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Use of high-tech imaging scans in older cancer patients has climbed substantially in recent years, a U.S. study found, raising concerns about costs and radiation exposure. For example, lung cancer patients diagnosed in 2006 had on average almost six CT scans in the next two years, versus four scans for those diagnosed in 1999.
Although more children today are surviving cancer than ever before, young patients successfully treated in the 1970s and 80s may live a decade less, on average, than the general population, according to a study from Dana- Farber Cancer Institute and the Harvard School of Public Health.
Time and time again Americans are taught that heart disease is the number one killer. But, just about everybody that comes in for an annual exam fears a cancer diagnosis most.
Using a method they developed to watch moment to moment as they move a molecule to precise sites inside live human cells, Johns Hopkins scientists are closer to understanding why and how a protein at one location may signal division and growth, and the same protein at another location, death.
Having a bad reaction to penicillin as a child doesn't guarantee you're still allergic decades later. And if the oncologist says you have to switch chemotherapies because of an allergic reaction, well, maybe not.
GenVec, Inc. announced that it is discontinuing its Phase 3 clinical trial of TNFerade" in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer based on results of an interim analysis.
Research findings, 'Inhibitory RNA molecules in immunotherapy for cancer,' are discussed in a new report. According to a study from the United States, Over the past few decades, our expanding knowledge of the mammalian immune system -how it is developed, activated, and regulated -has fostered hope that it may be harnessed in the future to successfully treat human cancer.
A new study, 'Identification of pancreatic cancer- specific cell-surface markers for development of targeting ligands,' is now available. According to recent research from the United States, Pancreatic cancer is generally detected at later stages with a poor prognosis and a high-mortality rate.
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), the leading association representing the manufacturers, innovators and developers of medical imaging and radiation therapy systems, said it is supportive of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ongoing interest to further reduce exposure to unnecessary medical radiation and minimize medical errors.
New investigation results, 'Myelopathies in patients with cancer,' are detailed in a study published in Archives of Neurology. According to recent research published in the journal Archives of Neurology, Myelopathy is a devastating neurologic complication of cancer.
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