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Depression, Ovarian, Cancer, Gynecologic, Anxiety, Mental, Health

Women with Ovarian Cancer, Higher Rates of Depression and Anxiety

Texas medical and behavioral researchers question patients with ovarian cancer to determine levels of depression and anxiety. Their results provide evidence that for optimum care, medical treatment for ovarian cancer should be supplemented by professional mental health. Their findings will be presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.


Rostral, left, Temporal, Lobe

Forgetting Names? Blame Your Rostral Left Temporal Lobe

A Japanese man's epilepsy surgery brought his seizures under control but left him unable to recall the names of his friends, his siblings or even the hospital where he was staying, according to a report published in the March 23 issue of Neurology.


Chemotherapy, Chemoembolization, SCVIR, Orlando, Soulen, Liver, Pennsylvania, Towbin

Chemotherapy Delivered Directly to Liver Tumors

Using a minimally invasive technique to deliver chemotherapy directly to the tumor can double the survival time of adult patients with colon cancer that has spread to the liver. In a related study, children with liver cancer who are considered beyond hope may be saved using the same chemotherapy technique, followed by liver transplantation.


Weight, Gain, Heart, Disease, Children, risk, Minneapolis

Slowing Excess Weight Gain in Childhood May Reduce Adult Heart Disease

Slowing the pace at which children put on excess pounds may reduce their risk of heart disease later in life, researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.


Genetics, KUO, SCVIR, Self Cleaning, Blood, Vessels, Clot Busting

Clot-Busting Gene Triggers Blood Vessels to Become Self-Cleaning

Researchers have moved a step closer to creating "self-cleaning" blood vessels by using a new technique to transplant a gene that breaks down blood clots in arteries, according to a study presented here today at the 24th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (SCVIR).


Fibroids, SCVIR, Uterine Fibriods, James Spies, Gaylene Pron

Surgery-Sparing Treatment for Uterine Fibroids Successful

As research from the United States and Canada mounts showing that a new non- surgical procedure to treat uterine fibroids has a more than 85 percent success rate, consumer information about the technique is being made widely available by the Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (SCVIR).


Schizophrenia, Environment, Longevity, Social, Interaction

Social Support May Increase Longevity of People with Schizophrenia

The social environment of people with schizophrenia, specifically the quantity of social support they receive, may affect how long they live, according to a University of Iowa study published in the March 22 issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.


Radiation, Chemotherapy, Cervical, Cancer, Gynecologic, Cisplatin

Adding Chemotherapy to Radiation Therapy Significantly Increases Survival Rates

Researchers from three cooperative groups joined together to determine whether supplementing radiation therapy with chemotherapy would improve the survival rate of cervical cancer victims at high risk for recurrence. Their findings will be presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.


AIDS, HIV, Gyencologic, Cancer, Treatments

New Hope for Screening and Treating HIV-Positive Women with Gynecologic Cancers

Results of First Clinical Trials for Topical Creams for HIV-Positive Women, Pap smear accuracy, and conization efficacy for HIV-Positive females are all examined at the 30th annual gathering of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists.


BRCA, Ovarian, Cancer, Breast, Genetics, Hereditary, Memorial, Sloan, Kettering

Longer Survival Rates and an Earlier Disease Diagnosis in Women with Hereditary Ovarian Cancer

Mutated BRCA1/2 genes have been identified as a cause of hereditary ovarian cancers. Fifteen researchers at one the nation's leading cancer institutes have identified specific qualities found in these carcinomas.

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