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PIPC Statement on Federal CER Coordinating Council

Partnership urges new federal coordinating council to provide full openness and transparency WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tony Coelho, Chairman of the Partnership to Improve Patient Care (PIPC) released today the following statement concerning the U.S. Department of He...

PIPC Outlines CER Principles in Letter to President-Elect Obama

Partnership of Patient, Provider and Industry Groups Calls for CER to Include Consideration of Diversity, Examine All Areas of Health Care WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federally-supported comparative effectiveness research can be a valuable tool to improve health care decisi...

Hiemstra Approved to Manufacture Medical Devices in New CER

Meeting medical clients' needs from product design and development through manufacturing SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiemstra Product Development, a leading product design and development company, announced today that it has received Food and Drug Branch (F...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

Human papillomavirus infection linked to better prognosis, research suggests THURSDAY, July 30 (HealthDay News) -- Infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck cancer, U.S. researchers report. They said the finding may explain why...

Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer

Patients who had first period before age 12 are at increased risk of death, study shows THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Among women with ovarian cancer, those who had their first menstrual period before the age of 12 and who had the most menstrual cycles over a lifetime are more l...

'Comparative Effectiveness' Research Addresses Options for Treating Prostate Cancer

Dr. Randolph Says Bioidentical Testosterone Can Promote Prostate Health Jacksonville, Fla. (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -- On June 30th, the Institute of Medicine released a list of 100 priorities it recommends for "comparative effectiveness" research. Among the 10...

Eating Animal Fat May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

Added risk is tied to red meat and dairy products, study finds,, FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Fat from red meat and dairy products can increase your risk for pancreatic cancer, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report. Pancreatic cancer, which is usually fat...

Green Tea Component May Slow Prostate Cancer

Men in small study took capsules equivalent to brewed beverage,, FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- The active compounds in green tea might slow the progression of prostate cancer, the results of a small study suggest. The study included 26 men, 41 to 72 years old, who had prostate...

Gene Test Helps Detect Prostate Cancer

New screen boosts accuracy of standard PSA test, study shows SUNDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test greatly reduces false-positive results in prostate cancer screenings and, when used in combination with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, could prevent many unnecessar...

Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer

Other studies found they also reduced chances of erectile dysfunction SUNDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) --Several new studies suggest statins help prevent prostate cancer and reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction. "At this point in time, there seems to be mounting evidence that th...

HRT May Protect Women From Colon Cancer

Finding echoes earlier research involving hormone therapy WEDNESDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Older women using hormone replacement therapy appear to have a 28 percent reduction in their risk of developing colorectal cancer, a new study found. But researchers don't yet know why...

Wine May Be Protective Against Esophageal Cancer

One glass a day may lower risk for Barrett's, a precursor to disease, study finds MONDAY, March 2 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking a glass of wine a day may lower the risk of Barrett's esophagus, a condition that precedes esophageal cancer. Barrett's esophagus, which affects about 5 p...

Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds TUESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- An anti-cancer drug shelved because it was thought to be too toxic may be effective in small doses against a devastating pediatric cancer, a new study found. In tests on an...

More High-Risk Women Preempt Breast Cancer

Growing number with genetic, familial susceptibilities opt for double mastectomy WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- SheKayla Love, 26, of Dallas, had the first cyst in her breast removed when she was just 14, the second when she was 19. By the time she found the third lump, she w...

Gilda's Club NYC Offers Affinity Credit Card to Help New Yorkers Living with Cancer

Roseanne Roseannadana would. So would Emily Litella and Baba Wawa. Now New Yorkers living with cancer, and those who support them, can help fund operations at Gilda’s Club New York City by paying for everyday purchases with the new Gilda’s Club NYC Visa Platinum card. ...

Lifeclinic International Has Named John T. Kelly, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Medical Officer

Lifeclinic International has named John T. Kelly, M.D., Ph.D. Chief Medical Officer. In this position, Dr. Kelly will develop strategies to improve the health and wellness of the users of Lifeclinic's blood pressure monitors, health stations, and health management systems. ...

New Drug Slows Thyroid Cancer

Research also uncovers a genetic mutation that improves response to therapy WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that inhibits tumor blood vessel formation slows the progression of metastatic thyroid cancer in some patients, an international study finds. Of the...

Family History Might Improve Odds Against Colon Cancer

Fewer deaths, recurrences seen in those who had relatives with disease, study finds TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- The genetic makeup that increases the risk of developing colorectal cancer also seems to improve the chances of survival after treatment, a new study indicates. Pe...

Gene Variation Linked to Neuroblastoma, a Childhood Cancer

The variant is common in the aggressive form of the disease, researchers report WEDNESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, a gene linked to the often fatal childhood cancer neuroblastoma has been identified, researchers report. "This is the first paper that helps us un...

Environmental Toxins, Radiation May Be Tied to Breast Cancer

Exposure to plasticizers and other chemicals in childhood may hike adult cancer risks, report says WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- In the decades following World War II, both breast cancer rates and the use of synthetic chemicals soared in the United States -- and a new report...

Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds TUESDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Combining periodic infusions of antibodies with a widely used cancer vaccine appears to be more effective and less harsh with melanoma and advanced ovarian cancer patients ...

Daily Stress May Raise Women's Risk of Cervical Cancer

Researchers find chronic worry impairs immune response to cancer-causing virus FRIDAY, Feb. 15 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of daily stress could explain why some women infected with malignancy-linked types of human papillomavirus (HPV) develop cervical cancer, a new study suggests....

Experimental Drug Fights Prostate Cancer

In mice, it attacked disease on multiple fronts, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- In mice, an investigational agent called VN/14-1 proved effective in treating human prostate cancer, say researchers at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. The five-week study...

Vegetable Rich Diet Can Cut Risk Of Pancreatic Cancer

Researchers from the University of California have now established that consumption of at least five portions of onions, garlic, beans, carrot, corn, dark leafy// vegetables and citrus fruits can cut the pancreatic risk by as much as 50%. The study is based on interview conducted among 532 pancreat...

New Treatment Found For Pancreatic Cancer

A new treatment has been discovered for pancreatic cancer by researchers belonging to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, according to the Annals of Surgical Oncology//. As many as half the patients who were studied responded to the therapy which is reported to be a very high figure. The therapy ...

Acid Reflux Increases Risk Of Esophagus Cancer

Esophagus cancer associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing at a rapid rate, says a review article published in the November/December issue of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, published by the American Cancer Society//. The article says that esophagus cancer is i...

Decline in Paternity Rates Following Treatment for Testicular Cancer

A recent study published in the November issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shows that paternity rates of testicular cancer patients declined after treatment, and patients treated with the higher chemotherapy dose had the lowest chance of becoming fathers. // Germ-cell testi...

Hormone Treatment Before Radiation for Prostate Cancer

Radiation oncologists have been awaiting follow-up to previous studies that suggested that radiation treatment for prostate cancer was less effective after the use of drugs to suppress hormones. // Researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists say their tests provide evidence t...

Intake Of Processed Meat And Fat Associated With Pancreatic Cancer

Excess intake of processed meats, red meat and pork can enhance the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study, published in the October 5 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.// Meat intake has been associated with risk of exocrine pancreatic cancer, but previous find...

Rich Diet Of Fruits & Vegetables Helps To Protect Against Lung Cancer

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps to provide protection against lung cancer, according to the latest research//. The agents that are believed to be responsible are plant-derived compounds known as phytoestrogens found in soy products, grains, carrots, spinach, broccoli and other fruits ...

Flu Vaccine Can Be Used To Treat Lung Cancer

A group of researchers at Vienna University have said they are trying to develop an existing influenza vaccine so that it will be effective against lung cancer//. Experiments with mice have already yielded first successes, but much more research was still needed before the new therapy could b...

Patient Negligence - Significant Problem In The Early Detection Of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Despite the awareness programmes and the massive screening strategies, it has not possible to eliminate the fear associated with the disease. Mammography is one of the routine tests // used in the early identification of the disease. ...

Role Of Estrogen In Breast-Cancer

Scientists have been wondering how estrogen -dependent breast-cancer cells grow and spread rapidly. Recent research on the above area has revealed that the depletion of estrogen is associated //with loss of regulatory protein. The scientists report that human breast-cancer cells exposed to es...

The Link between obesity and Breast Cancer

A recent study done shows that women with a mutation in the gene BRCA1, which predisposes them to breast cancer, are 65 per cent less likely to develop the disease if they lose at least 10 pounds (4.5g) between 18 and 30 years old. // Researchers studied more than 2000 women from five different cou...

Eating Fried Chips Increases The Risk Of Developing Breast Cancer

Very young children’s who eat cooked fried chips frequently during their childhood had a much higher risk of developing cancer when they are adults. Breast cancer is linked to // high fat diet taken by the women. Research group led by Dr. Karin Michels, of Brigham and Women’s hospital in Bost...

Change In Diet May Slow The Progression Of Prostate Cancer

A new study shows that men with early stage prostate cancer who make drastic changes to their diet and lifestyle may stop or perhaps even reverse the progression of their illness say researchers//. The study is one of the first randomized, controlled trials to demonstrate that lifestyle changes may...

New Gene Silencing Mechanism To Prevent Cancer

The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad has unraveled the mystery behind gene silencing, paving the way for detecting the mechanisms that prevent cancer in human beings//. Two scientists - Manika Pal Bhadra and Utpal Bhadra have been instrumental behind this novel finding...

Top Ten Super Food Items That Can Help In Avoiding Cancer

It is believed that almost one-third of all cancers are preventable by changes in our life style and // food habits. Exercising regularly and loosing excess weight also helps. To lose weight one should also have fiber rich food. The National Cancer Institute in US recently approved the dietary guid...

New Treatment Option For Testicular Cancer

New research shows a significant improvement in treatment for a specific type of testicular cancer called stage I seminoma. Stage I seminoma is typically treated by // removal of the testicle followed by radiation. Radiation, though, poses a risk of developing a second cancer in another organ up to...

Gene enchances radiation therapy - A novel approach to fight cancer

In the era of fighting battle against cancer, researchers of Virginia have come out with a novel approach to execute the destiny. Radiation therapy is used to treat many types of cancer. An experimental form of gene therapy makes cancer cells more susceptible to radiation therapy. Alt...
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