Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Study: Ginkgo biloba has no effect on Alzheimer's, dementia
Note: below the abstract click on 'pdf download article' (full free access)
"This article reviews the current status of maintenance therapy for advanced ovarian cancer, including phase III evidence and new and upcoming trials."
full free access (2008) Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism* — CHEST gynecologic cancers are included
This is a very long article, includes gynecologic cancer surgery as well as other topics regarding blood clots including for at-risk travellers:
"Cancer patients undergoing surgery have at least twice the risk of postoperative DVT and more than three times the risk of fatal PE encountered by noncancer patients who are undergoing similar procedures."
press release: Vermillion Unsecured Creditors Approve Proposed Plan of Reorganization -- FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
About the OVA1 Test
The OVA1 Test is a qualitative serum test that combines the results of five immunoassays into a single numerical score. It is indicated for women who meet the following criteria: over age 18, ovarian adnexal mass present for which surgery is planned, and not yet referred to an oncologist. The test utilizes five well-established biomarkers --- Transthyretin (TT or prealbumin), Apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1), Beta2-Microglobulin (Beta2M), Transferrin (Tfr) and Cancer Antigen 125 (CA 125 II) --- and a proprietary algorithm to determine the likelihood of malignancy in women with pelvic mass for whom surgery is planned.
OVA1(TM) Test is a trademark of Vermillion Inc.
full free access: TP53 Mutations in Human Cancers: Origins, Consequences, and Clinical Use — Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
Somatic TP53 mutations occur in almost every type of cancer at rates from 38%–50% in ovarian and..........TP53 mutations, but not p53 positive immunohistochemistry (IHC), have been consistently associated with poor prognosis in cancers such as breast, colorectal, head and neck, and leukemia.....In terms of clinical applications, TP53 mutations have proven to be extremely complex biomarkers. Despite impressive progress in mechanistic understanding of p53 structure and function, p53 research has not yet generated applications of wide impact on cancer management and therapy."