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2012-09-10 11:07:14

BE is a condition that predisposes people to develop one of the world's commonest cancers Genetic variations that are linked with the onset of Barrett's oesophagus (BE), a pre-cancerous condition of the lower end of the gullet, have been identified for the first time. The discovery of variations in regions on two chromosomes makes it possible to develop screening tests for people at high risk of developing the disease. Although it's been thought for some time that there may be genetic...

2012-09-05 23:04:23

New research study “Gastric Cancer - Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) Drug Forecasts and Treatment Analysis to 2020” prepared by GlobalData has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report finds that the global gastric cancer drug market will experience robust growth over the next decade. London, UK (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 The global gastric cancer drug market will experience robust growth over the next decade, driven by the rapid uptake and market...

2012-07-16 10:23:14

A new study has determined how often people should get screened for gastric or stomach cancer in high-risk regions of the world. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings could help reduce deaths from gastric cancer, which is the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. Although the incidence of gastric cancer has decreased substantially in the western part of the world, the disease is still common in areas such as...

2012-05-22 08:34:02

A routine endoscopy can detect cancer in the pancreas in the nearby adjacent small intestine due to cancer's 'field effect' By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ's junction with the pancreas, physicians at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 percent of the time in a small study. The light, attached to a probe, measures changes in cells and blood vessels in the small intestine produced by a growing cancer in...

1 In 6 Cancers Could Be Prevented
2012-05-10 04:37:55

New research shines some light on a potential point of weakness in the fight against cancer: One in six are caused by treatable or preventable infections. These new estimates say nearly 2 million cases globally could have been prevented if the infections had been stopped sooner. Publishing the findings in Lancet Oncology, the researchers who conducted the review looked at incidence rates for 27 cancers in more than 180 countries. According to their findings, there are 4 main infections...

2012-05-04 13:43:35

Low oxygen levels in cells may be a primary cause of uncontrollable tumor growth in some cancers, according to a new University of Georgia study. The authors' findings run counter to widely accepted beliefs that genetic mutations are responsible for cancer growth. If hypoxia, or low oxygen levels in cells, is proven to be a key driver of certain types of cancer, treatment plans for curing the malignant growth could change in significant ways, said Ying Xu, Regents-Georgia Research Alliance...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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