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2011-12-13 22:25:57

Identification of varied survival prospects may guide care for patients whose myelodysplastic syndrome stems from radiation, chemotherapy A large-scale analysis of patients whose myelodysplastic syndrome is related to earlier cancer treatment overturns the notion that all of them have a poor prognosis, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. "MDS patients whose disease springs from...

2011-08-23 17:51:11

Ependymomas are the second most frequent type of malignant brain tumor in children. Ependymoma develops from precursor cells of the tissue that lines the hollow cavities of the brain. Therapy results of ependymoma vary immensely: While in some patients tumor growth comes to a standstill after surgery and radiotherapy, in other children the disease rapidly takes a severe course. In about half of those affected the tumor continues to grow and the patients often succumb to the disease....

2011-07-01 13:01:47

Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a means of improving prognosis methods and predicting how long patients with MDS will live after diagnosis by identifying certain gene mutations in their abnormal bone marrow For patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), choosing the appropriate treatment depends heavily on the prognosis. Those patients at the highest risk of dying from their disease are typically offered the most aggressive therapies, while patients at lower...

2010-11-22 21:10:59

Largest genomic study of human medulloblastomas to date improves ability to direct treatment Medulloblastomas are the most common malignant brain tumors of childhood, with 40 to 50 percent overall mortality. One of the greatest challenges in treating them is that they vary substantially from patient to patient. In the largest genomic study of human medulloblastomas to date, researchers from Children's Hospital Boston, together with collaborators, have identified six subtypes with distinct...

2009-05-15 13:13:00

OMAHA, Neb., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Creighton Medical Laboratories, based at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, announced today that it has become the first clinical laboratory worldwide to offer a new and more effective testing method for cancer. The method, called SNP array karyotyping, has been successfully used in research laboratories to study cancer for several years. However, Creighton Medical Laboratories, using AffymetrixTM SNP arrays, is the first laboratory to...

2009-02-20 08:30:00

Study published in New England Journal of Medicine employs Quest Diagnostics' blood-based leukemia testing MADISON, N.J., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Testing of blood specimens may detect abnormal white blood cells in patients years before the chronic form of lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) develops, according to research published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The finding may lead to a better understanding of cellular changes that characterize the earliest...

2009-01-16 13:42:30

Dartmouth Medical School researchers have found two proteins that work in concert to ensure proper chromosome segregation during cell division. Their study is in the January 2009 issue of the journal Nature Cell Biology.This finding is relevant for treating solid cancerous tumors that lose the ability to accurately segregate their chromosomes. Tumors that shuffle chromosomes, a process called chromosomal instability, are known to have a poor prognosis."We show that the function of two...

2008-10-08 12:00:38

Researchers at Signature Genomic Laboratories recently reported two individuals with microscopic losses of DNA from the long arm of chromosome 16 and suggested this deletion represents a previously unappreciated syndrome. In the study, published in the journal Clinical Genetics, the two individuals with deletions of the long arm of chromosome 16 were identified among more than 22,000 patients with unexplained mental retardation and birth defects referred to Signature for testing. Both...


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