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2012-07-11 09:11:31

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While grenades have been mentioned in situations related to the military, they have never been mentioned in scientific research dealing with cancer. That is, until now. A new innovative drug by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, in collaboration with Danish scientists, works like a “molecular grenade”; it can move through the bloodstream until activation by specific cancer proteins. The drug is made...

2012-07-10 10:30:41

'Molecular grenade' now in clinical trials for advanced cancer Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, working with Danish researchers, have developed a novel anticancer drug designed to travel -- undetected by normal cells -- through the bloodstream until activated by specific cancer proteins. The drug, made from a weedlike plant, has been shown to destroy cancers and their direct blood supplies, acting like a "molecular grenade," and sparing healthy blood vessels and...

2012-05-28 09:48:07

Physicians have trouble stopping PSA tests, despite questionable benefits Recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) advising elimination of routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer in healthy men are likely to encounter serious pushback from primary care physicians, according to results of a survey by Johns Hopkins investigators. In a survey of 125 primary care doctors, the researchers found that while doctors agreed with...

Expert Medical Panel Urges Doctors To Stop PSA Cancer Screenings
2012-05-22 10:55:33

An expert US medical panel has given its final word on the PSA test, a controversial screening procedure used to detect prostate cancer in men, recommending that doctors should no longer perform the test on healthy men because they are more likely to be harmed by the test itself than be helped. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) gave its recommendation on the stoppage of the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test following a public comment period. It gave the test a D rating --...

2012-05-07 19:53:55

Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and deaths and should not be abandoned, states an article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The United States Preventive Services Task Force, which last issued prostate screening guidelines in 2008, recently issued a draft recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for men of all ages. However, the American Cancer Society and the American...

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