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Leukemia Drug Breakthrough Study In New England Journal Of Medicine

...sappeared. List, a professor of interdisciplinary oncology at the University of South Florida, initially developed the phase I clinical trial of Revlimid for treatment of MDS following his laboratory observations that the agent improved the growth of red blood cell precursors from MDS bone marrow. Celgene wi...

New imaging method gives early indication if brain cancer therapy is effective, U-M study shows

...fessor of environmental health sciences, radiation oncology and radiology. ...

Taking Aim With Nanoparticle PEBBLEs

...fessor of environmental health sciences, radiation oncology and radiology with joint appointments in the Medical School and the School of Public Health; and Yong-Eun Lee Koo, a research associate in the chemistry department, College of Literature, Science and the Arts. To date, the researchers have received ...

Emergence of cancer as major cause of childhood death in developing countries is not being adequately addressed

...serve as program directors, advocates of pediatric oncology units and coordinators of training for essential c...al charitable groups can raise funds to support an oncology program. Another benefit of twinning would be broadening the scope of cancer research to include ca...

Chromosome Deletion Predicts Aggressive Neuroblastoma

... the cancer. Edward F. Attiyeh, M.D., a pediatric oncology fellow at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,... the top abstract among more than 100 submitted by oncology fellows. It also received a second award, as the highest-ranking abstract in pediatric cancer resear...

Researchers test new therapy for advanced melanoma

...erapy," said Adil Daud, MD, assistant professor of oncology in the Cutaneous Oncology Program at Moffitt. "Gene therapy gives us the flexibility to introduce a huge variety of potential targets for treatment, but its major limitation has been getting the gene into the cancer. If electroporation can deliver th...

Duke Experiments Boost Radiation's Cancer-Killing Effects

... Mark Dewhirst, Ph.D., DVM, professor of radiation oncology at Duke. Results of the research, led by Dewhirst and conducted by M.D./Ph.D. candidate Ben Moeller, will be published in the August 15, 2005, issue of Cancer Cell. "We've shown that blocking HIF-1 at the wrong time therapeutically in a cancer cell...

IBM Transforms the Art of Scientific Expeditions

... Mark Dewhirst, Ph.D., DVM, professor of radiation oncology at Duke. Results of the research, led by Dewhirst and conducted by M.D./Ph.D. candidate Ben Moeller, will be published in the August 15, 2005, issue of Cancer Cell. "We've shown that blocking HIF-1 at the wrong time therapeutically in a cancer cell...

Surgical Robot 'Scrubs In' At UNC, May Be More Precise Than Conventional Surgery

... Surgical. UNC currently is the only gynecological oncology program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate removal surgery; for hysterectomies for endometrial and cervical cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastri...

Screen all at risk for HIV, plus pregnant women

... Surgical. UNC currently is the only gynecological oncology program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate removal surgery; for hysterectomies for endometrial and cervical cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastri...

FDA: 'Highly Unlikely' Green Tea Lowers Cancer Risk

... Surgical. UNC currently is the only gynecological oncology program in the Southeast that is using it. The robot has been used successfully at UNC for prostate removal surgery; for hysterectomies for endometrial and cervical cancers; and for pediatric gallbladder removal and stomach surgery to prevent gastri...

A little telomerase isn't enough

...Mary Armanios, M.D., now an assistant professor of oncology in the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, discovered that the family carried a genetic defect that caused the telomerase protein to be half as effective as normal and that shortening telomeres were to blame for earlier onset. In this family, the a...

Polymer gel can block toxic leakage problem in gene therapy

...att School and the Duke Medical Center's radiation oncology department studied a preferred kind of anti-cancer...va Krol, associate research professor of radiation oncology Chuan-Yuan Li, and radiation oncology research associates Shanling Liu and Takashi Kon. In a follow...

Gene variation affects tamoxifen's benefit for breast cancer

... Rae and Daniel F. Hayes, M.D., director of breast oncology at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, are part of the Pharmacogenetics Research Network, a multidisciplinary research group conducting a prospective clinical trial to confirm whether genetic testing can be used to identify patients likely to respon...

New evidence supports century-old theory of cancer spread

...ber issue of Lancet Oncology challenges mainstream oncology researchers to consider tumor cell hybridization with white blood cells as a major reason that cancer metastasizes or spreads to other parts of the body. "Cancer cells exhibit a remarkable number of traits normally attributed to white blood cells kn...

Gene expression profile helps predict chemotherapy response in ovarian cancer patients

... Stephen A. Cannistra, MD, director of gynecologic oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "However," he adds, "due to the lingering presence of chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells, most patients will unfortunately experience a relapse. ...

Sensors, a smart dose of medicine for cancer treatment

...tterbridge Centre for Oncology, one of the largest oncology centres in the UK. Of the two devices, the diode system is the most commercially viable. However, the MOSFET system is working and we'll have the results of patients trials in the next few months," says Jaksic. "We need to further optimise some para...

'Virus chip' detects new virus in prostate tumors

... collaborator in the research and head of urologic oncology at the Glickman Urologic Institute of Cleveland Clinic. "This is consistent with previous epidemiologic and genetic research that has suggested that prostate cancer may result from chronic inflammation, perhaps as a response to infection." "The powe...

Canine cancer vaccine program shows early promise

...erwhelmed with requests. Since 1998, the school's oncology department has been producing an anti-cancer vacci...n, a researcher in the veterinary medical school's oncology section. "But those that do seem to do quite well." She would like to continue working on the vacc...

Chemotherapy gel may fight breast cancer and reduce breast deformity

... M.D., associate professor of surgery and surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh and faculty member at McGowan. "We sought to develop a possible alternative to radiation therapy that would not only release chemotherapy slowly to kill the cancerous cells left behind after surgery but that also would...

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