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Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...emove their tumour---is increasingly being used by oncologists as a way to boost survival rates from oesophageal cancer which, even with the most radical surgery, remain low: only 50% of patients survive for 3 years. However, the evidence for which additional therapies work best is confusing and conflicting. W...

Right Foods Could Improve Drug Effectiveness, Lower Drug Costs

...g patients, experts say . University of Chicago oncologists Mark Ratain, MD, and Ezra Cohen, MD, have released their expert comments after examining research that showed taking a breast cancer drug with fatty food, rather than on an empty stomach, enhanced absorption of the drug. Previously experts have wa...

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...lts are positive, this will open the door for Duke oncologists to organize a clinical trial to test the agent in human cancer patients. Secreted proteins promoting the growth of blood vessels in tumours have been successfully neutralized in the past with antibodies. We believe that IL-6 is a viable target for ...

Value Meal Would Lower Drug Costs

...rnal of Clinical Oncology. University of Chicago oncologists Mark Ratain, MD, and Ezra Cohen, MD, call attention to the flip side of recent studies showing how certain foods can alter absorption or delay breakdown of precisely targeted anti-cancer drugs. Instead of seeing such studies as highlighting a dosin...

Interactions Between Food and Drugs Could Lower Drug Costs

...r-pharmacology specialists. University of Chicago oncologists Mark Ratain, MD, and Ezra Cohen, MD, call attention to the flip side of recent studies showing how certain foods can alter absorption or delay breakdown of precisely targeted anti-cancer drugs. Instead of seeing such studies as highlighting a dosi...

The Bottleneck in Neuroblastoma

...ely defining a given patient's risk level can help oncologists design the best treatment, avoiding the twin pitfalls of undertreating or overtreating any given child. Better treatments may be on the horizon, but better understanding of neuroblastomas precise biology can guide physicians to the best choices amo...

Impotence and Incontinence Greatly Reduced With New Prostate Cancer Treatment

... a multidisciplinary team of urologists, radiation oncologists and clinical physicists working closely together, they were able (and continue) to achieve excellent results with minimum side-effects. With a radiation source inside rather than outside the body, there is no need to penetrate healthy tissue in ord...

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

...rcent. Simultaneously in the 1970s, gynaecologic oncologists began to realize that fertility-sparing surgery co...ningful relationships. "The finding should allow oncologists and therapists to better inform and counsel patients and their families about expectations in the pe...

Breast Cancer Patients Follow-up Devalued

...(128 surgeons, 93 clinical oncologists, 32 medical oncologists and three radiologists). Guidelines issued by NICE in 2002 stipulated that patients normally should be released from routine follow-up after no more than three years and that general practitioners (GPs) should take responsibility for looking after ...

Researchers Found Drug Effects of Deadly Prescription Well Before FDA

...mble" Bennett's network includes hematologists and oncologists around the country and the world. His phone rings weekly with calls from concerned doctors alerting him to possible new trouble. After such a call, Bennett probes for clues that led to a life-threatening reaction to a drug. What's the age and weight ...

Monogram Presents Results of First ETag Breast Cancer Studies

...to specific therapies, eTag technology may empower oncologists with the critical information needed to improve patients' lives and may help drive the development of more effective targeted cancer therapies.'...

CMPMedica Adds Oncology Search Engine to SearchMedica.com

...relevant clinical information easily accessible to oncologists and hematologists. SearchMedica unveiled the new... search engine at Chicago's McCormick Place, where oncologists and hematologists from around the nation convened today for the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American ...

Long-term Use of Herceptin Does Not Increase Heart Failure in Patients

...model based on these findings. The model will help oncologists to assess the risk of heart failure in individual breast cancer patients before treatment with Herceptin and chemotherapy. These findings, to be announced at the Womens Cancers press briefing at the meeting, will be published in Abstract LBA513 in th...

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

...they urologists, radiation oncologists, or medical oncologists men should seek a balanced perspective on the risks and benefits of all available therapeutic options." "The treatments for early stage prostate cancer have different side effects, different recovery profiles, and involve a different commitment of...

PET/CT: The Best Test for Women With Ovarian Cancer

...octors-- including gynecologic surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists- -were asked to assess the impact of the PET/CT on patient management. "The next step in this research will be to attempt to identify those patients with residual disease after the initial diagnosis and after initial treatme...

Satraplatin Benefits Hormone Refractory Prostate Cancer Patients

... an independent expert review committee of medical oncologists and radiologists. The vast majority of progression events were based on radiological progressions and pain progressions. Pain associated with bone metastases is the dominant cause of morbidity in patients with metastatic HRPC. Increase in prostate sp...

Chemo Brain- Nothing Forgettable About It

...ive therapies like acupressure. “Until recently, oncologists would discount it, trivialize it, make patients feel it was all in their heads,” says Dr. Daniel Silverman, a cancer researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, who studies the cognitive side effects of chemotherapy. “Now there’s enough ...

Antioxidants May Aid Chemotherapy Patients

...sion has important implications for patients whose oncologists discourage the use of antioxidant supplements during treatment. Until now, their concern has been that these supplements may counteract the tumor-shrinking abilities of the chemotherapy. “This review demonstrates that there is no scientific support...

Radiation Preferred Over Surgery for Patients With Some Stages of Lung Cancer

...Nashville, and colleagues discuss how surgeons and oncologists are likely to react to this study, as well as the ...ed by surgeons, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists alike to assess how each specialty’s contribution might be improved and the negative aspects minimiz...

Philadelphia Researchers Found A Novel Way To Fight Several Kind of Cancers

...inical Cancer Research, a team of radiologists and oncologists from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions describe how they used two agents already on the market − one of which is the multiple myeloma drug Velcade − to light up tumor viruses on a gamma camera. The technique is the first in the new field...

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