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Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

...hod for the disease. It is used to detect unusual, precancerous changes in cervical cells. Two strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) are associated with an increased chance of getting the cancer, but not all women who test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that measuring the levels of a ...

Ductal lavage may detect early breast cancer

...ducts with saline and examining cells for signs of precancerous or cancerous changes. Sukumar's team examined sam...process suggests that a woman has breast cancer or precancerous breast cells, according to her.Ductal lavage is a "very sensitive, relatively simple test," accordin...

Need for Colon cancer screening

...whole colon. FOBT could detect fewer than 25% of precancerous colon growths in people with no symptoms, while one-time sigmoidoscopy detected 70% of growths. After completing both the tests the detection rate up to 76 %. The researchers feel that people need to follow-up and repeat testing to be sure they have ...

Drug to treat lung cancer shows promise

... the medicine reduced the risk of new or worsening precancerous growths in the lungs of longtime smokers by about 30% during 7 months of use. The drug, made by the French company Solvay Pharma, is not available in the US. It is sold in Canada, Europe, China and other countries as Sialor or Sulfarlem and has been...

Periodontal disease and oral cancer may be linked

...e then observed for the// presence of oral tumors, precancerous lesions and other problems in the oral cavity. Res...have an oral cancer, and twice as likely to have a precancerous lesion. The study however, does not prove that periodontal infection causes oral cancer. But, if pr...

Fight oral cancer with gene therapy mouthwash

...In theory, at least, the crippled virus will enter precancerous cells and kill them. So far this breakthro...reatment in people with especially severe cases of precancerous patches, as well as those who already have had mouth cancer and risk recurrence. This shows t...

Gene causes moles to become cancerous

...ocks a tumor suppressor gene that ordinarily keeps precancerous moles from progressing to melanoma or skin cancer....rotein levels in 21 human tissue samples including precancerous moles and various stages of melanoma. Accorind to Journal, diagnostic tools could be designed to mon...

Moles become cancerous due to genes

...ocks a tumor suppressor gene that ordinarily keeps precancerous moles from progressing to melanoma or skin cancer....rotein levels in 21 human tissue samples including precancerous moles and various stages of melanoma. Accorind to Journal, diagnostic tools could be designed to mon...

Two screen test and treat screening for cervical cancer

...bly reducing the prevalence of cervical cancer and precancerous cervical lesions. Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer in women causes more than 233,000 deaths worldwide and more than 471,000 cases are diagnosed positive for cervical cancer each year, of which 80 percent occur in less-developed countries. The life...

Skin Cancer Cream Has A Protective Effect On Prematurely Aged Skin?

...tion to its important therapeutic role in treating precancerous and cancerous skin lesions," said Albert Kligman, MD, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania and lead investigator in this study. "We initiated this study after anecdotal finding that some AK patients treated with Al...

Superfoods make super healthy humans??

...Cs, which appear to cut cancer risk by stimulating precancerous cells in the gut wall to "commit suicide". ONE of the very best sources of folic acid which may help to combat Alzheimer's disease is asparagus. In a study of Alzheimer's patients, folic acid lowered homocysteine - a substance that interferes with ...

Routine Dental Check-Ups Should Include Oral Cancer Screening

...r, Speight said the estimate assumes that treating precancerous lesions in the mouth lessen the chance that the lesions will become malignant. The review of the medical literature “revealed that there is little evidence that this is the case,” Speight said. But Dr. Michael Kahn, an oral pathologist with Tufts Un...

Prostate Cancer Risk Linked To Early Estrogen Exposure

... that this early exposure predisposed male rats to precancerous lesions of the prostate in old age. Most remarka...bly, early BPA exposure sensitized the prostate to precancerous lesions brought on by exposure of the adult animal to elevated estradiol, said Prins, professor of u...

Vaccine To Protect Against Cervical Cancer Approved

...AP screening remain critically important to detect precancerous changes in the cervix to allow treatment before cervical cancer develops. 'Not only have vaccines dramatically reduced the toll of diseases in infants and children, like polio and measles, but they are playing an increasing role protecting and impr...

Folic Acid Supplements to Prevent Cancer

... small study found that 31 of 43 patients with the precancerous laryngeal lesion called leucoplakia demonstrated 5...acy of folic acid dietary supplementation to treat precancerous lesion and prevent cancer. The investigators enrolled 43 patients with untreated laryngeal leucopl...

Approval of Drugs for the Treatment of Late-Stage Cancer

...cine to prevent cervical cancer, genital warts and precancerous genital lesions due to human papillomavirus (HPV) ...sil was nearly 100 percent effective in preventing precancerous cervical lesions, genital warts precancerous vaginal and vulvar lesions caused by infection with the...

HIV Drug Apparently Useful In Cervical Cancer

...ove to be an alternative to surgery for women with precancerous lesions. However no clinical trials have begun as yet. The preliminary results of the study are due for publication in September's issue of the journal Anti-Viral Therapy. They will also be presented at the International HPV meeting in Prague on Se...

Celebrex- pros and cons

...ful. Celbrex has another function of preventing precancerous polyps in people with a rare condition called familial adenomatous polyposis. The risk of getting colon cancer is higher in this condition as there are more chances of polyps becoming cancerous.Celebrex, at a very high dose, is approved for the treat...

REG1A and its receptor EXTL3 signal the recurrence of colorectal cancer

...tor to which the REG1A protein binds. Turning to precancerous adenomas, the researchers compared adenoma tissue from 22 patients to colorectal mucosal tissue from 31 healthy individuals. REG1A expression was significantly higher in the adenomas.Taken together, the findings raise the possibility that the genes c...

'Muscle' Protein Drives Prostate Cancer

...tion of myosin VI in both prostate tumor cells and precancerous lesions. When the scientists genetically altered the cells to 'silence' myosin VI, they discovered the cells were less able to invade in a test tube. 'Our results suggest that myosin VI may be critical in starting and maintaining the malignant prop...

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