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2014-07-10 10:24:42

Penn State The drug letrozole results in higher birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) than the current preferred infertility treatment drug, according to a nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine researchers. PCOS affects 5 to 10 percent of reproductive-age women and is the most common cause of female infertility. Women affected have excessive levels of the hormone androgen, have infrequent periods, develop small cysts on the ovaries and have trouble...

2013-07-01 11:26:29

Elevated HOXB13/IL17BR ratio may indicate who should receive extended treatment with letrozole A biomarker reflecting expression levels of two genes in tumor tissue may be able to predict which women treated for estrogen-receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer should receive a second estrogen-blocking medication after completing tamoxifen treatment. In their report being published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center...

2012-05-15 22:55:27

Studies in mice offer promise of new prevention strategy and treatment A vaccine that targets cancer cells in combination with the drug letrozole, a standard hormonal therapy against breast cancer, significantly increased survival when tested in mice, a team of UC Davis investigators has found. The findings will be published today in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. "We found that the vaccine and the hormonal drug letrozole were more effective when given together," said Michael...

2012-03-24 03:36:40

Treatment with aromatase inhibitors enables some women to have lumpectomy Preoperative treatment with aromatase inhibitors increases the likelihood that postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer will be able to have breast-conserving surgery rather than a mastectomy, according to the results of a national clinical trial presented today at the Society of Surgical Oncology annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. "We found that half of the postmenopausal women in the study...

2012-03-07 11:00:53

Two studies published March 6 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute provide insights about the CYP2D6 genotype in postmenopausal breast cancer patients and represent a major step forward in understanding the usefulness of CYP2D6 testing for deciding whether or not a patient should receive adjuvant tamoxifen for treatment of early-stage breast cancer. Both studies found that CYP2D6 genotypes that were indicative of reduced activity of enzymes that metabolize tamoxifen did not predict...

2012-02-13 12:00:00

Big Mountain Drugs, a licensed Canadian online pharmacy, is responding to the recent medication shortage by offering $25.00 off any cancer therapy order over $100.00. With coupon code feb25, patients, their caregivers, and hospitals can save when they buy cancer medications such as generic Gleevec or Tarceva. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Big Mountain Drugs, a leading Canadian online pharmacy, has partnered with BreastCancerCare.us to release a new coupon specifically for cancer...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'