Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Several early animal and laboratory studies report anti-cancer (colon, skin, breast) properties of curcumin. Many mechanisms have been considered, including antioxidant activity, anti-angiogenesis (prevention of new blood vessel growth), and direct effects on cancer cells. Currently it remains unclear if turmeric or curcumin has a role in preventing or treating human cancers. There are several ongoing studies in this area."
Podcast – A Breakthrough in BRCA-Mutated Cancers
11. May, 2010 in Podcast
Alan Ashworth, who helped discover the BRCA2 breast cancer gene in 1995, says understanding basic biology can help researchers find targeted cancer treatments. He shares about his research with PARP inhibitors to treat BRCA-mutated cancers.
short video from the Patient Safety community - Martin J. Hatlie Expert Commentary on Patient-Centered Care
ASCO - Endocyte Officials to Present Results from Four Clinical Trials at ASCO Annual Meeting - PRECEDENT = EC145/platinum resistant ovarian
"Interim results from the PRECEDENT study, a randomized phase II study of the combination of EC145 and Doxil for the treatment of patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, will be provided during an oral presentation. EC145 is a folate-targeted conjugate of a very potent chemotherapy drug."
Risk factors for carcinoma of the fallopian tube in women with and without a germline BRCA mutationBRCA,mutation
full access: Knowledge, attitudes, and clinical experience of physicians regarding preimplantation genetic diagnosis for hereditary cancer predisposit
Note: for full free access click on 'pdf'
CONCLUSION: In laparoscopic hysterectomy, increasing the surgical volume can reduce the operating time and the risk for conversion to laparotomy but not the rate of serious complications
"Audience members emphasized public education and access to information regarding potential choices, which was different from the emphasis on informed consent and other ethical issues prominent in the literature. Members of the general public emphasized ethical issues that were different than those identified by experts and patients. It is essential that members of the public be included in complex and controversial public policy decisions."