April 2005


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April 29, 2005

Rich with Antioxidants, Thyme Reportedly Helps Prevent Cancer and Diabetes

According to a recent report, the spice Thyme has antioxidants that can help prevent cancer, and diabetes and can lower cholesterol

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Posted at 11:56 AM

April 28, 2005

Current Status of Positron Imaging for Breast Cancer

Positron emission tomography, PET,is currently accepted to be the most accurate way to stage and monitor many types of cancer. PET is a Nuclear Medicine imaging technique that uses very short-lived radioactive compounds that localize in cancer cells.

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Posted at 12:16 PM

April 27, 2005

Hyperthermia in Cancer Treatment

New Hope Cancer Centers has joined a growing number of leading cancer treatment centers to include hyperthermia therapy as an important component of their treatments for cancer. Clinical trials have shown a significant boost in both tumor control and long-term survival when hyperthermia therapy is combined with radiation therapy.

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Posted at 7:56 AM

April 26, 2005

Herceptin® Combined With Chemotherapy Improves Disease-Free Survival for Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Results from two large randomized clinical trials for patients with HER-2 positive invasive breast cancer show that those patients with early-stage breast cancer who received Herceptin® (trastuzumab) in combination with chemotherapy had a significant decrease in risk for breast cancer recurrence

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Posted at 10:12 AM

April 25, 2005

New technology unveiled for breast cancer

MammaPrint more accurately distinguishes between lymph node-negative breast cancer patients who would benefit from additional therapy from those who would not

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Posted at 12:00 PM

Age is not a limiting factor in combined therapy for lung cancer

patients tolerate combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy with no higher risk of death than younger patients, according to a new study

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Posted at 10:24 AM

April 22, 2005

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms contains more than 3,500 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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Posted at 10:51 PM

Diabetes Drug May Be Effective Against Some Cancers

A drug commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes may prevent cancer, researchers have said.

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Posted at 10:57 AM

April 21, 2005

Hi-tech probe promises instant test results for cervical cancer

Scientists have developed an electrical probe which gives an instantaneous diagnosis of cancerous cells in a woman's cervix.

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Posted at 2:17 PM

Selenium will have critical role in prostate cancer treatment - Fox Chase Cancer Center

One of the more interesting facets of the topic of this article addressing selinium-facilitated TRAIL-induced apoptosis is that it touches upon the important consideration of tumor micro-environment.

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Posted at 11:08 AM

April 20, 2005

FDA puts Ariad drug for cancer on fast track

Sarcomas are cancers that attack bones or soft tissues and affect about 100,000 patients in the United States, with 12,000 cases diagnosed yearly. Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Cambridge said the Food and Drug Administration gave fast-track designation to an experimental... ... more

Posted at 6:46 PM

April 19, 2005

Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer, U-M study finds

A compound derived from cottonseed oil could help improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy at treating head and neck cancer, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.

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Posted at 2:33 PM

April 18, 2005

Avastin (Bevacizumab, rhuMAb-VEGF) Plus Chemotherapy Appears to Produce Significant Benefit in First-Line Metastatic Breast Cancer

Interim analysis shows improved progression-free survival with Avastin for patients with previously untreated metastatic breast cancer - the third cancer to show benefit with Avastin.

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Posted at 1:24 PM

Researchers find that chocolate compound stops cancer cell cycle in lab experiments

Researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University have shown how an ingredient found in chocolate seems to exert its anti-cancer properties -- findings that might be used one day to design novel cancer treatments.

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Posted at 9:15 AM

April 15, 2005

MR spectroscopy may be superior for determining prostate cancer prognosis

"Not only are the spectroscopy studies as good as histopathology in differentiating cancer cells from benign cells, they may be even better if they can find these metabolic differences in tissues that look benign,"

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Posted at 1:17 PM

April 14, 2005

Korean Scientists Find Way to Suppress Spread of Cancer

Experts say cancer patients have better chances of survival if the spread of cancer cells are controlled. A group of Korean scientists has discovered a mechanism that suppresses the cancer transfer process.

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Posted at 9:08 AM

April 13, 2005

'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells

Researchers at Rice University in Texas have developed a new approach to fighting cancer, based on nanoscale particles that can both detect and destroy cancerous cells.

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Posted at 10:53 PM

April 12, 2005

Laser beams sort stem cells and cancer cells by springiness

Using an "optical stretcher", which pushes and pulls individual cells to measure their elasticity, Josef Käs and Jochen Guck from the University of Leipzig in Germany successfully separated adult stem cells from human blood.

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Posted at 1:48 PM

Valproic acid may increase chemotherapy response

German researchers suggest that by stimulating proliferation of hematopoietic stem cells, valproic acid could increase cancer patients' response to conventional chemotherapy.

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Posted at 11:33 AM

April 11, 2005

Thermoradiotherapy of the chest wall in locally advanced or recurrent breast cancer with marginal resection

The results concerning local tumour control and overall survival in these high-risk patients are promising, especially for thermoradiotherapy for the treatment of local recurrences. A longer follow-up is needed to estimate late toxicity.

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Posted at 2:33 PM

High glycemic index diets may raise risk of breast cancer among older women

High levels of fasting insulin identify women with poor outcomes in whom more effective(and aggressive) treatment strategies should be explored(and may be required).

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Posted at 10:14 AM

April 8, 2005

Report on Meta-analysis of "Effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients"

... erythropoietin treatment for anemia may reduce the risk for blood transfusions and improve hematologic response in cancer patients. However, evidence that the treatment affects survival is inconclusive

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Posted at 11:38 AM

April 7, 2005

Quick Tips For Eating Right During Cancer Treatment

For the cancer patient, proper nutrition, exercise, and rest are basic requirements for coping with both the disease and the treatment for the disease. Here are a few quick tips on the nutritional side of the equation

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Posted at 1:55 PM

NCI Researchers Confirm the Effectiveness of Immunotherapy Approach to Treating Melanoma

The results of a study at the NCI indicate that a combination of chemotherapy and infusion of stimulated autologous lymphocytes can have an impact on metastatic melanoma tumors in patients who do not respond to other therapies. (...) A team... ... more

Posted at 9:51 AM

April 6, 2005

Urine hyaluronidase RNA shows promise in detecting bladder carcinoma

Urine levels of hyaluronidase RNA detect bladder carcinoma with greater sensitivity and specificity than other markers, according to a report in the April 1st issue of Cancer.

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Posted at 3:33 PM

For better, for worse: Breast cancer brings a whole set of emotional problems to a relationship

Although both breast cancer patients and their spouses learn early just how taxing cancer can be on the emotional health of both of them, few spouses are prepared to deal with watching a loved one face off against a life-threatening disease.

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Posted at 8:19 AM

April 5, 2005

Another Weapon For Beating Cancer: Exercise

octors have known for quite awhile that exercise plays a role in preventing some cancers, but a researcher at the James C. Wilmot Cancer Center is studying whether exercise provides therapeutic benefits, such as easing fatigue during radiation treatments.

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Posted at 11:12 PM

Genetic testing could bolster radiotherapy's effectiveness against cancer

Can a genetic picture of how your tumor will react to the many treatment techniques available help doctors prescribe therapies customized for individual cancer patients' needs

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Posted at 10:55 PM

Angiogenesis, Tumors, and Lymph Nodes: VEGF-A may help tumors prepare the way for spread to lymph nodes

The production of the protein VEGF-A, already known for it's ability to stimulate the growth of blood vessels associated with tumors, has now been shown to also promote the development of lymphatic vessels that can carry cancer cells to lymph nodes

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Posted at 4:04 PM

Tigecycline data reveals MRSA efficacy

data provided evidence that Tigecycline, a semi-synthetic glycylcycline derived from the minocycline molecule, demonstrated its efficacy against a wide variety of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria including multi-drug-resistant bugs.

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Posted at 1:06 PM

Nutrition and Cancer: Can oxidative damage be treated nutritionally?

Nutrition and dietary patterns have been shown to have direct impact on health of the population and of selected patient groups. The beneficial effects have been attributed to the reduction of oxidative damage

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Posted at 8:32 AM

April 4, 2005

Drug to be tested for breast-cancer prevention

In post-menopausal women, estrogen is no longer produced by the ovaries, but is converted from androgen, another hormone. Aromatase inhibitors keep androgen from being converted to estrogen.

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Posted at 10:56 PM

Gastric Cancer: Caused by Chronic Inflammation - A Case Of Too Little Or Too Much Stomach Acid

U-M scientists have demonstrated that chronic gastritis progresses to gastric cancer in mice with abnormally low levels of gastrin - a hormone that stimulates stomach lining cells,

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Posted at 1:12 PM

Scientists identify novel regulator of telomere homeostasis

The mechanisms by which a cell regulates activity at its telomeres (be it positive or negative), is an actively investigated area, with direct implications for understanding aging and cancer.

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Posted at 9:21 AM

New Hope Cancer Centers - Our Locations

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Posted at 8:47 AM

Insurance and Health Plans

We accept most insurance plans and participate in most HMO, PPO, and PHO plans. A partial list includes:... ... more

Posted at 8:36 AM

Coming Soon

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Posted at 8:19 AM

Re-construction Underway

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Posted at 7:58 AM