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2006-07-17 14:14:12

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Gemzar for treating recurrent ovarian cancer, ignoring the advice given by an FDA panel earlier this year that had strongly recommended against approval, Eli Lilly and Co., the drug maker, said Monday. The FDA approved use of Gemzar in combination with carboplatin, a widely used chemotherapy, for women with advanced ovarian cancer that has relapsed at least six months after initial...

2006-01-04 16:25:41

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Injecting anti-cancer drugs into the body cavity, not just into a vein, can dramatically lengthen the lives of women with advanced ovarian cancer, a study showed on Wednesday. The U.S. government quickly recommended that patients start getting the new treatment for the disease that is the fourth-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States. The treatment can be difficult to endure but improved the average survival time by...

2005-12-09 11:18:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A study of women with advanced endometrial cancer has found that giving two chemotherapy drugs after surgery reduced the risk of recurrence by 29 percent and extended survival by 32 percent compared with radiation therapy. The findings could improve the care for the 15 to 20 percent of women with endometrial cancer who have advanced disease. Endometrial cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States -- the American Cancer Society...

2005-11-28 17:10:00

A clinical study of ovarian cancer initiated by investigators at Yale School of Medicine will combine the anti-cancer drug phenoxodiol with docetaxel for women with recurrent ovarian cancer. "Advanced-stage ovarian cancer is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with half of the women diagnosed with it dying within five years," said principal investigator Thomas Rutherford, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale and a...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.