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Opioid use disorder in pregnancy: 5 things to know
Opioid use is increasing in pregnancy as well as the general population. (2019-09-23)
Compound extends survival in mice with certain pediatric brain tumors
Versions of an antibiotic drug called DON first isolated from soil bacteria more than 60 years ago have shown promising signs of extending survival in mice models of especially lethal pediatric brain tumors marked by the high expression of a cancer-causing gene known as the MYC oncogene, according to results of two studies from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. (2019-09-23)
Leukemia drug shows promise for treating a childhood brain cancer
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego researchers describe new use of leukemia drug, nilotinib, to treat subtype of medulloblastoma, a deadly pediatric brain cancer. (2019-09-20)
NTU Singapore scientists develop technique to observe radiation damage over femtoseconds
Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a technique to observe how radiation damages molecules over time-frames of just one quadrillionth of a second -- or a femtosecond. (2019-09-19)
BU researchers create new protocol to improve gene therapy tool production
A method to create a faster and lower cost alternative for a gene therapy tool has been developed by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers. (2019-09-19)
CU researchers: Fast MRIs offer alternative to CT scans for pediatric head injuries
Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have released a study that shows that a new imaging method 'fast MRI' is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing radiation and anesthesia. (2019-09-18)
Radiation may lower potential for side effects of CAR T therapy in non-hodgkin's lymphoma
Treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) patients with radiation therapy as an additional treatment while they wait for their CAR T cells to be manufactured may reduce the risk of CAR T therapy side effects once it is administered. (2019-09-17)
Pre-salvage RT PSA predictive of hormone therapy benefit with salvage RT for recurrent prostate cancer
Initial results of NRG Oncology Clinical Trial RTOG 9601 in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer receiving salvage radiotherapy (SRT) demonstrated improvement in OS from the addition of long-term hormone therapy to SRT. (2019-09-16)
No difference in pain response between SBRT and conventional RT for patients with spinal metastases
A Phase III, NRG Oncology clinical trial that compared radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to the conventional radiotherapy (cEBRT) for patients with spinal metastases indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between the treatments for pain response, adverse events, FACT-G, BPI, and EQ-5D scores. (2019-09-16)
Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm
A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a phase one/two study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-09-16)
Reduced-dose IMRT w/ cisplatin meets predetermined benchmarks for PFS and swallowing-related QOL
Results of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-HN002 indicated that the combination of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and cisplatin was able to meet acceptability criteria for progression-free survival (PFS) and swallowing-related quality of life for patients who have p16-positive, non-smoking-associated oropharyngeal cancer. (2019-09-16)
Cosmetic changes are equivalent after WBI vs PBI for women with early stage breast cancer
Results from the Quality of Life substudy of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413 indicate that women rated post-lumpectomy partial breast irradiation (PBI) as equivalent to whole breast irradiation (WBI) in terms of cosmetic outcomes and satisfaction from baseline to three years following radiotherapy treatment. (2019-09-16)
Two studies show promise, safety of proton therapy in the brain in children with cancer
From improving outcomes in children with brain cancer to lowering the risk of damage to the brainstem in children with central nervous system tumors, a pair of new studies published today add to the growing body of research showing the potential benefits of proton therapy. (2019-09-12)
Standardized medical residency exam may reduce pool of diverse and qualified candidates
Test scores bias entry to radiation-oncology residency programs, and potentially other programs. (2019-09-11)
UTA scientist explores using nanoparticles to reduce size of deep-seated tumors
Another collaborative project from a nanoparticles expert at The University of Texas at Arlington has yielded promising results in the search for more effective, targeted cancer treatments. (2019-09-05)
Charge fluctuations, a new property in superconductors
An experiment conducted jointly at the ESRF European Synchrotron Radiation Facility by the Politecnico di Milano, National Research Council, the Università La Sapienza di Roma and the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg has revealed a new property of cuprates, so-called high critical temperature superconductors. (2019-09-04)
New mathematical model can improve radiation therapy of brain tumours
Researchers have developed a new model to optimize radiation therapy and significantly increase the number of tumor cells killed during treatment. (2019-09-04)
New guideline clarifies role of radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer treatment
A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations on the use of radiation therapy to treat patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, including when radiation treatments are appropriate; optimal dosing, timing and fractionation; and strategies to prevent and mitigate common side effects of treatment. (2019-09-04)
Fragmenting ions and radiation sensitizers
The anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5FU) acts as a radiosensitizer: it is rapidly taken up into the DNA of cancer cells, making the cells more sensitive to radiotherapy. (2019-09-03)
Aesthetics of skin cancer therapy may vary by treatment type
In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study led by Penn State compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called brachytherapy and a type of surgery called Mohs micrographic surgery had better cosmetic results. (2019-09-03)
UM physical therapy professor authors new guideline on treating runner's knee
University of Montana Assistant Professor Richard Willy is the lead author on a paper that offers new guidelines for treating patellofemoral pain, often known as 'runner's knee.' (2019-09-03)
Coalition issues international consensus on testosterone treatment for women
The Endocrine Society and 10 other internationally esteemed medical societies have today issued the first Global Position Statement on the use of testosterone in the treatment of women. (2019-09-01)
Skin cancer risk in athletes: The dangers of ultraviolet radiation
The dangers of ultraviolet radiation exposure, which most often comes from the sun, are well-known. (2019-08-30)
Air pollution under clear skies reduces sunlight reaching the Earth's surface
Scientists have found that the air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth's surface. (2019-08-30)
Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice
The obesity epidemic affects nearly half a billion people worldwide, many of them children. (2019-08-29)
Synthesis of UV absorbers from cashew nut shell liquid
Researchers succeeded in using cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL) as a substitute for petroleum in organic synthesis. (2019-08-29)
Streaks in aurora found to map features in earth's radiation environment
A special kind of streaked aurora has been found to track disturbances in near-Earth space from the ground. (2019-08-27)
Philippine airborne campaign targets weather, climate science
NASA's P-3B science aircraft soared into the skies over the Philippines on Aug. (2019-08-26)
Researchers discover how the sun damages our skin
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our skin. (2019-08-22)
Moffitt researchers develop model to personalize radiation treatment
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to change this mindset for radiation treatment with the development of a genomically-based model that can optimize and personalize a radiation dose to match an individual patient's needs. (2019-08-22)
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. (2019-08-22)
Spaceflight consistently affects the gut
A new Northwestern University study discovered that spaceflight -- both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS) -- has a consistent effect on the gut microbiome. (2019-08-21)
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases
Together with their Munich-based colleagues, a team of physical chemists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) has clarified which chemical reactions take place during PUVA therapy. (2019-08-20)
Moffitt Researchers complete largest genomic analysis of Merkel cell carcinoma patients
Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have developed the largest descriptive genomic analysis of MCC patients to date, in collaboration with Foundation Medicine and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. (2019-08-20)
Laboratory studies identify a potential way to treat human cancers with ARID1A mutations
A new study shows that tumor cells depleted of ARID1A -- a protein that acts as a cancer suppressor -- become highly sensitive to anticancer poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor drugs after radiation treatment. (2019-08-19)
Ultrasound: The potential power for cardiovascular disease therapy
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 2, pp. (2019-08-15)
Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA's Fermi
If our eyes could see gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! (2019-08-15)
Drug accelerates blood system's recovery after chemotherapy, radiation
A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem cells after exposure to radiation. (2019-08-15)
First clinical trial of drug-inducible gene therapy yields encouraging preliminary results
A new clinical trial by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute set out to test the safety and effectiveness of controlling a powerful immunotherapy, known as human interleukin-12 (hIL-12), by using an oral activator -- a drug that can give finer control over when a gene gets turned on -- in patients with recurrent glioblastoma. (2019-08-14)
Two-pronged gene therapy for glioblastoma proves safe in phase 1 trial
A phase 1 clinical trial has demonstrated that a two-step gene therapy treatment was safe and effective in 31 patients with recurrent glioblastoma -- a stubborn form of brain cancer -- potentially overcoming a major hurdle that has hindered the use of systemically administered interleukin 12 (IL-12)-based regimens. (2019-08-14)
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