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Serum Marker Predicts Clinical Symptoms, Overall
Survival in Aggressive NHL
|Levels of the
serum marker called soluble Fas (sFas) correlate with clinical
symptoms and overall survival in aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
(NHL), say Japanese researchers. More...
|Expert Looks Into the
Future of Cancer Prevention |
|BETHESDA, Md. –
New technologies and an evolving understanding of the processes
behind cancer development are narrowing the gap between prevention
and treatment, said Bernard Levin, M.D., vice president for the
division of cancer prevention at The University of Texas M.D.
Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. More...
Common Drugs May Increase Esophageal Cancer Risk
|A number of
commonly used medications, including those for angina and asthma,
permit stomach acid to back up into the esophagus, causing chronic
heartburn and slightly raising the risk of cancer, according to a
new study. More...
|Cancer During Pregnancy—One
Second of a Two-Part Series
|“I had three
days of blissful motherhood before I had to undergo my first real
cancer diagnostic.” Sager was injected with gallium and told to come
back several days later to be scanned. “What I didn’t realize about
gallium was that it is a radioactive material and I was told I could
not hold my baby for the weekend.” More...
cancer news ranges from an easier method for ovarian cancer
screening to a discussion about the mineral selenium’s potential
anti-cancer properties. More...
Gene Chips Yield Genetic Profile of Metastatic
|Two new studies
in the August 3 issue of Nature applied data from the recently
completed Human Genome Project to gain insight into the genetic
mechanisms involved in the metastasis of melanoma. More...
|Cancer During Pregnancy—One
First of a Two-Part
|There are few
things that can dampen the joys of impending motherhood, but a
diagnosis of cancer is one. The necessities of controlling cancer
during pregnancy present many unique emotional and medical problems,
as one woman discovered. More...
|A Woman Copes With Terminal
Brabant’s gynecologist told her the cramps were all in her head,
even though the pain was so strong it felt like a stab in her
|The Components of Effective
Oncology Disease-Management Programs |
|The U.S. health
care system has undergone dramatic changes that have affected
consumers and providers. The changes we have witnessed and been a
part of have occurred largely due to legislative influences.
However, scientific and technological advances, as well as increased
competition in the free market for the health care dollar, are also
key factors. More...
|Many Elderly Women With
Breast Cancer Are Not Getting Standard Treatment |
with breast cancer may be getting treatment that is not the standard
of care, according to a new study. More...