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2012-08-21 23:38:28

Editorial states that data has not led to reduction in clinical use of radiotherapy in older women A Rhode Island Hospital radiation oncologist says in a new editorial that research exploring the impact of radiotherapy in older women with low risk of breast cancer recurrence has little effect on actual clinical decisions. The editorial written by David E. Wazer, M.D., chief of the department of radiation oncology, is published in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology....

2012-08-16 00:42:15

The presence of multiple ovarian cancer genomes in an individual patient and the absence or downregulation of the gene LRP1B are associated with the development of chemoresistance in women with the high-grade serous cancer subtype of ovarian cancer whose disease recurs after primary treatment. These study results are published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. David Bowtell, Ph.D., head of the Cancer Genomics and Genetic Program at the Peter...

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2012-08-07 07:21:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 90 percent. This is the percentage of solid cancer patients who have gradual resistance to chemotherapy, according to BBC News. Researchers recently revealed that chemotherapy, a treatment for cancer, could possibly damage healthy cells and trigger a protein that would strengthen tumor resistance and growth. Chemotherapy is described as a treatment that can stop reproduction of fast-dividing cells and is given in various dosages....

2012-08-02 22:21:21

New treatment option extends median survival time by more than 6 months Postmenopausal women with the most common type of metastatic breast cancer now have a new treatment option that lengthens their lives, according a study led by UC Irvine oncologist Dr. Rita Mehta and conducted by the Southwest Oncology Group. The findings appear in the Aug. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. A combination of the two anti-estrogen drugs anastrozole and fulvestrant extended the median...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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