> | NOTICE TO READERS: PUBLICATION OF SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT ON SMOKING
> | HEALTH
> | This report is the first in the series to offer a composite review of
> | various methods used to reduce and prevent tobacco use.
> | MMWR 49(31):718,727, 2000. Centers for Disease Control
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25862.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25862.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | HEMATOLOGY-ONCOLOGY TREATMENT UPDATES - IMPROVING THERAPY OF COLORECTAL
> | CANCER WITH NEW AGENTS
> | Jim Cassidy, MD, reviews and discusses the latest data from clinical
> | aimed at identifying the optimal regimens for treatment of colorectal
> | cancer.
> | Hematology-Oncology Treatment Updates - (C) 2000 Medscape, Inc.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25907.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25907.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | PROGRESS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF METASTATIC BLADDER CANCER
> | The inadequate survival results from single agents have prompted several
> | trials involving multidrug combinations to increase response rates and
> | survival.
> | Cancer Control; JMCC 7(4):347-356, 2000.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25920.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25920.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | MOLECULAR MECHANISMS AND PATHWAYS IN BLADDER CANCER DEVELOPMENT AND
> | There are several potential genetic changes of the urothelium that
> | eventually cause bladder cancer initiation and tumor progression.
> | Cancer Control; JMCC 7(4):325-334, 2000.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25989.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25989.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF CANCER IN THE ELDERLY
> | How does senescence affect the biology of cancer as well as the goals,
> | efficacy, and tolerability of cancer treatment?
> | Cancer Control; JMCC 7(4):368-376, 2000.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/26012.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/26012.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | HOPE IN THE TERMINALLY ILL
> | Practitioners caring for patients with terminal and life-threatening
> | diseases face the challenge of balancing honest communication with
> | maintaining hope.
> | West J Med 173(2):117-118, 2000
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/26014.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/26014.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | ASK THE EXPERTS - WHOLE ABDOMINAL RADIATION FOR A NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA
> | REMISSION?
> | Is there any role for whole abdominal radiation therapy in a 40-year-old
> | woman with primary ovarian non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with massive abdominal
> | disease, who received 6 cycles of CHOP and is in clinical remission?
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25931.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25931.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | ___________________________________________________________________
> | ___________________________________ NEWS ______________________________
> | BRITISH SCIENTISTS CALL FOR EXPANSION OF EMBRYO RESEARCH
> | British scientists should be allowed to clone human embryos for use in a
> | wider variety of medical research, the government's chief medical
> | Liam Donaldson, said Wednesday.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25975.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25975.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | CHILDHOOD HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH DISEASE IN ADULTHOOD
> | Major childhood health problems appear to increase the risk of
> | chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, and arthritis in
> | Dr. Mark D. Hayward reported Sunday at the American Sociological
> | Association meeting in Washington, DC.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25887.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25887.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | SCREENING DOES NOT REDUCE LONG-TERM LUNG CANCER MORTALITY
> | After an extended follow-up, screening smokers by chest X-ray and sputum
> | cytology does not reduce the lung cancer mortality rate, but does seem
> | improve survival.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25896.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25896.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | SENTINEL NODE ANALYSIS INCREASES DETECTION OF GI CANCER MICROMETASTASIS
> | In patients with gastrointestinal neoplasms, lymphatic mapping and
> | lymphadenectomy are feasible, accurately predict the tumor status of
> | regional lymph nodes, and identify abnormal lymphatic drainage,
> | report in the August issue of the Archives of Surgery.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25825.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25825.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | ORAL FLUOROURACIL PLUS ENILURACIL EFFICACIOUS IN TREATING METASTATIC
> | CANCER
> | Results of a limited phase II study show that oral fluorouracil taken
> | eniluracil is well tolerated and comparable to intravenous treatment for
> | metastatic colon cancer in terms of efficacy.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25766.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25766.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | CYCLIN D1 OVEREXPRESSION PREDICTS PROGRESSION TO ESOPHAGEAL CARCINOMA
> | Positive staining for cyclin D1 may identify patients with Barrett's
> | esophagus who are at high risk of developing esophageal carcinoma,
> | according to researchers in the UK.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25873.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25873.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | ENUCLEATION OF LIVER HEMANGIOMAS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE
> | Enucleation is recommended for liver hemangiomas when they enlarge,
> | pain, or when the diagnosis is uncertain, according to physicians at the
> | University of Istanbul, in Turkey.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/26040.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/26040.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | BRCA TESTING HAS LOW IMPACT ON SCREENING COMPLIANCE
> | Most women who are carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations do not consider
> | prophylactic mastectomy or oophorectomy to reduce their risk of breast
> | ovarian cancer, at least in the short term.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25864.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25864.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | DDE EXPOSURE LINKED TO INCREASE IN BREAST CANCER RISK
> | Exposure to high levels of the organochlorine DDE is associated with a
> | modest increase in the risk of breast cancer, according to researchers
> | Canada and Mexico.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25783.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25783.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | TWICE DAILY RADIATION BETTER THAN ONCE DAILY FOR HEAD AND NECK CANCER
> | Patients with locally advanced head and neck cancer may benefit more
> | hyperfractionated radiation therapy than from standard treatment, a new
> | study suggests.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25768.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25768.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | ADULT-ONSET UNEXPLAINED ECZEMA MAY BE SIGN OF LYMPHOPROLIFERATIVE
> | In adult patients, new-onset eczema unresponsive to conventional therapy
> | may be a marker of noncutaneous lymphoma or leukemia, according to
> | observations presented in the August issue of the Journal of the
> | Academy of Dermatology.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25871.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25871.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | INTEREST IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE A SIGN OF COPING IN CANCER PATIENTS
> | The use of complementary and alternative medicine by cancer patients is
> | associated with active, positive coping with the disease, rather than
> | distress or poor compliance with conventional treatment, according to a
> | study conducted in Austria.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25839.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25839.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | FLT-1 GENE THERAPY EFFECTIVE IN MOUSE PERITONEAL METASTASIS MODELS
> | Treatment with the gene encoding an endothelium-specific receptor
> | kinase, Flt-1, suppresses peritoneal metastases in mouse models of some
> | cancers, according to a report in the current (June) issue of Gene
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25798.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25798.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | GENE THERAPY PROTECTS NORMAL TISSUE, BUT NOT TUMORS, FROM RADIATION IN
> | Intratracheal injection of plasmid/liposomes containing the gene for
> | manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) protects normal lung tissue from
> | damaging effects of radiation in mice with orthotopic lung tumors.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25800.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25800.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | FOLATE DEFICIENCY PROMOTES P53 STRAND BREAKS IN RAT COLON
> | Folate deficiency may foster colon carcinogenesis by producing
> | DNA strand breaks within the p53 tumor-suppressor gene, according to a
> | report in the July issue of Gastroenterology.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25848.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25848.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | GENES DIFFERENTIALLY EXPRESSED IN TUMOR AND NORMAL ENDOTHELIUM
> | Endothelium from tumor blood vessels differs from normal endothelium at
> | molecular level, which has potential implications for antiangiogenic
> | therapies, investigators report.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/26068.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/26068.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | TELOMERASE GENE EXPRESSION PREDICTS NEUROBLASTOMA CLINICAL OUTCOME
> | Telomerase activity and gene expression of telomerase subunits in
> | neuroblastoma tissues are associated with significantly reduced
> | and overall survival, according to a report in the July issue of the
> | Journal of Clinical Oncology.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25947.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25947.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | COLORECTAL POLYPS LINKED TO APC GENE MUTATION IN ASHKENAZI JEWISH
> | The APC gene I1307K variant increases the risk of adenomatous colorectal
> | polyps among Ashkenazi Jewish patients, according to a report in the
> | 16th issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25964.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25964.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
> | SYK GENE MAY BE A TUMOR SUPPRESSOR IN BREAST CANCERS
> | The Syk tyrosine kinase is lost in aggressive breast cancers and is a
> | potential tumor suppressor, researchers report in the August 17th issue
> | Nature.
> | http://oncology.medscape.com/25980.rhtml
> | <a href="http://oncology.medscape.com/25980.rhtml">Read it Here</a>
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