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Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease

Paradox found in guidelines study WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- A study assessing the treatment of people hospitalized for heart disease has produced a worrisome finding: Those who need intensive care the most are less likely to get it. The study of 143,999 people hospitaliz...

New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

Finding provides insight into tumor growth, metastasis, researchers say MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a new gene that may contribute to aggressive breast cancer, new research shows. Using a new method of analyzing "microarray expression profiles" of ...

Combination Therapy Best for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Adding radiation and hormone treatment to brachytherapy improves survival, study shows MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Men with aggressive prostate cancer who have brachytherapy alone are more likely to die than those who receive a combination of treatments, new findings show. I...

Heavy Drinking Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Consumption also appears to undercut effect of cancer-prevention drug,, MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking, especially when it's beer, increases the risk for highly aggressive prostate cancer, a new study finds. The researchers did not set out to determine the effec...

Pharmacomechanical Thrombectomy Procedure Adoption to Accelerate Due to More Aggressive Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis, According to Millennium Research Group

WALTHAM, Mass., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, pharmacomechanical thrombectomy (PMT) procedure adoption will accelerate over the next five years due to growing physician interest in treating deep...

RNA snippet suppresses spread of aggressive breast cancer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 11, 2009) A low cellular level of a tiny fragment of RNA appears to increase the spread of breast cancer in mouse models of the disease, according to researchers at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Measuring levels of this so-called microRNA, which is also a...

Hormone therapy may confer more aggressive properties to prostate tumors

Hormone therapy is often given to patients with advanced prostate cancer. While it is true that the treatment prevents growth of the tumour, it also changes its properties. Some of these changes may result in the tumour becoming more aggressive and more liable to form metastases. This is one of th...

Two Targeted Therapies Likely Better Than One in Patients with Aggressive Lymphoma, Mayo Clinic Researchers Say

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma , according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Cent...

Drug That Targets Vasculature Growth Attacks Aggressive Thyroid Cancer, Mayo Clinic Researchers Report

ORLANDO, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A medication that helps stop the growth of new blood vessels has produced dramatic benefits for some patients with aggressive thyroid cancer, research from Mayo Clinic indicates. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncolog...

Two targeted therapies likely better than one in patients with aggressive lymphoma

ORLANDO - When combined with a cocktail of chemotherapy drugs, two monoclonal antibodies, instead of one, appear to offer superior results in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, according to Mayo Clinic researchers working with the North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG). At the a...

Drug that targets vasculature growth attacks aggressive thyroid cancer

ORLANDO - A medication that helps stop the growth of new blood vessels has produced dramatic benefits for some patients with aggressive thyroid cancer, research from Mayo Clinic indicates. At the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Mayo investigators report tha...

Radiation Exposure Linked to Aggressive Thyroid Cancers

Environmental or therapeutic contact also led to poorer outcomes, study finds MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer patients who've previously been exposed to radiation have more aggressive disease and worse outcomes than other patients, a new study finds. Researchers ...

UAB wins $6.4 million nonprofit grant to fight aggressive breast cancer

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center have been awarded a $6.4 million grant from two national nonprofit groups that are partnering in the fight against an aggressive and difficult-to-treat form of cancer called "triple negative"...

Doctors Urged to Get Aggressive to Help Smokers

Multiple approaches are found to boost success of people trying to quit,, WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- To truly help people quit smoking, doctors need to treat the habit as a chronic disease that might require repeated or intensive interventions, including pharmacotherapy and...

Biomarker associated with poor outcome in aggressive childhood cancer

Results from a new study identify a biomarker that may be useful for predicting the outcome of treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in young children. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 7th issue of the journal Cancer Cell , also provides new information about the m...

Gene Mutation Doubles Risk of Aggressive Colon Cancer in Blacks

Study found whites much less likely to have this variant WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- A genetic mutation may explain why blacks are more likely than whites to have a more aggressive form of colorectal cancer, U.S. researchers report. "Several studies have identified a disp...

Black Women at Higher Risk for Aggressive Breast Tumors

Triple negative growths 3 times more likely regardless of age, weight, study finds WEDNESDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Black women are three times more likely than women of other races to develop aggressive breast cancer, a U.S. study finds. The United States has the highest ra...

Risk of aggressive breast cancer subtype 3 times higher for black women

Lifestyle, age and weight have all been considered as risk factors for breast cancer. Now a study published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research has found that even taking these factors into consideration, black women face three times the risk of developing an aggressive 'triple neg...

Catching Ovarian Cancer Early May Miss Aggressive Tumors

The finding casts the usefulness of screening into doubt, scientists say TUESDAY, March 24 (HealthDay News) -- Early-stage ovarian cancers may be slower growing and less likely to spread than the more aggressive forms typically found in advanced stages of the disease, researchers repor...

Link between religious coping and aggressive treatment in terminally ill cancer patients

BOSTON In a new study of terminally ill cancer patients, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute found that those who draw on religion to cope with their illness are more likely to receive intensive, life-prolonging medical care as death approaches treatment that often entails a lower qualit...

Combo Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumor May Lengthen Life

Study finds longer-term survival benefit with chemo and radiation MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with a combination of the chemotherapy drug temozolomide and radiotherapy increases survival for glioblastoma brain tumor patients better than radiotherapy alone, and the im...

Age No Bar to Aggressive Rx for Cardiogenic Shock

The heart condition is a major killer of people over the age of 75, researchers note MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Age shouldn't prevent the aggressive treatment of elderly patients with heart attack complicated by cardiogenic shock, Australian researchers report. Cardiogenic ...

Researchers discover metabolite linked to aggressive prostate cancer

AUDIO: Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a panel of small molecules, or metabolites, that appear to indicate aggressive...

Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer

But not all are sure that adolescents' use of cannabis causes cells to proliferate MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking marijuana over an extended period of time appears to greatly boost a young man's risk for developing a particularly aggressive form of testicular cancer, a new ...

Gene mutations increase risk for aggressive prostate cancer

January 29, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Men who develop prostate cancer face an increased risk of having an aggressive tumor if they carry a so-called breast cancer gene mutation, scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University report in today's issue of Clinical Cancer Resea...

Global Health Community Commits Over $630 Million in Aggressive Push for Polio Eradication

Rotary International, Gates Foundation, United Kingdom, and Germany pledge critically needed funds and urge donor and endemic country governments to help end crippling childhood disease SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, the Bill & Melinda Ga...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) and Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation Unite to Fight Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

Partnership Will Fund Breakthrough Research to Support the Discovery of Promising New Treatments for TNBC Patients DALLAS, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- When her doctor told her she had breast cancer, Sonja Draught thought detecting it early had greatly enhanced her odds of living because that ...

New insight into aggressive childhood cancer

A new study reveals critical molecular mechanisms associated with the development and progression of human neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in young children. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 6th issue of the journal Cancer Cell , may lead to development of future strateg...

MedPro Imaging Continues Aggressive U.S. Expansion

WAUKESHA, Wis., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPro Imaging, a premier provider of economical ultrasound solutions, today announced the appointment of three new ultrasound sales professionals as the company continues its aggressive expansion. The company also announced the relocation of its headquarter...

Study Suggests Need for More Aggressive Outpatient Monitoring of Patients' Hearts When Cause of Stroke is Unclear

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- In nearly one third of all people who suffer from a stroke, the underlying cause of the injury is not readily evident to doctors. Atrial fibrillation (AF), or an irregular heartbeat, is believed to be a significant factor in many of these cases. Stroke ...

Professional Sports Teams Should Use MRSA Screening and Other Aggressive Methods to Prevent Staph Infections

CDC RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PASSIVE AND INEFFECTIVE NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The NFL and other professional sports organizations should be using the most effective tool to protect their players from Staph infections, MRSA screening," says Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., Chairman of ...

American Association for Homecare Proposes Aggressive 13-Point Plan to Stop Medicare Fraud and Recoup Billions; Calls Steps Essential to Medicare's Health

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tough new steps must be taken to prevent fraud and abuse in Medicare, says the American Association for Homecare, which today announced 13 specific recommendations that could eliminate most of the Medicare fraud attributed to the home medical ...

Cord Blood America CEO Announces Aggressive Acquisition Strategy, Increased Investor Relations Efforts, New Stem Cell Storage Models

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and int...

PSA screening may be biased against obese men, leading to more aggressive cancers

DURHAM, N.C. -- Testing men for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood -- the gold standard screening test for prostate cancer -- may be biased against obese men, whose PSA levels tend to be deceptively low. And this bias may be creating more aggressive cancers in this po...

Cord Blood America CEO Matthew Schissler Details Aggressive Expansion Strategies in U.S. and Europe

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and intern...

Researchers ID Traits of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Findings could lead to diagnostic urine test for 10% of men with the disease FRIDAY, June 13 (HealthDay News) -- The traits of an aggressive type of prostate cancer that occurs in about 10 percent of men with the disease have been identified in hopes of finding a way to diagnose it ear...

Cancer Drug Appears to Help With Aggressive MS

Use of cyclophosphamide sees 87% improvement in physical, mental function, study says THURSDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of a drug used to fight cancer may reduce disease activity and disability in people with aggressive multiple sclerosis, results of a small trial sugge...

Microenvironment a main driver of aggressive multi-lineage leukemia disease type

CINCINNATI Research led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has revealed new clues into what causes different types of a particularly aggressive group of blood cancers known as mixed lineage leukemias (MLL) and how the disease might be treated, according to a study in t...

U-M researchers discover traits of aggressive form of prostate cancer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Researchers led by a team at the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology at the University of Michigan Health System have identified traits of an aggressive type of prostate cancer that occurs in about 10 percent of men who have the disease. They hope the discovery could lead...

Studies Differ on Benefits of Aggressive Blood Sugar Control

But experts say controlling glucose levels is key for most diabetics FRIDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Two studies looking at the benefits of aggressively lowering blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes have come to significantly different conclusions: One study found a 21 percent...
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