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2010-02-24 09:55:00

Photoacoustics technology could make some lab processes more efficient, says MU researcher Knowing the stage of a patient's melanoma is important when choosing the best course of treatment. When the cancer has progressed to the lymph nodes, a more aggressive treatment is needed. Examining an entire lymph node for cancer takes much effort and time; a new technique might help make the process more efficient. University of Missouri researchers in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center are...

2009-11-09 16:19:01

Study lays groundwork for personalized medicine in patients with advanced skin cancer Although the chances of surviving advanced melanoma aren't very good with current therapies, some patients can live for years with cancer that has spread beyond the skin to other organs. Now it may be possible to identify which patients are more likely to survive by analyzing the activity of hundreds of genes involved in the immune response and gene proliferation, according to researchers at NYU Langone...

2009-10-28 09:12:00

The removal of a noncancerous breast (prophylactic mastectomy) is generally discouraged in women other than those at high risk as stated in the updated National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for Breast Cancer. Other noteworthy updates to the NCCN Guidelines include a new regimen for adjuvant chemotherapy in invasive breast cancer and the option for women with clinically negative lymph nodes to avoid a full axillary lymph node dissection....

2009-09-28 10:12:35

Medical scientists in Germany say they've determined that ultrasound signals can be used to determine if cancer has started to spread in melanoma patients. Dr. Christiane Voit of the Medical University of Berlin said the discovery enables physicians to decide how much surgery, if any, is required and to predict a patient's probable survival. We have identified two ultrasound patterns of lymph node metastasis in melanoma patients, which can identify correctly any amount of tumor cells in the...

2009-09-23 08:13:25

Patients could be spared unnecessary surgery Researchers have shown for the first time that patterns of ultrasound signals can be used to identify whether or not cancer has started to spread in melanoma patients, and to what extent. The discovery enables doctors to decide on how much surgery, if any, is required and to predict the patient's probable survival. Dr Christiane Voit told Europe's largest cancer congress, ECCO 15 "“ ESMO 34 [1], in Berlin today (Wednesday 23 September): "We...

2009-08-25 15:11:30

Training methods for surgeons who perform breast cancer sentinel lymph node resection were found to be effective in almost 97% of surgeons assessed, according to a new study published online August 24 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.The randomized National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-32 trial is evaluating whether sentinel lymph node resection can achieve the same outcomes as axillary lymph node resection"”the surgical procedure designed to maximize...

2009-05-08 08:26:59

A new phase III clinical trial of early stage breast cancer patients has shown that a molecule designed to home in on nearby lymph nodes is just as accurate as current techniques, but faster, more specific and easier to use. "These results will really enable molecular biology to enter the operating room for lymph node detection," said breast surgeon Anne Wallace, MD, professor of clinical surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, and one of the study...

2009-05-04 08:00:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers estimate that nearly one-third of cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed in women during their childbearing years. Since many women now are delaying pregnancy until their 30s or 40s, coupled with the fact that melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old, more women could be faced with developing melanoma before or during pregnancy. At the recent 67th Annual Meeting...

2009-05-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists Offer Advice for Reaching Five-Year Survival Mark SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On television's popular "Grey's Anatomy," Dr. Izzie Stevens faces a grim diagnosis: stage IV metastatic melanoma. As the drama unfolds, viewers get a glimpse at why patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer -- in the most advanced stage of diagnosis -- face a mere 10-month median survival rate. In real life, this type of prognosis is devastating and leaves melanoma...

2009-02-02 12:34:25

University of Michigan Health System researchers have published new data to help answer two dreaded questions: "Is it cancer?" and "What type of treatment should I have?"Cancer is the primary concern when abnormal skin lesions are detected. Macroscopic and microscopic features of a lesion usually provide clues about whether it is benign or malignant. However, the distinction is not always clear-cut, and doctors are faced with the question of how to best treat such patients.The quandary is...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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