Microbubbles improve breast cancer radiation therapy

Injecting breast cancer with oxygen-filled microbubbles makes tumors three...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Short radiation course safe for breast cancer LED device could predict skin damage from breast RT NEJM: RT boosts heart disease risk in breast cancer patients Robotic IMRT-APBI works well for breast cancer patients SABCS: Study links APBI to higher complication rates
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Conclusion: Flavonoids are known to have a beneficial effect on some types of neoplastic cells and other diseases; therefore, larger studies are necessary to better evaluate the beneficial effects of consuming foods containing flavonoids on these diseases. PMID: 32565751 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Tags: ScientificWorldJournal Source Type: research
Radiotherapy (RT) is widely used in the adjuvant and curative treatment of thoracic cancers such as mediastinal lymphoma, breast, lung and esophageal cancer, to improve overall survival. However, thoracic RT may cause incidental RT dose to the heart with a subsequent risk of radiation associated heart disease [1 –3]. For both breast cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma patients, a linear dose-response relationship between mean heart dose (MHD) and the risk of heart disease has been demonstrated [4–6].
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Medical imaging saves millions of lives each year, helping doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease. Because non-invasive early disease detection saves so many lives, scientific investment continues to increase. Artifical intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the medical imaging industry by sifting through mountains of scans quickly and offering providers and patients with life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions that may be hard to detect without the supplemental technology. Images are the largest source...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: news
Conclusion: The decline in ET utilization had differential disease and expenditure consequences by age groups in the United States. These results are limited by the lack of inclusion of vasomotor symptom benefit and costs of alternative medications for these symptoms in the analysis.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
ConclusionOur data suggest that cardiac biomarkers play an important role in the detection of cancer therapy-induced cardiotoxicity. Larger systematic assessment in prospective cohorts is mandatory.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for breast cancer survivors, yet the joint effect of adverse cardiovascular health (CVH) and cardiotoxic cancer treatments on post-tre...
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer is associated with an increased risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) which is proportional to the mean dose to the heart [1,2]. This counts for younger breast cancers survivors as well [3]. When patients also received anthracycline-containing chemotherapy an even higher increased risk of heart disease was observed [4]. Apart from that, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most important cause of death in women [5]. Finally, it appears that the death rate due to breast cancer decreases around time of menopause whereas the age-specific CVD death rate increases steadily across the lifespan [6].
Source: Radiotherapy and Oncology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Qigong research publications have been increasing gradually. Reports on study types, participants, Qigong Intervention, and outcomes are diverse and inconsistent. There is an urgent need to develop a set of reporting standards for various interventions of Qigong. Further trials of high methodological quality with sufficient sample size and real world studies are needed to verify the effects of Qigong in health and disease management. PMID: 32444061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
Can women in menopause get the benefits of hormone replacement therapy without the risks? Anew UCLA study conducted with mice points in that direction, but additional research is necessary.Women commonly experience hot flashes and weight gain, among other changes, during and after menopause. Hormone therapy, which gives women additional estrogen, can help alleviate some of these symptoms, but it has been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and breast cancer.UCLA life scientists now report that a gene called reprimo, which is expressed by certain neurons in the brain, may play a role in menopause-related weight gain, a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
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