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New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...olunteers. However, Bruce Morland, a paediatric oncologist at Birmingham Children's Hospital in the UK says that the idea would have to compete with techniques that have recently made it easier to detect tiny amounts of leukaemia cells in biopsies. "I am tempted to think that this technique will not be an...

Rare Womens Lung Disease May Yield Insights Into Common Diseases

... uniquely related to womens health. Henske is an oncologist at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Her work focuses on the genetic and cellular mechanisms leading to two diseases not well-known to the public: tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). LAM is a lung dis...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

...er three weeks. Dr. Anthony Fyles, the radiation oncologist who leads the Breast Radiation Oncology Program and treated the first patient in the operating room that day, says: This procedure is helping us understand more about the biology of how breast tissue responds to treatment. That knowledge, in turn, wi...

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

...er three weeks. Dr. Anthony Fyles, the radiation oncologist who leads the Breast Radiation Oncology Program and treated the first patient in the operating room that day, says: "This procedure is helping us understand more about the biology of how breast tissue responds to treatment. That knowledge, in turn, w...

Loss of Antenna Leads to Cancer in Insects

...aid co-author Elizabeth P. Henske, M.D., a medical oncologist and genetics researcher who studies the genetic basis of kidney tumors. This complex HEF1 and Aurora A function may mean the increased levels of these proteins in cancer affect cellular response to multiple signaling pathways, rather like a chain rea...

Survivors of Rare Ovarian Cancer may Retain Menstrual Function and Reproductive Ability

...gery performed by a board-certified gynaecological oncologist who understands the clinical behaviour of ovarian germ cell tumours, and who is trained to optimise patients' probability of undergoing appropriate surgery and chemotherapy. "Still in 2007, despite medical advances, too many of these patients are o...

Britains Complacent Attitude To Uptake Of New Cancer Drugs Revealed

...logy, was documented by Dr Nils Wilking, clinical oncologist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and Dr Bengt Jonsson, director of the Centre for Health Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. The researchers surveyed Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and the US, as we...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...istant professor of Urology, Jefferson, a urologic oncologist and an expert trained in laparoscopic prostatectomy by one of the pioneers of the technique. Therefore, any intervention or technique to lower positive surgical margins, we think, will translate into a better long-term cure rate. The study demonst...

Researchers Found Drug Effects of Deadly Prescription Well Before FDA

...einberg School of Medicine, and a hematologist and oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, found RADAR identified serious drug reactions six years earlier than the FDA and drug companies. RADAR's proactive safety efforts and reports also were much more comprehensive than those from the FDA or drug compa...

CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer

...eatment challenges,' said Gary Dahl, MD, pediatric oncologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and a principal investigator for the Re-Mission Outcomes Study. 'The Re-Mission video game is an important tool to help improve their understanding of cancer, its treatments and effects, wh...

Genetic Testing Helping Cancer Survivors Fight For Their Loved Ones

... out if you are a candidate for genetic testing.An oncologist can help you decide if genetic testing is right for you, but you should know that the risk of cancer is more likely to be inherited if: -- Multiple family members have the same type of cancer -- Cancer is diagnosed at age 50 or younger -- Cancer ...

Early Prostate Cancer: Specialty of Physician Influences Type of Therapy Received

...A new study co-led by an urologist and a radiation oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows th...Others, regardless of age, who consult a radiation oncologist and an urologist, usually receive radiation therapy. "These practice patterns are no surprise but ...

Hot Flashes in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer Reduced by Non-hormonal Drug

...s," says the studys lead investigator, Mayo Clinic oncologist Charles Loprinzi, M.D. He adds that hot flashes in patients receiving androgen-deprivation therapy can be quite severe. Overall, between 60 percent and 80 percent of these patients suffer from hot flashes, Dr. Loprinzi says, and in this clinical tr...

Whooping Cough Spreads from a Massachusetts Hospital

...at will result in death, said Dr. David Lovett, an oncologist at CCH. Lovett said there is concern that cancer patients or others with compromised immune systems may be at greater risk for complications. The incidence of pertussis has been increasing in the United States with 25,000 cases a year. Outbreaks te...

Breast Cancer Drug Curbs Heart Disease.

... most aggressive forms of breast cancer, said Duke oncologist Neil Spector, M.D., first author of the paper.. However, now we have two agents that go after the same target and both have an effect against the cancer, but one appears to have a greater potential based on this preliminary work for causing cardiov...

Wearing Shorts, Sleeveless Clothes Could Make You Prone to Skin Cancer

...ing his weight to the debate, Ramesh Sarin, senior oncologist at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, said: "Though whites are more prone to skin cancer, yet repeated exposure to the sun on anybody is harmful. "The repeated exposure affects the skin tissues and the worst time to get exposed is between 11 a.m. a...

Chemo Brain- Nothing Forgettable About It

...long and normal lives,” says Dr. Patricia Ganz, an oncologist at U.C.L.A. who is one of the nation’s first specialists in the late side effects of treatment. “It’s no longer enough to cure them. We have to acknowledge the potential consequences and address them early on.” Till then patients have to depend on...

Cancer – Flushes Flesh and Fund

... in a catch 22 situation, said Susan Dent, medical oncologist at the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Centre. Colleen Savage, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Advocacy Coalition of Canada said, “On the one hand, we want to be careful that we don't create a situation where people are sudde...

Popular Anemia Drug Dodges The Dagger

...was quoted. According to Dr. John A. Glaspy, an oncologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the new results have gone a long way toward calming his concerns, although he agrees that it would be good to see similar results in one or two other types of cancer. Yet Amgen’s troubles are not ...

Many Women Undertreated for Ovarian Cancer

... 39 percent of women were treated by a gynecologic oncologist and 91 percent of the treating surgeons in another state performed an average one ovarian cancer case per year. Dr. Barbara Goff, from the University of Washington, Seattle, and co-investigators analyzed hospital data from up to nine states over a...

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