Tag: "therapies" at medical news
Rice's Drezek wins $3M grant for breast cancer research
...but the dramatic expansion of new, targeted cancer therapies
has created a substantial need for imaging tools t...aging tools that ultimately can be used to monitor therapies
including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Kuan Yu, assistant professor of radiation on...
Herceptin improves early survival for women with breast cancer
...importance of developing further specific targeted therapies
in breast and other cancers."...
Medication does not appear to offer benefit for certain heart attack patients undergoing PCI
...ial damage is unknown. Timing of administration of therapies
and targeting high-risk patients most likely to benefit are likely important variables in the modulation of inflammation in the clinical setting. The lack of benefit of pexelizumab in APEX underscores the challenge of translating promising experiment...
Most hospital performance measures for heart failure not linked to improved patient outcomes
...xpenditures, it is important to use evidence-based therapies
that have been shown to improve clinical outcomes. The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) have developed clinical practice guidelines outlining diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for patients with heart...
New details on how the immune system recognizes influenza
...signing new vaccines, diagnostics and immune-based therapies
against seasonal and pandemic influenza because it reveals in molecular detail exactly where the immune system focuses on the viruses. Although the complete molecular structures of essentially all major strains of influenza viruses are known, immune ...
Long-term financial costs associated with prostate cancer treatment
... risks. The cost patterns also indicate that these therapies
were appropriately utilized according to current g...uidelines for disease risk and age. Therefore some therapies
are actually costly because they are being appropriately used for higher risk or older patients. M...
Pain relief effectiveness down to mind-set?
...ty is that we could develop talking and drug-based therapies
to enhance people's response to placebos. The experimental methods we're using will allow us to test out such possibilities as a method of treating pain."...
New imaging technique identifies people-at-risk for Alzheimer's disease
...ng technology may also allow us to test novel drug therapies
and manage disease progression over time, possibly protecting the brain before damage occurs." The study included 83 volunteers aged 49 to 84. Based on cognitive testing, 25 patients had Alzheimers disease, 28 had mild cognitive impairment and 30...
Researchers show surprising interaction between genes, gender and hypertension
...gets for ACE inhibitors or beta-blockers and other therapies
used to treat hypertension impact blood pressure differently in men and women. Knowing these genetic mutations may help us better diagnose hypertension and select the appropriate therapy," said O'Connor, adding that these findings support that the ...
Researchers identify genes that allow brain cancer-causing stem cells to resist treatment
...from normal neural stem cells, which could lead to therapies
targeting the cancer-causing cells without damagin...aid Yu. "This may be a major step toward designing therapies
that use brain cancer stem cells as a target, not only to destroy a tumor but to prevent it from com...
Psychological therapies for common anxiety disorder not readily available in primary care settings
are widely thought to be preferable to drug treatm... available rather than what is best. Psychological therapies
are widely thought to be preferable to drug treatments, but frequently cannot be given because of li...
Study finds lapatinib shows promise as therapy for inflammatory breast cancer
...en with IBC will survive five years. Until now, no therapies
specific to IBC have been studied in multi-center trials. As a consequence, no effective therapies
standard or experimental - exist for women with IBC. We initiated this Phase II study because lapa...
Genomic tests improve prediction of breast cancer response to chemotherapy, hormonal therapy
...ceptor (ER), but tamoxifen and other anti-estrogen therapies
only benefit about half of these patients. The challenge is to predict exactly who will be helped and who should seek other treatment. Researchers focused on the influence of estrogen receptor activity on the expression of downstream genes. "We d...
Mass. General leading international trial of novel breast cancer drug
...her step toward understanding the role of targeted therapies
in extending disease-free survival, said Paul Goss, MD, PhD, director of Breast Cancer Research at the MGH Cancer Center, who proposed the TEACH study and chairs the International Steering Committee. About one quarter of breast cancer patients hav...
Heavy smokers who cut back still take in more toxins than light smokers
...ed on smoking reduction using nicotine replacement therapies
such as gum or patches. It showed that smokers who reduced their cigarette intake by 73 percent only received a 30 percent reduce in carcinogens because of compensatory smoking. Another study indicated that a reduction of 62 percent in tobacco consum...
New tool being tested at Penn to halt recurrence of atrial fibrillation
...e biggest problem physicians run into with current therapies
to cope with electrical rhythmic pumping problems in the heart, namely pulmonary vein isolation procedures, is that up until now, theyve had to deliver the energy bursts to the tissue in a dot-by-dot catheter ablation procedure around the veins, almo...
Mayo Clinic -- Collaborating to move treatment research forward
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Novel therapies
are greatly improving the long-term outlook for pa...esenting results from five studies that tested new therapies
in myeloma in order to improve effectiveness and reduce toxicity. The primary treatments being studi...
Natural, soy-based substance might help fight MS, Jefferson neuroscientists find
... may be useful in conjunction with more mainstream therapies
such as beta-interferon in helping patients with M...rugs in treating MS. He notes that because current therapies
for MS involve injecting drugs such as interferon and copaxane, one goal is to develop an oral agent...
New research explores limits of non-invasive coronary imaging tests
...mechanism of this surprising finding may yield new therapies
for diseases of abnormal or insufficient vessel growth....
Bank on a Cure researchers identify pathways mediating myeloma treatment side effects
...r predict which patients will need more aggressive therapies
when they start their treatment....
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