percent disease-free 8 years later

...iver a high dose (81 Gy) to the tumor target while sparing the adjacent bladder and rectum from exposure to the higher amounts of radiation. Perhaps because of this, the eight-year results show urinary continence was maintained for all patients, and only 1.6 percent of the five hundred sixty-one patients exp...

Jefferson radiation oncologists among first to use cone beam CT to improve treatment accuracy

...where higher doses are directed at the tumor while sparing the patient's normal body structures. "Right now, cone beam is used as one additional means of verifying the accuracy of the radiation treatments that we deliver," says Mitchell Machtay, M.D., the Walter J. Curran Jr., M.D., associate professor of ...

New x-ray delivery method could improve radiation therapy

...hile retaining the technique's hallmark feature of sparing healthy tissue outside that target. First, they ex...ntually be used to destroy selective targets while sparing healthy tissue," Dilmanian said. Said collaborator Eliot Rosen, a radiation oncologist at Lombardi C...

Early results find activity in drug that turns on tumor 'death' receptors

... apoptosis, or cell suicide) in cancer cells while sparing normal cells. It showed activity in animal models of leukemia, non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma and cancers of the colon, prostate and breast. The drug is designed to activate pathways inside tumor cells that lead to destruction of these cells. ...

M. D. Anderson: Setting the benchmark in brain tumor treatment

...moving as much of a brain tumor as possible, while sparing precious tissue, will offer patients the greatest chance of a longer life. In fact, M. D. Anderson surgeons published a landmark study in 2001 demonstrating that the extent of tumor removal is a critical success factor in treating glioblastoma...

Melanoma vaccine strategy shows promise in laboratory experiments

...by the vaccine would target only the cancer cells, sparing healthy cells entirely. Looking ahead to possible human clinical trials, another member of the scientific team, University of Pennsylvania assistant professor Brian Czerniecki, M.D., Ph.D., is working to prepare yet another type of immune cell, calle...

EBCC calls to speed access to innovative advances for all breast cancer patients

...ignant tumour and surrounding breast tissue whilst sparing the nipple. Nipple saving surgery can vastly improve the look and feel of the breast and improve a patient's self confidence. Surgeons can now reconstruct a breast immediately after the cancer is removed using artificial implants or even the body's o...

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