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Oncology (INACTIVE)

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  • Robert Sean Leonard on 'House', movies and his happy lack of ambition

     
    Fans of Dr. James Wilson, Robert Sean Leonard's character on "House," have a lot to look forward to in the Nov. 30 episode – titled "Wilson." Leonard's screen time has increased this season, since Hugh Laurie's Dr. House moved in......
  • When asked to pray, what do doctors say?

     
    Families often turn to prayer when a loved one is in the hospital. But what happens when they ask their doctor to take part? A new study reveals how physicians deal with a request for prayer by patients and their......
  • Breast cancer patients not getting needed test

     
    Breast cancer therapies are being tailored today to fit the genetic profile of the patient. This approach, called personalized medicine, can help doctors choose the best treatments for their patients. But a study published today in the journal Cancer...
  • More women choose prophylactic mastectomy [Updated]

     
    The choice to remove a healthy breast in order to avoid breast cancer is a deeply personal decision that appears to be on the upswing in one group of women, according to a study published today in the journal Cancer.......
  • Canadian researchers show how a breast tumor evolves

     
    For the first time, Canadian researchers have decoded the DNA of breast cancer cells when the tumor was localized and after it had spread, providing previously unavailable information about how changes in DNA lead to metastasis and yielding some insight.....
  • So long to a tail-wagging boy: Saying goodbye to a beloved dog named Dillon

     
    As anyone who's ever loved and lost a pet knows, dealing with the grief that comes with the death of a furry friend is heart-wrenching. Our colleague Diane Pucin is a sports writer by trade and a pet lover at......
  • When cancer spreads to the brain

     
    The first set of guidelines dealing with cancer that has spread to the brain calls for treatment with both surgery and radiation therapy instead of just radiation alone. The document, released today at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons meeting in........
  • Stanford surgeons put artificial bone in 3-year-old's arm

     
    In what they are terming a medical first, surgeons at Stanford University's Lucille Packard Children's Hospital have implanted a telescoping artificial prosthesis in the arm of a 3-year-old to replace a humerus that was removed because of cancer. Nearly...
  • Dr. Donald F. Gleason dies at 88; pathologist devised prostate cancer rating scale

    Dr. Donald F. Gleason dies at 88; pathologist devised prostate cancer rating scale
    Dr. Donald F. Gleason, the Minnesota pathologist who developed the Gleason score that is now used almost universally in the U.S. to predict the likely outcome of prostate cancer, died Dec. 28 of a heart attack at his home in Edina, Minn. He was 88....
  • Curcumin's anti-inflammatory powers are unproven

    Curcumin's anti-inflammatory powers are unproven
    The products: Humans have long believed in an almost magical connection between strong flavors and good health. The burn from the hot pepper? It must be energizing the body. The pungent tang of a raw oyster? It must be energizing a very particular part of...
  • Will a wife's breast cancer lead to husband's infidelity?

    October is breast cancer month -- a time to reflect on both the great strides made against the disease and the awful toll it still takes. But in 2008, another sort of breast cancer-related phenomenon is on many minds. In the wake of former Sen. John...