Tag: "targeted" at medical news

Children with high blood lead levels often do not receive follow-up tests

...ion from near-universal testing of all children to targeted testing based on the risk of lead exposure," according to background information in the article. The recommendation was changed because of a decreased prevalence of lead poisoning due to the success of prevention strategies, such as the removal of le...

Penn study shows liver receptor key to diet-dependent differences in blood lipid levels

...rosclerosis. The research team surmises that drugs targeted at the liver may one day help lower elevated lipid...to high levels of triglycerides. Surmising that a targeted approach might work better, the researchers used transgenic mice engineered to have an excess of LXR...

Black children more likely to die from traumatic injury than white children

... "And it's possible that prevention campaigns have targeted geographic and social centers where African Americans or other minorities are not broadly present."...

Study finds Herceptin may have role in bladder cancer treatment

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A targeted drug shown to improve the outcome of certain breas...HER2 protein. Recently reported research found the targeted drug Herceptin given along with chemotherapy to women with HER2-positive breast cancer cut the risk ...

New kidney cancer drug response rate is more than double that of standard treatment

... The orally administered agent SU11248 is a multi targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which works by simultaneously blocking two growth factor receptors, a vascular endothelial growth factor receptor, and a platelet-derived growth factor receptor. By targeting multiple receptors, SU11248 cuts off the blood s...

New procedures more accurate in early diagnosis of GI cancers

... lesions with more accuracy, which allows for more targeted biopsies of relevant lesions and may lead to signi...ore effectively diagnose these conditions based on targeted biopsies of potentially cancerous areas. This early detection may help save lives."...

Targeted cancer drug combined with low-dose chemotherapy shrinks tumors, slows ovarian cancer

ORLANDO, FLA. (May 15, 2005, 11:15 a.m., EDT) A targeted cancer drug given with low-dose chemotherapy shran...cer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The targeted drug, bevacizumab (Avastin TM ), is one of a new class of "anti-angiogenesis" drugs that prevents th...

Antibody combined with cancer drug shows promise against breast tumors

...ventional therapies that target tumor cells, cells targeted by VTAs do not mutate to become drug resistant, Dr. Thorpe said. Tarvacin itself has shown promise in mice against cancers in the fibrous tissues, brain cancers and Hodgkin's disease. Mary Bennett, a UT Southwestern technician, also contributed to th...

New class of drugs may treat lung tumors resistant to Iressa and Tarceva

...ay get around the growing problem of resistance to targeted therapy drugs like Iressa and Tarceva. In a repor...ated with acquired resistance to Gleevec and other targeted cancer therapy drugs. The current study was designed to further investigate those mutations and the...

Significant non-coronary findings found during heart CT scans

A significant percentage of patients undergoing targeted CT of the heart have abnormalities outside the cor... unsuspected and occurred in parts of the body not targeted by for the scan, it is important for radiologists, who are trained in all aspects of diagnostic radi...

New therapy may give options to those with neuroendocrine tumors

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15- A unique, targeted anti-cancer drug appears to show promise against neuroendocrine tumors-stubborn cancers that have traditionally responded poorly to chemotherapy, according to research findings announced today at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Cli...

Study shows Erbitux may fight colorectal cancer after other therapies fail

...f cancer-fighters, Lenz explains. It was the first targeted therapy approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treating colorectal cancer. As a monoclonal antibody, cetuximab that seeks out and locks to special molecules called epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) that may appear in abundance o...

Nutrition gene key in regulating immune system

...bly more. "No one had 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 t...

Mayo Clinic researchers develop new treatment for incurable recurring form of adult brain cancer

...y will also test CCI-779 in combination with other targeted therapies in patients with recurrent cases of glioblastoma multiforme. Collaboration and Support In addition to Dr. Galanis, Mayo Clinic research team members included Jan Buckner, M.D.; Matthew Maurer, M.S.; Brad Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.; Bernd Schei...

New method of administering anti-cancer drug may be more effective, safer

...d may give us a new opportunity for consistent and targeted dosing for individual patients," Shea said. Shea and his colleagues are developing a study of such tailored dosing and hope to open a clinical trial by the end of the summer....

Birth weight and breastfeeding in infancy may affect premenopausal breast cancer risk

... in life," said Barba. "Further research based on targeted studies is needed to reach a deeper understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms."...

Eight aspects of early life put UK children at risk of obesity

...interventions might focus on environmental changes targeted at relatively short periods in early life, attempting to modify factors during pregnancy, in infancy, or in early childhood, which are independently related to later risk of obesity."...

Enlarged prostate drug allows for less invasive prostate biopsies

...s after three weeks of taking the drug. Up to four targeted biopsies as well as six standard biopsies were per...cer was detected in four of the patients using the targeted biopsy method; the standard method detected three of the four cancers, Dr. Ives said. "If we can red...

Biomarkers for interstitial cystitis identified, could lead to the first test

...early test for IC possible, but it can lead to new targeted molecular therapies for the condition," said Fernando de Miguel, Ph.D., assistant professor of urology at Pitt's School of Medicine. In the first study, titled "Identification of Nuclear Proteins in the Chronic Cystitic Rat Model" (abstract 69), rese...

Federal NIH office clears Ohio State research program

... spinal cord injury training program that has been targeted by animal rights groups nationally has received a clean bill of health from the National Institutes of Health. The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), an arm of the NIH charged with insuring animal welfare in research, notified the university...

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