Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 15, 1999
Study Suggests Vaccine Increases Survival In Ovarian And Breast Cancer Patients Following High-Dose Chemotherapy And Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
A new study suggests that the administration of an experimental cancer vaccine following autologous stem cell transplant can increase survival and decrease relapse in ovarian and breast cancer patients when compared to the stem cell transplant procedure alone.

Jefferson Scientists Show Tumor Characteristics May Help Explain Tumor Biology And Prognosis
Researchers at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia are finding that certain characteristics of hereditary colorectal cancer tumors may help forecast a patient's prognosis and, in turn, help doctors better understand tumor biology.

Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco report that melanoma patients whose cancer has spread to their sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) have a greater chance of experiencing disease recurrence and mortality compared to those whose cancer has not advanced to their SLNs.

Biological Markers Found That Correlate To Esophageal Cancer Treatment Success
Duke University Medical Center researchers report they are one step closer to finding biochemical guide markers that might help improve treatment for patients with esophageal cancer, one of the deadliest of cancers.

Retrospective Statistical Analysis Corroborates Early Results Of Randomized Breast Cancer Trials
Using data on almost 1,300 patients with advanced breast cancer, researchers from Duke University and other institutions have found no benefit from high dose chemotherapy followed by bone marrow transplantation.

Sex Differences Found In Proportions Of Gray And White Matter In The Brain: Links To Differences In Cognitive Performance Seen
Head size correlates statistically with intelligence, and men's heads, like their bodies, are bigger than women's.
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