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Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...August 2001) for the treatment of hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM), the most common life-threatening metabolic ...es for Zometa in the treatment of hypercalcemia of malignancy (HCM) in more than 30 countries. "Bone complications can be extremely debilitating to cancer pati...

A better test than cytology for Urinary Malignancy

...sitional cell carcinoma in patients with suspected malignancy of the upper urinary tract. A study was conducted...upper urinary tract that were highly suspicious of malignancy provided urine samples. These samples were tested using two rapid urine tests, one that tested for f...

PET Scans Found To Reveal Hidden Cancers

... been treated for their known cancer while another malignancy remained undiagnosed. PET scans identify areas of abnormal chemical and metabolic action. According to specialists, unexpected cancers are identified by PET technology because it scans the entire body. Researchers however say that PET scans identif...

Cell’s microenvironment linked to cancer

...iversity of Illinois, Chicago has found that tumor malignancy also depends on the molecules that surrounds the cancer cell. This study which was published in the American Journal of Pathology, explains how the molecules surrounding the cell is involved in the alteration in genome package. An enzyme that cuts...

Low doses of chemotherapy good for children

...wo factors that can lead to a relapse or growth of malignancy during the ten-year period after the limited dosage chemotherapy. The results of the study were presented at American Society of Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology (ASPHO) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Reference: Wake Forest University Baptist Med...

Risk of Thyroid cancer is increased after Childhood Irradiation of Neck region

...hyroid cancer occurrence is an increased secondary malignancy to Childhood Hodgkin’s disease and neuroblastoma. Patients undergoing radiation in the neck regions for treatment of central nervous system cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, Ewing’s sarcoma and Wilm’s tumor develop thyroid ...

Early Lung cancer detected by studying Cheek Cells

...n extend a significant distance from the site of a malignancy and we have already conducted a successful clinical trial for our sputum test for lung cancer. Mr. W. Michael Alberts, , President of the American College of Chest Physicians said, “Each year, great strides are made in the detection, diagnosis, and...

Radiation Risk of Pelvic Fracture in Elderly Women

... years or older who had been diagnosed with pelvic malignancy were included for the study. The incidence of pelvic fractures was considerably high in the irradiated group than in the nonirradiated group. The above results were true for all three forms of pelvic malignancy, cervical cancer, anal cancer and rec...

Prostate Cancer Outcomes Determined By Socioeconomic Status

...ethod. Prostate cancer is generally a slow growing malignancy and usually has very good prognosis, but it has shown racial predilection as far as mortality rate is concerned, affecting African-Americans more than Caucasians. In the current study, Xianglin L. Du, Ph.D., of the University of Texas School of Publi...

Novel Discoveries For Treatment Of Stomach Cancer

...overies that could combat stomach cancer, a common malignancy found in the Asian population//. 'The inroads can give doctors the means to fight the disease more effectively,' said Professor Soo Khee Chee, director of the National Cancer Centre (NCC). The team led by the NCC included experts from the Univers...

Lung cancer molecular profile discovered by researchers.

...stic indicators in patients with adenocarcinoma, a malignancy of the mucous glands in the lungs. A tumour with an overex-pression of has-mir-155 or reduced ex-pression of has-let-7a-2 would indicate the need for aggressive chemotherapy or radiation treatments. According to Curtis Harris, M.D., chief of the ...

Breast cancer survivors slacken on mandated annual mammograms

...ast cancer, is almost 3 times enhanced to suffer a malignancy in the other breast. An annual follow up is a must which can help in early identification of any subsequent cancers. The researchers found that in the first year after treatment, 80 percent of women had received a screening mammogram. At the fifth ...

HD Type Plays an Important Role in the Survival of the Patient

... the disease prevalent in U.S. and Europe. HD is a malignancy of the lymphatic system of the body, which includes lymph nodes and the spleen. Like many cancers, HD comes in multiple morphologies based on cellular characteristics. Studies have shown that certain morphologies have worse prognoses. However, trea...

Avoid unnecessary screening tests for celiac disease in the absence of symptoms in children with Downs syndrome

...e potential benefit of preventing gastrointestinal malignancy by detecting celiac disease in children without symptoms of the disease and weighed the benefit against the cost and quality of life issues associated with screening and treatment of celiac disease. They also calculated the number of asymptomatic chi...

More Kidney Cancer Is Detected and Treated Early, Yet Death Rate Rises

... option.” Kidney cancer is the third most common malignancy of the genitourinary system (the reproductive system and urinary system). The American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 38,890 new cases of kidney cancer (24,650 in men and 14,240 in women) in the United States this year, and about 12,840...

Inhibition of Colorectal tumor growth by Grape seed extract

...tract on colorectal cancer, the second most common malignancy in Americans as well as the second leading cause of cancer deaths in this country. They exposed two different human colon carcinoma cells to the extract, and found a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of cell growth. "Beneficial effects were corre...

Swelling of Prostate Gland Prevented with New drug

...es.” The bad effect is that the hormone can cause malignancy but on the positive side it can stop BPH from developing. On testing an estrogen receptor-beta agonist on transgenic mice with BPH Risbridger and her team found that the drug activated just one of the two cell receptors for the hormone to produce th...

"Tribbles" Protein Implicated in Leukemia

...ed in this week’s issue of Cancer Cell. AML is a malignancy that arises in white blood cells and develops when there is a defect in immature immune cells in the bone marrow. In AML, the uncontrolled, exaggerated growth and accumulation of white blood cells leads to anemia and a deficiency of normal white cell...

Lenalidomide Gives New Hope To Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Patients

...ymphocytic leukemia is the most common hematologic malignancy in the western hemisphere," according to Dr. Chanan-Khan, "and remains incurable." While several phase II studies have demonstrated improved clinical response to chemotherapy alone, or combined with the monoclonal antibody rituximab, relapse is inevi...

Reactions to 'false-positive' Prostate Cancer Screenings Assessed

...ology. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy diagnosed in men in the United States. The majority of men in the United States are screened beginning at age 50 with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. "This study emphasizes the importance of doctors' discussing the pros and cons of prosta...

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