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Neoadjuvant Endocrine Therapy Underused for Breast Cancer
BOSTON — Roughly 5 years ago, a study demonstrated that neoadjuvant endocrine therapy increases the rates of breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer as a result of the downstaging of disease. Now, an analysis of roughly 80,000 ... [...]
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New, Less Toxic Therapy For Stage-4 Breast Cancer
CHICAGO --- For women suffering from stage-4 breast cancer, there is a new treatment plan that, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine clinical trial, is highly effective and has minimal toxicity. The treatment includes a drug recently approved by ... [...]
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'Bipolar' therapy: Treating advanced prostate cancer with high-dose testosterone
Scientists have long understood that testosterone fuels prostate tumors, a discovery that prompted the development of hormone-blocking “castration” treatments for prostate cancer that delay the cancer's growth in many men. But a new study shows that a ... [...]
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Antibody cancer therapy: a new age?
In 1998 the biotech company Genentech launched Herceptin for the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. Herceptin was an example of a 'therapeutic antibody' and was the first of its type for ... Frequently, antibodies that we should produce as a ... [...]
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Proton Therapy as Salvage Treatment for Local Relapse of Prostate Cancer …
METHODS AND MATERIALS - We reviewed the medical records of 21 consecutive patients treated with salvage PT following a local recurrence of prostate cancer after CS (n=12) or HIFU (n=9) between January 2007 and July 2014. Patients were treated to a ... [...]
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Hot and Cold Therapy for Arthritis
These are treatments which seek to alleviate pain by using a cold press to numb the nerves and thus reduce the various types of joint pain or the use of heat treatments. A hot therapy makes use of a hot substance which is placed over the affected joint ... [...]
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Invisible Tattoos vs Black Ink Tattoos in Radiation Therapy
The National Institute for Health Research funded researchers, based at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, to speak with 42 breast cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy to assess how they felt about their body, before beginning treatment and ... [...]
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Standardization of definitions in focal therapy of prostate cancer: report …
Consensus was attained on 23 of 27 topics; Targeted FT was defined as a lesion-based treatment strategy, treating all identified significant cancer foci; FT was generically defined as an anatomy-based (zonal) treatment strategy. Treatment failure due ... [...]
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Green tea compound may form basis for future arthritis therapy
A compound found in green tea, may prove effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory action is expressed without blocking other critical cellular functions, US researchers have shown. [...]
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Prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT …
prostate-cancer-patients-underging-androgen-deprivation-therapy Prostate cancer patients undergoing androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) experience hot flashes. ADT is a common treatment for prostate cancer in its advanced stage, yet nearly 80 percent of ... [...]
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Stem cell therapy promising for rheumatoid arthritis
The data comes from the first cohort of a phase II trial of its mesenchymal precursor cell (MPC) product, which recruited RA patients who were refractory to treatment with biologic therapies including tumour necrosis factor (TNF) alpha antagonists. A ... [...]
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Triple Therapy Underused in RA: Why?
Despite evidence that the combination of methotrexate, sulfasalazine, and hydroxychloroquine is similar in efficacy to biologic therapy and is less costly, this triple therapy is not often used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical practice ... [...]
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Rheumatoid arthritis Could glucose metabolism be a sweet target for RA therapy?
... cells and abrogate arthritis in vivo. “We believe that targeting metabolic dysfunction offers a novel approach to understanding the mechanisms of disease, susceptibility to RA, and potential new treatment options,” reports corresponding author ... [...]
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Mesoblast's cell therapy shows encouraging results in mid-stage arthritis …
Thinly traded micro cap Mesoblast Limited (MESO +8.9%) heads north on light volume in response to its announcement of positive interim results from a Phase 2 clinical trial assessing its cell therapy for the treatment of patients with rheumatoid ... [...]
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Reduction, removal of glucocorticoids possible under abatacept therapy for RA
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received treatment with abatacept were able to reduce the use of concomitant glucocorticoids or cease their use altogether, according to results from the 2-year ACTION study. [...]
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Potential Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy Seen in a Naturally Produced Protein …
... the body, helped to reduce or protect mice against inflammation, a study found, suggesting that pharmaceutical compounds capable of elevating levels of TTP in humans may be an effective treatment against inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. [...]
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