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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

...ay of telling whether a fibroid tumor is benign or cancerous until it is analyzed by a pathologist are technically correct, but...

Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer

...en who have had a mastectomy and have four or more cancerous lymph nodes can best benefit from post-surgical ra...not enough evidence that women with three or fewer cancerous lymph nodes benefit from radiation. Patricia Eifel of Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, said to o...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...e and examining cells for signs of precancerous or cancerous changes. Sukumar's team examined samples of ductal fluid from women with breast cancer and women without the disease to detect signs of a process called methylation. The presence of markers for this process suggests that a woman has breast cancer o...

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...test can help pinpoint if the patches could become cancerous or not.Scientists at the University of Oslo spearh...es is the key to finding if the patches can become cancerous or not. If it's the normal 46, cancer is unlikely. If the number is doubled, cancer is more likely. ...

New scalpel probes into cancer

...ssue.// This device could detect which cells were cancerous by the amount of protein present and was able to d...alignant form. At present the only way to tell if cancerous cells are present is to stain tissue samples, which may take hours this scalpel will be able to tell...

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...onate therapy is currently approved. The spread of cancerous cells from the original tumor to the bone, can lead to serious complications called skeletal related events like fractures, compression of the spinal cord, severe bone pain and hypercalcemia.// Zometa is a new generation intravenous bisphosphonate...

Fingerprinting prostate cancer

...ese 'molecular fingerprints' that characterise the cancerous cell. Using microarray technology, it's now possible to analyse thousands of genes in one experiments.// Doctors at the University of Michigan have now produced the first ever molecular fingerprint of prostate cancer. They examined more than 700 pr...

Uncovering a gene for oesophagal cancer

...nd 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 common forms of the disease. Survival rates in...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

...ducts from the inside to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they spread beyond the ducts. Images are relayed to television screens from which doctors can evaluate cells for the presence of pre-malignant changes. If abnormalities are spotted, biopsy of the affected area can then take place. Docto...

Lancing tumours into the body

...kHz. The hot spike could be useful for destroying cancerous tissue, Ishiyama believes. The high frequency field used to heat the metal tip doesn’t interfere with steering the device, he adds.Says Edwin Jager at Linkoping University in Sweden, who is designing tiny robots to manipulate single cells in the body...

Early Warning System For Breast Cancer

... muscle cells, which produce a lot of RhoC. But in cancerous non-muscle cells, RhoC is key to the structural changes that give a cell the ability to break off from a tumor, float through the body in the bloodstream, and take hold in a satellite location - in other words, to metastasize. Researchers develope...

Detecting Colorectal Cancer

...otein in a patient's stool that is only present in cancerous colorectal cells. Researchers say the screening method may prove more reliable// than the standard tests, colonoscopy and fecal-blood assessment, in detecting the disease in its earlier stages. Colorectal cancer causes about 300,000 deaths each year...

New operation for kidney cancer

...e imaging to guide a surgical probe while removing cancerous tissue. So high-tech is this procedure, that the surgeon could demonstrate his 60 operation to a group of colleagues in Italy using telemedicine. The team now reports on progress among the first 60 patients, since April 1998 when the first operatio...

New surgery in head and neck cancer

Actuating heat to destroy cancerous tissue assists patients with advanced head and neck cancer. Radiofrequency ablation involves the use of heat to destroy malignant tissue. Including liver tumours, it has been used to effect in varied tumour types.Now researchers at Montefiore Medical...

Novel research on liver cancer

...uvate// directly into the artery that leads to the cancerous tumor. They say it did not adversely affect the healthy portion of the liver or surrounding cells. When they compared the effects of this treatment to a commonly used technique called chemoembolization, which delivers chemo to the tumor and blocks of...

Drug for pediatric brain cancer

... been shown to help shrink solid tumors, including cancerous brain tumors. Studies in adults with brain tumors showed fotemustine was at least partially effective in about 20 percent of patients. In this study, researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto tested the drug in 14 children under age...

Drug for pediatric brain cancer

... been shown to help shrink solid tumors, including cancerous brain tumors. Studies in adults with brain tumors showed fotemustine was at least partially effective in about 20 percent of patients. In this study, researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto tested the drug in 14 children under age...

Novel test for bowel cancer

... are actively dividing - that is, pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. In a trial, involving both bowel cancer patients and healthy controls, 30 out of 45 in the patient group tested positive for MCM2, compared to none in the control group. It's an exciting development - but more research is needed to assess the...

Cancer gene mystery to be cracked!

...recisely find out what needs to be taken away from cancerous cells to make it normal again. Sir Paul Nurse, Chief Executive of Cancer Research, UK, on the other hand, added that the next challenge for scientists was to unravel the mystery of each human gene and find out what each gene was doing. This would hel...

Treatment for fibroids with "Abortion Pill"

...a of the lining of the uterus. Though, it is not a cancerous lesion, hyperplasia can become cancerous over many years' time....

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