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Personalized treatment for early lung cancer

... first European Multidisciplinary Conference in thoracic Oncology (EMCTO) in Lugano, Switzerland (1-3 May ... factors." Prof Walter Weder, head of thoracic surgery at the University of Zurich in ... The European Multidisciplinary Conference on thoracic Oncology is organized by the European Society for ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... have discovered a single gene defect that causes thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections as well as early ... Disease, Stroke and Moyamoya Disease, Along with thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections," was published ... men and less than 60 years in women. Premature thoracic aortic aneurysms and dissections were the main ...

Novel veterinary procedure detecting life-threatening injuries touted

... cause of death in trauma patients. thoracic ultrasound has been infrequently used as a ... imaging technique to detect PTX and other thoracic injuries in veterinary trauma patients. A study ... Emergency and Critical Care developed a new thoracic ultrasound examination called TFAST (Thoracic ...

European Multidisciplinary Conference on Thoracic Oncology

... and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Society of thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) and the European Respiratory ... first European Multidisciplinary Conference on thoracic Oncology (EMCTO). This meeting will provide a ... to diagnosis, treatment and management of thoracic cancers. ...

Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries

... both legs), a complication of surgical repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms. "Analysis of the available ... surgical repair," he added. Injuries causing thoracic (chest) aortic trauma are life-threatening, often ... is at increased risk of paraplegia because the thoracic aorta is clamped, cutting off blood to the spinal ...

Life-threatening gene defect located by UT-Houston researchers

... cells in people who suffer from hereditary thoracic aortic disease, which can kill victims with little warning in the prime of their lives. thoracic aortic disease, specifically thoracic aortic aneurysms leading to aortic dissections, ...

Novel lung cancer vaccine shows promise in fighting early-stage lung cancer

... cells is showing new promise for the treatment of early lung cancer. thoracic surgeons at Rush University Medical Center are researching the vaccine ... certain proteins such as the MAGE-A3 protein," said Dr. Anthony Kim, thoracic surgeon and principal investigator of the study at Rush. "In a trial of ...

Consumption of nut products during pregnancy linked to increased asthma in children

... M.Sc. The study appeared in the second issue for July of the American thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . ... of asthma," says John E. Heffner, M.D., past president of the American thoracic Society. "It is important, however, to emphasize that such associations do ...

Positive results for airway bypass

... study have been published in the October issue of the Journal of thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Positive results include a statistically ... from this disease, states Paulo F.G. Cardoso, M.D., Ph.D, Division of thoracic Surgery, Santa Casa de Porto Alegre-Pavilhao Pereira Filho Hospital, ...

UC health news: molecular pathway may predict chemotherapy effectiveness

... which ones wont, explains Reed, assistant professor of surgery at UC and a thoracic surgeon at University Hospital. As pathways are further defined, we ... testing the RB tumor suppressor in human tumor tissue samples from the UC thoracic Tumor Registry and compare them to patients with known outcomes. ...

Advances in lung cancer research announced at conference

... an international cancer research conference. Dr. Weiss, M.D., an Associate Investigator in TGen's Cancer and Cell Biology Division and Director of thoracic Oncology at TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare, made both announcements at the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer in San ...

Environmental exposures may damage DNA in as few as three days

... the outcome of cancers and other diseases. The research will be presented on Sunday, May 17, at the 105th International Conference of the American thoracic Society in San Diego. "Recently, changes in gene programming due to a chemical transformation called methylation have been found in the blood and ...

Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens, new results show

... men to the cancer-causing effects of smoking tobacco, according to new results reported this week at the European Multidisciplinary Conference in thoracic Oncology (EMCTO), Lugano, Switzerland. Swiss researchers studied 683 lung cancer patients who were referred to a cancer centre in St Gallen ...

Early detection of lung cancer: New data presented at multidisciplinary meeting

... evaluating new techniques for early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are being presented at the first European Multidisciplinary Conference on thoracic Oncology (EMCTO) in Lugano, Switzerland (1-3 May 2009). "Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and also in Europe. One of ...

Joining forces to improve lung cancer treatment

... of Vienna, Austria. Prof Pirker is co-chair of the scientific committee of a new medical conference, the European Multidisciplinary Conference in thoracic Oncology (EMCTO), being held for the first time this year, 1-3 May, in Lugano, Switzerland. The conference aims to further clinical and scientific ...

TGen Clinical Research Services at Scottsdale Healthcare and Mayo Clinic study new cancer drug

... Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Scottsdale-based Scottsdale Healthcare Corp., and at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Glen Weiss, Director of thoracic Oncology at TCRS at Scottsdale Healthcare, said the new drug appears promising and may be more effective and less toxic to healthy tissues than ...

National Lung Cancer Partnership and LUNGevity Foundation announce 2009 grant recipients

... fund the scientist's research on visceral pleural invasion and the role of estrogen in lung cancer tumors, respectively. Dr. Adusumilli, a general thoracic surgeon specializing in lung cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, was awarded the grant focused on basic research for his ...

Mosquitoes create harmonic love song before mating, study finds

... what was previously thought to be mosquitoes' upper hearing limit," he added. Interestingly, the mosquitoes adjust the harmonic resonance of their thoracic box to produce a harmonic frequency that converges at a frequency that is the female's third harmonic (three times her fundamental frequency) and the ...

Common food additive found to increase risk and speed spread of lung cancer

... University, appears in the first issue for January of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , published by the American thoracic Society. "Our study indicates that increased intake of inorganic phosphates strongly stimulates lung cancer development in mice, and suggests that ...

UT Southwestern researchers identify gene linked to inherited form of fatal lung disease

... professor of internal medicine; Dr. Randall Rosenblatt, professor of internal medicine; Dr. Michael DiMaio, associate professor of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery; Dr. Lisa Kinch, a bioinformatics research scientist in biochemistry with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UT Southwestern; and Dr. ...

Franklin Square to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema

... with emphysema. Results from the open-label Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent feasibility study were published in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Positive results included a statistically significant reduction in the amount of air trapped in the lungs and an ...

Scientists trace molecular origin of proportional development

... another gene, known as Hunchback. Hunchback instructs the embryo's anterior to begin formation of proportional body parts in the fruit fly's head and thoracic regions. Hunchback is switched on in the anterior half of the embryo, where the level of Bicoid is high. In normal (wild-type) embryos, the process ...

Children's National researchers develop novel anti-tumor vaccine

... a personalized approach to treatment. The vaccine and delivery system, developed in the laboratory of Children's National Chief of General and thoracic Surgery Anthony Sandler, MD , involves the creation of synthetic microparticles known as "immune stimulatory antigen loaded particles" (ISAPs), that ...

Sentara begins international trial -- open at only 24 US locations

... patients, these drug-eluting stents are now holding open new passageways in the lungs. Pulmonologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Sentara thoracic Surgery Center in Norfolk, Virginia are collaborating to perform this investigational procedure of the first wave of Virginia participants. During ...

COPD? Eat your veggies

... were published in the second issue for September of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , published by the American thoracic Society. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and affects more than 16 million Americans. In this study, researchers examined ...

Human embryonic stem cell secretions minimized tissue injury after heart attack

... said advisor to the Singapore researchers, Lee Chuen-Neng, M.D., who heads National University Hospital of Singapore's Department of Cardiac, thoracic and Vascular Surgery. He also is Chair of Surgery at the National University Health System. This discovery is all the more significant because ...

Wasps and bumble bees heat up, fly faster with protein-rich food

... the bait. Wasps that found the most nutritious bait were hottest. "If they encounter a very high-protein source, such as pure chicken meat, their thoracic temperatures are dramatically higher than when they encounter a poor food source," Eckles said. "You can see their wings quivering after they take a ...

Green tea compounds beat OSA-related brain deficits

... the cognitive deficits that occur with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study published in the second issue for May of the American thoracic Societys American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers examined the effects green tea polyphenols (GTP), administered ...

Cancer immunotherapy shows long-term promise in lung cancer

... says Prof. Vansteenkiste. "Postoperative chemotherapy is able to improve cure rates, but is sometimes poorly tolerated by patients recovering from thoracic surgery. In addition, not all patients are fit to receive chemotherapy. This is why the signal from this phase II randomized study is important: the ...

Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Awards

... The Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for International Collaboration in Cancer Research is presented to a team of experts in genetics, thoracic oncology, geology and pathology working in the United States and Turkey. The award supports highly meritorious research being conducted ...

Clinical trial that may help patients breathe easier begins at Central DuPage Hospital

... with emphysema. Results from the open-label Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent feasibility study were published in the October issue of the Journal of thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Positive results included a statistically significant reduction in the amount of air trapped in the lungs and an ...

Long-term use of mechanical ventilation contributes to the deterioration of human diaphragm muscle

... a new pharmacological approach to safely and quickly wean patients off ventilators could be developed. Sanford Levine, PhD, Professor of thoracic Surgery and co-director of the Respiratory Muscle Research Laboratory, led a team that conducted 22 biopsies on both deceased and living patients. ...

Breathless babies: Preemies' lung function shows prolonged impairment

... research was published in the second issue for December of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical care medicine, published by the American thoracic Society. That premature infants have less well developed lungs than their full term counterparts is well established, but researchers were unsure ...

New thoracic imaging approach can pinpoint underlying venous problems

... equipment in a novel way that allows us to acquire better venous images and make good clinical decisions. Vagal presented guidelines for this thoracic imaging protocol at the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imagings 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8. ...

Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference

... 4 and 5, the conference is co-sponsored by the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology, the California Chapter of the Society of thoracic Surgeons, and Promedica International CME. Professional differences of opinion often have stood between heart surgeons and cardiologists, and ...

Prolonged respiratory problems for oil spill clean-up volunteers

... findings were reported in the second issue for September of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, published by the American thoracic Society. In November 2002, the oil taker Prestige sank off the northwestern coast of Spain, spilling about 67,000 tons of oil that contaminated ...

Paleontologists discover new mammal from Mesozoic Era

... ear structure, Yanoconodon also has a surprisingly high number of 26 thoracic ("chest") and lumbar ("waist") vertebrae, unlike most living and extinct terrestrial mammals that commonly have 19 or 20 thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. The extra vertebrae give Yanoconodon a more ...

Dual gene therapy suppresses lung cancer in preclinical test

... Jack Roth, M.D., professor and chair of the M. D. Anderson Department of thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and a senior researcher on the project. ... says senior author Lin Ji, Ph.D., M. D. Anderson associate professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. The FUS1/p53 combination also activates ...

Breathing easy: When it comes to oxygen, a bug's life is full of it

... tissues and muscles. Insects typically have a pair of spiracles for each thoracic and abdominal segment. The same tubes that transport oxygen into the ... use different methods to release carbon dioxide, including opening the thoracic spiracles (the ones closest to the head) to take in oxygen while exhaling ...
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