Tag Archives: Clinical Trials

Tongue-piercings: who knew they could help you get around?

A magnetic tongue stud and a series of magnetic sensors attached to a retainer in the mouth may someday allow paralyzed patients to use their tongue to pilot a motorized wheelchair, according to scientists at Georgia Tech. Continue reading

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Clinical Cancer Advances in 2012

We hear so much news about cancer research, drugs and treatments that it is easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. Here is a report that makes sense of it all. Continue reading

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Acupuncture and Chronic Pain Study

A recent meta-analysis published in online edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine has concluded that, “Acupuncture is effective for the treatment of chronic pain and is therefore a reasonable referral option.” Continue reading

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A paradigm-shifting impact on solid-organ transplantation?

In what is hailed as a potential game changer in transplantation science, a small preliminary study suggests that donor matching and organ rejection issues can potentially be addressed by transplanting stem cells from the organ donor to the recipient. Continue reading

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Important New Immunotherapy Cancer Research

The Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN), announces plans to launch their first clinical trials later this year. Continue reading

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Clinical Cancer Research Advances in 2011

Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology conducts an independent review of advances in cancer research that have the greatest potential impact on patients’ lives. This year, Clinical Cancer Advances 2011 features 54 significant studies, including 12 that the report’s editors consider major advances. Continue reading

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Cancer Cell Self-Cannibalism

Cancer research continues to yield exciting breakthroughs as scientists learn more about the molecular and biological activity of cancer cells. Autophagy is one example.
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Navigator Notes January 2011

The January “Navigator Notes” newsletter discusses the new Patient Navigator site, clinical trials and food science. Continue reading

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October Edition of “Navigator Notes”

The October edition of Navigator Notes contains articles on:  a new appeal option for insurance denials;  cancer cell autophagy (self-cannibalism) and Part 2 of our Food Science series.   The newsletter is brought to you as part of Patient Navigator’s education … Continue reading

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The Cancer Genome Atlas Project

Scientists have mapped specific genes that turn normal healthy cells into cancerous cells through The Cancer Genome Atlas Project (TCGA). Researchers have now developed a more reliable scientific method to identify these genes. As this research is shared around the world, more accessible and effective cancer treatment options are being discovered. The ultimate goal of the TCGA is to create a catalogue of these “defective” genes, thereby offering increased detection, and ultimately, better prevention and treatment of cancer.
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