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Real And Sham Acupuncture Effective Chemo Side Effects
2013-12-23 10:08:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is acupuncture a legitimate medical treatment? Or is it a centuries-old scam? Maybe the question should really be: Does it matter? According to a new study published on Monday in the journal Cancer, a team of American researchers has found that both real and “sham” acupuncture were able to reduce hot flashes that were a side effect of anticancer drugs called aromatase inhibitors (AI). The drugs block estrogen production in...

2013-12-03 11:13:26

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have created a computer algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumors in the breast. By finding this hormone receptor, known as estrogen receptor positive, physicians can prescribe anti-estrogen drug therapies, improving patient outcomes. Since each cell in the body contains 23,000 genes, identifying the specific genes involved in cancer growth is an...

2012-10-01 16:32:24

Human epidermal growth factor (HER2) positive breast cancers are often treated with the same therapy regardless of hormone receptor status. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research shows that women whose HER2 positive cancer was also hormone (estrogen and progesterone) receptor (HR) negative had an increased risk of early death, and that their cancer was less likely to recur in bone than those whose cancer retained hormone sensitivity. Breast...

2012-05-18 11:39:57

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine have been awarded more than $5 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure for three new breast cancer research grants, including a prestigious Komen Promise Grant. Komen Promise Grant The Komen Promise Grant is a three-year award for a total of $4,066, 940 to study restoration of endocrine therapy sensitivity in recurrent breast cancers. The grant was awarded to principal investigator Dr. Bert O'Malley, chair of molecular and cellular biology at...

2012-04-04 10:08:00

The findings suggest that new therapies targeting estrogen's metabolism may help prevent or treat lung cancer The hormone estrogen may help promote lung cancer– including compounding the effects of tobacco smoke on the disease–pointing towards potential new therapies that target the hormone metabolism, according to new research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012 on Tuesday, April 3 by scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. "This research provides the...

2012-04-02 15:50:49

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are using powerful DNA sequencing technology not only to identify mutations at the root of a patient's tumor — considered key to personalizing cancer treatment — but to map the genetic evolution of disease and monitor response to treatment. "We're finding clinically relevant information in the tumor samples we're sequencing for discovery-oriented research studies," says Elaine Mardis, PhD, co-director of The...

2012-04-02 15:31:10

At the time of diagnosis, the majority of breast cancers are categorized as estrogen-receptor positive, or hormone sensitive, which means their cancerous cells may need estrogen to grow. Patients with this type of cancer often respond favorably to treatments called aromatase inhibitors, like tamoxifen, which cause cell death by preventing estrogen from reaching the cancerous cells. Over time, however, the disease often becomes resistant to estrogen deprivation from the drugs–making...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.