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Protective effects of tomatoes in prostate cancer

...heir study , the researchers followed 30 men with localized prostate cancer and administered 15 milligrams of lycopene daily to half of them ,while the other half received no intervention for three weeks prior to surgery.Those who were treated had smaller tumors and tumors that were more likely to remain conf...

Prostate cancer and Vitamins

... was a 56 year old man about to have treatment for localized prostate cancer. He had been taking over 2,057 times the recommended daily dose of the B vitamin niacin. The treatment, which involves implanting radioactive 'seeds' in the tumour had to be cancelled. For the vitamin would have interacted with a drug...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer

...rostate cancer are based on whether the disease is localized or includes distant metastases. However the presence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) or rising PSA has proven the most effective way to detect recurrent prostate cancer. When imaging techniques have not proven particularly reliable//, the research...

New Hope For Skin Disease

...ause decreased motion of the joints, also known as localized scleroderma. She says: “I had a bunch of bumps on my legs, and it gradually turned into bruises, almost purple. Then my skin started to get hard, and it was painful to the touch.” Doctors are now using a new kind of phototherapy called UVA-1 to eas...

Low grade prostate cancer may be treated with mild treatment

... of to 74 years who were diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer conservatively. They have used either observation or immediate or delayed androgen withdrawal therapy. The patients were observed for a mean period of 24 years. The results of the study had shown that patients with low-grade prostat...

Research Shows Carbon Monoxide Prevents Inflammations

... during transplant rejection. Their data show that localized CO production provides critical protection against the OB induced by iNOS expression. It’s a balancing mechanism. When Hmox expression goes up, it reduces iNOS expression and suppresses a key-signaling pathway involved in the immune response. The sc...

New and easier method of radiation

... to quality of life. Also, studies have shown that localized cancer returns only to the same place, so leaving the rest of the breast untreated with radiation does not impact recurrence. This breakthrough treatment is still under study and is being used on women with cancer that has not spread. Positive result...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

Aneurysm refers to a sac formed by localized dilation of the wall of an artery, a vein or the heart. A brain aneurysm arises as a result of weakness in the arterial wall of the brain. Rupture of the aneurysm can result in // stroke or death. A new approach combining the use of intracranial ste...

First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals

...rous growths. By using the PET-CT, the cancer is localized and the radiotherapy is coupled with the procedure, Radiotherapy sends radiation to the scanned and marked site leading to killing and destroying of cancer cells and tissues by radiation. The surrounding tissues to the cancer are also destroyed in or...

Incorrect lifestyle may be the cause of male infertility

...heir size. This is because excess body fat creates localized heat in the groin area that can damage the sperm. In addition, fat is linked with oestrogen - the female sex hormone - and more fat means more oestrogens, which can lead to a possible increase in the risk of interference with the proper development o...

Microscopic Nanobombs Blow Apart Breast Cancer Cells

...cer cells. "The nanobomb is very selective, very localized and minimally invasive," Panchapakesan said. "It might cause what I would call nanopain, like a pin prick." He is of the opinion that this therapy would be particularly effective against breast cancer since the shockwaves generated by the explosions ...

No link between type II diabetes and aggressive prostate cancer

...ent at Fox Chase. The study tracked 1,512 men with localized prostate cancer who had been treated with radiation therapy between April 1989 and October 2001. Of these 1,306 men had no history of type II diabetes, while 206 men had diabetes that was managed with diet, medication and exercise. Researchers found ...

A Novel Method Of Detection Of High Nuclear Grade Localized Renal Cell Carcinoma

... useful predictor for detecting high nuclear grade localized RCC preoperatively. The results of this study demonstrated the effectiveness of CRP and IAP measurement as a means to detect high nuclear grade RCC preoperatively. Although this study included only a small number of cases, the authors believe tha...

Annual PSA screening reduces risk of prostate cancer deaths

...They tracked 1,500 men who had been diagnosed with localized prostate cancer between 1998 and 2002. It was found that men who underwent regular screening had a 65 percent chance of being diagnosed with less aggressive prostate cancer, as opposed to only 24 percent in men who had irregular screening. Also men w...

Chromosome Ends Trigger DNA Damage Response For Telomere Protection

...itute for Biological Studies have suggested that a localized DNA damage response at telomeres after replication is essential for recruiting the //processing machinery that promotes formation of a chromosome end protection complex. Telomeres, the ends of linear chromosomes, represent a problem for the control ...

Radiology advance points way to non-invasive brain cancer treatment

...e of action. Therefore, gadolinium atoms must be localized in the nuclei of cancer cells to induce DNA damage that the cancer cells cannot repair, and consequently cell death." De Stasio says it will be a year before it is known whether the treatment works in animal models, and likely another five to ten y...

Visual Awareness Is Generated At the Back Of The Brain

...Barrow, and his colleagues have for the first time localized the area where visual awareness is generated. "Visual awareness is the feeling that makes the world seem visible," Dr. Macknik said. "In contrast to a visual reflex, like when our eyes change their focus, visual awareness describes the conscious expe...

Female Foeticide Practiced More By Educated People

...er of female deficit (in sex ratio) is essentially localized in prosperous urban and prospering rural areas. This is more so with education and prosperity coming together’. The instances are less where women are not just earning members but have moved outside the confines of their homes to earn a living. At ...

Avastin under trial to test efficacy for pancreatic tumours!

...inal radiation therapy and chemotherapy can reduce localized pancreatic tumours that have not metastasized or spread to other systems or organs in the body. Northwestern Memorial is the sole clinical site where the research trial is being conducted. "Our findings from the previous study suggest that the co...

TNF Helps in the Understanding of the Immune System and Development of Drugs against Various Ills

...sed mainly to the innate immune response that is a localized reaction that occurs to stop an infection threat confined to a small part of the body. This is of great contrast to a systemic response that triggers an immune reaction throughout the body, causing a fever. If the immune system responds too aggressiv...

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