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Inexpensive Blood Test Reveals HPV Presence, Potential Cancer Risk
2013-06-18 18:30:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this month, actor Michael Douglas raised the prospect of oral sex leading to throat cancer through the transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus known to cause the disease in some individuals. According to a new study from a team of international researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, blood tests can be used to detect the presence of the virus via the body´s production of telltale antibodies...

2013-06-18 13:52:00

-A protein called Nanog helps the renewal of healthy embryonic stem cells. -This study shows that Nanog also promotes cancer stem cell proliferation in head and neck cancer and shows how it promotes their growth. -The findings could lead to new, novel treatments for head and neck cancer. A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC—James) has...

2013-06-18 10:32:00

Researchers have found that antibodies against the human papillomavirus (HPV) may help identify individuals who are at greatly increased risk of HPV-related cancer of the oropharynx, which is a portion of the throat that contains the tonsils. In their study, at least 1 in 3 individuals with oropharyngeal cancer had antibodies to HPV, compared to fewer than 1 in 100 individuals without cancer.  When present, these antibodies were detectable many years before the onset of disease. These...

2013-06-02 23:15:07

Mount Sinai researchers to present landmark studies at American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 01, 2013 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers will present several landmark studies at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting May 31-June 4, 2013 in Chicago, including data on the likelihood of spousal human papillomavirus (HPV) oral infection, new gene signatures in melanoma, and issues with high readmission rates after cancer...

2013-05-02 23:15:21

Invado Pharmaceuticals announced that Cleveland Clinic Cancer Clinic presented positive clinical data on NeutraSal at ONS World Congress Meeting in Washington DC. The data suggested that NeutraSal is more effective than salt and soda rinses in reducing oral toxicities in head and neck cancer patients. Pomona, NY (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Invado Pharmaceuticals announced that Jean Hamker, RN of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute presented data from a NeutraSal study at last week's ONS...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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