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No Side Effects With New Cancer Radiation Treatment
2013-04-03 18:51:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists have developed a new form of radiation therapy that successfully put cancer into remission in mice. The new treatment did not produce any harmful side effects typically seen with conventional chemo and radiation cancer therapies. The team says clinical trials in humans could begin as soon as funding is secured. “Since the 1930s, scientists have sought success with a cancer treatment known as boron neutron...

Cancer Survivor Numbers On The Rise
2013-03-27 19:16:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While once considered a death sentence to many, cancer survival is on the rise. The increase is, in part, due to an aging population. But it is also thanks to advances in early detection and treatment. As a result, more people will survive cancer. On Wednesday, the American Association for Cancer Research reported the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022. Currently there are some...

2013-03-11 15:10:32

A new immunoassay that tests for the presence of three biomarkers appears to be a valid screening method for the early detection of malignant kidney cancer, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Renal cell carcinoma, a malignant tumor arising from the kidney, is one of the most difficult forms of cancer to detect and treat properly because it remains silent until disseminating to other...

2013-02-06 09:47:41

Researchers have identified two molecules that could potentially serve as biomarkers in predicting brain metastases in patients with breast cancer, according to data published in Cancer Research, a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research. Currently, most deaths from breast cancer are a result of metastatic disease. New research shows that cancer stem-like cells – commonly defined as cells within a tumor with the capacity to initiate a new tumor, proliferate...

2012-12-29 05:00:59

Drs. William Y. Kim, of UNC, and James W. Mier, of Harvard, will each receive $250,000 grants to support innovative, translational kidney cancer research. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 28, 2012 The American Association for Cancer Research and Kure It are pleased to announce that William Y. Kim, M.D., and James W. Mier, M.D., will each receive a 2012 AACR-Kure It Grant for Kidney Cancer Research. Kim, assistant professor in the departments of medicine and genetics at the University of...

2012-11-15 11:32:47

A promising new approach to treating solid tumors with radiation was highly efficacious and minimally toxic to healthy tissue in a mouse model of cancer, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Some patients with solid tumors, including prostate cancer, are treated using a clinical technique called brachytherapy. Brachytherapy involves the surgical implantation of radioactive "seeds" within a patient's tumor to expose the...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.