Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Steroids help preserve kidney function in type of kidney disease

For patients with IgA nephropathy, a type of kidney disease, steroid treatment can prevent or delay loss of kidney function, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows chemoradiotherapy prior to surgery improves survival

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that patients with node negative T3 and T4 non-small lung cancer who underwent chemotherapy before surgery had more than three times the survival rate ...

Oncology & Cancer

Debate continues on breast ductal carcinoma in situ

Six years ago, Mary Sullivan of Lido Beach, N.Y., underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with a breast abnormality known as DCIS -- ductal carcinoma in situ -- the most aggressive treatment for a lump neither ...

Medical research

Pigs provide clues on cystic fibrosis lung disease

Aided by a new experimental model, scientists are a step closer to understanding how cystic fibrosis (CF) causes lung disease in people with the condition. The findings, published online April 28 in the journal Science Translational ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mayo researchers: Dramatic outcomes in prostate cancer study

Two Mayo Clinic patients whose prostate cancer had been considered inoperable are now cancer free thanks in part to an experimental drug therapy that was used in combination with standardized hormone treatment and radiation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Marfan, a 'look-alike' disorder, or neither?

Johns Hopkins researchers have compiled what they believe are reliable lists of tell-tale physical signs to help doctors recognize children with Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndromes. Timely and early diagnosis of both genetic ...

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