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Biomarker promising for predicting HPV-related cancer
Oncology Nurse Advisor
Antibodies against the human papillomavirus may help identify those with a greatly increased risk for HPV-related cancer of the oropharynx, which is a portion of the throat that contains the tonsils. This new study found that at least one in three persons with oropharyngeal cancer had antibodies to HPV, compared to fewer than one in 100 persons without cancer.
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ASCT announces the 2013-14 Educational Webinar Series
American Society for Cytotechnology
Quality Education that you can afford!
The American Society for Cytotechnology offers a variety of webinars in the upcoming year. Topics include Lab Safety, On-site FNA Adequacy Assessment, Effective Communication and Soft Tissue Cytopathology. The full schedule is available under "Read More" tab below.
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By Diane Davis Davey, M.D., Professor of Pathology and Assistant Dean
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As Bushes open renovated health clinic in Zambia, women flock to be screened
The Dallas Morning News
Former president George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, have spent the last 2 1/2 years shining a spotlight on cervical cancer, one of the scourges of Zambia and many other African nations, through their Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon cancer-fighting initiative. And recently that man — having just spent three days helping renovate what was a dirty, run-down clinic — stood before 50 women in Livingstone, Zambia, to reassure them that they shouldn't be nervous.
Study: Smokers, single men more likely to acquire cancer-causing oral HPV
The Medical News
Smokers and single men are more likely to acquire cancer-causing oral human papillomavirus , according to new results from the HPV Infection in Men Study. Researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center, the National Cancer Institute, Mexico and Brazil also report that newly acquired oral HPV infections in healthy men are rare and when present, usually resolve within one year. The study results appeared in the July issue of The Lancet.
Cybersecurity for medical devices
By Rosemary Sparacio
The issue of cybersecurity in the medical and healthcare field was first discussed when it was still in its infancy in 2005. Since then, technological advances have required the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and others to be much more proactive and involved in the process. And this process must include everyone: the FDA, the medical device manufacturers, the IT users who are mostly in hospitals and doctor's offices, and the independent IT providers, such as the IBMs, Microsofts and Ciscos of the world, among a whole host of others.
Industry Pulse: Are you worried about the cybersecurity of your organization's equipment?
Researchers develop MRI scan to detect cancer using sugar
Medical News Today
Researchers say they have developed a new way of detecting cancer by giving patients an injection of sugar before doing a magnetic resonance imaging scan.
Scientists from University College London have developed a technique they call glucose chemical exchange saturation transfer. The work, published in the journal Nature Medicine, is based on the fact that tumors consume a higher amount of glucose compared with healthy tissues, as a way of sustaining their growth.
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New anti-cancer compound shows promise for breast cancer
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute via Medical Xpress
Melbourne researchers have discovered that anti-cancer compounds currently in clinical trials for some types of leukemia could offer hope for treating the most common type of breast cancer. The researchers, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, found that the compounds, called BH3-mimetics, were effective in treating aggressive estrogen receptor-positive breast cancers when combined with the breast cancer drug tamoxifen in preclinical models.
Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in 2 patients
Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported recently. Both patients, who were treated in Boston and had been on long-term drug therapy to control their HIV, received stem-cell transplants after developing lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
Statin on-board may cut cancer risk in HIV infection
Individuals infected with human immunodeficiency virus who are on statin therapy are significantly less likely to develop cancer, researchers said. In a retrospective analysis, Vincenzo Spagnuolo, M.D., a resident in infectious diseases at Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan, observed that 363 individuals out of 4617 who were not on statins (7.9 percent) were diagnosed with cancer compared with 12 of 740 patients on statins (1.3 percent).
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