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Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy
...ng personalized treatments for this very dangerous type
of prostate cancer, the researchers say. The team of scientists including first author Jose Moreno, M.D., clinical associate professor of urology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and the Kimmel Cancer Cen...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
...tep forward in the treatment of patients with this type
of leukemia and reinforces the important role clinical trials play in unlocking new or different combinations of therapies to fight cancer, not to mention the hope it gives patients and their families. Powell said the willingness of patients with l...
U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term
... Center. The patients had follicular lymphoma, a type
of cancer that is not considered to be curable usi...tem. Follicular lymphoma is the second most common type
of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Lymphoma spreads easily through the lymph system and the bloodstream and...
Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer
..., poor cardiovascular fitness, insulin resistance, type
2 diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension. A... to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce risk of type
2 diabetes mellitus and other morbidities of insulin resistance should include exercise intervention...
Stanford researchers track human stem cells transplanted into rat brain
...o the damaged region, matured into the appropriate type
of neuron and support cells and appeared to integrate into the surrounding tissue. The research group is currently testing whether those transplanted cells repaired stroke-induced damage to the rats' ability to move or learn. The only situation tha...
Bias in statin trials, failure to control malaria, and more
... Francisco argue that their findings show that the type
of sponsorship available for randomized controlled trials of statins was strongly linked to the results and conclusions of those studies, even when other factors were taken into account. However, it is not clear from this study why sponsorship has su...
AMPAKINE compounds a new potential treatment for respiratory depression
...tatory receptor in the brain, the AMPA "Glutamate type
receptor," which has been shown in rodent models to boost the brain's own protein for improving age-related deficits in memory mechanisms. In primate models AMPAKINE compounds have replicated the studies in rodents and in adults patients suffering f...
Aluminum foil lamps outshine incandescent lights
...ave been fabricated, Park said. Depending upon the type
of gas and phosphor used, uniform emissions of any color can be produced. In the researchers preliminary plasma lamp experiments, values of the efficiency known as luminous efficacy of 15 lumens per watt were recorded. Values exceeding 30 lumens pe...
May/June Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...s associated with having multiple risk factors for type
2 diabetes, in patients aged 7 to 39 years, finds this study of 1,113 patients. As the number of type
2 diabetes risk factors increased, so did the prevalence of acanthosis nigricans in both children an...
Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma
...ts treated for follicular lymphoma, a slow-growing type
of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, may benefit from chemotherapy followed by radioimmunotherapy, according to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago...
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...cialty of the physician they see can influence the type
of therapy they ultimately receive. The study, co-...Results) Medicare-linked database to determine the type
of specialist they saw and the therapy they received. The treatments included radical prostatectomy ...
Genetic mutations identified for type of gastric cancer
...e two major variants of this cancer: an intestinal type
and a diffuse type. "A decline in the overall inci...estinal variant of gastric cancer with the diffuse type
remaining stable or possibly even increasing." Hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) is caused by...
Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
...atment we have ever tested at Mayo Clinic for this type
of cancer, but the results need to be validated," says Svetomir Markovic, M.D., Ph.D. ( http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/staff/markovic_sn.cfm ), a Mayo Clinic oncologist and the study's principal investigator. "It is important for the publ...
E/Tablet technology may provide benefits to patients, researchers
...just as reliable as paper forms for collecting the type
of data needed in cancer clinical trials, Abernethy said. The system also saved data entry costs. ...
Herb shows potential to reduce cancer-related fatigue
...essing issues patients face, she says. This unique type
of fatigue can have dozens of causes, and for patients who have completed cancer therapy, fatigue is among their foremost concerns, second only to fear of disease recurrence. Traditional Chinese medicine and current understanding of ginsengs functi...
MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients
... likely to be postmenopausal, and to have a common type
of tumor, one classified as estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, says the contralateral breast studys lead investigator, oncology resident Johnny Bernard Jr., M.D., who works with Dr. Vallow. This result mirrors findings of a 969-patient study reported i...
Study supports activity of GEMZAR in the treatment of early-stage breast cancer
...edian age of 45), including inflammatory tumors, a type
of breast cancer that causes the breast to swell, redden and feel warm. Of the 73 patients enrolled in the study, 42 (57.5%) were classified as T2; 12 (16.5%) as T3, and; 19 (26%) as T4, which included 13 patients with inflammatory tumors. A T-classi...
Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer
...nal utility in the treatment of the most diagnosed type
of cancer , according to data presented today at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Results from a Phase III study suggest that a first-line ALIMTA-based regimen may deliver less toxicity than a commonly used...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...this time, there is no treatment available for any type
of HIBM. In their search for potential HIBM treatments, the researchers drew upon previous evidence that impairment of the enzymes that promote sialic acid production causes low sialic acid levels in muscle proteins. They hypothesized that a compou...
Agent slows aging in mice
...er limit of old age" The longest that mice of this type
usually live is around 1,000 to 1,100 days. If NDGA turns out to extend maximal lifespan by 20 or 30 percent, people would accept that as an important finding, Miller says. No one excited by these early results in mice is advised to bulk up on c...
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