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2012-01-11 06:37:05

(Ivanhoe News Wire) -- A combination of drugs that target estrogen production significantly reduced the number of tobacco carcinogen-induced lung tumors in mice, according to results from a preclinical study. "Antiestrogens have been shown to prevent breast cancer in some women," Jill M. Siegfried, Ph.D., professor in the department of pharmacology and chemical biology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, was quoted as saying. "If antiestrogens can prevent lung cancer as well,...

2012-01-09 19:50:36

A combination of drugs that target estrogen production significantly reduced the number of tobacco carcinogen-induced lung tumors in mice, according to results from a preclinical study. "Antiestrogens have been shown to prevent breast cancer in some women," said Jill M. Siegfried, Ph.D., professor in the department of pharmacology and chemical biology at University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. "If antiestrogens can prevent lung cancer as well, this would be a major advance, because...

2011-12-12 10:34:20

Side effects are so bad women end treatment and risk return of cancer Why do so many postmenopausal women who are treated for estrogen-sensitive breast cancer quit using drugs that help prevent the disease from recurring? The first study to actually ask the women themselves -- as well as the largest, most scientifically rigorous study to examine the question -- reports 36 percent of women quit early because of the medications' side effects, which are more severe and widespread than...

2011-12-08 16:58:45

Everolimus in combination with exemestane has shown promise for the treatment of breast cancer. "For postmenopausal patients with hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer, the addition of everolimus to exemestane markedly improves the duration of disease control," said Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, M.D., FACP, professor of medicine, chair of the department of breast medical oncology and director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Research Program at the University of Texas MD...

2011-12-07 22:05:00

Anastrozole with fulvestrant can lengthen lives of women with ER+ metastatic breast cancer Post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer may have a new treatment option that could lengthen their lives, according to results of a study by the SWOG clinical trials network that were presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The combination of the two anti-estrogen drugs anastrozole and fulvestrant used in the SWOG S0226 trial...

2011-12-07 21:59:58

Changing the order in which two drugs are taken significantly extended the lives of women with metastatic breast cancer, a study has found. Women who took the drugs anastrozole and fulvestrant in combination lived more than six months longer than women who took the drugs in sequence, researchers reported Dec. 7 at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. "This most likely will change the standard of care for how we treat these patients," said Kathy Albain, MD, of Loyola...

2011-12-07 21:34:36

Researchers have proven the continuing effectiveness of treating patients with estrogen receptor-positive premenopausal breast cancer with adjuvant zoledronic acid in addition to adjuvant endocrine treatment including ovarian function suppression. Data from the Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG-12), reported at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 6-10, 2011, confirmed and extended data reported at 48 months and 62 months of follow-up....

2011-09-26 12:23:38

Results from the longest-running trial comparing tamoxifen with the aromatase inhibitor letrozole show unequivocally that letrozole has withstood the test of time and continues to prevent breast cancer recurrences and reduce the risk of death in post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer. Professor Richard Gelber told delegates at the 2011 European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, in Stockholm today (Monday 26 September) that a 12-year update of results from...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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