Archive for the ‘oncology’ Category

Nimotuzumab for treatment of lung cancer

Few years ago there were very few treatment options available for lung cancer. Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the selection of drugs that are effective against lung cancer. Some where during the last few years the mode of treatment for lung cancer have shifted from the traditional non-specific forms of chemotherapy to [...]

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About Meningiomas

Meningiomas are usually slow-growing (benign) tumors that develop from the meninges, the protective linings of the brain and spinal cord. They may be found over the surface of the brain (the convesities), at the base of the brain, or along the folx, a fibrous sheath dividing the right and left sides of the brain. Meningiomas [...]

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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. It claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, lymph and breast cancers combined. Yet most lung cancer deaths could be prevented. That’s because smoking accounts for nearly 90 percent of lung cancer cases. Your risk of [...]

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New Guidelines for Colon Cancer Screening Released

Last Updated: 2009-03-11 14:00:30 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The American College of Gastroenterology has just released new guidelines for colorectal cancer screening, the first update to their last recommendations issued in 2000. One key change, according to the guidelines which appear in The American Journal of Gastroenterology for March, is that [...]

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