Fallopian tube organoids promise better understanding of ovarian cancer, infertility
A new way of growing fallopian tube cells in culture is expected to give a boost to our understanding and prevention of female genital diseases, such as infertility, inflammatory disease, and ovarian cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: Using data representing over 99% of U.S. population, we found that incidence rates of distant-stage prostate cancer significantly increased during 2010-2014 among men in certain ages, in white, and with non-Hispanic ethnicity. PMID: 29678312 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: CRC incidence increased with neighborhood disadvantage and racial disparities diminished with mounting disadvantage. Our results suggest additional dimensions to racial disparities in CRC outside of neighborhood disadvantage that warrants further research. PMID: 29678311 [PubMed - in process]
A new Dundee University ultrasound process offers a more accurate diagnosis of the disease.
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A judge ’ s ruling on warning labels for coffee isn ’ t backed by evidence and could do more harm than good.
PROSTATE cancer kills over 11,000 men in the UK each year. But a new, non-invasive ultrasound can diagnose it in just 15 minutes, researchers at Dundee University have announced.
BOWEL cancer symptoms include bleeding from your behind, unexplained weight loss and extreme tiredness. Its cause is unknown, but diet, smoking, and alcohol consumption may all be factors. The condition may be easily avoided by taking simple preventative measures such as eating more fibre.
The treatment would cut the number of sessions patients need to seven, one every other day, compared to the 39 needed at present, a study in Sweden and Denmark suggested.
Conclusion Fimbrial cytobrushing using the transvaginal approach is an easy and minimally invasive procedure. The easy accessibility of the fimbrial end and the distal ampullary part at TVL allows an accurate collection of tubal epithelial cells. In view of the recent data reporting the Fallopian tube and more specifically the fimbrial end as a possible origin of ovarian carcinoma, further research is neede to evaluate the potential of this technique as a possible screening method for patients at risk for ovarian cancer.
For SELF, by Zahra Barnes. A scary new report adds one more item to the “why women shouldn’t douche” list. Gynecologists have been telling their patients not to clean their vaginas with douches for years—and now they have yet another strong point against it: The practice is associated with nearly a doubled risk of getting ovarian cancer, according to a large study from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. “Douching is just wrong,” Sherry Ross, M.D., an ob/gyn and women’s health expert at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa M...