Using an innovative approach to identify a cancer\’s genetic vulnerabilities by more swiftly analyzing human tumors transplanted into mice, researchers have identified a new potential target for pancreatic cancer treatment, published online in Cell Reports. The team, led by scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, found the gene WDR5 protects pancreatic […]Continue Reading ...
The University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom finds that etoposide – a chemotherapy drug used to treat lung cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma – may affect the future fertility of unborn baby girls. Baby girls of mothers who received chemotherapy drugs during pregnancy may go on to experience fertility problems. Etoposide works by […]Continue Reading ...
A large study published by the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo in the highly ranked Journal of Clinical Oncology found that using high factor sunscreen compared with low factor sunscreen can decrease the risk of melanoma by 33%. Using sunscreen does not guarantee protection In this study sunscreen users reported more sunburn, […]Continue Reading ...
A study of general surgery residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggests that in the efforts to prevent dangerous blood clots among hospitalized patients, regular, one-on-one feedback and written report cards work a lot better than the usual group lectures that newly minted surgeons receive as part of their training. The strategy, described Dec. 9 […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have long known that hepatitis C can raise the risk of liver cancer and non-Hodgkin\’s lymphoma. But according to new research, the virus may also heighten the risk of certain head and neck cancers, including cancers of the oral cavity and larynx. Patients infected with HCV may be at higher risk for developing certain […]Continue Reading ...
New research shows that excess weight increases the risk that a benign blood disorder will progress into multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood. The study, by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Being overweight or obese has been known […]Continue Reading ...
One of the mysteries of lupus is why the immune cells that normally keep inflammation at bay can\’t seem to do their job. A University College London study published on March 8 in Immunity now suggests that for people with lupus, the B cells that regulate inflammation are getting signaled to become pro-inflammatory cells instead. […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists of Helmholtz Zentrum München and Technische Universität München have developed a \’smart\’ drug that safely clears the liver of fat and prevents blood vessels from clogging up. Similar to a trojan horse, the drug enters the liver with a trick: It uses the pancreatic hormone glucagon as vehicle to shuttle thyroid hormone T3 the […]Continue Reading ...
A new analysis indicates that many men with prostate cancer obtain second opinions from urologists before starting treatment, but surprisingly, second opinions are not associated with changes in treatment choice or improvements in perceived quality of prostate cancer care. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings also […]Continue Reading ...
The American Journal of Public Health publishes physicians\’ call for sweeping single-payer reform with detailed proposal signed by over 2,200 doctors nationwide. Unveiling of proposal coincides with heightened debate on \’Medicare for All\’ in presidential primarie. In a dramatic show of physician support for deeper health reform – and for making a decisive break with […]Continue Reading ...
February 1, 2017 at 1:23 PM Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a study published in the February 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). Analyzing brain scans of newborns, the researchers found that the strength and […]Continue Reading ...
Study shows that blood troponin levels can predict risk of heart attack and death, and response to statins. A high-sensitivity blood test could be used to predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The study, published in the Journal of the […]Continue Reading ...
A new Australian study shows that cells which form the bulk of our fast-acting \’innate\’ immune system behave differently, depending on whether an injury is infected or not. It is well known that paparazzi-like \’neutrophils\’ swarm to sites of injury within minutes to undertake damage control and kill invaders. Most have very short lives and […]Continue Reading ...
Neoadjuvant immunotherapy with the PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab is safe and feasible prior to surgery for early lung cancer, researchers reported at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen. \”Until now nivolumab and the other anti-PD-1 and anti-PD-L1 drug studies have only been reported in metastatic or advanced lung cancer,\” said lead author Dr Patrick Forde, Assistant […]Continue Reading ...
According to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery, \”the vast majority\” of neurosurgeons operating in the US conduct additional procedures and tests out of fear of malpractice lawsuits rather than necessarily for the benefit of the patient. Neurosurgeons in high-risk states pay almost twice as much in malpractice insurance premiums as those in […]Continue Reading ...
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