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More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

... whose PSA can be between 4 and 10. These men need biopsies to confirm thecancer. Now a new test, called a "Free PSA" has further improved the diagnostic ability to detect the cancer and save almost 75% of the patients an unnecessary biopsy of the gland. PSA exists in blood as either being bound to protein ...

Vitamin B for Hepatitis

...as subsequently withdrawn. And in subsequent liver biopsies after thiamine treatment, HBV DNA was undetectable.This is the first study to investigate thiamine for treating hepatitis B infection....

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

...hagus is examined by a miniature camera and tissue biopsies taken to reveal any potentially cancerous change. Meanwhile, the search for the gene has been narrowed down to one small area of chromosome 17. Once it's identified, it will shed light upon not just inherited oesophagal cancer, but also the more comm...

Heart may pull Cells from Body to Self-repair

... effort to repair the organ. The findings, from 18 biopsies of 12 hearts given to male transplant patients, ec...he University of Texas and colleagues obtained the biopsies from men who had undergone transplantation with a heart from a female donor. For comparison, the res...

Treating acne with laser

...sebaceous glands by a thermal or heat effect. Skin biopsies performed immediately after treatment showed heat-induced alterations of the sebaceous glands, reducing the amount of oil produced....

Better Prostate Cancer Test

...tate cancer and eliminate the need for unnecessary biopsies for many men. Bob Miles has had three biopsies of his prostate after blood tests revealed elevated levels of PSA -- a protein that when elevated in...

Circumcision Found To Prevent HIV Spread

...ssion. Researchers say their study was limited as biopsies of the penis are rarely taken, and most studies to date have used material from circumcisions. However, if human tissue were available, population studies correlating levels of DC-SIGN expression in the penis with HIV transmission rates could provide...

The Effectiveness Of Screening Tests Questioned

...gular self-exams just lead to unnecessary surgical biopsies and greater anxiety among women. Specialists believe the same results would apply to testicular self-examination as well and suggests health officials who tout these exams believing they can’t hurt are failing to take these adverse effects into accou...

The Latest Preventative Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer

...ram, or 60-milligram amount. Results from 12-month biopsies show a 48-percent reduction in prostate cancer incidence for patients taking the 20-milligram dose of toremifene compared to those on placebo. Researchers in the current study say: "With no effective treatment options available, doctors and patients...

Assessing Prostate Cancer Risk

...e cancer at the beginning of the study. Additional biopsies were performed six months and 12 months later to assess for prostate cancer. Results showed that the men had about a 30-percent chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer by the one-year follow-up. Researchers say men with PIN should be carefull...

Minimizing The Risk Of HIV Spread

...ssion. Researchers say their study was limited as biopsies of the penis are rarely taken, and most studies to date have used material from circumcisions. However, if human tissue were available, population studies correlating levels of DC-SIGN expression in the penis with HIV transmission rates could provide...

Tobacco smoke increases the levels of Cox 2.

...hat these findings are important for people as the biopsies of smokers’ oral linings have produced the increased levels of these two proteins and these are taken as primary signs of cancer....

A Likely Breakthrough For Prostate Cancer Patients

...ce men with higher levels have to undergo repeated biopsies to determine whether they have cancer or not. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh hopes to make the PSA test a thing of the past with a new test called EPCA. The protein shows up at the very earliest stages of cancer. The test has already...

Sudden Rise in PSA Dangerous for men

... 40 to recognize a sharp rise. They also recommend biopsies be conducted when PSA levels rise .75 nanograms per milliliter or more over a year. Other indications for a biopsy are a PSA level higher than 2.5 nanograms per milliliter, which is lower than the initial recommendation of four nanograms per millilit...

Slowing Down The Progression Of Tumour Cells With Omega-6 Fatty Acids

...ferent tumour types in cell lines as well as human biopsies and also correlate type of fatty acid with tumour stage and grade in order to obtain a clearer picture of specific effects of different fats on tumour progression....

New advance in prostate cancer management

...oning and examination. The new method requires the biopsies to be cut into cubes, which are oriented in an appropriate way to expose a cross-section of the sample.These reoriented samples are then re-embedded in hot paraffin wax followed by slicing and staining. Samples processed this way retain the antigenic...

Optical Imaging Added To Ultrasound To Improve Imaging Of Breast Cancer

...sions--and potentially reduce the number of breast biopsies performed//. Only 10 to 15 percent of women who ...shing malignant and benign masses to reduce benign biopsies in a non-invasive way. In the study, 65 patients with a total of 81 breast lesions were examined w...

Measuring disseminated cancer cells in bone marrow - valuable tool for detecting early breast cancer metastasis

...es could be a complementary approach to lymph node biopsies in determining which patients should receive adjuvant therapy. Source: Nature Review Cancer....

Remote Robotic Surgery Using Miniature Robots

...further added. Currently a robot capable of doing biopsies is in the works and another is being designed that can be inserted into a person's stomach via the esophagus. The cost of the robots is about $200 each. The ultimate goal is to use the tiny robots to enable surgeons to work without ever placing thei...

Biopsies Of Human Skin And Bone Marrow Support T Cell Development

Recent research suggests that biopsies of human skin and bone marrow can provide the basi.... The authors conclude that skin and bone marrow biopsies can thus be used to generate de novo functional and diverse T cell populations for potential therape...

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