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Comparing Breast surgery techniques

...the nodes. They also studied 502 women with lymph node involvement - who received similar treatment. There were no significant differences in survival among the three groups of women who started off with their lymph nodes free of cancer. Nor were there differences in the groups who had positive nodes....

New Liver Tumor Treatment

...ed for other tumors including lung, bone and lymph node tumor....

A Combination Of Drugs Effective In The Treatment Of Hormone-Refractory Prostate Cancer

...s, some with multiple sites. One patient had lymph node metastasis, and 1 had visceral disease. Three patients had significant ischaemic heart disease. Each treatment cycle consisted of 10 to 12 mg/m2 of mitoxantrone on day 1, followed by 20 mg/m2 of vinorelbine on days 1 through 8. This cycle was repea...

PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans

...re evaluating lymph nodes for cancer using CT, the node has to be at least a centimeter for it to be considered abnormal. But PET scans can detect much smaller nodes that have cancerous cells." Both vaginal and cervical cancers are caused by the presence of human papillomavirus. However cervical cancers...

New Bioinformatics Centre to open in Andhra

...mputing. The centre will also serve as a national node for Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Network (APBioNet) to promote bioinformatics education with connectivity to similar centres of excellence across the globe. In this $5 million collaborative initiative, Sun Microsystems is investing $4 million and th...

Aromatase Inhibitors drug Femara after Tamoxifen therapy protects from breast cancer recurrence

... breast cancer recurrence. The patients with lymph node positive cancer had a significant better survival rate taking femara. Though femara had some side effects such as osteoporosis in 8.1 %, hot flashes in 58 % and hair loss, and these side effects are very common and less significant compared to its be...

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

...dic protein (IAP) is a variable predictor of lymph node and distant metastasis in patients with RCC. At present it is impossible to determine the nuclear grade of RCC without removing the kidney. Researchers from the Department of Urology, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan evaluated clin...

Measuring disseminated cancer cells in bone marrow - valuable tool for detecting early breast cancer metastasis

...from breast cancer patients and the level of lymph node metastases is measured to determine the disease pr...h results as shown that 30% of patients with lymph node negative status still develop metastatic disease. A new approach to overcome this has been found in ...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

...nt at relapse (surveillance, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, radiotherapy, low-dose chemotherapy, and high-dose chemotherapy). Results obtained depicted that a total of 1433 men were assessable, of whom 827 were fathers at diagnosis. 554 men had attempted post-treatment conception, among whom the...

Tobacco plant based Vaccine against Plague

...s every year. Plague causes painful swollen lymph node with fever and exhaustion. The infection is highly progressive and can lead to fatality if antibiotic treatment is started immediately after diagnosis. Though natural plague bacterium have been effectively controlled there as been an increased thre...

Riverbanks Zoo’s Koala Has Cance

...s comfortable and pleasant as possible. // A large node or lymphoma has been discovered on the neck of the... expected to live for more than a few weeks as the node is reported to be cancerous. Corticosteroids will be administered to Mirai, the koala, which will on...

Drug Company Admits Knowledge Of Side Effects In Monkeys

...s, two monkeys have been reported to develop lymph node inflammation following injection of the experimental drug. The company in response to the above issue has however said that symptoms experienced by the man had no correlation with that documented in monkeys. 'There were adverse effects in a certain...

Researchers Discover New Pathogen In Immune-compromised Patient

...The new bacterium was responsible for fever, lymph node inflammation, and weight loss in the patient, but did not cause death. "This is the first reported case of invasive human disease caused by any of the Acetobacteraceae," according to the article. Most bacteria and fungi, which invade the human body, ...

US Boy Wants the Right of Choice of Treatment

... on his neck that turned out to be a swollen lymph node full of cancer cells//. Further tests revealed that he also had a tumor near his windpipe. Then he made repeated visits to the nearest children's hospital to undergo chemotherapy. Later in December, Abraham learned there were no more active cancer ...

Is Radiation or Chemoradiation Best for Oropharyngeal Cancer Patients

...amous cell carcinoma and N2a or N2b cervical lymph node metastasis between January 2000 and December 2004. Only patients who received their radiation treatment at this institution were included. Charts were reviewed for demographic features, staging information, and method of treatment. When available, pr...

Post-Operative Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery

...imple lumpectomy, a lumpectomy with axillary lymph node dissection or a mastectomy. Researchers asked the women to rate their pain (on a scale from zero to 10) two days after surgery, 10 days after surgery and at the three-month point. They also collected demographic and clinical information on each pat...

HIV Takes Advantage of Rivalry among T cells

... it takes 4-5 days for T cells produced in a lymph node to begin to leave it, the possibility exists to se...r for each strain is picked in each affected lymph node before immunodominance can come into play. "In our simulations, this strategy appears effective at ...

Researchers Find Two Biomarkers With Potential to Predict Breast Cancer Spread

...stemic cancer spread is whether the draining lymph node has any signs of metastasis,” he said. Biopsy of this “sentinel” node occurs after the tumor has been removed in an initial surgery, and if metastasis is found there, sur...

Why Immune System Doesn't Attack Small Intestine?

...r identify an unlikely group of peacemakers: lymph node cells that instruct key immune system cells to leave healthy tissue alone. The finding, which illuminates a previously unknown corner of the human immune system, may lead to new forms of treatment for autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes and m...

FDA Clears Breast Cancer Specific Molecular Prognostic Test

...the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes (lymph node negative). FDA plans to publish a special controls guidance document within the next 60 days describing types of data that should support claims for genetic profiling for breast cancer prognosis. According to the American Cancer Society, an esti...

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