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2011-02-16 16:16:52

Smokers who continue to smoke while undergoing radiation treatments for head and neck cancer fare significantly worse than those who quit smoking before therapy, according to a study in the February issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology"¢Biology"¢Physics, an official journal of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Although the association between tobacco smoking and head and neck cancers has long been established, there had been little data...

2011-02-04 13:17:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EpiCareSRT(TM) (www.epicaresrt.com) announced today it has entered into a strategic partnership with Sensus Healthcare(TM) (www.sensushealthcare.com) to take new aim at skin cancer by providing the first mobile service to bring low-dose superficial radiation therapy directly to the point-of-care in dermatology offices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/FL34943LOGO ) EpiCareSRT's mobile services application of the Sensus...

2011-02-04 08:00:00

Dermatologists warn spring breakers, young people to practice proper sun protection to reduce risk of future skin cancers NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many young adults, the serious health consequences of tanning have been shown to have little impact on their behavior when it comes to sun exposure. But with spring break around the corner, dermatologists are urging people -- particularly young adults -- to practice proper sun protection and understand the...

2011-02-04 00:16:38

Findings reveal a new role for p63 -- a sister gene of the master tumor suppressor p53 -- in cancer and stem cell biology A constellation of different stem cell populations within our skin help it to cope with normal wear and tear. By constantly proliferating, the stem cells allow skin to replenish itself, allowing each cell to be replaced by a new one about once a month. But the normal cycle of division and death within one or more of these stem cell types can sometimes be derailed by...

2011-02-01 12:54:51

First revision since 2004 takes a multidisciplinary approach, includes newest research Three of the world's top lung associations have published a new international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma, the first revision to the classification in six years. The new classification is published in the February edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). "With the many rapid...

2011-01-28 13:06:45

Light, or photodynamic, therapy can help preserve the voice and vocal cord function for patients with early stage laryngeal (voice box) cancer, according to a study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Photodynamic therapy is an effective treatment for early laryngeal squamous cell carcinomas, offering patients a less invasive option with fewer side effects than other therapies, while preserving the voice," says study co-author Vanessa G. Schweitzer, FACS, M.D., a senior staff physician in...

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2011-01-26 06:22:51

Experts report in the British Journal of Dermatology that sap from the common garden weed petty spurge appears to treat non-melanoma skin cancers. However, they tell patients not to "try it at home" since the treatment is still in an experimental state. Their study involved 36 patients with non-melanoma skin cancer lesions. Non-melanoma lesions are very common and account for a third of all cancers detected in the U.K. They include basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma...

2011-01-25 12:50:20

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate gene expression by mainly binding to the 3"²-UTR of target mRNAs, leading to mRNA degradation or translation inhibition. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most lethal malignancies in China. Many studies have reported the miRNA expression profiles in Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma. However, the pathobiological significance of aberrant miRNA expression in human ESCC has not been well documented. A research article to be...

2011-01-24 13:59:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensus Healthcare has entered into a strategic partnership with Flagship Solutions Group in an effort to merge joint interests in IT solutions for the medical field and meet the underserved needs of the dermatology and oncology practices in the United States and the global arena. As an IBM Premier Business Partner and a certified IBM Dynamic Infrastructure Partner, Flagship has attained a prestigious status which fewer than five percent of all...

2011-01-24 13:21:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensus Healthcare is pleased to announce its Sensus Skin Solutions(TM) line of professional skin care products to be exclusively offered by our physician partners. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110124/FL34943LOGO ) Cases of skin cancer are on the rise and are dramatically escalating as the population ages. Sensus is taking new aim at skin cancer(SM) in innovative ways. On one front, we are incorporating state-of-the-art mobile...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.