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2009-10-13 07:40:00

Parkinson's Disease, Two Other Illnesses Recognized WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Relying on an independent study by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki decided to establish a service-connection for Vietnam Veterans with three specific illnesses based on the latest evidence of an association with the herbicides referred to as Agent Orange. The illnesses affected by the recent decision are B cell leukemias, such as hairy cell...

2009-09-22 08:10:20

Berlin, Germany: Patients with soft-tissue sarcomas at high risk of spreading were 30% more likely to be alive and cancer free almost three years after starting treatment if their tumors were heated at the time they received chemotherapy, according to new research. The finding bolsters the case for intensifying exploration of the strategy in other types of cancer. The study, which found that the addition of the innovative heat technique more than doubled the proportion of patients whose...

2009-08-11 07:42:09

A new analysis suggests patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery versus amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb. Patients with tumors of the bone or soft tissue in their arms and legs require surgery to remove their cancer. To compare the costs and benefits of amputation compared with limb-sparing surgery in these patients, Canadian researchers Ronald Barr, M.D., M.B., Ch.B., of McMaster University and Jay Wunder, M.D., M.Sc., of...

2009-08-10 10:26:59

Limb-sparing surgery, which has been taking the place of amputation for bone and soft tissue sarcomas of the lower limb in recent years, may not provide much or even any additional benefit to patients according to a new review. The analysis, published in the September 15, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, indicates that patients and physicians should rethink the pros and cons of limb-sparing surgery and amputation.Patients with tumors of the bone or...

2009-06-22 12:59:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies (www.epeiusbiotech.com) stuns the medical and scientific communities with a dramatic demonstration of single-agent efficacy with its lead product, Rexin-G, for metastatic cancer. The landmark article (accessible online as of June 16, 2009 in Molecular Therapy, the Official Journal of The American Society of Gene Therapy, www.nature.com/mt/) documents the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted...

2009-05-26 07:47:27

Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is an aggressive muscle cancer that mostly affects children. The most common forms of RMS are embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS) and alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS). Although ARMS is less common than ERMS, it is associated with a much higher rate of mortality. A therapy tailored to the ARMS form of RMS is therefore badly needed. A team of researchers, at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Monash Institute of Medical Research, Australia, has now provided hope...

2009-05-18 12:17:00

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Epeius Biotechnologies (www.epeiusbiotech.com) today announced the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body. While Rexin-G is currently approved for the treatment of all solid tumors in the Republic of the Philippines, Epeius Biotech is conducting a series of advanced Phase I/II studies and a Phase II confirmatory trial...

2009-05-12 06:30:00

CALGARY, May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) is pleased to announce today that it has successfully completed patient enrolment in its multi-centre Phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the intravenous administration of REOLYSIN(R) in patients with various sarcomas that have metastasized to the lung. A total of 52 patients have been enrolled in the trial. "We are extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to participate in this study,"...

2009-03-31 11:01:18

In a genetic engineering breakthrough that could help everyone from bed-ridden patients to elite athletes, a team of American researchers"”including 2007 Nobel Prize winner Mario R. Capecchi"”have created a "switch" that allows mutations or light signals to be turned on in muscle stem cells to monitor muscle regeneration in a living mammal. For humans, this work could lead to a genetic switch, or drug, that allows people to grow new muscle cells to replace those that are damaged,...

2009-03-19 13:51:41

New York researchers identified genetic markers that signal poor outcomes for patients with head and neck cancer. The findings, published in the American Journal of Pathology, could one day lead to a genetic test that could help select or predict successful treatment options for patients with tumors in the mouth, throat or larynx. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the main treatment options but cause serious side effects that can affect quality of life. Scientists at Albert Einstein...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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