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2013-08-08 14:13:44

Findings could help identify patients most likely to benefit from lung-sparing surgery A new study by thoracic surgeons and pathologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that a specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some lung cancer patients is a strong predictor of recurrence. Knowing that this feature exists in a tumor's pathology could be an important factor doctors use to guide cancer treatment decisions. According to the study's authors, the findings offer...

2013-08-01 23:22:36

The CAI prioritized the NCI portfolio resulting in 50 near-term commercially viable inventions. The CAI will coordinate with small businesses, the biopharmaceutical industry and educational institutions to match these NCI technologies for possible collaboration and technology transfer. Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The Center for Advancing Innovation, INC (CAI), a globally focused private-public partnership with an over-arching mission to drive successful innovation entered...

2013-07-29 10:49:47

Stable survival rates were observed for HIV-associated lymphoma patients during the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era in the US, according to a new study published July 26 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studies have shown that HIV infection increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and that incidence for many lymphoma types has not decreased in the ART era. Furthermore, lymphoma is the most frequent cancer-related cause of death among...

2013-07-18 10:27:16

In patients with high-risk breast cancer, addition of the erythropoiesis-stimulating agent (ESA) epoetin alfa to the chemotherapy regimen may help avoid the decrease in hemoglobin levels and resulting anemia often seen in these patients and does not negatively affect relapse-free (RFS) or overall survival (OS). However, it can increase the risk of thrombotic events, according to a study published July 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. To investigate the safety and...

2013-07-12 23:24:20

Diindolylmethane (DIM) from broccoli slows down the aging process, boosts the immune system, and brings new hope to the fight against cancer. Diindolylmethane (DIM) News Update from the Diindolylmethane (DIM) Information Resource Center (http://www.diindolylmethane.org/) Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 With all of the media enthusiasm in Washington regarding President Obama’s recent comment about broccoli being his favorite food, it is timely to bring an important and recent...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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