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A feasible, simple and convenient model for study of rectal carcinoma

The method of building a rabbit rectal VX2 carcinoma model by injecting the cell suspension of VX2 cells into the wall of the rectum guided by X-ray fluoroscopy is feasible. The advantages of the model are ease of establishment, short growth period, and high stability. The rectal VX2 carcinoma est...

How to increase the efficacy of local excision of rectal cancer

With the advancement of imaging techniques, the accuracy of preoperative rectal cancer staging has increased dramatically, and the preservation of physical function in rectal cancer patients has become a very important aim of research. A research article to be published on March 14, 2009 in the...

Preoperative radiation may improve survival rates in advanced rectal cancer patients

WILKES-BARRE, PA. Patients treated with radiation prior to surgery for advanced rectal cancer have fewer instances of cancer recurrence and better overall survival rates, according to a recent Geisinger report. The report examined a treatment called neoadjuvant therapy, which can reduce cance...

Can rectal vitamin E induce remission in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis?

It is believed that the generation of an exaggerated intestinal immune response to otherwise innocuous stimuli along with generation of oxygen free radicals plays a key role in the pathophysiology of UC. However, no disease-specific treatment for UC has yet emerged. Vitamin E is a major lipophilic...

Which is more accurate on diagnosis of rectal carcinoma?

The depth of transmural tumor invasion along the rectal wall layers and involvement of the regional lymph nodes constitute major factors in the prognosis of rectal cancer. Therefore accurate preoperative staging of rectal cancer carries a crucial importance in terms of therapy and prognosis. The u...

Blacks not receiving chemotherapy for rectal cancer, despite seeing cancer specialists

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Black patients and white patients are seeing rectal cancer specialists at similar rates, but blacks are still less likely to receive chemotherapy or radiation therapy, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. The study found blacks ...

Black Rectal Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Chemo, Radiation

See oncologists as often as whites, researchers not sure why different choices of treatment follow TUESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even though black and white rectal cancer patients have similar referral rates to oncologists, blacks are less likely to receive chemotherapy or radiat...

Extra Drug Improves Rectal Cancer Treatment

And contraceptive drug helps kill cervical cancer cells missed by chemotherapy TUESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the cancer drug Avastin to radiation and chemotherapy improves results for patients with rectal cancer. And adding the contraceptive drug mifepristone (RU-486,...

Research Finds Lesser Rectal Cancer Risks Associated with Prostatic Irradiation

According to a new study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, no appreciable risks were found to be associated// with prostratic irradiation and the development of rectal cancer. Wayne S. Kendal, M.D., Ph.D., an Associate Professor in Radiation Oncology at the Ottawa Ho...

Drinking Moderately or More Ups Men's Cancer Risk

... of cancer represented were bladder, colon, esophageal, kidney, liver, lung, Hodgkin's lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate, rectal and stomach. Among men considered "regular drinkers," defined as drinking on a daily or weekly basis, alcohol was linked to an increased risk for n...

GenVec Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results Conference Call

... TNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. GenVec also uses its proprietary adenovector technology to develop vaccines for infectious diseases including HIV, m...

GenVec Receives Grant for Malaria Vaccine Program

... TNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. GenVec also uses its proprietary adenovector technology to develop vaccines for infectious diseases including HIV, m...

Xoft Expands Cancer Treatment Platform With Launch of Skin Cancer Electronic Brachytherapy Trial at AAPM Meeting

...seek alternatives for radioactive medical isotopes. Commercially available for treatment of early stage breast cancer, skin cancer and endometrial and rectal indications, the Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy System is also cleared for use in the treatment of other cancers or conditions where radiation the...

Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) Implements PNA FISH(R) Tests to Help Provide Better Care for Patients with Bloodstream Infections

...education in several specialties, including emergency medicine, OB/GYN, orthopedics, pediatrics and general surgery. Fellowship programs include colon rectal surgery, critical care surgery, pediatric orthopedics and hematology/oncology. Additionally, ORMC provides sophisticated diagnostic and labo...

Amgen Announces KRAS Safety Update to U.S. Prescribing Information for Vectibix(R) (Panitumumab)

... November 2008, the NCCN announced updates to their Guidelines on Colon and rectal Cancers. The guideline updates included the recommendation that a determina...imates that about 106,100 new cases of colon cancer and 40,870 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2009. Colorectal cancer is the second leading c...

Econiche(TM) Vaccine Efficacy Summarized in July Issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease

...f Regional Vaccination Within a Cattle Feedyard on Escherichia coli O157:H7 rectal Colonization, Fecal Shedding, and Hide Contamination", was co-authored by D...en on day 85 at the abattoir (meat processor). Colonization of the terminal rectal mucosa was also measured on day 85 at the abattoir. For fecal shedding, r...

Beijing Cancer Hospital Becomes First Hospital in Mainland China to Introduce Fast and Precise RapidArc Radiotherapy Cancer Treatments

...many local dignitaries on July 10th. Doctors at the hospital intend to use RapidArc primarily for precise treatments of lung cancer, esophagus cancer, rectal cancer and head & neck cancer. RapidArc delivers a precise and efficient treatment in single or multiple arcs of the treatment machine a...

Philips Expands Emergency Healthcare Offering With Acquisition of InnerCool Therapies, a Leader in Body Temperature Management

...ar solution utilizes a specialized catheter, with a highly responsive, integrated temperature probe, eliminating the need for slow-to-react bladder or rectal probes. InnerCool operates an approximately 17,000 square foot, FDA-registered and ISO-certified manufacturing facility located in San Diego, Californ...

Prostate Drug Appears Safer Than Thought

...sis of data in the 2003 study, rather than a problem with the drug. To test this theory, they analyzed data on 1,304 men who'd had an abnormal digital rectal exam or high PSA test results and had been referred to Stanford. None of the men was taking finasteride. Prostate cancer was eventually diagnosed in ...

Seek Out Credentials Before Choosing a Physician - Is Your Cardiologist Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease?

...l specialties and subspecialties, and include: American Board of Allergy and Immunology, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Colon and rectal Surgery, American Board of Dermatology, American Board of Emergency Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, ...

Constipation May Lead to Other Problems

...hown between constipation and other conditions, too. Studies of people with rectal prolapse, in which the rectum becomes stretched and protrudes from the anus...nnessee College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tenn.; American Society for Colon and rectal Surgeons, Arlington Heights, Ill.; April 2004, American Journal of Gastroe...

Misonix Announces Participation in 2nd International Workshop on Focal Therapy

...r of Misonix. "Radical therapy like prostatectomy is often associated with reductions in quality of life due to associated incontinence, impotence, or rectal problems. Visually Directed(TM) HIFU with the Sonablate 500 is a precision technology that is capable of creating localized necrosis in a controllabl...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation and Procter & Gamble Pharmaceuticals Announce 2009 Celebrating UC Success Contest Winners

...es flares followed by periods of remission. During a flare, in which the rectum or colon become inflamed, people experience symptoms such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal cramping and an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Flares can vary in duration and intensity. While UC is a lifelong condition, me...

Study Finds Possible Genetic Indicator of Colorectal Cancer

...," predicted cancer specialist Dr. Jerald Wishner. The American Cancer Society estimates that 106,100 new cases of colon cancer and 40,870 cases of rectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. Nearly 50,000 people are expected to die of the diseases this year. The death rate has been dr...

Dad Offers Personal Father's Day Message on Importance of Prostate Cancer Screenings

... annual screenings are so important." Doctors use two methods to check for prostate cancer: Feeling for an unusual lump by means of a digital rectal exam (DRE), and testing your blood for prostate-specific antigen (PSA). "Your family doctor or other primary care provider can easily do these te...

What are the risk factors of sporadic colorectal cancer?

...dic colorectal cancer. They found that current alcohol drinking and greater BMI (≥ 24.0 kg/m2) are the independent risk factors for colon and rectal cancer, while former alcohol drinking and positive family history of cancer are the independent risk factors for colon cancer in southern Chinese. The...

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising for Under 50 Set

...much of the increase was attributable to a rise in rectal cancer rates. During the study period, rectal cancer increased by an average of 3.5 percent a ye...s this year, along with almost 41,000 new cases of rectal cancer. The numbers will include about 15,000 peop...

Avastin Shows No Benefit Against Early Stage Colon Cancer

...t an 85 percent survival rate at three years. Finally, Italian researchers from E.O. Ospedali Galleria in Genoa reported that for patients battling rectal cancer, adding another chemotherapy regimen to the standard radiation-plus-chemotherapy protocol did not shrink the tumor any further, although some i...

Avastin Unsuccessful as Adjuvant Therapy in Setting of Stage II and III Colon Cancer but May Be Effective if Given for Longer Duration

...sed in the United States. The American Cancer Society estimates that there are approximately 112,340 new cases of colon cancer and 41,420 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed annually. Combined, they will cause about 52,180 deaths. Determining the stage of a colon cancer diagnosis is integral to choosi...

Bioniche Represented at House of Commons Sub-Committee on Food Safety

... Rodney A. Moxley et al concluded that a two-dose vaccine regimen effectively reduced the probability for E. coli O157:H7 colonization of the terminal rectal mucosa (TRM) of commercially fed cattle at harvest. In this study, vaccinated cattle were 92% less likely to be colonized with E. coli O157:H7 than no...

Stand Up to Cancer awards $73.6 million for novel, groundbreaking cancer research

...cancers in adults and children across ethnicities including, but not limited to pancreatic, breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, brain, lung, prostate, rectal and colon, which represent two thirds of all U.S. cancer deaths. (562,340 people are expected to die of cancer in the United States this year.) In t...

$18 million awarded to TGen and University of Pennsylvania for pancreatic cancer research

...cancers in adults and children across ethnicities including, but not limited to pancreatic, breast, ovarian, cervical, uterine, brain, lung, prostate, rectal and colon. These represent two-thirds of all U.S. cancer deaths; 562,340 people are expected to die of cancer this year in the U.S., where on average ...

New Educational Tool for Understanding UC Flares

...merica (CCFA), made possible by an educational grant from Alaven Pharmaceutical LLC, makers of the topical UC flare treatment, ROWASA Kit* (mesalamine rectal suspension enema). The brochure further defines the symptoms of flare-ups for both Crohn's** disease and UC and includes information on diet and ...

AdvanDx Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for GBS PNA FISH(R) for Rapid Detection of Group B Strep from Lim Broths

...iae , aka Group B Strep, from turbid Lim Broths inoculated with vaginal and rectal swabs obtained from pregnant women between 35 and 37 weeks gestation. The ...ossible.(2) During the routine laboratory testing process, vaginal and rectal swabs from pregnant women are inoculated into selective enrichment broth, e...

A surprise 'spark' for pre-cancerous colon polyps

..., there are about 108,070 new cases of colon cancer and 40,740 new cases of rectal cancer each year in the United States. Colon and rectal cancers together claim 49,960 lives in the country annually. ...

More Cancer Tests Mean More False-Positive Results

...llow-up; annual tests for cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) and a transvaginal ultrasound yearly to check for ovarian cancer in women; and an annual digital rectal exam to check for prostate cancer in men, as well as a prostate-specific antigen test. No information was included on mammography for women in eit...

Hospital volume inconsistent predictor of quality care

...ed 101 studies on case volume and mortality. The review involved more than a million patients with esophageal, gastric, hepatic, pancreatic, colon, or rectal cancer. The review found the majority of studies addressed the relation between hospital surgical case volume and short-term perioperative mortalit...

Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts

...th colon cancer and 50,000 will die from it this year, according to the American Cancer Society. More than a million have been diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer in the U.S. as of 2006, the National Cancer Institute reported. Fenton and her team focused on colon cancer because, unlike breast or prosta...

Statins alter prostate cancer patients' PSA levels

...26 at the American Urological Association's annual meeting in Chicago. A PSA test which measures PSA levels in a man's blood along with a digital rectal exam are most frequently used to help screen for prostate cancer in men age 50 or older. Increased PSA levels can often signal benign prostate conditi...

AUA Counters Mainstream Recommendations with New Best Practice Statement on Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing

...ut may also allow for more efficient, less frequent testing. Men who wish to be screened for prostate cancer should have both a PSA test and a digital rectal exam (DRE). The Statement also notes that other factors such as family history, age, overall health and ethnicity should be combined with the results ...
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