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  • Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton

    02/04/2013 8:17:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 24, 2013 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour -- formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no...
  • Avastin can stabilize tumors in ovarian cancer, studies find

    12/28/2011 7:30:15 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/28/11 | Amina Khan
    Two independent groups working with advanced-stage cases say the drug extended the period before the disease worsened by more than 3.5 months. Avastin can stabilize tumors in women suffering from advanced-stage ovarian cancer, extending the period before the disease worsens by more than 3.5 months, according to the results of two large, international clinical trials conducted by separate research teams. The findings, published in Thursday's edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, come less than a week after the European Commission approved Avastin for treating women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. The drug, known generically as bevacizumab, has...
  • New Ovarian Transplantation Technique Gives Greatly Improved Results

    07/11/2009 11:59:33 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 5 replies · 779+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 30 Jun 2009 | Medical News Today
    Ultra-fast freezing of ovarian tissue from women who have lost their fertility as a result of cancer treatment can lead to it being used in transplants with the same success rate as fresh tissue, a researcher told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology 29 June. Dr. Sherman Silber, Director of the St. Louis Infertility Centre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, said that freezing tissue by the vitrification method, which avoids ice formation, meant that oocyte (egg) viability was almost identical with that seen in fresh oocytes. Dr. Silber and colleagues used standard viability testing...
  • Israeli camera could beat ultrasound in detecting cancer

    10/18/2006 5:26:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies · 621+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-19-06 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Eleven million people around the world - 23,000 of them Israeli - will have been diagnosed with cancer by the end of 2006, according to Prof. Peter Boyle, head of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Cancer Research (IACR) based in Lyon, France. But Israeli researchers, "who are among the best in the world," are helping to increase the survival rates of more patients, he said, pointing to an experimental device originally developed in the Israeli defense industry that has the potential to provide earlier and better diagnoses. The Histocan, which includes a tiny air-driven camera, is being tested...
  • Preclinical Tests Show Acid-Sensitive Nanoparticles Treat Ovarian Cancers with Little Toxicity

    08/31/2006 5:48:43 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 12 replies · 397+ views
    PhysOrg.com ^ | August 28, 2006 | National Cancer Institute
    Last year, members of the Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer based at Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated that acid-sensitive polymer nanoparticles could boost the delivery of anticancer drugs into the acidic interior of tumors. Now, that same group of investigators has shown that these nanoparticles are effective at suppressing tumor growth when tested in an animal model of human ovarian cancer. In addition, animals treated with this nanoparticle formulation do not appear to experience adverse side effects that often limit the ability of patients to tolerate chemotherapy. The researchers reported the results of their preclinical work...
  • (Vanity) Why are so many liberal women "mean girls"?

    11/24/2004 4:40:17 PM PST · by yankeedame · 197 replies · 15,091+ views
    11/24/04 | Yankeedame
    Have just finished reading the numerous replies -- some of them truly heart breaking -- of this evening's post "Lost an Old Friend Today. Politics and the Personal"; and I find that far and away most of these intense,friendship-breaking liberals mentioned in these posts are women. (Obviously, not all.) Add to this that in many news stories it seems to be chiefly women who protest this or that by climbing trees or running around with their blouses off; or that when it come to really off-the-wall legal ruling(s), college admin. decisions, local government declarations, etc. odds are pretty darn good...
  • Monkey born after ovarian tissue transplant

    03/12/2004 12:32:04 AM PST · by Stoat · 9 replies · 204+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | March 12, 2004 | New Zealand Herald
    Monkey born after ovarian tissue transplant 12.03.2004 LONDON - A monkey has given birth to a healthy baby created from an egg taken from transplanted ovarian tissue, in a breakthrough scientists say could lead to new fertility treatment for women with cancer. The baby, named Brenda, is the first primate born using an egg taken not from a working ovary but from parts of the ovary implanted elsewhere in the mother's body. This tissue contains cells that can develop into eggs, without needing a full ovary. The egg was then removed, fertilised and the embryo was transplanted into a surrogate...