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Estimating the efficacy and cost of curative gene therapy for beta-thalassemia
Gene therapy offers the promise of a cure for beta-thalassemia and a new study has shown that it is associated with fewer complications and hospital admissions over 2 years than treatment by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). (2019-04-18)
NRG Oncology awarded NCI funding for next 6 years, receives 'exceptional' score
NRG Oncology, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) group conducting practice-changing clinical and translational research, has been awarded funding of over $95 million by the NCI for the next six years to continue its work as a lead protocol organization (LPO) program. (2019-04-17)
Magic mouthwash effective treatment for mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy
'Magic mouthwash,' an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo. (2019-04-16)
Climate engineering needs to look at the big picture, says researcher
Climate engineering research is too focused on specific aspects of individual projects, argues Nadine Mengis. (2019-04-16)
Three studies show how tumors hijack the immune system to resist radiation therapy
Treg cells turn off the immune system. Three recent studies show that targeting tregs may increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer immunotherapies. (2019-04-16)
Some patients with imminently fatal cancer still receive treatment
Patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy. (2019-04-15)
SLAC develops novel compact antenna for communicating where radios fail
A new type of pocket-sized antenna, developed at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, could enable mobile communication in situations where conventional radios don't work, such as under water, through the ground and over very long distances through air. (2019-04-12)
Medicaid reimbursement to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy varies widely
A new study finds wide state-by-state variations in Medicaid reimbursements to physicians who treat cancer patients with radiation therapies. (2019-04-11)
One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. (2019-04-11)
Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. (2019-04-09)
Lung cancer treatments vary among the Asian communities
A study from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, sought to examine possible health disparities in the treatment of lung cancer within the Asian community in the US. (2019-04-09)
Life could be evolving right now on nearest exoplanets
Rocky, Earth-like planets orbiting our closest stars could host life, according to a new study that raises the excitement about exoplanets. (2019-04-09)
3D Ultrasound gives clinicians clearer picture to treat gynaecological cancer
By transforming a conventional ultrasound probe, already found in most clinics, the technology can provide a 360-degree, three-dimensional view of surgical tools and surrounding tissue and organs. (2019-04-09)
Proton therapy shows efficacy, low toxicity in large cohort of children with high-risk neuroblastoma
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania analyzed the largest cohort to date of pediatric patients with high-risk neuroblastoma treated with proton radiation therapy (PRT), finding both that proton therapy was effective at reducing tumors and demonstrated minimal toxicity to surrounding organs. (2019-04-09)
New guideline decreases breast cancer re-operation rates
A UBC medical student has determined that a new surgical guideline is making a difference for breast cancer patients. (2019-04-09)
Patient shielding provides negligible benefits while increasing risks
A new study published in the April 2019 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) makes the case for why it is time to abandon the practice of patient shielding in radiology. (2019-04-08)
High-dose stereotactic body radiotherapy well-tolerated by patients with centrally located lung tumors
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a high-dose, precisely delivered radiotherapy, is considered the standard treatment for patients with medically inoperable, node-negative, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (2019-04-05)
Radiation and plants: From soil remediation to interplanetary flights
Currently, the study of the effects of ionizing radiation is of great relevance in the context of the challenges in the field of agriculture development, the existence of zones with an elevated natural and man-made radiation background, and the need to develop space biology. (2019-04-05)
Sah: Medical guidelines may be biased, overly aggressive
Dr. Sunita Sah practiced general medicine for several years in the United Kingdom's National Health Service. (2019-04-05)
Radiation oncology workforce study indicates potential threat to rural cancer care access
The newest study of America's radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although persistent and growing geographic disparities point to a need for more equity in access to radiation therapy care. (2019-04-04)
Magnetic nanoparticles can 'burn' cancer cells
Among emerging cancer therapies, one approach is based on hyperthermia. (2019-04-04)
New formula better predicts speed of tumor growth in 12 cancers
University at Buffalo researchers have developed a new method to more accurately predict tumor growth rates, a crucial statistic used to schedule screenings and set dosing regimens in cancer treatment. (2019-04-03)
Mayo Clinic finds 3 factors extend life for advanced pancreatic cancer patients
Historically, most pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors grow outside the pancreas to encompass veins and arteries have been told the cancer is inoperable and they should prepare for an average survival time of 12 to 18 months. (2019-04-02)
Surgery associated with increased survival for patients with HER2+ stage 4 breast cancer
Surgery was associated with higher survival rates for patients with HER2-positive (HER2+) stage 4 breast cancer compared with those who did not undergo surgery, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
Genetic variant linked to increased stroke risk in childhood cancer survivors treated with CRT
A common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was associated with increased risk for developing stroke in childhood survivors who received cranial radiation therapy (CRT) for their primary cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
AACR: Genetic study identifies a risk factor for stroke among cancer survivors
Research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has identified a genomic risk factor associated with stroke in childhood cancer survivors. (2019-04-02)
Breakthrough alpha-ray treatment of cancer without external radiation
Radioactive iodine has been used for treatment of thyroid cancer. (2019-04-02)
Combo of virotherapy and radiotherapy shows early promise in patients with esophageal cancer
The experimental oncolytic adenovirus telomelysin (OBP-301) in combination with radiotherapy was safe and showed early clinical efficacy in vulnerable patients with esophageal cancer, according to results from a phase I clinical trial presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-04-02)
Optimizing proton beam therapy with mathematical models
Particle beam therapy, a form of radiotherapy that involves using beams of positively charged particles rather than X-rays, is becoming increasingly popular. (2019-04-02)
Breast cancer study by UCR medical student could help patients live longer
A student at the University of California, Riverside, presented research results at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, in Atlanta showing that surgery is associated with higher survival rates for patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer compared with those who did not undergo surgery. (2019-04-02)
Mesothelin-targeted CAR T-cell therapy shows early promise in patients with solid tumors
A chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy that targets the protein mesothelin showed no evidence of major toxicity and had antitumor activity in patients with malignant pleural disease from mesothelioma, according to results from a phase I clinical trial presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-03-31)
Shape shifting mirror opens a vista for the future
A team of researchers from JTEC Corporation and Osaka University developed a bimorph deformable mirror that allows for precise shape modification and usage under vacuum, a world first. (2019-03-28)
New study confirms EpCAM as promising target for cancer immunotherapy
Researchers have shown that cancer immunotherapy targeting the tumor biomarker epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is safe and nontoxic in mice and can significantly delay tumor formation and growth. (2019-03-28)
Old for new, using ancient genetic variation to supercharge wheat
A global, collaborative effort led by the Earlham Institute, UK and CIMMYT, Mexico sheds light on the genetic basis of biomass accumulation and efficiency in use of light, both of which are bottlenecks in yield improvement in wheat. (2019-03-27)
Low-dose radiation therapy improves delivery of therapeutic nanoparticles to brain tumors
A new study led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that radiation therapy may increase the uptake of therapeutic nanoparticles by glioblastomas, raising the possibility of using both growth-factor-targeted and immune-system-based therapies against the deadly brain tumor. (2019-03-27)
Consider non-surgical brain stimulation for severe depression, say experts
Non-surgical brain stimulation should be considered as alternative or add-on treatments for adults with severe forms of depression, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. (2019-03-27)
New properties of perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are lighter and cheaper than silicon, their production is non-toxic. (2019-03-25)
Listening to the quantum vacuum
Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are advancing knowledge about the limits on the precision of the measurements that will help improve the next generation of tools and technology used by gravitational wave scientists. (2019-03-25)
Topical immunotherapy keeps skin cancer risk at bay
A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. (2019-03-21)
Laser-targeted removal of prostate tumors works as well complete removal of prostate
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. (2019-03-20)
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