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Taxotere Combination Regimen is Promising Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Porter Novelli, New York

The chemotherapeutic taxane agent docetaxel (Taxotere(r)) combined with nitrogen mustard estramustine phosphate (Emcyt(r)) and low dose hydrocortisone may be a promising treatment for men with an advanced form of prostate cancer, according to phase II trial results conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B and presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.

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Article ID: 12641

Protein Sets Stage for Colon Cancer in Mice

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston believe they have discovered what causes one of the early cellular changes that lets colon cancer take root. The new research, done in mice, may help expain why high-fat American diets seem to predispose people to colon cancer.

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Article ID: 12637

Mania Drugs Cut Hospitalization Costs

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Patients suffering from mania who stopped taking their mood-stabilizing medicines ran up medical bills three times larger over the course of a year than did patients who took such drugs regularly for at least three months, medical researchers reported Monday at the 152nd meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in Washington, D.C.

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Study Questions Usefulness of Common Allergy Test

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A new study from Johns Hopkins Children's Center may encourage physicians to spare people the discomfort of a skin test to confirm a fairly common diagnosis allergy to cats.

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Article ID: 12573

Cholesterol Carriers Better Predictors than Cholesterol for 2nd Heart Attack

American Heart Association (AHA)

Two proteins that carry cholesterol in the blood may provide a better way to measure heart attack risk than the usual cholesterol blood test, report researchers in today's Circulation.

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Taxotere(R) Plus Adriamycin (R) Outperforms Standard Combination in Breast Cancer

Porter Novelli, New York

Combination treatment with Taxotere(r)/Adriamycin(r) produces longer time to progression, higher response rate than Adriamycin/Cytoxan(r) when used as first-line chemotherapy in women with metastatic (spreading) breast cancer.

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Who Should Get Donor Organs?

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

Organ donations have increased fivefold as families are more willing to consider organ donation. At the American Society of Transplantation Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicagoa a discussion of data on public attitudes towards donation.

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Splitting Livers Could Slash the Waiting Lists

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

At the AST Annual Scientific Meeting, researchers from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, will discuss studies which that show that splitting livers from donors--transplanting into two recipients--can be an effective way to meet the need for donated organs.

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New Finding in Transplantation

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)

New Drugs, New Approaches to Transplant Technologies Presented at Annual Meeting

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New Strategy May Succeed at Extending Life of Transplanted Kidneys

University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

A kidney transplant offers people with kidney failure a new chance at a normal, active life. But, on average, a transplanted kidney continues to function for only nine years. Now, doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center say a new strategy to extend the function of transplanted kidneys shows promise.

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