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Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...phoma responds well to chemotherapy, and has a 90% survival rate if the tumor has not spread beyond the abdomen. Scientists have long known that the "myc" family of genes plays a prominent role in tumor formation, also called neoplastic transformation. The Hopkins team, focusing on c-myc, found that another...

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...imple pulmonary test can predict overall long-term survival rates in both men and women. Their findings are pr...he September issue of Chest. Researchers studied survival rates based on a lung function test, called forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).They perfo...

Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animal's womb

...ntists for the first time have found a way for the survival of endangered animal species of the world. In a major breakthrough a Massachusetts scientists who engineered the feat has managed to clone cells from an endangered animal (Asian Gaur) and successfully impregnated an Iowa cow with the clone. The s...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

...pancreatic cancer victims and it has increased the survival rates in many. Vaccines are typically thought of as a way of preventing disease. In cancer, however, they are used along with other therapies to fight the disease, says expert Tony Hollingsworth, PhD. All vaccines are designed to encourage the immun...

New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue

...evel decreases and it enhances oxygen function and survival of the subject...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

...cy to failing chemotherapy drugs thereby extending survival of advanced colorectal cancer patients. IMC-C225, the new drug which is actually a monoclonal antibody, is designed to interfere with the epidermal growth factor receptor, a molecular structure that, when blocked, makes it more difficult for tumor c...

Eye Saver

...leased by the Archives of Opthalmology, found that survival rates were the same regardless of whether the eye was removed or the patient had instead undergone radiation therapy.// Davidorf, Professor of Opthalmology and investigator of COMS, Ohio said that removal of the eye is the only option for bigge...

Iron supplements proves helpful in dry cough .

...d drugs in cardiovascular medicine.It improves the survival rates and reducing complications in patients with cardiovascular conditions such as hypertension and heart failure.But however this drug produces dry cough as its most frequent side effect.// In most cases, patients with this troublesome complicatio...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

... rectal cancer may not make much difference in the survival of patients. But the findings suggest that the radiation treatments given before surgery may help improve the patient's quality of life by reducing the rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. In about 15% to 45% o...

Is Obesity a risk factor?

...d that overweight and obesity are not obstacles to survival - indeed, carrying excess weight may even be helpf...dy, the overweight and obese patients had a higher survival rate. But at five years, there was no significant difference in survival based on body weight.// T...

Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival

...is virus not believed to cause illness may improve survival in people who have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS...tis G, which is also known as GB virus C, improves survival by keeping HIV from replicating as often. // Hepatitis G, which was identified in the mid-1990s, ...

Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells

...ing many people a year and having an extremely low survival rate. Pancreatic cancer is the most aggressive cancer and there are few palliative treatments. Using a new two-pronged attack, researchers were able to destroy deadly pancreatic cancer cells in the test tube and in lab animals. // The work was led ...

Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer

...and treated in its earliest stages there is a high survival rate. // Doctors at Britain's Cancer Research Campaign hope the vaccine will boost the immune system's response to the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is linked to most cases of the illness, and prevent early cell changes from developing into ce...

Zinc supplements improve survival rate

...es with low birth weight can significantly improve survival rates, especially in countries where infants often die from infectious diseases. The research involved 1,154 full-term but smaller than normal babies born in New Delhi, India, most weighing 5 1/2 pounds or less. Mothers fed them supplements containin...

Low-radiation treatment for brain tumours

...veral rounds of chemotherapy. Despite increases in survival rates in the last five years, this method still causes patients a degree of neurological impairment. The US trial is designed to test whether 1,800 cGy, combined with one extra round of chemotherapy, will successfully eradicate the tumour without d...

Recovery from lung injury

...e ventilator and longer in intensive care. And the survival rate tended to decrease with each decade of age. The researchers conclude that age should not be a factor in deciding whether a patient needs a ventilator....

Cytobrush to detect oral cancer

...rtant weapon in our fight against oral cancer. The survival rate for this prevalent cancer is only 40 per cent overall, but survival rates increase to greater than 80 per cent if the cancer is found early. With the engineers and cyto...

Appropriate treatment for breast cancer

...r larger tumours, these treatments have a definite survival value that would be set off against any long-term side effects....

Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer

...ast few decades, refined treatments have increased survival rates until approximately 80 percent of children survive for five to 10 years after diagnosis. But the therapies aren't perfect. Radiation and chemotherapy for up to a year at such a young age can lead to hearing loss, cataracts and severe learning...

Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses

The survival rate for older men undergoing coronary artery bypa...eased over that period." Also helping to boost the survival rates, according to Pell, are improvements in "secondary prevention," meaning post-surgical drug tre...

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