Monday, March 24, 2014

Early study promising for advanced breast cancer

SCIENCE DAILY – Mar. 24, 2014 – In a study of advanced breast cancer, researchers using highly targeted radiation therapy called radioembolization, reported that imaging showed 98.5 percent of liver tumors treated in 69 women had stopped growing. Radioembolization delivers micro-beads containing the radioactive isotope yttrium-90 (Y-90) directly to the main artery serving the liver through an image-guided catheter. The study in 75 women with cancer too advanced for other therapies was presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, this week.

Smokers still unable to quit using e-cigarettes 

MEDPAGE TODAY – Mar. 24, 2014 – An analysis of 949 smokers in a nationally representative panel followed from 2011 through 2012 showed that e-cigarette use made little difference in helping smokers quit or even smoke fewer tobacco cigarettes. The analysis was based on data from a online market research firm Knowledge Networks (now GfK). The study was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine. The results add to similar results of earlier studies.

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