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Executive Health Management

Fasting Improves Efficacy of Low-Toxicity Cancer Drugs

2015 01 Apr

Breast, colorectal and lung cancers may respond to a less-toxic class of drugs as well as they do to chemotherapy when the drugs are used in combination with fasting. The results of two new studies in mice, conducted by a multinational collaboration of researchers, have been published in the March 30 issue of Oncotarget. Starving Cancer Cells "Like... Read more

Executive Health Management

Excessive Patient Demands Not Driving Healthcare Costs

2015 12 Feb

The high costs of healthcare are not driven by cancer patients requesting expensive tests or treatments beyond their doctor’s recommendations, according to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. In a survey of more than 5,000 patient-physician encounters, less than 10 percent involved a patient demanding or requesting a medical intervention.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Gene Interaction Discovery Could Lead to New Brain Cancer Therapies

2015 14 Jan

Scientists have identified a new target for future brain cancer therapies, based on a newly discovered interaction between proteins. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Institute for Molecular Medicine (VIMM) observed that two genes, AEG-1 and Akt2, which are individually present in many types of cancer,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Wide Variation In Clinical Guidelines For Rectal Cancer

2014 30 Nov

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of rectal cancer from five highly regarded organisations in the US, Europe and Canada all give different recommendations. The guidelines from the five organisations have been published within the last six... Read more

IMAGING Management

FDA Panel Disapproves Of HIFU For Prostate Cancer

2014 05 Aug

The company marketing Ablatherm Integrated Imaging High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), used to treat low-risk prostate cancer, has failed to get the nod of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its premarket approval application.HIFU, which has been used in other countries for about 15 years, is marketed in Europe by EDAP TMS, a French company... Read more

IMAGING Management

Revolutionary MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy One Step Closer

2014 08 Apr

First-generation system for testing at University Medical Center Utrecht is next step in what may be a quantum leap in tumour visualisation during radiotherapyRoyal Philips and The Netherlands’ University Medical Center (UMC) have announced that the initial components of the world’s first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation... Read more

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ECIO 2014: Leading Cancer Conference comes to Berlin

2014 28 Mar

The European Conference on Interventional Oncology presents new ways to treat cancer Over 1,000 medical professionals from around the world are expected to attendThe world’s leading radiologists, oncologists and surgeons will be coming to Germany this April for the European Conference on International Oncology (ECIO), held at the Estrel Convention Center... Read more


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