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2013-10-09 12:54:33

More than 95 percent of advanced prostate cancer patients receive multiple radiation treatments for pain control, despite evidence pointing to equal benefit from single treatments For cancer patients dealing with the pain of tumors that have spread to their bones, doctors typically recommend radiation as a palliative therapy. But as in many areas of medicine, more of this treatment isn't actually better. Medical evidence over the past decade has demonstrated that patients with terminal...

Regular Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
2013-10-04 10:25:12

[ Watch the Video: Walking Away Your Breast Cancer Risks ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity can benefit women at any age, and a new study from the American Cancer Society has found that active older women are less likely to get breast cancer than women who do not exercise. Based on a study of almost 74,000 postmenopausal women, ACS researchers found that participants who engaged in an hour of vigorous physical activity every day had a 25...

2013-09-30 15:52:49

Women with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy have survived for longer after treatment with a biological therapy called cediranib, according to new results to be presented today (Monday) at the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013). Cediranib, which is taken in pill form, is an inhibitor of a cell signalling process involved in formation of tumour blood vessels, essential for tumour growth, and it is the first oral inhibitor of its kind to show an improvement in the time...

2013-09-30 15:44:36

For the first time, researchers have estimated the daily dose of radiotherapy that could be wasted in compensating for cancer cell growth that occurs overnight and during weekends in patients with early breast cancer. In research to be presented to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) today (Monday), Professor John Yarnold will say that, until now, there has been contradictory evidence as to whether gaps between radiotherapy treatments, for instance overnight or at weekends, makes...

2013-09-30 14:19:00

Results from a clinical trial of a new treatment for glioblastoma suggest that researchers may have found a new approach to treating this most aggressive of brain tumors, as well as a potential new biological marker than can predict the tumor's response to treatment. Presenting the research to the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013) today (Monday), Professor Wolfgang Wick will say that combining radiotherapy with an anti-cancer drug called APG101 – a fusion protein similar to an...

2013-09-30 13:54:55

Improves treatment and survival Identifying the molecular profile of a tumor where the primary site is unknown is crucial to the choice of treatment, the 2013 European Cancer Congress (ECC2013), will hear on Monday. In up to five percent of all cancers, the site of the primary tumor is unknown and the disease is not diagnosed until it is at an advanced stage, when the cancer has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body). Until recently, the choice of treatment has been based on...

2013-09-23 13:16:47

A shorter course of androgen suppression therapy prior to radiation therapy, when compared to a longer course of androgen suppression therapy, yields favorable outcomes and fewer adverse effects for intermediate-risk prostate cancer patients, according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO) 55th Annual Meeting. The study confirmed a disease-specific-survival (DSS) rate of 95 percent when patients received fewer weeks of neoadjuvant (NEO) total...


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.