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Kate Winslet saved my life: Brave mother delayed cancer treatment to save unborn daughter

A MOTHER who delayed crucial cancer treatment to have her baby is free of the disease after film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet helped raise cash for her treatment. Gemma Nuttall, 29, was told she had an aggressive ovarian cancer after her first pre-natal scan, but she refused life-saving treatment as it would have killed her unborn child.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Manzanedo I, Losada B, Martínez-Torres B, Pereira F, Serrano Á, Juez I, Pérez-Viejo E, Gutiérrez D, Peiró V, Aulló C PMID: 29431339 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Compared with CECT, ¹⁸F-FDG-PET/CT shows higher sensitivity in lesion-based analysis and better accuracy of patient selection for secondary cytoreduction. However, there is still a need for integration of the results of ¹⁸F-FDG-PET/CT, CECT, and CA-125 levels to aid treatment planning. PMID: 29400023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the intensity of FDG uptake/metabolic activity for the differential diagnosis of benign and malignant gynaecological tumours. MethodsThis study included seven patients with physiological phenomena, 34 with benign tumours, 13 with borderline malignant tumours and 119 with malignant tumours who underwent 18F‐FDG PET/CT. We assessed the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and determined its utility in the diagnosis of benign and malignant tumours using a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. ResultsAmong the 63 patients with ovarian tumours, the mean SUVmax of 22 pati...
Source: Australasian Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Medical Imaging —Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Bone loss is common in women with BRCA mutations who undergo RRSO. PMID: 29422346 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
Conclusions Our data suggest that perirenal adipose, but not body mass index, visceral, or subcutaneous fat volume that were measured within 6 months from diagnosis, is associated with lower rates of progression-free survival in ovarian cancer.
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: research
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Authors: Bethu MS, Netala VR, Domdi L, Tartte V, Janapala VR Abstract The present study reports a simple and eco-friendly synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using leaf extract of Rhynchosia suaveolens. UV-Vis analysis of R. suaveolens synthesized AgNPs (RS-AgNPs) showed surface plasmon resonance (SPR) peak at 426 nm. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis revealed that RS-AgNPs were 10-30 nm in size with spherical shape. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis of RS-AgNPs confirmed the crystalline nature with face-centered cubic (FCC) lattice. Fourier tr...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: p53MVA was well tolerated, but gemcitabine without steroid pre-treatment was intolerable in some patients. However, elevated p53-reactive CD4+ and CD8+T cell responses post therapy correlated with longer PFS. Therefore, if responses to p53MVA could be enhanced with alternative agents, superior clinical responses may be achievable. PMID: 29301826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Cancer Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Clin Cancer Res Source Type: research
Abstract The development of a novel flexible and ultrasensitive aptasensor based on carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)/ reduced graphene oxide-based field effect transistor (FET) has been reported for label-free detection of the ovarian cancer antigen (CA125). The fabricated sensor has a straightforward design based on the noncovalent attachment of MWCNTs/aptamer conjugated onto few layers reduced graphene oxide nanosheets and its integration with poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) as a suitable platform for designing flexible field-effect transistors. The surface properties of the aptasensor were cha...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
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