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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

...erous,' said Dr. Nelson Teng, chief of gynecologic oncology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.Fibr...ording to Dr. Kevin Reynolds, chief of gynecologic oncology at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, in Ann Arbor, removal of fibroids is the ...

Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy

...said Dr. Howard Sandler, head of radiation therapy oncology at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center one of the NCCN hospitals. Three years ago, when the NCCN produced its prostate cancer guidelines there was no mention of brachytherapy. "There was a lot of noise at the time about not puttin...

The Cancer Rumour mill working over time

...nd kidney." John Antoine, MD, chief of radiation oncology for the Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, agrees. "The nicotine from smoking is both physically and psychologically addictive. It's as severe as cocaine. Smoking is one of the worst causes of cancer, especially lung and other cancers o...

Want skin cancer? Please have a cigarette

The January first issue of the Journal of clinical oncology has come out with a damning indictment of smoking. It says smokers have a three-fold chance of developing skin cancer than people who have not smoked before. The report is based on a study conducted by Dr. Jan N. Bouwes Bavinck from Leiden University...

Micro-camera provides new breast imaging technique

... from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund’s clinical oncology unit at Guy’s Hospital in London to produce the “micro-camera”. // The camera – small enough to enter the opening in a nipple – is able to view the lining of the milk ducts from the inside to determine the presence of cancerous cells before they s...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

...we know of."Dr. Rowan Chlebowski, chief of medical oncology at the Harbor-UCLA Research Education Institute in Los Angeles, said doctors sometimes walk a tightrope between the potential benefits and downsides of hormone therapy....

Latest device for identifying Melanomas

...cott Menzies, senior lecturer in melanoma and skin oncology at the University of Sydney, called the diagnostic software a major advance. Menzies was one of the specialists from around the world who used a SolarScan prototype as part of clinical trials. In the United States, a prototype was used at the Florid...

High development costs hinder entry of cancer super drugs into the market

.... The pharma companies are already pulling out of oncology drugs since the potential market is too small, as the patients treated with a particular drug are confined to a small genetically defined subgroup, and the sales from this small group would not cover the development costs. Unless scientists are able ...

AEterna's acquisition of Zentaris being followed up with its new product pipeline and clinical development strategy

...the development of novel therapeutic treatments in oncology and endocrinology recently acquired the new German...ge products and two preclinical stage products, in oncology and one product already approved and marketed for in vitro fertilization in endocrinology. There are...

PET Scanner detects more Vaginal cancer than CT scans

...hor Perry W. Grigsby, M.D., professor of radiation oncology and radiology, ‘The results of this study suggest that the use of PET, or positron emission tomography, would make diagnosis of vaginal cancer much more accurate and allow better selection of treatment’. The vaginal cancer progresses in the known f...

Justifying the use of letrozole for inducing ovulation

...ugs Controller's office. A doctor specializing in oncology and women's diseases from a city based hospital 'A cure for incurable ‘, says that the use of letrozole in a healthy women if used for ovulation may lead to developing cancer of ovary, breast or any other part of the body and the chance is one in eve...

Link between Faith, Health and Healing

...ces are available through more than 170 paediatric oncology treatment centres across the United States. A spec...ical mission outreach also is providing paediatric oncology services in Uganda and Ukraine. Source and contact person:Susan Cort Cancer Recovery Foundation sco...

High-Dosage of Epirubicin and Cyclophosphamide may cause AML

...me. Recent study published in Journal of clinical oncology reports that early breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with higher than standard cumulative doses of epirubicin and cyclophosphamide have an increased risk of developing Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Thi...

Phase 3 trials of two multi-kinase inhibitors against cancer

...ound to be very effective. This two multi targeted oncology drug candidate is a small molecule named Sorafenib (Bay43-9006) and stutent (SU11248). Sorafenib is produced by Onyx pharmaceuticals of California collaborating with Bayer pharmaceuticals of Connecticut and Stutent by Pfizer of New York city. Both ...

Maybe It Is Time For Doctors To Look After Their Health As Well

... surgical oncology, clinical oncology, and medical oncology specialties. There was also a considerable increase in the percentage of consultants with psychiatric illness and burnout. The survey revealed that an increase in job stress, unmatched by a comparable increase in job satisfaction accounted for the ...

Some See A Hopeless End, While Others See An Endless Hope

...isease. One of the main concerns in the field of oncology is the increasing number of women being diagnosed with breast cancer. Among the various forms of cancer that can affect women, breast cancer occupies the highest rank with nearly 59000 deaths associated with it every year. Age, personal or family his...

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer For Complete Recovery From Prostate Cancer

...ng with several specialists, including a radiation oncology and an urologist.” (Source: News wie)...

Merck and Takeda to collaborate in the sale of Cancer drug Matuzumab

..."Takedas experience and commitment in the field of oncology makes it a perfect fit with Merck, " it said. "This collaboration with Takeda, Japans largest pharmaceutical company, will allow us to move ahead quickly with development and commercialisation of this potentially important product for cancer patient...

“Provenge”, Dendritic cell vaccine for Prostate Cancr

... tumor”, says Philip Kantoff, Chief of solid tumor oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Provenge carries the patients own dendritic cells engineered to express a protein found on about 95% of prostate cancer cells. It is one of more than 15 vaccines in trials for a range of cancers, includ...

Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Production Is More Profitable Than Small Molecule Drugs

... or phase 3 trials. Nearly 40% of these are in the oncology field; 18 are in development for breast cancer alone. Collett predicts that companies launching the next generation of mAb therapeutics will have to be more commercially acute with a better understanding of their products positioning that the pioneer...

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