Association of complementary medicine, cancer treatment, survival

(JAMA Network) The use of complementary medicine by patients with four common cancers (breast, prostate, lung or colorectal) was associated with refusal of conventional cancer treatment and with a greater risk of death, although the difference in survival may be alleviated by adherence to all recommended conventional cancer therapies.
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New J. Chem., 2018, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C8NJ04236E, PaperRoya Binaymotlagh, Farid Hajareh Haghighi, Fatemeh Aboutalebi, Seyede Zohreh Mirahmadi-Zare, Hassan Hadadzadeh, Mohammad Hosein Nasr-Esfahani Combination of diagnosis and targeted therapy within a single nanoplatform is one of the remarkable advances in molecular medicine. Herein, we synthesized a magnetite –gold nanoclusters–aptamer(epirubicin) (Fe3O4–AuNCs–Apt(EPI)) nanocomposite with the average... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Authors: Mora-Guzmán I, Martín-Pérez E Abstract Streptococcus bovis is an uncommon cause of biliary tract infection, being acute cholecystitis including this microorganism extremely rare. This entity is more frequent in older patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hepatitis, or neoplasms as colon cancer. PMID: 30421958 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: In our experience, a redo anastomosis is a feasible surgical option that allows closure of a stoma in nearly 80% of patients. Lower tumor height (
Source: Annals of Coloproctology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Coloproctol Source Type: research
Authors: Kim MJ, Oh JH Abstract The lateral lymph node dissection (LLND) is still a subject of great debate as to the appropriate treatment for patients with mid to low advanced rectal cancer. The guidelines of the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum recommend a LLND for patients with T3/4 rectal cancer below the peritoneal reflection. However, in most Western countries, a routine LLND is not recommended unless a node or nodes are clinically suspicious for metastasis. Even after preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT), an 8% to 12% lateral pelvic recurrence was noted. The size of the lateral lymph node...
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Conclusion: There was an increase in the diagnosis of sessile serrated adenomas over the years, which can be attributed to better accuracy in colonoscopy and histological classification. PMID: 30420877 [PubMed]
Source: Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterol Res Pract Source Type: research
DiscussionImpact and prevalence of LARS is underestimated by their physicians. Uniform clinical guidelines should be developed to guide physicians in adequate management of patients with LARS.
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Publication date: Available online 13 November 2018Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Song fan, Jialin Meng, Li Zhang, Xiansheng Zhang, Chaozhao LiangAbstractBackgroundAs an integral membrane, Caveolin-1 (CAV1), is a pivotal component to make up the caveolae protein. It has been demonstrated to influence tumorigenicity, including bladder, colon, liver, stomach, breast and lung cancer. Several publications had illustrated the relationship of between CAV1 polymorphism and urinary cancer, but the results were not consistent. We performed a comprehensive meta-analysis to explore the associations and remove the...
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Lauren Erdmann Marler was just 17 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer - for the first time. Now 28, the Midland, Texas native has beaten four cancers caused by a rare twist of genetic fate.
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Publication date: January 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 109Author(s): Anna Palko-Łabuz, Kamila Środa-Pomianek, Olga Wesołowska, Edyta Kostrzewa-Susłow, Anna Uryga, Krystyna MichalakAbstractThe resistance of cancer cells to a variety of structurally non-related cytotoxic drugs is known as multidrug resistance phenomenon (MDR). In cellular membranes an activity of MDR transporters such as P-glycoprotein (ABCB1) is affected by their lipid environment. Many various compounds have been examined for their ability to restore drug-sensitivity of resistant cancer cells. Statins, inhibitors of the key enzy...
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Publication date: January 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 109Author(s): Sandeep Kumar, Navneet AgnihotriAbstractColorectal cancer (CRC) is the most common carcinoma of the digestive tract. The slow growing nature of CRC offers a great opportunity for prevention strategies. The concept of chemoprevention of colorectal cancer using plant derived natural products is gaining substantial attention because it is an inherently safe and cost-effective alternative to conventional cancer therapies. Piperlongumine (PL), a natural alkaloid present in Piper longum Linn has been reported to exhibit notable anticance...
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