Cancer & Oncology : Health & Medical
Are EGFR inhibitors unlikely to provide cures for patients with mutant EGFR NSCLC?
New studies are showing that aspirin can help prevent colon cancer, in addition to other diseases. Patients who are already taking an aspirin a day for heart concernsmay actually be benefiting themselves in other ways. Although it is not proven yet, there are several new studies that show that aspir
Ovarian cancer is a gynecologic sarcoma, which is second most frequently diagnosed. In the United States, females have a 1.4 % to 2.5 % chance of developing ovarian cancer. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), has standardized the staging of gynecological cancers. It is
Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Other Myeloid Malignancies Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient In
Once childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.The extent or spread of cancer is usually described as stages. In childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the subtype of AML and whether the leukemia has spr
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?
Cervical Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-General Information About Ce
Cervical cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the cervix. The cervix is the lower,narrow end of the uterus (the hollow,pear-shaped organ where a fetus grows). The cervix leads from the uterus to the vagina (birth canal). Cervical cancer usually develops ...
Chemotherapy is the general term for drugs used to stop the growth of cancer cells. It works throughout the body, and therefore is often referred to as systemic treatment. Over half of patients diagnosed with cancer are treated with chemotherapy at some point (chemotherapy.com). Many different drugs
Childhood Central Nervous System Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumor Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Pati
There are different types of treatment for patients with central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.Different types of treatment are available for patients with central nervous system atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT). Treatment for AT/RT is usually within a clinical trial. A tre
Cancer researchers have been looking at natural and traditional medicines in their search for a cure. Over the last few years, two essential oils have been the subject of several successful studies: Frankincense and Lemongrass. Here's a look at this very interesting research.
Prostate cancer treatment is of great interest to a sizable portion of the population. In the United States, the disease afflicts over 200,000 men annually and about 30,000 succumb to it and die. These grim statistics are second only to those of lung cancer. While prostate cancer does at times attac
Cancer research - journal article. Phase I Trial of Capecitabine and Weekly Irinotecan in Combination With Radiotherapy for Neoadjuvant Therapy of Rectal Cancer. March 2005.
A breast scan with a difference. No cold metal plates, no squashing and no radiation! Does this new 3D ultra sound scan herald the end to Mammograms? I went to check it out.
A 69-year-old male underwent prostatic biopsy and was found to have an adenocarcinoma, with a Gleason score of 6 and a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) value of 6.2 ng/mL. He is otherwise in good health and has no symptoms. There is no evidence of distant metastases. What is the role of conventional
Even though the health issues related to asbestos have been noted since Ancient Greek and Roman times, the substance was not outlawed in the United States until the late 1980s. With the Environmental Protection Agency's Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out rule passed in June of 1989, we are now more pro