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Fibroids unlikely to Turn Cancerous

... cancerous.//'It is very, very rare that a fibroid tumor could become cancerous,' said Dr. Nelson Teng, chi...o say there is no way of telling whether a fibroid tumor is benign or cancerous until it is analyzed by a pathologist are technically correct, but...

Cancer Doctors Okays Controversial Prostate Therapy

...seeds are implanted in the prostate to destroy the tumor received support Friday from doctors writing therapy guidelines for the prestigious 17-hospital National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. This type of therapy is known as brachytherapy, the procedure has been perfo...

Potential New Cancer Gene Identified

...o chemotherapy, and has a 90% survival rate if the tumor has not spread beyond the abdomen. Scientists ha...he "myc" family of genes plays a prominent role in tumor formation, also called neoplastic transformation. The Hopkins team, focusing on c-myc, found that an...

New drug helps boost cancer treatment

...re that, when blocked, makes it more difficult for tumor cells to reproduce. To test the efficacy of the drug, the oncologists prescribed the new drug to a group of patients with cancer. All of the 120 patients given IMC-C225 were diagnosed with cancer that was progressing. When given the drug 22.5 perce...

Virus Combats Brain Tumour

...ng the naturally available virus to kill the brain tumor cells might be a useful treatment in the future. So the next step in this venture is to uphold trust before injecting into the nonhuman primates such as monkeys to make sure that it is safe before using them in humans. And even though nearly everyon...

Double impact vaccine

...injecting the vaccine strain of the virus into the tumor caused remission of the human B- cell lymphoma in ...on of the same resulted in considerable slowing of tumor progression in mice. A pilot study is now underway at Mayo clinic to test the use of live measles v...

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

...one complications associated with a broad range of tumor types. These include prostate and lung cancer, for...d. The spread of cancerous cells from the original tumor to the bone, can lead to serious complications called skeletal related events like fractures, compr...

Radiation before surgery cuts cancer recurrence

... rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. In about 15% to 45% of patien...e tissue surrounding the rectum, which may contain tumor cell, is removed along with the rectum itself.// In order to investigate researchers randomly assig...

A new drug for cancer

...system to release chemicals such as interferon and tumor necrosis factor. This will open up a second line of attack, causing the blood vessels to leak and break down. Due to restriction of its blood supply, the tumour will start to wither and die.// Magnetic resonance imaging studies reveal that DMXAA re...

Hydroxyurea derivatives kill colon cancer cells

...in mice. One of the compounds, EPH116, blocked the tumor growth at doses that did not appear toxic. EPH116 brought considerable cancer cell death, but did so by as yet unknown mechanisms. In the laboratory, EPH116 and its relatives also showed activity against small cell lung cancer and malignant melanoma ...

Radiofrequency Energy Cooks Tumors Without Surgery

...ablation (RFA), a tiny needle is inserted into the tumor and radiofrequency energy applied through the need...ennis-ball size area in 10–30 minutes, killing the tumor cells. Larger tumors can be treated by overlapping treatments. The dead cells are not removed, but b...

Chemotherapy Pill Has Fewer Side Effects Than IV

...ghout the body, capecitabine is designed to target tumor cells directly. Patients taking the oral drug were significantly more likely to respond to treatment than those on standard chemotherapy, and side effects, including diarrhoea, hair loss, nausea and gastrointestinal tract ulcers, were less common in...

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

...replacement, the mutation can increase the risk of tumor formation. But this type of mutation is quickly spotted in routine laboratory screening of cells, he said. Starmbrook felt that, it was actually very easy to screen for this mutation and you could then eliminate cells that have undergone this process...

Patients with testicular cancer dying through unfamiliarity

...embolism, pathologists deduced that the testicular tumor had probably been present but undetected for months. The researchers, from Nijmegen's University Medical Centre St Radboud, warn that a treatment delay of more than three months for testicular carcinoma is associated with a (significantly decreased)...

New treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...ce called endostatin. The angiogenesis observed in tumor growth is nearly identical to that of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), in which the proliferation of new blood vessels plays an important role in the disease. Researchers in United States believe if endostatin can inhibit angiogenesis in ca...

Novel computer model for breast cancer

...st cancer cells, and indicate how likely it is the tumor will spread. Tested on samples from 90 women with breast cancer, the computer system was 80 per cent accurate in predicting which would spread to the lymph glands and in predicting survival after five years. The system is an extension of an existin...

Novel research on liver cancer

...led chemoembolization, which delivers chemo to the tumor and blocks off the artery, they found encouraging ...ctors are still unsure of how the drug damages the tumor while protecting healthy tissue. According to researchers, these early findings are hopeful news t...

Morphine may excite cancerous tumors

...ding to a new study, morphine may be combined with tumor growth in mice. At present there is no scientific ...ation of new blood vessels. Angiogenesis can cause tumor growth by providing nutrients to growing tumors and by transporting cancer cells from a tumor to oth...

Radiation reduces cancer recurrence

... rate of cancer recurrence at or near the original tumor site in the rectum. In about 15% to 45% of patien...e tissue surrounding the rectum, which may contain tumor cell, is removed along with the rectum itself. In order to investigate researchers randomly assigne...

Gel assists head and neck cancer

...ite, "Cisplatin/epinephrine injectable gel reduces tumor burden, ameliorates tumor symptoms, and provides a new therapeutic option for treating patients with squamous cell carcinoma o...

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