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2009-08-31 09:37:59

 Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have shed new light on Ewing's sarcoma, an often deadly bone cancer that typically afflicts children and young adults. Their research shows that patients with poor outcomes have tumors with high levels of a protein known as GSTM4, which may suppress the effects of chemotherapy. The research is published online today in the journal Oncogene."Doctors and researchers have long known that certain Ewing's sarcoma...

2009-08-11 07:42:09

A new analysis suggests patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery versus amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb. Patients with tumors of the bone or soft tissue in their arms and legs require surgery to remove their cancer. To compare the costs and benefits of amputation compared with limb-sparing surgery in these patients, Canadian researchers Ronald Barr, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., of McMaster University and Jay Wunder, M.D., M.Sc., of...

2009-08-10 10:26:59

Limb-sparing surgery, which has been taking the place of amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb in recent years, may not provide much or even any additional benefit to patients according to a new review. The analysis, published in the September 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicates that patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery and amputation.Patients with tumors of the bone or...

2009-05-05 07:05:00

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Osteosarcoma is the most common and potentially most dangerous bone cancer. It primarily affects young people between the ages of 10 - 25. In "Cancer from A to Z" (published by AuthorHouse), a new cancer dictionary by Dr. Edward Laughlin, learn that before the 1980's the only treatment for osteosarcoma was amputation. An oncologist's office can be an intimidating place to enter, and the terminology barrier does not make the feeling disappear. In Dr....

2009-04-08 09:41:26

Multiple, anatomically distinct lung cancer tumors may frequently arise from a single cancer cell, according to a retrospective analysis of patient tumor samples published in the April 7 online issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some lung cancer patients have multiple anatomically distinct tumors at the time of diagnosis. Although such multiple tumors usually share a common appearance, it has been unclear whether they arise from a single tumor or are independent primary...

2009-03-09 10:26:00

First New Agent Approved to Treat Osteosarcoma in More Than 20 Years IRVINE, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDM Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDMI) today announced that the European Commission has formally granted a Centralized marketing authorization for MEPACT(R) (mifamurtide, L-MTP-PE) for the treatment of patients with non-metastatic, resectable osteosarcoma, a rare and often fatal bone tumor that typically affects children and young adults. The Centralized marketing authorization...

2009-02-11 14:10:00

EUSAPharma (formerly Cytogen) Posts Positive Phase I Report from Trial of Quadramet in Combination with Velcade for the Treatment of Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Quadramet (153 Samarium-lexidronam) is a radioactive medication that targets the bone, specifically bone cancer, and is used to treat pain caused by cancer that has metastasized or spread to the bone. Velcade (bortezomib) is approved for the treatment of multiple myeloma alone and in...

2009-02-10 07:00:00

Scientists at the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR) have uncovered a new pathway that could explain how blood vessels form within tumors. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IMBCR researchers uncovered a new way that cancers orchestrate the production of their own blood supply. Recent studies have shown that many tumors make a protein called pleiotrophin (PTN). They now show that PTN produced by tumor cells in multiple myeloma, a common form of bone...

2008-07-06 15:00:28

By Daniel Axelrod, The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. Jul. 6--TOBYHANNA -- Fifteen-year-old Alexandria "Xandi" Robbins' 5-foot-7-inch frame dropped from 300 to 125 pounds in the 16 months before she died in September at her Tobyhanna home. Former Tobyhanna resident Thomas Abramouski, 16, now of Moscow, was so tired and weak he fainted into his father's arms in March 2007. Doctors gave him a prosthetic knee. A few months later, surgeons stopped the crippling pain of Thomas' friend and...

2008-06-20 15:00:33

By Gareth Rose HE may look like any other happy toddler, but Callum Weir is one in five million. The youngster became a rare victim of bone cancer at the age of just six months - a disease which more typically affects teenagers. Now, after undergoing 18 months of chemotherapy, the two-year- old is well on the road to recovery at his Newington home, as his family reflect on just how lucky he has been. His condition was only spotted when his mother Alison spotted him tossing and...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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