Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Agent Orange Exposure Increases Veterans’ Risk Of Aggressive Recurrence Of Prostate Cancer

ScienceDaily— A study of 1,495 veterans who underwent radical prostatectomy to remove their cancerous prostates showed that the 206 exposed to Agent Orange had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of their cancer recurring despite the fact that their cancer seemed relatively nonaggressive at the time...
May 5th, 2009 | News | Read More

Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens

Women may be more vulnerable than men to the cancer-causing effects of smoking tobacco, according to new results reported this week at the European Multidisciplinary Conference in Thoracic Oncology (EMCTO), Lugano, Switzerland. Swiss researchers studied 683 lung cancer patients who were referred to a...
May 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Increased public support’ for use of human tissue

Public support for the use of human tissue in research has risen over the past decade, say researchers at Sheffield, UK. They found that 96% patients were happy for their tissue to be used in research, up from 89% in 1996. This is despite the adverse publicity surrounding tissue removed from children...
May 3rd, 2009 | News | Read More

Stars line up for Revlon Walk Run event

U.S. actresses Jennifer Connelly and Jessica Alba and talk show host Jimmy Fallon will preside over the 2009 Revlon Run/Walk for Women, organizers said. Connelly and Alba are Revlon spokeswomen. The race is to take place May 2 in New York. Christina Applegate, Miley Cyrus, her mother Tish Cyrus, Revlon...
April 26th, 2009 | News | Read More

CT Scans: Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Risky

Patients who undergo numerous CT scans over their lifetime may be at increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology. “We found that while most patients accrue small cumulative cancer risks, 7 percent of the patients in our study had enough recurrent CT...
April 24th, 2009 | News | Read More

Medifocus Inc. Reports Improved Clinical Efficacy For Its Phase II, Randomized Clinical Study For The Treatment Of Early Stage Breast Cancer Tumors

VANCOUVER — Medifocus Inc. announced that positive clinical results when using the Company’s proprietary focused heat treatment prior to surgery for the treatment of early stage breast cancer tumors, were presented during the Market Opening Ceremony of Medifocus at the Toronto Stock Exchange...
April 24th, 2009 | News | Read More

Male Breast Cancer Survivor Tells His Story

Oran Livingston likes to wear pink. But it’s not so much about making a fashion statement as it is about men’s health. Livingston, a retired General Motors employee from Avon, is a breast cancer survivor. He’s also a man. Most people wouldn’t think those two elements can go together....
April 24th, 2009 | News | Read More

New Findings From Global Survey Of Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer Highlight Strategies To Improve Patient Enrollment In Clinical Trials

Newly released findings from the BRIDGE survey (Bridging Gaps, Expanding Outreach – Metastatic Breast Cancer Patient Survey) found that most (78 percent) women living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) have never participated in a clinical trial. Of these women, more than half (56 percent) were...
April 24th, 2009 | News | Read More

Instead Of Fighting Breast Cancer, Immune Cell Promotes Its Spread

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have new evidence that a type of immune system cell thought to be part of the first line of defense against breast cancer may also help promote its spread. They have found that when these cells, known as lymphocytes,...
April 24th, 2009 | News | Read More

Comment From Breakthrough Breast Cancer Re Latest Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Published Yesterday

Dr Sarah Cant, Policy Manager at Breakthrough Breast Cancer says: “It is great news that fewer women are dying from breast cancer and highlights the impact of improved treatments, breast screening and awareness of the disease. However, this is still too many women and incidence of the disease...
April 23rd, 2009 | News | Read More