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2014-07-28 10:35:17

Brigham and Women's Hospital Researchers demonstrate novel approach in cervical cancer prevention A study published online in the International Journal of Cancer earlier this month describes a novel approach to preventing cervical cancer based on findings showing successful reduction in the risk of cervical cancer after removal of a discrete population of cells in the cervix. The findings come from a study that looked at squamocolumnar junction cells, or SCJ cells. These cells...

2014-05-02 23:06:53

Minimally Invasive Procedure Showcases Future Treatment Options Pleasanton, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 Sanarus Technologies welcomes the release of an abstract for the recently completed ACOSOG (Alliance) Z1072 Clinical Trial. The company’s proprietary Visica 2 Cryoablation Treatment System was used exclusively in the study, titled “A Phase II Trial Exploring the Success of Cryoablation in the Treatment of Invasive Breast Carcinoma”. The abstract states that “Cryoablation Shows...

2013-11-29 23:04:59

Renowned dermatology expert Mitchel Goldman, MD, responds to the movie star’s revelation that he was diagnosed with a common form of skin cancer. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 The public knows Australian actor Hugh Jackman for his movie roles as comic book superhero Wolverine, however, his recently announced cancer scare shows that he is not as invincible as his onscreen alter-ego. On his Instagram account, Hugh Jackman shared with his fans that he had a mark on his nose that...

2013-10-11 23:19:21

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive breast cancer that some doctors are now arguing is over-treated, needs to be evaluated according to each woman’s risk, and more research is needed to better evaluate that risk, two Allegheny Health Network oncologists write in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. DCIS represents up to 25% of new breast cancer diagnosis. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a noninvasive breast cancer that some...

2013-09-18 15:45:20

Results of EORTC trial 10853 appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that breast conserving treatment combined with radiotherapy reduces the risk of local recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The incidence of DCIS has been increasing in the past decades, and this has been attributed to increased detection through breast cancer screening using mammograms. In the EORTC study, adjuvant radiotherapy after local excision reduced the incidence of both in situ and...

2013-03-21 16:06:15

The message is the same each year, but the significance has not faltered. Regular screenings for colon cancer can catch the deadly disease before it even begins. Doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say by scheduling an appointment, you could be saving your life! "Getting screened regularly is one of the most effective ways to prevent colon cancer," said Dr. Waqar Qureshi, professor of medicine and chief of endoscopy at BCM. "Colon cancer is known as the silent killer because symptoms are...

2012-11-29 14:32:03

The combined loss of two tumor suppressor genes, retinoblastoma (RB) and phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) was shown to be strongly associated with progression of DCIS to invasive breast cancer, according to a study published November 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a breast cancer precursor lesion for which there are no established markers defining risk of progression to invasive breast cancer. As a result, the majority of...

2012-11-02 14:27:46

But treated women still at greater risk of cervical cancer than women not needing treatment Testing women to see if they are cured of HPV (the virus that can cause genital warts and cervical cancer) following treatment for abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix is more effective and cheaper than cytology testing (cervical screening) alone, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. A second study published today, finds that the risk of cervical cancer after treatment and cytological...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'