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2012-01-25 04:45:31

Among women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, patients having a germline (gene change in a reproductive cell that could be passed to offspring) mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes was associated with improved 5-year overall survival, with BRCA2 carriers having the best prognosis, according to a study in the January 25 issue of JAMA. "Germline mutations in the tumor suppressor genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the strongest known genetic risk factors for both breast and epithelial ovarian...

Regular Prostate Screenings Won't Reduce Cancer-Related Death Risk
2012-01-07 06:30:48

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis claim to have discovered new evidence suggesting that obtaining an annual prostate cancer screening does not reduce mortality rate associated with the disease in older men. The study, which was published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) on Friday, looked at approximately 76,000 men between the ages of 55 and 74 participating in the Prostate, Lung, Cancer, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO)...

2011-12-16 08:51:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — The U.S. Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial found cancer in many men with low levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), and many debated which PSA level should lead to biopsy recommendation. The US Preventive Screening Task Force (USPSTF) recently concluded, amid considerable controversy, that the evidence does not support recommending PSA screening for men under 75 years old at all, because the risks outweigh the benefits. Now, a study shows that physicians in a...

2011-12-13 14:53:29

No movement toward more aggressive follow-up, study in American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds After the US Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial found cancer in many men with low levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA), many debated which PSA level should lead to a biopsy recommendation. The US Preventive Screening Task Force (USPSTF) recently concluded, amid considerable controversy, that the evidence does not support recommending PSA screening for men under 75 years old at all,...

2011-12-12 13:25:40

Women who inherit the cancer genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 from their paternal lineage may get a diagnosis a decade earlier than those women who carry the cancer genes from their mother and her ancestors, according to a new study by researchers at the North Shore-LIJ Health System's Monter Cancer Center in Lake Success, NY. The findings were reported on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Iuliana Shapira, MD, North director of cancer genetics, and her colleagues conducted...

2011-12-02 01:39:15

Two studies available in the December issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, have uncovered limitations in screening for primary liver cancer, also known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The first study found that, if given the choice during a clinical trial, most patients with cirrhosis prefer surveillance over the possibility of non-screening, therefore making a randomized study of HCC screening not feasible. A second study determined...

2011-11-17 03:28:00

Tumors can grow for 10 years or longer before currently available blood tests will detect them, a new mathematical model developed by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists indicates. The analysis, which was restricted to ovarian tumors but is broadly applicable across all solid tumor types, will be published online Nov. 16 in Science Translational Medicine. "The study's results can be viewed as both bad and good news," said Sanjiv "Sam" Gambhir, MD, PhD, professor and chair of...

2011-11-16 07:22:50

An international study describes a fundamental molecular mechanism in the development of breast cell epithelium that is altered in some breast cancer patients About 10% of breast cancers are due to mutations in genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. However, the molecular mechanism by which alteration of these genes greatly increases the risk of cancer is not fully understood. In a new study, published Nov. 15 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, an international team led by Miquel...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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