Navigation Links
Researchers Zero In on GI Cancers
Date:1/14/2009

resulting in a net savings of $604 million.

The study was led by Dr. Veena Shankaran, a postdoctoral fellow at the Veterans Administration Center for the Management of Complex Chronic Care and Northwestern University's Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago. It was funded by ImClone Systems Inc., which makes Erbitux.

A second set of researchers reported that people with specific mutations in the epidermal growth factor (EGF) gene and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) have an increased risk of cancer of the esophagus.

Chronic GERD affects some 20 million Americans and is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer, which is on the rise.

A variant of the EGF gene known as G/G was associated with nearly twice the risk of developing esophageal cancer when compared with the A/A "wild type" -- or normal form -- of the gene, but only in individuals with GERD. The apparent danger was magnified when the GERD was more severe, the study found.

Overall, those without significant GERD had a lower risk and those with more GERD had almost 10 times the risk. Those who had GERD more than once a week or who had had GERD for more than 15 years had almost 22 times the risk, the researchers said.

"These findings indicated to us that there was indeed an interaction of some sort between the EGF gene and GERD in the esophagus," said study author Dr. Winson Y. Cheung, a clinical research fellow at the University of Toronto and the Harvard School of Public Health. "This could have important clinical implications for screening."

A third group of researchers, from Germany, found that the drug Sandostatin LAR (octreotide LAR) can slow tumor progression in patients with malignant neuroendocrine tumors of the midgut (the lower part of the small intestines), a rare form of cancer.

Currently, there are few effective therapies for this type of cancer.

"The median time to tumor progres
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers identify new protein that triggers breast cancer
2. UCSF Researchers Use New Tools to Move in on Cancer Susceptibility Genes
3. Penn researchers unlock molecular origin of blood stem cells
4. McGill, MUHC and Douglas researchers get top marks from Quebec Science magazine
5. McGill researchers discover gene that increases susceptibility to Crohns disease
6. Researchers Gain Insights Into Aging in Mice
7. Researchers discover target that could ease spinal muscular atrophy symptoms
8. Health-monitoring technology helps seniors live at home longer, MU researchers find
9. Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging, McGill researchers say
10. NC State researchers find new bartonella species that infects humans
11. Researchers Report Progress in Fight Against Fat
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... Isabel Healthcare announced ... to That Neighborhood Foundation for use in That Neighborhood Free Health Clinic. ... clinic with building and broadening differential diagnosis and expanding their perspective while working up ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... ... New Xarelto lawsuit claims proposed for consolidation in the ... to attorneys handling Xarelto lawsuits included in the MDL.* The forms, ... plaintiffs’ attorneys in filing new claims, according to court documents. Drafts of these ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... Skin Brushing (also known as ... helpful to keep skin optimal and beautiful as it is more exposed to the elements. ... It can:, , Exfoliate the dead cells and toxins on skin's ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... June 24, 2015 amidst bright skies and inspirational words. , The independent, ... processional walk from the Glenholme building to the school’s Center for the Arts. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions has ... 2015 update to Dynamics CRM. With the enhanced changes and new procedures involved with ... The agenda will feature a look at the new user interface and what it ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Isabel Healthcare Donates Differential Diagnosis Decision Support Tool to That Neighborhood Foundation 2Health News:Isabel Healthcare Donates Differential Diagnosis Decision Support Tool to That Neighborhood Foundation 3Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: New Xarelto Lawsuit Filings to Be Expedited 2Health News:Xarelto Lawsuit News: New Xarelto Lawsuit Filings to Be Expedited 3Health News:Back in Stock: Keep Skin and Lymphatic System Healthy with Dry Skin Brushes from Sublime Beauty® 2Health News:The Glenholme School Graduates Its Class of 2015 2Health News:The Glenholme School Graduates Its Class of 2015 3Health News:The Glenholme School Graduates Its Class of 2015 4Health News:Intellitec Solutions to Host Microsoft CRM 2015 Update Webinar 2
... US researchers have discovered a non-invasive elastography technique that ... to radiation. ,The technique found by ... measuring muscle noise to reveal a patients condition. ... 16 sensors, each 1.5 centimetres apart, along the thigh ...
... Huxley has said that, "Although there was support for a ... of heart disease , the relationship is not as strong ... may have on heart disease are dwarfed by other risk ... ,Coronary heart disease is the leading cause ...
... who are hard of hearing. But the authorities have hardly ... problem has mysteriously persisted for decades in the Muslim-dominated Jhumarvad ... ,Shamshool Mia, a 62-year-old villager, said: "I am hard ... treatment failed to cure me. I will have to suffer ...
... public support for the fight against kidney diseases was kicked ... from the marathon, hosted by the New York Road Runners ... Arab Emirates (UAE), will go to the US National Kidney ... entrants from around the world, including 1000 women, 29 runners ...
... suspects in police custody is standard operating procedure for ... the idea that using a Taser could lead to ... the final results of a study conducted by emergency ... (UCSD) Medical Center showed no lasting effects of the ...
... Even before women with breast cancer undergo chemotherapy, ... activity levels, according to a new study ... in Omaha, Nebraska. ,Researchers say their ... following breast cancer surgery and before any further ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Plight of Jharkhand's Mysterious deaf Village 2Health News:Healthy Humans Not Harmed By Taser 2Health News:Research Suggests Breast Cancer Fatigue Begins Before Chemo 2Health News:Research Suggests Breast Cancer Fatigue Begins Before Chemo 3
(Date:6/29/2015)... 2015  PDL BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDLI ) ... agreement with CareView Communications, Inc. (OTCQB: CRVW) whereby PDL ... secured debt financing. CareView is an information technology provider ... Under the credit agreement, PDL will provide ... in two tranches of $20 million, based upon the ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... , June 29, 2015  Allergan plc ... intends to release second quarter 2015 financial results ... open of the U.S. financial markets. The Company will ... a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, August 6, ... to access the call is U.S./ Canada ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... TARRYTOWN, N.Y. , June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... today announced that the Proceedings of the ... a paper demonstrating that the Company,s proprietary VelociGene ... the rapid identification and preclinical validation of potential ... and treatment of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PDL BioPharma Announces $40 Million Financing Transaction with CareView Communications 2PDL BioPharma Announces $40 Million Financing Transaction with CareView Communications 3PDL BioPharma Announces $40 Million Financing Transaction with CareView Communications 4Allergan to Host Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 2Allergan to Host Second Quarter 2015 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast 3Regeneron Rapid Response Platform for Emerging Infectious Diseases Described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication 2Regeneron Rapid Response Platform for Emerging Infectious Diseases Described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication 3Regeneron Rapid Response Platform for Emerging Infectious Diseases Described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication 4Regeneron Rapid Response Platform for Emerging Infectious Diseases Described in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Publication 5
... DURHAM, N.C., May 1, 2012 Heart IT, ... approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation, WebPAX®, announced ... "zero-footprint" medical image viewing technologies. "Zero-footprint" technologies allow ... any computing platform with a standard Internet web ...
... 2012 Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCBB: AMBS), a ... the treatment of Parkinson,s disease and other nervous ... selected to present in the Emerging Companies Showcase ... Meeting on May 2nd, 2012 in New York ...
Cached Medicine Technology:U.S. Patent Office Issues Sixth Patent Covering 'Zero-Footprint' Medical Image Viewers to Heart Imaging Technologies, LLC 2Amarantus BioSciences to Present at the New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA) 21st Annual Meeting on May 2nd, 2012 2Amarantus BioSciences to Present at the New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA) 21st Annual Meeting on May 2nd, 2012 3
... gloves, Polymed has become even better. Polymed® TLC ... regular Polymed with the exciting addition of vitamin ... antioxidants, which are vital to healthy skin. Polymed ... to reduce the potential for latex sensitization. The ...
CYSTOSCOPY "T". DRAPE...
... for use in urology and gynecology. ... fluid strike-through, and help eliminate the need ... saving time and money (1071). 23 inch ... Drape, Clear plastic, Adhesive strip, Circle aperture, ...
... Both the Penilab IV and the Penilab V have ... Model 1060 is similar to the Model 1061 ... can one be added later. The Penilab V ... all of the accessories you'll need to get started. ...
Medicine Products: