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Kaposi Sarcoma Arise from Multiple Cells

...s the disease progresses, it can move to the lymph nodes and internal organs as well. Renan Duprez, Ph.D., of the Institut Pasteur in Paris and colleagues performed the largest study to date on the origins of advanced Kaposi sarcoma. Biopsies from 98 Kaposi sarcoma patients were analyzed using molecular ...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

The number of lymph nodes that contain evidence of cancer is the best predic...kes into account tumour size, involvement of lymph nodes (nodal status), and presence or absence of metastases. The study group consisted of all patients u...

Tumor Painting to Fight Against Cancer

... It is also useful in identifying positive lymph nodes which could mean a significant advancement for breast, prostate and testicular cancers. For more information about the Institute visit http: research.seattlechildrens.org/....

Memory T Cells Protect the Body from Viruses

...ody from viral diseases. The research shows lymph nodes are not just organs where immune cells reside and ... CD8 T cells needed first to multiply in the lymph nodes and then migrate through the blood to kill infected cells at the site where the virus entered the bo...

Body's Defence Mechanism Against Viral Disease Discovered

...l Academy of Science, their study shows that lymph nodes are not just organs where immune cells reside and...disease without the need to migrate from the lymph nodes to the site of viral entry. "It was very difficult to imagine how the memory T cells could win this ...

Genetic Marker Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

...ers that were more likely to spread into the lymph nodes and were more difficult to surgically remove. The patients in the Northwestern study had been treated by William Catalona, M.D., professor of urology and director of the Clinical Prostate Cancer Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer C...

Implanting Electrodes in the Brain Could Help Treat Severe Depression

...onceptually to the idea of a circuit and that some nodes are more important than others, the engineers will advance the technology," Mayberg said....

New Bacterium Discovered - Related to Cause of Trench Fever

...ch disease, an infection that causes swollen lymph nodes and fever after a cat scratches its owner or an unlucky visitor. They were again surprised to find that this microbe is the second Bartonella species to cause infection in AIDS patients. Like trench fever, cat scratch disease had been described in...

Reindeers Could Hold the Key to Elephantiasis Cure

...orms lodge in the lymphatic system, the network of nodes and vessels that maintain the delicate fluid balance between the tissues and blood and are an essential component for the body's immune defence system. They live for 4-6 years, producing millions of immature microfilariae (minute larvae) that circu...

Breast Cancer and Bra Wearing: Possibly Linked

... by clear lymph fluid into large clusters of lymph nodes nestling in the armpits and upper chest. Because lymphatic vessels are very thin, they are extremely sensitive to pressure and are easily compressed. Chronic minimal pressure, such as tight bra straps or bands, on the breasts can cause lymph valves a...

Doctors Warned to Keep Track of Tumorous Lymph Nodes

...lon cancer because the greater the number of lymph nodes that contain cancer cells, the more likely it is t...st patients do not get an adequate number of lymph nodes tested. Some experts currently recommend that at least 12 lymph nodes be examined. George Chang, M...

Surgeon Develops Procedure to Prevent Arm Swelling in Breast Cancer Patients

...phedema. 'The removal and analysis of the lymph nodes under the arm remains the most important factor in...rg said. 'In the past, surgery to remove the lymph nodes and most of the fat and tissue in the armpit often resulted in complications, including lymphedema.'...

Drug for Blood Pressure also Treats Lung Cancer

...hirds of cases, the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes by the time of diagnosis, reducing the chances of successful treatment. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is about 14 percent, the researchers said. 'This grim prognosis indicates a continued need for novel treatment approaches to reduce ...

Secret to AIDS Resistance Is in the Blood

...journal Blood. Pandrea compared the blood, lymph nodes and intestines of five primate species that do not develop AIDS when infected with SIV to the same tissues of those species that do develop AIDS as a result of SIV or HIV infection. She analyzed the presence of CCR5, an important marker found on CD4 ...

FDA Clears Breast Cancer Specific Molecular Prognostic Test

...vidence that 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 Soci...

Why Immune System Doesn't Attack Small Intestine?

...says Turley. "Because the cells are found in lymph nodes throughout the body, they may offer a way of suppressing a variety of autoimmune diseases," which result from immune system assault on healthy tissue. The immune system distinguishes between normal and foreign agents by small proteins, called antig...

A New Therapy for CFS

...dies for the three viruses. In addition, the lymph nodes in her neck were significantly enlarged, some up t... Montoya. Within four weeks, the patient's lymph nodes began shrinking. Six weeks later she phoned Montoya from her home in South America, describing how s...

Researchers Find Two Biomarkers With Potential to Predict Breast Cancer Spread

...p of 65 patients, compared to an analysis of lymph nodes and outcomes. If the predictive and diagnostic ... from undergoing a second surgery to collect lymph nodes for analysis, the researchers say. “We want to be able to predict, at the earliest stages, if a tu...

MRI Detects Early Heart Damages In Patients

... granulomas tend to cluster in the lungs, in lymph nodes and under the skin, they also can form in the heart. When they do, it currently is difficult to determine which patients will develop heart damage, the researchers said. "We found that MRI was sensitive in detecting small areas of damage in the hea...

Novel Vaccine Shows Promise against Early Stage Breast Cancer

...eceived four weekly vaccinations into normal lymph nodes in their groins and were evaluated both pre- and post-vaccination for immune response, level of HER-2/neu expression, and cell infiltrates. The researchers found that most patients responded well to the vaccination. Nearly all patients (11 of 12) e...

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