Navigation Links
Agent Orange linked to skin cancer risk, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Date:1/28/2014

Philadelphia, Pa. (January 28, 2014) Vietnam War veterans with prior exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at higher risk for certain types of skin cancer, suggests a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

The study adds to previous evidence that risk of non-melanotic invasive skin cancer (NMISC) is increased even four decades after Agent Orange exposure, with at least some exposed veterans having unusually aggressive non-melanoma skin cancers. The lead author was ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Mark W. Clemens of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and colleagues.

Skin Cancers Present in About Half of Vets Exposed to Agent Orange

During the Vietnam War, Agent Orange was widely used as herbicide and jungle defoliant. It has been linked to a wide range of cancers and other diseases, caused by the highly toxic dioxin contaminant TCDD. "TCDD is among the most carcinogenic compounds ever to undergo widespread use in the environment," according to Dr. Clemens and coauthors. Veterans Affairs recognizes and provides benefits for certain cancers and health problems associated with prior dioxin exposure during military service, however skin cancer is currently not one of them.

The researchers analyzed medical records of 100 consecutive men who enrolled in the Agent Orange registry at the Veterans Affairs Hospital of Washington, DC, between August 2009 and January 2010. Exposure to TCDD consisted of living or working in contaminated areas for 56 percent of veterans, actively spraying Agent Orange in 30 percent, and traveling in contaminated areas for 14 percent. The study was limited to men with lighter skin types.

The rate of NMISC in TCDD-exposed veterans was 51 p
'/>"/>

Contact: Connie Hughes
Connie.Hughes@wolterskluwer.com
646-674-6348
Wolters Kluwer Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Pig stomach mucins are effective as anti-viral agents for consumer products
2. Imaging agents predict breast cancer response to endocrine therapy
3. Difficult to diagnose cases of infectious endocarditis solved with SPECT/CT imaging agent
4. New substances 15,000 times more effective in destroying chemical warfare agents
5. Therapy combining exercise and neuroprotective agent shows promise for stroke victims
6. Scientists ID Cancer-Causing Agent in Smokeless Tobacco
7. Mayo Clinic gets FDA approval for new imaging agent for recurrent prostate cancer
8. Travel Services (MyTSOnline) in Valencia Teams Up With Vendors to Become the Number One Travel Agent in the Santa Clarita Valley
9. Rilpivirine for HIV: Added benefit for single agent proven
10. Updated Clinical Results Show Experimental Agent Ibrutinib as Highly Active in CLL Patients
11. Investigational agent targets gene signaling pathways to improve response for patients with CLL
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that ... disorders. , This discovery opens up the possibility ... suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers ... The Journal of Neuroscience has just ... McDonald, an associate professor of psychology and his ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk ... inflammation, according to results of a new study led ... , The link between persistent inflammation and cancer was ... those with a Gleason score between 7 and ... and rapidly growing prostate cancers. , "What we,ve shown ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... of Experimental Biology and Medicine a ... and Paul Kenis in the Institute of Genomic ... of Illinois Urbana-Champaign describe their recent work on ... variety of cell functions including energy metabolism, signaling, ... in regulating normal cellular behavior, redox status has ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... biology team has created a new technology for ... could travel the body and selectively target cancer ... biological devices that monitor and modify human physiology ... However, no existing technology enabled bioengineers to build ... and respond in a customized fashion. , "The ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... 17, 2014-- Colic affects about one in five infants ... pediatric visits during the first several months after birth. ... was showing promise; however, the April 1, 2014 issue ... Valerie) reported on a study, "Probiotics and Infant Colic," ... reuteri for infant colic did not reduce ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 3Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:New study says probiotic use for infant colic is not effective in reducing symptoms 2
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... compared traditional surgery with less-invasive stenting to clear dangerously ... "seminal and robust." The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. ... of both procedures are roughly equal. The trial, conducted ... the largest randomized stroke prevention trials ever. Loyola ...
... ... Conducts Statewide Outreach Efforts to Provide Low-Income Children Access to Dental Care ... ... Month draws to a close, California’s dental hygienists are reminding parents and ...
... 12,000 years ago, researchers say, , FRIDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay ... East more than 12,000 years ago, new research suggests. , ... IGF1 is a major determinant of small size in dogs. ... domestication of the Middle Eastern gray wolf, according to the ...
... evidence that newcomers hold mettle against warfarin, aspirin , ... more proof that the mainstays of anti-clotting therapy, namely ... newcomers. , Researchers presenting their findings during a ... meeting in San Antonio show that one new drug, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:High Representative Ashton and Commissioner Georgieva to Visit Haiti 2Health News:High Representative Ashton and Commissioner Georgieva to Visit Haiti 3Health News:High Representative Ashton and Commissioner Georgieva to Visit Haiti 4Health News:American National Announces Corrected Dividend Dates 2Health News:Stents as good as surgery for clogged carotid arteries 2Health News:California Dental Hygienists Say National Children's Dental Health Month Should Be a Yearlong Effort 2Health News:California Dental Hygienists Say National Children's Dental Health Month Should Be a Yearlong Effort 3Health News:Current Blood Thinners Face Tough Competition 2Health News:Current Blood Thinners Face Tough Competition 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... patent application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism ... cell death.  This patent application describes ... RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic homeostatic ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 ... Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  A novel wearable injector slightly larger ... painless for patients to self-inject prescription drugs in the large ... cancer, blood diseases, autoimmune deficiencies, and genetic disorders.  ... to $220B by 2018, according to analysts.   Many of these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2
... Drug safety remains front and center for the U.S. ... improve the public,s perception of the organization. Likewise, the ... consumers and recognizes that its diligence in the reporting ... effort. One issue that is impacting both ...
... 28, 2011 VirtualScopics, Inc. (Nasdaq: VSCP ), ... announced that before the market opens on Thursday, February 24, ... 2010 financial results. The company will host a conference call ... President and Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Markin, and Chief Business ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Navigating the Gray Areas of Post-Marketing Surveillance 2VirtualScopics Schedules Fourth Quarter/Full Year 2010 Earnings Announcement 2
... of infrared laser photocoagulators includes the OcuLight ... lasers serve as a single laser source ... no regular maintenance or special electrical/cooling, and ... The OcuLight SLx is now available with ...
The simplest, most accurate Ortho-K lens fitting system ever!...
... permeable contact lenses used for corneal refractive ... (myopia). The patient wears the lenses overnight ... During the day, nearsightedness is corrected or ... RG contact lenses apply slight pressure to ...
MDI will work with your facility to determine the best interim lab to fit your needs and your site....
Medicine Products: