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2012-06-12 11:42:32

An experimental treatment that combines intense chemotherapy with a radioactive isotope linked to synthesized neurotransmitter is being tested in newly diagnosed cases of high-risk neuroblastoma — a deadly, hard-to-cure childhood cancer. The experimental radiopharmaceutical, 131I-MIBG, has already been tested in children with relapsed and resistant neuroblastoma, with encouraging results in reducing tumor size. This has prompted doctors in a new multi-center pilot clinical trial to...

2012-06-11 20:35:05

Study finds that the majority of patients with thyroid cancer, except for those in the most advanced stage, continue to have the same chance of survival as those who are disease-free Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 59th Annual Meeting reveals that patients with differentiated thyroid cancer live as long as people in perfect health, unless they are in the minority and have reached the most advanced stages of disease. Survival did not vary based on age, sex, or even...

2012-05-03 18:43:21

The use of single positron emission computed tomography (SPECT)/computed tomography (CT) has been reported to change clinical management in a significant number of thyroid cancer patients according to research presented in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Information obtained from these scans not only helps determine the need for radioiodine therapy or alterative options, but also impacts the long-term follow-up strategy. “In this article I aimed to highlight the...

2011-08-16 23:24:38

Despite uncertainty about the appropriate use of radioactive iodine after surgery for different stages of thyroid cancer, between 1990 and 2008 its use has increased among patients with all tumor sizes, and there was wide variation in use of this treatment among hospitals, according to a study in the August 17 issue of JAMA. "More than 40,000 individuals in the United States receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis each year, and the overwhelming majority of cases are well-differentiated thyroid...

2011-06-13 14:24:20

Disease presented in Thyroid journal New clinical guidelines developed by an expert panel that include 100 evidence-based recommendations for optimal care of patients with hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis are presented in the current issue of Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (www.liebertpub.com). The guidelines, developed jointly by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), are...

2011-04-26 07:47:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It has been 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Now, researchers say investigating that incident may help us better understand health consequences of nuclear accidents in the past, present, and future. Radioactive elements with a long half-life (the time it takes for half the sample to decay), especially caesium and strontium, will be prevalent in the environment for decades to come. Radioactive iodine, despite having a half-life of just eight days, can cause...

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2011-03-31 09:50:00

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing nationwide monitoring of radiation as very low levels of radiation in milk were reported from leaks at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged by the huge tsunami and 9.0 quake on March 11. On Wednesday, the EPA released a statement that is would increase monitoring of radiation in milk, precipitation, drinking water, and other outlets. Tracking radiation in those potential exposure routes by the EPA is already an...

2011-03-25 09:00:00

Media Statement On Nuclear Crisis In Japan KATY, Texas, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heyltex Corporation is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Radiogardase® (Prussian Blue insoluble capsules), the only FDA-approved drug to treat people who have been internally contaminated with radioactive cesium (Cs-137), which is manufactured by Heyl chem. pharm. Fabrik Berlin GmbH in Germany. Radiogardase® traps radioactive cesium and thallium in the...

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2011-03-23 10:25:00

Fears about food and water safety in Tokyo are spilling into the general populace as small amounts of radiation continue to be released from the earthquake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and seawater have shown an increase of radiation counts since the power plant was thrown into disarray nearly two weeks ago. US and Hong Kong officials announced a block on Japanese dairy and certain produce from the region....

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2011-03-23 09:30:00

Radioactive iodine isotope particles have been detected in Iceland and are believed to have come from the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant on Japan's northern coast, according to a Reuters report The miniscule traces of radioactive iodine were not considered to be in any dosage to be harmful to humans. The Vienna-based UN body for monitoring possible breaches of the atom bomb test ban, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), has 63 stations around the globe for...


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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.