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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...

2013-06-21 12:49:39

One of the largest clinical trials done in infants with congenital (present at birth) heart diseases, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that the increasingly common practice of using the drug clopidogrel (Plavix®) to reduce shunt-related blood flow issues is not effective in the dose studied. “Once again, pediatric-specific research shows that newborns and infants are not little adults," said David Wessel, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Children's National Medical...

2013-06-18 09:48:37

A missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to pain-killer addiction, according to an animal study. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Opioids are pain-killing drugs, derived from the opium plant, which block signals of pain between nerves in the body. They are manufactured in prescription medications like morphine and codeine, and also are found in some illegal drugs, like heroin. Both legal and...

Genetic Markers May Signify Response To Breast Cancer Therapy
2013-06-13 19:09:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New research from the Mayo Clinic has identified favorable genetic variations that increase the chances of a positive response to preventive breast cancer therapy with the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene, according to a new report in the journal Cancer Discovery. "Our findings are important because we identified genetic factors that could eventually be used to select women who should be offered the drugs for prevention,"...

2013-06-06 23:18:53

Prescription drugs are so addictive that when teens begin to abuse them, they can quickly spiral into high levels of abuse and addiction. Parents often need help to know how to start fighting this trend. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, there are more teens misusing and abusing prescription drugs than ever before. In April 2013, this non-profit organization published their annual Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey (PATS) that showed that one in four...

2013-06-06 18:31:08

The CatSalut protocol implies the immediate transfer of a patient who suffers a heart attack to a center with hemodynamic unit The Cardiovascular Research Laboratory of the IDIBELL led by the cardiologist of the Bellvitge University Hospital José Luis Ferreiro has conducted a study on the effect of antiplatelet drugs given to high risk patients suffering from acute myocardial infaction (heart attack) in the context of the Infarction Code. The study concludes that when...

Tamoxifen Can Halve Breast Cancer Risk When Prescribed Longer
2013-06-03 13:09:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers announced new findings that taking one breast cancer drug for twice the time suggested can substantially increase survival rates. The scientists said that women diagnosed with breast cancer who take tamoxifen for 10 years, rather than five years, halve their chances of dying. "These findings are extremely exciting for women who are diagnosed with the most common type of breast cancer," said Dr Julia Wilson,...


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