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2013-09-12 23:28:16

Parents do everything they can to protect their children against all of the nasty germs floating around classrooms across the country this time of year. Doctors and researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, however, are looking into how those same types of common viruses can actually help treat a child who is diagnosed with certain cancers. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Parents do everything they can to protect their children against all of the nasty germs floating...

2013-09-05 11:12:54

Treatment associated with 6-month improvement, even in patients older than 80 Although numerous randomized clinical trials have demonstrated a benefit of chemotherapy for patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), these trials have predominantly compared different chemotherapy regimens rather than comparing chemotherapy to best supportive care. Some of them included chest radiation or prophylactic cranial irradiation. Moreover, many trials excluded elderly patients. A recent...

2013-09-05 11:10:59

Latest study recommends accelerated radiotherapy for un-resected NSCLC patients Radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy is increasingly being used in the curative treatment for un-resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). But, until now, researchers had not looked at the cost-effectiveness of the treatment. In the October issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s journal, the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO), researchers compared the cost-effectiveness...

2013-08-30 23:28:10

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, comments on a new discovery of an immunotherapy target in aggressive brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer discusses the discovery of a new immunotherapy target in aggressive brain tumors that could help patients who do not respond to current chemotherapy. According to an August 28, 2013 Med City News article titled “Researchers find new immunotherapy...

2013-08-29 23:28:03

A new study from one of the country’s top mesothelioma research centers suggests that light-based cancer treatment, in combination with lung-sparing surgery, may dramatically improve the odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Research published in The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma finds some encouraging results among malignant pleural mesothelioma patients who underwent lung-sparing mesothelioma surgery and photodynamic therapy...

2013-08-27 23:01:29

The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Consensus Statement on Tumor Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma was created to address the lack of information about when and how to implement cancer immunotherapy by practicing clinical oncologists and related health care providers. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The first evidence-based consensus statement on tumor immunotherapy for the treatment of patients with melanoma has been released by the Society for...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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