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2010-10-05 06:42:00

GIESSEN, Germany, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Biomarker 'M2-PK' Identified as Key Enzyme in Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy - Warburg hypothesis (named after the Nobel prize winner) confirmed - Cancer cells can be recognised by their metabolism - Scientists from Harvard Medical School in Boston report on the enzyme 'M2-PK' in a study in the renowned specialist journal 'Science' - Tests for detecting M2-PK in blood or also in stool samples are already available...

2010-09-20 22:08:33

Gastric cancer is a major cause of cancer deaths in the world. The outcome of large gastric tumors and those with lymph node involvement remains poor after surgical resection. The optimal adjuvant therapy after surgical resection remains to be determined. The most common strategies in the adjuvant treatment of gastric cancers include fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy with or without radiation. The introduction of capecitabine has largely replaced continuous-infusion 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)...

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2010-09-20 13:20:00

According to a report published on Monday, a type of weight-loss surgery not approved for adolescents is becoming more and more common among teens in California. The researchers said that most of the patients are white girls, even though they make up less than half of overweight youth. They found in rates from 2005 to 2007 of so-called gastric banding rose five-fold.  However, use of gastric bypass dropped, leaving the overall rate of weight loss procedures constant.  Gastric...

2010-09-13 12:43:29

Enables numerous incisionless gastrointestinal procedures; results presented at IFSO 2010 USGI Medical, Inc., the Incisionless Surgery company, today announced that updated multi-center results confirm durability of the company's Expandable Tissue Anchorsâ“ž¢ up to a year or more in a variety of incisionless gastrointestinal (GI) procedures, including use of a ROSE procedure (Repair of Surgery, Endolumenal) to repair dilated tissue after gastric bypass. These...

2010-08-05 07:00:00

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new one-vial formulation of its chemotherapeutic agent Taxotere® (docetaxel) Injection Concentrate. The 1-vial Taxotere is anticipated to become available to cancer treatment clinics and hospitals nationwide in the fall in both 80 mg and 20 mg dosages. Introduced more than 14 years ago, Taxotere is approved by the FDA for use in...

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2010-08-02 08:19:12

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which Helicobacter pylori, the only known cancer-causing bacterium, disables a tumor suppressor protein in host cells. The new study, in the journal Oncogene, reports the discovery of a previously unknown mechanism linking H. pylori infection and stomach cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. About two-thirds of the world's population is infected with H. pylori, a bacterium that can survive in the harsh environment of the...

2010-07-15 05:00:00

BEIJING, July 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that its HER-2 FISH probe has been chosen to be used in a research project focusing on cancer targeted therapy standardization, as well as early cancer detection and treatment, which is sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Health. One of the subjects of this research project is to standardize...

2010-07-14 13:12:22

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging tumors to treat. Identifying patients who have more aggressive disease could better inform treatment decisions and predict survival prognosis. A new finding from scientists at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center may help. The team analyzed gene profiles of pancreatic tumors from patients with both localized and metastasized disease. They identified a six-gene "signature" associated with metastatic disease. Their study is the first to...

2010-06-29 03:04:02

Researchers have identified cells in the immune system that react to the stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori, one of the risk factors for the development of stomach cancer. This discovery could lead to faster diagnosis and treatment as well as a better prognosis for patients with stomach cancer, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Helicobacter pylori is one of the most common bacterial infections in the world, and leads to chronic inflammation of the stomach....

2010-06-24 15:37:16

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease is a serious complication after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), which is widely accepted as a curative therapy for advanced hematological malignancies including leukemia and malignant lymphoma. CMV disease can involve many organs and stomach is a common target. Few reports have been published regarding endoscopic examination in diagnosing CMV gastritis after allo-SCT. A research team from Japan demonstrated the endoscopic findings...


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