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2006-08-30 11:51:21

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unlike cranial radiation, chemotherapy for children with a certain type of leukemia does not appear to have harmful long-term effects on intelligence, even at high doses, a new study shows.

2006-08-16 07:05:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chemotherapy drugs may cause more serious side effects for breast cancer patients under age 64 than once thought, a U.S. study released on Tuesday said.

2005-12-01 12:36:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer suffer a worse quality of life than healthy women, as well as troublesome symptoms such as fatigue, but these problems -- and their quality of life -- gradually improve, a new study shows.

2005-11-28 17:10:00

A clinical study of ovarian cancer initiated by investigators at Yale School of Medicine will combine the anti-cancer drug phenoxodiol with docetaxel for women with recurrent ovarian cancer.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.