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BACKGROUND: Whether the diagnosis of prostate cancer is a contributory psychological stress that causes excess risk of suicide among affected men remains controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of previous studies to investigate suicide incidence and a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news
Elephants and whales are in their own way just as interesting a target of study for cancer researchers as naked mole-rats. Cancer risk is a numbers game, based on incidence of mutation and capacity of cancer suppression mechanisms to destroy cancerous cells before they can form a tumor. Given that elephants have many more cells than humans, but a lower rate of cancer, what are the differences in cellular biochemistry that explain that outcome? Might any one or more of those differences form the basis for therapies in human medicine? It is a little early to say at this stage whether or not the comparative biology of cancer ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: This analysis highlights an opportunity to implement system-wide changes to prevent similar events from reoccurring. These actions include comprehensive cancer clinics, usability testing of medical equipment, and standardization of processes and policies. Additional studies are necessary to assess oncologic adverse events across specialties. PMID: 30110226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: JOP - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research
Incidence and risk factors of suicide after a prostate cancer diagnosis: a meta-analysis of observational studies, Published online: 14 August 2018; doi:10.1038/s41391-018-0073-6Incidence and risk factors of suicide after a prostate cancer diagnosis: a meta-analysis of observational studies
Source: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
International Journal of Cancer,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: International Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Researchers from  Stanford University believe cell death is triggered by a signal going off within the membrane that then spreads like a 'wave', with self destruction spreading.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Gene therapy has been evaluated for the treatment of prostate cancer and includes the application of adenoviral vectors encoding a suicide gene or oncolytic adenoviruses that may be armed with a functional transgene. In parallel, versions of adenoviral vector expressing the p53 gene (Ad-p53) have been tested as treatments for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and non-small cell lung cancer. Although Ad-p53 gene therapy has yielded some interesting results when applied to prostate cancer, it has not been widely explored, perhaps due to current limitations of the approach. To achieve better functionality, improvements in...
Source: Clinics - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
(Oregon Health&Science University) New research finds patient care focused on relieving symptoms, stress reduces suicide risk by 81 percent
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
When it comes to your beverage of choice, alcoholic beverages are unique. For millions, they are a regular part of the dining experience. They’re often an important component of social events, celebrations, and milestones; we toast people, events, and memories with alcohol. They play a key role in many religious traditions. And, of course, the alcoholic beverage industry is a major economic force, responsible for more than $220 billion in sales annually in the US. And all of this is true despite the well-known and well-publicized risks of drinking too much alcohol. The negative effects of alcohol It should be a surpr...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alcohol Health Source Type: blogs
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