Items Tagged ‘treatment’

April 22, 2013

New multiple myeloma treatment guidelines personalize therapy for patients

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

New guidelines have been developed to treat recently diagnosed multiple myeloma in patients who are not participating in clinical trials. The guidelines give physicians practical, easy to follow recommendations for providing initial therapy, stem cell transplant, and maintenance therapy.  “Multiple myeloma is an incurable blood cancer that affects more than 20,000 people in the US […]

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Tags: Dr. Joseph Mikhael, multiple mylenoma, Oncology Nurse Advisor, stem cell transplant, treatment


April 22, 2013

Study to Treat Deadly Form of Thyroid Cancer Shows Promise, Mayo Clinic Says

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

A combination of therapies may prove to be a promising advance for the treatment of anaplastic thyroid cancer based on results of a phase I clinical trial, say researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida…”This is good news, because we did not reach a maximum tolerated dose, meaning that the drug is well tolerated,” says the […]

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Tags: anaplastic thyroid cancer, clinical trial, Dr. Robert Smallridge, HealthCanal, thyroid cancer, treatment


April 17, 2013

Lilly Signals New Direction In Its Alzheimer’s Research

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

Eli Lilly & Co. is taking its Alzheimer’s disease research in a new direction, a move that deepens the drug maker’s efforts to find tests and treatments for the memory-robby disorder despite a costly setback last year…In 2009, the company hired Michael Hutton, a tau specialist from the Mayo Clinic, to bolster its efforts. Within […]

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, Eli Lilly & Co., Michael Hutton, treatment, Wall Street Journal


April 16, 2013

Cancer treatment that PUNCHES HOLES in tumours could be latest weapon in war against disease…And New Ice Therapy is Freezing Out Cancers

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

A study investigating the effects of cryoablation – the freezing of tumours – in the lungs was also presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s Annual Scientific Meeting. ‘Cryoablation has potential as a treatment for cancer that has spread to the lungs from other parts of the body and could prolong the lives of patients […]

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Tags: cryoablation, Daily Mail (UK), Dr. David Woodrum, freezing tumors, Lung Cancer, Society of Interventional Radiology, treatment


March 25, 2013

Oncologist reveals new leukemia treatment

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty

A new breakthrough in treating leukemia in children shows how far research has come in combating cancer, according to an oncologist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Dr. Dan Burns said the goal is to get the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells, and that’s the case in a study released […]

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Tags: Dr. Dan Burns, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Griffith University, immune system, Institute for Glycomics, leukemia, Saban Research Institute, treatment


June 18, 2012

Are You a Hoarder? How Clutter Can Take Over Your home, Life

By Mystery User

The Mayo Clinic defines hoarding as the excessive collection of things, along with the inability to discard them. Such behavior creates unsanitary conditions and, in severe cases, the inability to function normally. Although hoarding has become more recognized in recent years thanks to television reality shows, it is a psychological disease that experts say is […]

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Tags: hoarding, obsessive-complusive disorder, treatment, USA Today


October 23, 2009

ASCO Rx for High Drug Costs: Doctors and Patients Need To Talk

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein

A special task force of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently issued a Guidance Statement on the Cost of Care, which advises oncologists to speak with their patients about the cost of treatment. While urging ASCO to also address underlying economic factors that drive costs, the guidance focused on issues at the practice […]

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Tags: ASCO, oncology, treatment


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