Tag Archives: University of Texas
New York: A gene-editing technique has shown promise in treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy among boys which is characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
New York: Older adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, a type of slow-growing blood cancer, may have a better alternative to toxic chemotherapy as their first treatment, results of a phase three clinical trial show.
New York: A new radiation therapy, which has already been in use to treat prostate, brain, and head and neck cancers, also reduces chemotherapy side effects when administered in those afflicted with lung cancer, new research has found.
Shorter course of radiation therapy associated with less toxicity in women with early stage breast cancer
Washington: Women who receive a shorter course of whole breast radiation therapy for early stage disease experience less toxicity and improved quality of life compared to those who undergo a longer course of treatment, researchers report from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre.
This is not the case only for haematologic cancer drugs, but is evident across the spectrum of new cancer therapies. In fact, rising drug prices were recently the target of much criticism at the 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Washington: Surgical teams from Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre successfully transplanted, for the first time, a scalp and skull while performing kidney and pancreas transplants.
Washington: A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.
Washington: A mathematical model may provide a valuable new approach to helping women with breast cancer make complex decisions regarding breast reconstruction, according to a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Washington: Researchers have discovered the mechanism behind one of the Ebola virus’ most dangerous attributes: its ability to disarm the adaptive immune system.