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2013-12-09 14:01:57

Findings from nationwide study led by Children's Mercy researcher highlighted at American Society of Hematology Meeting The addition of a monoclonal antibody called gemtuzumab combined with standard chemotherapy has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of relapse and increase rates of disease-free survival in pediatric patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Post-treatment relapse rates are a major indicator of potential for long-term survival in children with the disease....

2013-12-09 10:45:08

Patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) who were as old as 74 fared as well with stem cell transplantation as did patients in the 60-to-65 age range, according to a study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology. "This is good evidence that age alone should not limit who should get a transplant for MDS," said Gregory Abel, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber. "Calendar age is less important than other measures,...

2013-12-05 23:23:04

A recent study featured in the latest issue of The Oncologist shows that active smoking greatly diminishes patients’ chances of responding to chemotherapeutic treatment for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The research team, jointly led by Dr. Michael Carducci from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD and Dr. Daniel Keizman from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, conducted a retrospective analysis exploring the association of...

2013-11-05 23:34:22

Peritoneal mesothelioma patients who have a second heated chemotherapy treatment after surgery may more than double their odds of survival. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma reports that researchers at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center have demonstrated a significant survival advantage among mesothelioma patients who undergo a repeat heated chemotherapy treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. The new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology included 29...

2013-10-09 12:49:29

Among patients with pancreatic cancer who had surgery for removal of the cancer, treatment with the drug gemcitabine for 6 months resulted in increased overall survival as well as disease-free survival, compared with observation alone, according to a study in the October 9 issue of JAMA. "Pancreatic cancer is a disease with a poor prognosis, mainly because of the inability to detect the tumor at an early stage, its high potential for early dissemination, and its relatively poor sensitivity...

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...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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