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2011-06-03 12:26:56

Survival rates of wealthier patients and those younger than 70 with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive malignant brain tumor, have improved since 2000, whereas rates for those living in poorer areas and older than 70 have remained stagnant, according to an abstract being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital researchers on Saturday, June 4. (ABSTRACT #6089). The addition of concurrent and adjuvant...

2011-02-08 07:00:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is leading the way to increase the survival rates of people with this devastating disease by announcing today The Vision of Progress: Double the Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate by 2020. The organization is doubling its efforts to raise awareness, support patients and intensify advocacy for a national research strategy dedicated to finding a cure by undertaking this bold new initiative. (Logo:...

2010-11-01 08:00:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is calling attention to the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States during National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month in November. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100914/MM64269) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100914/MM64269) This year, over 43,000 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and nearly 37,000 will die from the disease. Pancreatic cancer is...

2010-09-30 14:34:05

In the largest, most modern, single-institution study of its kind, Mayo Clinic urologists mined a long-term data registry for survival rates of patients who underwent radical prostatectomy  for localized prostate cancer. The findings are being presented at the North Central Section of the American Urological Association's 84th Annual Meeting in Chicago. A radical prostatectomy is an operation to remove the prostate gland and some of the tissue around it. In this study, Mayo Clinic...

2010-09-10 12:16:00

MARLTON, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- September marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. For those diagnosed with the disease and their families, it's an ideal time to dispel common myths associated with prostate cancer. "Often the public's knowledge or understanding of the disease might not be accurate," says Michael Diefenbach, Ph.D., associate professor of Urology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Many patients feel helpless after being diagnosed with prostate cancer....

2010-07-15 16:24:54

"The innovative factor contributed by our work is its relevance to population and measurement of relative survival, which enables us to discover survival related to cancer in a more precise way", María Dolores Chirlaque, main author of the study and researcher in the Epidemiology Service of the Department of Health and Consumption in Murcia, explains to SINC. The investigation, which has been published in the journal Annals of Oncology, involved the participation of eight...

2010-04-29 09:26:50

National comparisons of lung cancer survival in England, Norway and Sweden 2001-2004; differences occur early in follow up The odds of surviving lung cancer are significantly higher in Norway and Sweden than they are in England, reveals a comparison of the three countries published in Thorax today. This is despite the fact that healthcare spend and infrastructure in each of these countries are similar, says the study. The researchers base their findings on five year survival rates for lung...

2009-09-17 13:04:23

More conservative treatment, or watchful waiting of localized prostate cancer may be why outcomes have improved, U.S researchers said. Grace L. Lu-Yao of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, N.J., and colleagues said the study was based on data from a population-based study that included 14,516 men who were not treated with surgery or radiation for six months after their Stage 1, or...

2009-08-27 07:34:07

Cancer patients who are separated from their spouses at the time of diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced, and never married patients according to a new study. Study authors say the results suggest that the stress associated with marital separation may compromise an individual's immune system and lead to a greater susceptibility to cancer. Research has shown that personal relationships have a significant role in physical health"”specifically that good relationships are...

2009-08-25 13:58:44

Stress associated with marital separation may compromise an individual's immune system and lead to a greater susceptibility to cancer, U.S. researchers say. Gwen Sprehn of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis analyzed data from the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results database, a population-based U.S. cancer registry. The researchers assessed the 5- and 10-year survival rates of 3.79 million patients diagnosed with cancer from 1973-2004. The study, published online...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'