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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...s review looks at the outcome of 184 patients with metastatic testicular cancer. Dr. Einhorn and colleagues demonstrated that the disease is potentially curable with a high dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant using cells harvested from the patient before the initial chemotherapy infusion. The patients ...

Pharaoh Hatshepsut Died in Pain Due to Cancer

...n in the spine, we concluded that this tumour is a metastatic deposit rather than a primary tumour," said Selim. Though Selim doesn't rule out bone cancer, he believes it was more likely another kind of tumour that spread to the bone. "It could have been a tumour affecting the lung, breast or kidney. Whatev...

New Cancer Fighting Virus

... clinical trial in patients with colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver at the meeting. Dr. Mescheders post...atients with colorectal cancer ultimately die from metastatic disease, where the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Most of the spreading occurs to the li...

Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...coma, especially in its advanced form, is not true metastatic cancer. In an accompanying editorial, Parkash Gill, M.D., of Norris Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Los Angeles recommends what should come next in Kaposi sarcoma research. With some resolution as to the clonal nature of [Kaposi sarcoma...

New Genetic Studies Carried Out in Cancer Therapy

...rimary cause of treatment failure in patients with metastatic cancer. Dr. Julian Downward from the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute and colleagues used RNA interference to directly examine the contribution of over 800 candidate proteins to the sensitivity or resistance of cancer cells to several dru...

Novel Method to Inhibit Prostate Cancer

...d death for men in the U.S. Present treatments for metastatic prostate cancer (cancer cells that spread to other...ng, there is a need for further research to combat metastatic prostate cancer. Prof. Benita added that he hopes clinical trials using the new method can begin in ...

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy is Linked With Increase in Breast Cancer Rates

...ancer Institute, the incidence of some early stage metastatic breast cancers is increasing, but this finding is likely explained by changes in clinical practice. Deirdre Cronin-Fenton, Ph.D., of Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, with colleagues at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., found t...

Bisphosphonate Increases the Risk of Jaw Bone Deterioration

...t be osteonecrosis of the jaw" Or do patients with metastatic cancerexperience more episodes of dental infection and therefore require more oral surgical procedures" the authors write....

Scientists Identify New Possible 'biomarker' for Pancreatic Cancer

... of primary pancreatic cancers, and 83 per cent of metastatic cancers. Waltz believes that the RON receptor's signalling pathways may be a key factor contributing to pancreatic cancer progression, and that it may give drug developers a new target for RON directed therapies that are more effective in treating ...

Clinical Approach Defined for Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

...ancer, 12 percent from lymphoma, nine percent from metastatic cancers, and seven percent from other cancer types. The most common symptom of superior vena cava syndrome is facial edema, which is present in 82 percent of the cases. Arm edema and distended neck and chest veins are also common clinical presentatio...

Monogram Presents Results of First ETag Breast Cancer Studies

...ical utility of its proprietary eTag technology in metastatic breast cancer will be presented at the 43rd Ameri...rization in a clinic-based cohort of patients with metastatic breast cancer.' 'HER2 expression and HER2-HER2 dimerization identifies subpopulations of metastati...

Advanced Breast Cancer: Study Reveals White and Black Women Have Different Survival Rates

...that 10 percent of the patients are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and that mortality rates for women with advanced breast disease are decreasing by 2.3 percent annually. The researchers hope that health policy makers take notice of the growing disparity and implement steps to make all breast cancer ...

Combination Improves Survival of Metastatic Melanoma Patients: Phase II Study

...ntly delayed the spread of tumors in patients with metastatic melanoma. In this phase II clinical trial of 53 ...rkovic says. People who have been diagnosed with metastatic melanoma generally live between six and 12 months after diagnosis. Despite years of research, there ...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

... of a third ongoing Phase 2 trial in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer also being conducted by Johns Ho...eatic tumor following surgery and two patients had metastatic tumor in regional lymph nodes. In addition, the three patients with prolonged disease-free survival ...

Change in Course of Treatment: Exploring Better Ways

... should be made were presented. In patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, counting circulating tumor cell...n cancer. This is an important area of research in metastatic colorectal cancer because there are little data to help physicians chose which treatment is best for...

Pazopanib Shows Positive in Advanced Renal Carcinoma, Ovarian Cancer and Soft Tissue Sarcoma

...going Phase II studies of pazopanib in advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC), ovarian cancer and so...tion study is evaluating patients with advanced or metastatic RCC who have not received prior systemic therapy or have failed one prior therapy (cytokine or bevac...

Cisplatin-very Effective Than Carboplatin in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

...ble would be the use of cisplatin in patients with metastatic NSCLC for whom the drug may be poorly tolerated, such as those with significant baseline renal impairment, hearing loss, peripheral neuropathy, or other serious medical comorbidities, the authors wrote....

Talcum Powder Curbs Lung Tumor Risk

...earchers report the talcum powder stunts growth of metastatic lung tumors by cutting the flow of blood .The tal...a hormone considered the magic bullet for treating metastatic lung cancer. The UF researchers say talc is an exciting new therapeutic agent for a cancer largely c...

IDM Pharma Presents Preliminary Results of Melanoma Vaccine Clinical Trial

...on of immune response in patients with progressive metastatic melanoma. The data were presented by Merrick I. ...great need of new drugs to treat our patients with metastatic melanoma" said Dr. Ross. "The preliminary analysis of the phase II clinical trial with IDM Pharma's ...

Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients

...s the dominant cause of morbidity in patients with metastatic HRPC. Increase in prostate specific antigen (PSA) was not part of the progression endpoint. PFS at the median demonstrated a 14% improvement in patients who received Satraplatin plus prednisone (11.1 weeks) compared to patients who received prednison...

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