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A new treatment regimen for patients with metastatic colon cancer appears to offer clinical benefit even when used after multiple other treatments have failed.
A drug developed to treat Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare childhood cancer, may also help prevent human prostate cancer from spreading.
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrate like a royal! As Great Britain prepares to welcome a new member to its royal family, the Capital Breast Care Center's (CBCC) Young Professionals Advisory Council, will host "Prelude to a Royal Wedding" in celebration of the long-awaited union of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents offered genetic testing to predict their risks of common, adult-onset health conditions say they would also test their children.
Scientists say their study aims to understand exactly which toxic chemicals are produced within the body from smoking.
Most women are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer - yet few develop the cancer.
Stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter â€“ neuropeptide Y, or NPY â€“ in mice that then promotes obesity, insulin resistance, and breast cancer risk.
In mice models of breast cancer, researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, found that vitamin D significantly reduced development of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer both in lean and obese mice, but had no beneficial effect in estrogen receptor-negative (ER-) cancer.
Authors note a trend to exclude such interactions, but warn of possible harms in pharmaceutical marketing to medical students.
SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) today announced a new partnership to stimulate innovation in regulatory science, ethics, education, and training.
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