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Electric Field Therapy to Zap Cancerous Tumours

...get for TTF. Treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation also target rapidly dividing cells, but they can cause severe side effects by damaging the intestinal lining and bone marrow, where normal cells divide quickly. "One of the advantages of TTF therapy is that only a small fraction of its electrical ...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...uating therapies that are toxic to tumors, such as radiation or chemotherapy, they are less capable of measuring the more subtle systemic effects of immune response, Schlom said. While there is no conclusive evidence to explain why a vaccine may lead to better patient sur-vival, Schlom believes the evidence ...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

... coast . While everyone talked about the possible radiation from the nuclear reactors powering the ship and debated over if the ship had nuclear weapons on board or not, very few knew of the F-16 and F-18 Hornets and Super Hornets, the world's best fighter aircrafts, and only a handful have the knowledge that...

British Woman Who Has inherited Breast Cancer Wants to Spread Awareness

..., experiencing the same loss. One aunt was given radiation treatment, but she received too large a dose and her breast was burnt by it; another had a huge hole in her breast which relatives filled with bread, suggesting that maybe the tumour would eat that instead of her body. Her father, who she says was ...

European Commission Seeks To Dispel The Darkness Out Of Sunscreens

... rays.Experts opine that exposure to both types of radiation can increase the risk of developing skin cancer. Cancer Research UK says that the skin cancer rate has more than doubled in 20 years, with more than 75,000 new cases diagnosed last year. Recent tests by Which? -a consumer association, found that m...

Cancer Patients in New South Wales to Receive Advanced Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments

...f-the-art treatments as the latest in image-guided radiation therapy ( IGRT) equipment from Elekta went clinica...ide patients with the most modern, highest quality radiation oncology treatment available in Australia," said Area Director of Cancer Services A. Prof. Tom Shake...

Cell Toxin Inhibits Survival Protein in Cancer Cells

...l resistance to multiple types of chemotherapy and radiation therapy found in many types of cancers. scientist...lls correlates with resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cells with normal levels of Bcl-2 or Bcl-xL are resistant to 2-Methoxy antimycin. David M...

Laser to Fight Root Canal Bacteria

...y of an Er,Cr:YSGG laser with a new tip that emits radiation radially. Dr. Stevens and colleagues examined the efficiency of this new laser tip in disinfecting root canal dentin walls infected with E. faecalis. They found that it significantly reduced the amount of E. faecalis in contaminated root canals....

More Cancer Testing Urged in Australian TV Studios

...ecovered are sufficient to establish that ionizing radiation was not the cause of the cluster," he said. However, former ABC newsreader Lisa Backhouse today said both the ABC and the scientific community should study their cases further. "It would be an appalling waste if we just shut the book on this inve...

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

...or of the effectiveness of adding chemotherapy and radiation to a treatment plan prior to surgery in individua...ble patients are given several cycles of drugs and radiation therapy before undergoing surgical procedures to remove their tumour---is increasingly being used by...

Brain Tumor Children Poor Performance in Schools

...ain tumors, which had been treated with surgery or radiation therapy, to 1,473 healthy children living in Finla...ls may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of radiation therapy, which has been regarded as the main cause of cognitive decline. The study also found 94 p...

Patients Undergoing Tonsillectomy Shows No Change of Taste

...e damage during some medical procedures, including radiation treatment, middle ear surgery, dental or oral surgery or tonsillectomy, also can cause taste dysfunction. Christian A. Mueller, M.D., of the University of Vienna, Austria, and colleagues asked 65 tonsillectomy patients (42 females, 23 males; average...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...s that the lifetime risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure from a computed tomography (CT scan) cor...ble risk (LAR) of cancer incidence associated with radiation exposure from a 64-slice CTCA, and to determine how this risk is influenced by patient age, sex, and...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

The lifetime risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure from a computed tomography (CT scan) coro...timate the LAR of cancer incidence associated with radiation exposure from a 64-slice CTCA to determine how this risk is influenced by patient age, sex, and scan...

Report Shows How Children With Brain Tumors Perform at School

...ain tumors, which had been treated with surgery or radiation therapy, to 1,473 healthy children living in Finla...ls may be more sensitive to the adverse effects of radiation therapy, which has been regarded as the main cause of cognitive decline. The study also found 94 p...

Interoperative Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer Patients

...eat patients .The procedure, called intraoperative radiation therapy , takes less than an hour and eliminates the need for further radiation treatments. The PMH team combined the expertise of surgeons, radiation medicine specialists (radia...

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

...ncer treatment comes in the form of Intraoperative radiation therapy. This involves a one time dose of radiation during surgery . Thus the patient can avoid repeat visits to the hospital. On May 17, the Princess ...

Wear Protective Sunglasses, Not Just for Style

...ul ultraviolet rays and prolonged exposure to this radiation may severely affect the skin, eyes or the immune system. But teenagers and young adults often choose sunglasses purely on the basis of their price and style without cross checking their safety standards. A survey by the College of Optometrists ...

Untreatable Eye Disease Improves With Avastin

Patients with radiation retinopathy who were destined to go blind within f...rough for eye cancer patients who are treated with radiation therapy and commonly develop radiation retinopathy, said Paul T. Finger, MD, lead author of the stud...

Tree Bark Substance may Hold New Lung-cancer Treatment

...thman, who is also a professor of pharmacology and radiation oncology. In healthy cells, NQO1 is either not present or is expressed at low levels. In contrast, certain cancer cells, like non-small cell lung cancer, over express the enzyme. Dr. Boothman and his colleagues have found out that when beta-lapacho...

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