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High dosage brachytherapy obtains excellent results in head and neck tumors

...rking on the application of this procedure to other oncological processes for a number of years. There are a number of studies under way on its use in gynaecological tumours and sarcomas, amongst others. Since 2000 about 400 patients, with different types of tumours, have been treated with this technique. ...

Combo of Tests Might Spot Ovarian Cancer Early

...rly screening test. The new study was led by Dr. Usha Menon, head of the gynaecological Cancer Research Unit at University College London. The team randomly assign...Cancer Society . SOURCES: Usha Menon, M.D., head, gynaecological Cancer Research Unit, University College London, U.K.; Robert Smith, Ph.D.,...

Singapore Medicine - First in South East Asia to Offer Robotic Surgery for Gynaecologic Cancers

...Singapore (PRWEB) November 5, 2008 -- Women who need to undergo surgery for gynaecological cancers now have an option to have surgery that is less painful, results in...degrees of freedom of the human hand. Dr Jeffrey Low, Head, Division of gynaecological Oncology explained, "Endometrial cancer is on the rise. Freedom from t...

New ovarian stimulation technique offers more cancer patients the chance to preserve their fertility

...imulation. For many women, six weeks is too long to wait before starting cancer treatment. Dr Michael von Wolff, vice-director of the Department of gynaecological Endocrinology and Reproduction Medicine at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, told a conference news briefing: "Depending on what phase of her men...

Obesity and unhealthy lifestyles linked to more complex urinary problems

...the risk of multiple lower urinary tract symptoms include diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Women who have had hysterectomies and other gynaecological surgery also face an elevated risk, as do men who have undergone prostate or bladder surgery. People who are older and have a lower social economic...

Removal of uterus increases risk of urinary incontinence

...the risk of urinary incontinence. Their results, which come from a nationwide study, are presented in The Lancet. Hysterectomy is the most common gynaecological abdominal operation in the world. It is normally performed as a cure for benign medical problems in order to improve life quality for the patients. Ho...

Playing Music Helps Women Relax During Colposcopy

...ld consequently help increase the numbers of women who take up the offer of screening, says lead researcher Dr Khadra Galaal who works at the Northern gynaecological Centre, Gateshead, UK. ...

Tamil Nadu Orders Probe into Operation by Minor

...est surgeon in the world. At a meeting of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on May 6, Murugesan told doctors that his son had performed the gynaecological procedure. Murugesan showed a CD of the operation to the shocked IMA gathering. Doctors said that when he was criticized Murugesan said he was...

Survivors of Rare Ovarian Cancer may Retain Menstrual Function and Reproductive Ability

...sues of our patients," says Dr. Gershenson. He also stressed the importance of having fertility-sparing surgery performed by a board-certified gynaecological oncologist who understands the clinical behaviour of ovarian germ cell tumours, and who is trained to optimise patients' probability of undergoing app...

Hormone Therapy An Alternative to Chemotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

...ormone therapy to our treatment strategy could extend and improve the lives of women with cancer. Ovarian cancer is the most commonly fatal of gynaecological cancers, affecting 1 in 48 women. Nearly 7,000 new cases are diagnosed in the UK each year. Current treatment involves surgery and chemotherapy, but m...
Gynaecological in Medical Technology

AEterna Zentaris Reaches 2nd Stage of Patient Recruitment for Phase 2 Trial in Ovarian Cancer with the Innovative LHRH Receptor Targeted Conjugate, AEZS-108

...latinum-resistant ovarian cancer. The trial is part of a Phase 2 program in gynaecological cancers for which patient enrolment began in December 2007. The open-label,...n, multi-center, sequential group, dose-escalation Phase 1 study in various gynaecological cancers were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO...

Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Gedeon Richter Announce Results of Phase II-B Study for RGH-188 as a Treatment for Schizophrenia

...any covers almost all important therapeutic areas. With its widely acknowledged steroid chemistry expertise the company is a significant player in the gynaecological field worldwide. 16 % of the company's revenue results from original drug research and development activity. The company has the largest R&D unit in C...

A Worldwide Phase III Clinical Trial Seeks U.S. Patients to Explore Investigational Drug Phenoxodiol

...Royal Adelaide Hospital, in Adelaide; and Mater Adult Hospital in Brisbane. In Europe, 26 sites are planned and recruitment has commenced at UZ Leuven gynaecological Oncology in Leuven, Belgium. The trial is studying the safety and effectiveness of the drug phenoxodiol, which has not yet been approved for marketin...

Helix BioPharma Corp. Announces Positive Phase II Clinical Results with its Topical Interferon Alpha-2b

...ar. The development of cervical cancer is generally preceded by a series of progressively worsening disease conditions of the cervix detectable upon gynaecological exam and Pap smear testing. Each year, millions of women worldwide present with potentially precancerous, abnormal cervical Pap smears associated with...

Antisoma Announces Further Data From ASA404 Ovarian Cancer Trial

...a of Imperial College, London, at the ECCO (European Cancer Conference) in Barcelona on September 26th 2007. This will be a poster presentation in the gynaecological Cancer session (1400-1700 CET; title: Update of phase II study of DMXAA (AS1404) combined with carboplatin and paclitaxel in recurrent ovarian cancer)...
Gynaecological in Medical Dictionary

Menorrhagia

...d ... A diagnosis of menorrhagia can only be certain when the physician rules out ... More than menorrhagia : a review of the obstetric and gynaecological ... Menorrhagia I: measured blood loss, clinical features, and outcome in women with ... Detailed information on menorrhagia , including symp...
Gynaecological in Biological News

HPV vaccine may prevent preterm births

...term, they can cause cervical cancer if untreated. Serious cellular changes are treated by surgically removing a part of the cervix (conisation). This gynaecological procedure gives an increased risk of a woman giving birth preterm in subsequent pregnancies. In a newly published study in Acta Obstretica et Gyn...

New research findings may enable earlier diagnosis of uterine cancer

...that cancer is an extremely complex disease. Cancer of the uterus, or endometrial carcinoma, is no exception. Cancer of the uterus is the commonest gynaecological malignancy in the West and accounts for between five and six per cent of all cancers in Swedish women. However, the symptoms are often vague, and we k...

Herceptin and chemo improves response rates without major adverse effects in HER2 breast cancer

...an Breast Group (GBG) and the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynkologische Onkologie (AGO), the two major German cooperative research groups for the treatment of gynaecological malignancies and breast cancer. Professor Gunter von Minckwitz, managing director of GBG, is the principal investigator for the study. ...

Scientists perform 'tricky' operation

...-term birth, low infant birth weight and some cervical cancers. "Alarmingly, trichomoniasis is not considered a notifiable disease." Routine gynaecological check-ups do not test for this particular STI and the infection does not require public health notification. Because of this, and also due to the...
Gynaecological in Biological Technology

AEterna Zentaris Presents Data Supporting Evaluation of AEZS-108 in Prostate Cancer at ASCO Meeting

... anti-cancer compound, AEZS-108", stated Juergen Engel, Ph.D., President and CEO of AEterna Zentaris. "While clinical investigations so far focused on gynaecological indications, the new results show continued expression of LHRH receptors in prostate cancer specimens after prolonged use of LHRH agonists; these data...

AEterna Zentaris to Present Data Supporting Evaluation of AEZS-108 in Prostate Cancer at Upcoming ASCO Meeting

...AEZS-108 Results presented are important for the expansion of potential indications for AEZS-108. While clinical investigations so far focused on gynaecological indications, the new results show continued expression of Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone (LHRH) receptors in prostate cancer specimens after pr...

AEterna Zentaris Reports Third Quarter 2008 Financial and Operating Results

...orelix; - Start of second stage of recruitment for the Phase 2 trial in ovarian cancer with AEZS-108. The trial is part of a Phase 2 program in gynaecological cancers which will include up to 82 women; - Signing of a license and cooperation agreement for the commercialization of cetrorelix in BPH, with H...

AEterna Zentaris Reaches 2nd Stage of Patient Recruitment for Phase 2 Trial in Endometrial Cancer with the Innovative LHRH Receptor Targeted Conjugate, AEZS-108

... disseminated endometrial cancer. The trial is part of a Phase 2 program in gynaecological cancers for which patient enrolment began in December 2007. The open-label,...n, multi-center, sequential group, dose-escalation Phase 1 study in various gynaecological cancers were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO...

Plethora and Paul Capital Healthcare sign a $25 million revenue interest financing agreement with an option for an additional $3 million equity investment

...sorders. The Company has products in clinical development for the treatment of overactive bladder, stress urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis, gynaecological pain, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. In January 2006, Plethora acquired Minneapolis- based Timm Medical Technologies, Inc., which mar...

AEterna Zentaris Reports First Patients Treated with Anti-Cancer Compound AEZS-108 in Phase 2 Trial in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

...(LHRH) agonist linked to doxorubicin, has commenced in its Phase 2 trial in gynaecological cancers for which patient enrolment had begun in December 2007. This open-l...n, multi-center, sequential group, dose-escalation Phase 1 study in various gynaecological cancers were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO...
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