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星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

Nearly eighty per cent of girls say that having the HPV vaccine makes them think twice about the risks of having sex, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer. The survey – the first to focus on girls’ views of the vaccine rather than their parents’ – showed that, despite speculation that the vaccine could make girls more likely to start having sex younger, it highlighted the risks of sex for the overwhelming majority.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

Drawing on years of experience in cancer research and patient care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have just released the most comprehensive, risk-based screening guidelines publicly available to date for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. The new recommendations represent the first wave of an effort by M. D.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

More teenagers are being vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal meningitis and pertussis (whooping cough), though the rates are still too low, according to recently released government data and a panel of experts convened by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

Drawing on years of experience in cancer research and patient care, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have just released the most comprehensive, risk-based screening guidelines publicly available to date for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers. The new recommendations represent the first wave of an effort by M. D.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

Researchers from Taiwan report in a new study that unsedated colonoscopy for primary colorectal cancer screening is well accepted in a majority of patients. Sedation is typically used for colonoscopy to make the patient feel comfortable during the procedure. In Taiwan, colonoscopy is performed less frequently than sigmoidoscopy for colorectal cancer screening due to concerns over cost and availability.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

A Henry Ford Hospital study questions the need for aggressive screening for colonic polyps in patients with diverticulosis. The study sought to determine if asymptomatic patients with diverticular disease are at higher or lower risk for developing colonic polyps, abnormal growths found in the wall of the colon that sometimes become cancerous.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

Recent advances in colonoscopic technology are featured in a number of studies presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology this week. In this research some technologies fare better than others at improving detection of potentially pre-cancerous growths in the colon known as adenomas.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

While there is little doubt concerning the effectiveness of colonoscopy procedures to detect colon cancer, a new study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego places new emphasis on the importance of adequate bowel preparation prior to procedure.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

Although alcohol consumption has been linked to colon and breast cancer, exactly how this occurs remains unclear. A new study has found that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) – which is essential for numerous developmental processes – may also be a cellular pathway by which alcohol-induced cancer cells aggressively progress and metastasize.

星期四, 十月 29th, 2009 | Author:

In a review article published this month in The Oncologist, UNC’s Dr. Richard M. Goldberg and a team of colleagues catalogue how the data collected in a single large comparative clinical trial testing combination chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer has been used not only to benefit the patients that enrolled but also patients who subsequently developed the disease.