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2013-02-13 17:47:43

New Weill Cornell study shows anti-copper drug might prevent the spread of cancer to organs An anti-copper drug compound that disables the ability of bone marrow cells from setting up a "home" in organs to receive and nurture migrating cancer tumor cells has shown surprising benefit in one of the most difficult-to-treat forms of cancer -- high-risk triple-negative breast cancer. The median survival for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer patients is historically nine months....

Women Who Refuse Mastectomies May Have Higher Survival Rates
2013-01-29 10:36:21

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by the Duke Cancer Institute discovered that women who were diagnosed with early stage breast cancer and received breast-conserving surgery had equal or better survival rates than women who had breast removal surgery. In a breast-conserving surgery, or lumpectomy, surgeons attempt to remove only the lump or cancerous tumor from the breast while leaving the breast intact. In a mastectomy, by contrast, the entire...

2013-01-28 15:50:53

Patients with early stage breast cancer who were treated with lumpectomy plus radiation may have a better chance of survival compared with those who underwent mastectomy, according to Duke Medicine research. The study, which appears online Jan. 28, 2013, in the journal Cancer, raises new questions as to the comparative effectiveness of breast-conserving therapies such as lumpectomy, where only the tumor and surrounding tissue is surgically removed. “Our findings are observational...

2013-01-23 10:46:10

New research into the treatment and prognosis of gastrointestinal cancers was released today in advance of the tenth annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 24-26, 2013, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, CA. Five important studies were highlighted today in a live presscast: Postoperative Treatment with S-1 Chemotherapy Reduces Relapses and Extends Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer: Early results from a Phase III clinical trial conducted in...

2013-01-17 13:25:44

Medical researchers at the University of Alberta tested the DNA of more than 300 women in Alberta and discovered a 'genetic marker' method to help accurately profile which women were more apt to have their breast cancer return years later. Sambasivarao Damaraju, a professor with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, and at the Cross Cancer Institute just published his team's findings in the peer-reviewed journal, PLoS One. Using a simple blood test, Damaraju and his team, which included...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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