Tag: "cancers" at medical news
Gene Study Offers Hope of Potent Anti-cancer Drugs
... counteracting mutations in a patient's DNA. All cancers
are thought to result from an accumulation of muta...ve been implicated in the development of different cancers
but, until now, have not had a clear idea about how many mutations in these genes were directly invo...
Study Aims to Find Which Breast Cancer Patients Need Chemotherapy
...es and uses five reference genes as controls. “How cancers
behave largely depends on what the DNA is like.” Although it’s been on the market more than a year, the test is not widely used, possibly because its efficacy was studied in a relatively small number of women and it costs several thousand dollars, ...
CT Scans may Not Benefit Lung Cancer Patients
... had perhaps led to the detection and treatment of cancers
that did not need to be treated at all. They might... The patients concerned did die ultimately. Lung cancers
are of different types. Some tumors are pretty much harmless. The extra surgical treatment prompt...
Indian American's Contribution in Cancer Gene Discovery
... years, scientists across the globe knew that many cancers
have a signature genetic anomaly - a section of one chromosome is missing. Specifically, a region called 1p36 is often deleted. This caused scientists to believe that this section of the chromosome contained an important gene, that when lost, leads t...
Medical Personnel Can Save More Lives by Screening for Oral Signs of Disease
...opsies or high blood pressure medication, and oral cancers
and other tumors. Hygienists can’t make diagnoses, but they need to know how diagnoses are arrived at for their licensing. And since City Tech students have a 100 percent pass rate on licensing exams, their patients are getting the best care. “Beca...
Scientists Identify 120 New Cancer Genes
...d which could be implicated in their growth. All cancers
are thought to result from an accumulation of mutations in one or another of the 30,000 genes in the human genome. These mutations cause a cell to multiply uncontrollably to form a tumor that can then spread to other parts of the body. The next sta...
No Survival Benefit for CT Screening for Lung Cancer
...CT screening found nearly three times as many lung cancers
as predicted, the researchers found that early det... lead to a corresponding decrease in advanced lung cancers
or a reduction in deaths from lung cancer. The multi-center study, led by researchers at Memorial Sl...
Incidence of Cancers Among Chinese Women on the Rise
...for 30 percent of female cases. Cervical and ovary cancers
are also common. Experts said the causes of female cancers
include poor diets, a lack of physical exercise, obesity and smoking. A survey of 13,000 women in ...
‘Mesothelioma’- Trouble Under the Asbestos Rof
...ype of cancer- Mesothelioma. Almost 5% of all lung cancers
in the United Kingdom happen to be mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a medical term used to describe a cancer in the lining of the lung which develops after exposure to asbestos. The cancer usually spreads from the lining of the lung to the diaphragm...
International Conference On Thoracic Cancer To Be Held In Jordan
...t findings in diagnosis and treatment for thoracic cancers
from around the globe. Several papers will be presented on the changes in treatment paradigms and controversial issues in the management of the small-cell and non-small-cell lung cancer. Annually there are over 200 patients in Jordan diagnosed wit...
Diminishing Differences and Empowering Eves
...sed in an earnest fashion. Screening for various cancers
such as those of the breast and cervix, should be universally made mandatory . Protecting the girl-child from societal evils should be another primary concern. Prevention must be the key to usher in the all -round growth of women. It must be rem...
Ovarian Cancer May Mimic Fallopian Tube Formation
... of a molecular genetic understanding of different cancers
and emphasizes the importance of describing cancer in the context of normal human development that has gone awry due to genetic and epigenetic alterations,” said Nathan Bowen, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scientist at Georgia Tech an...
Gene Cell Test may Aid Early Lung Cancer Diagnosis
... This could lead to much earlier diagnosis of lung cancers
which would allow doctors to start treatment earlier and give patients a better chance of surviving the disease. It would also give an earlier incentive for smokers to give up. "Our biomarker might be useful as a screening tool for lung cancer among ...
J591- an Antibody Exclusively Targets Tumors
...it is not only present in high amounts in prostate cancers
but it also is the only known molecular target that is present on tumor blood vessels but not on normal blood vessels. Other researchers are also developing drugs that indirectly starve tumors of blood by reducing the growth of new blood vessels. B...
Childhood Obesity Linked to Early Puberty.
...e, teenage pregnancy and high risk of reproductive cancers
and adult obesity. Dr. Lee opined that in addition to finding the reasons for association of obesity with early puberty, it is also important to know if weight control measures at an early age have any effect on slowing down puberty age. JYT...
Chilli Extract may Stop Fat Cell Growth
...ies has been linked with increased risk of stomach cancers
in the populations of India and Mexico. Source-Bio-Bio Technology SR...
Scientists Tout New Prostate Cancer Test
... more likely to later be diagnosed with aggressive cancers
than men with lower scores in an Oregon study, eve..., it could help save the lives of men with serious cancers
and avoid repeated biopsies in others. "It's that 1-in-10 men that do have a life-threatening canc...
Philadelphia Researchers Found A Novel Way To Fight Several Kind of Cancers
...lly offer a novel way of treating several kinds of cancers
associated with Epstein-Barr. Some of these also i... transfect cells." A variety of blood and solid cancers
are more likely to occur in people who have been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but not...
HPV Infections On The Rise In US
... can cause cervical cancer. The chance of cervical cancers
in this age group is likely to go up with the increase in the number of sex partners. As per Dr. Tanvi Sharma, assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Miami School Of Medicine, regular pap smear tests and vaccines ...
The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer
...east, prostate, urinary, colon, and brain cancers; cancers
of the digestive, respiratory, and central nervous systems; cancers
of the blood cells and cancerous tumors; but excluding non-melanotic skin cancers. Then, they compar...
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