News tagged with aggressive treatment

Boosting immune responses against leukaemia

(Medical Xpress)—In the first of its kind, a translational study undertaken at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has revealed that boosting the activity of a rare type of immune cell could be an ...

Nov 21, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

Healthcare ethics consultants share lessons learned

Healthcare ethics consultants are called upon in the most difficult of times; where do they turn for advice? The American Society For Bioethics and Humanities' Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee (CECA) is taking ...

Nov 05, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Medicare: Barrier to hospice increases hospitalization

(Medical Xpress)—A Medicare rule that blocks thousands of nursing home residents from receiving simultaneous reimbursement for hospice and skilled nursing facility (SNF) care at the end of life may result ...

Oct 31, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Scientists block stomach tumor growth

(Medical Xpress)—Monash Institute of Medical Research scientists may have discovered a way of blocking stomach tumours from growing and spreading, according to a paper published in the highly-prestigious ...

Oct 16, 2012
popularity 1 / 5 (1) | comments 0

New imaging process provides better picture of tumours

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in Europe and the world, and early detection and treatment remains vital in the fight. Researchers in Norway have validated a method of non-invasive imaging that they believe ...

Oct 12, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (1) | comments 0

High levels of blood-based protein specific to mesothelioma

Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have discovered the protein product of a little-known gene may one day prove useful in identifying and monitoring the development of mesothelioma in early stages, when aggressive treatment ...

Oct 10, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers study childhood melanoma characteristics

Melanoma, newly diagnosed in more than 76,000 Americans in 2011, is the most common and dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma is rare in children, accounting for 1 to 4 percent of all melanoma cases and just 3 percent of ...

Sep 07, 2012
popularity not rated yet | comments 0