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2013-11-05 10:55:56

Study confirms that vascular normalization is the way these drugs improve patient survival Advanced imaging techniques may be able to distinguish which patients' tumors will respond to treatment with anti-angiogenic drugs and which will not. In patients newly diagnosed with the dangerous brain tumor glioblastoma, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report, those for whom treatment with the anti-angiogenic drug cediranib rapidly 'normalized' abnormal blood vessels around their...

2013-11-01 11:27:07

University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers used data from 4,276 cases of male breast cancer and 718,587 cases of female breast cancer to show that the disease is treated differently in men than in women. Specifically, male breast cancer is treated with mastectomy more often than female breast cancer, and in cases in which locally advanced female breast cancer is commonly treated with radiation, the treatment is less used in the male disease. Results are published in this month’s issue...

2013-10-30 23:03:58

Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital is one of a few national centers using SBRT as a "bridge" to liver transplant for liver cancer patients, and a recent study shows it is effective. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 Liver transplantation is one of the few treatment options available that can potentially save the lives of people with liver cancer, but unfortunately many patients are not eligible for transplantation due to the invasiveness of their disease. A...

2013-10-29 12:01:23

Among patients with early stages of breast cancer, those whose hearts were more directly irradiated with radiation treatments on the left side in a facing-up position had higher risk of heart disease, according to research letter by David J. Brenner, Ph.D, D.Sc, of Columbia University Medical Center, New York, and colleagues. Several reports have suggested links between breast cancer radiation and long-term cardiovascular-related deaths, according to the study background. Researchers...

2013-10-28 23:28:47

Chichester will administer non-invasive skin cancer treatment in the office using the new superficial radiation therapy (SRT) machine. Keller, Texas (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Dermatology Alliance-Keller, an award-winning provider of medical and cosmetic dermatology services in Keller and North Fort Worth, hired Roseanne Chichester as its on-staff radiation therapist. In this role, Chichester will administer non-invasive skin cancer treatment in the office using the new superficial...

Modeling How Low Energy Electrons Damage DNA May Improve Radiation Therapy
2013-10-25 12:53:32

American Institute of Physics Every day, all day, our DNA gets beaten up by chemicals and radiation -- but remarkably, most of us stay healthy. Now, an investigation by a team of French and Canadian researchers has produced insights into a little-studied but common radiation threat to DNA: low-energy electrons (LEEs), with energies of 0-15 electron volts. The team has devised the first rough model of a close DNA cellular environment under threat from LEEs, revealing for the first time...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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