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Thick mixture injected into cancers helps kill tumors

...work against cancers in the liver and recurrences of breast tumors, said researcher Dr. Harinder Garewal of the Arizona...patients, the new study included patients with recurring breast tumors and some other cancers. But only a few people had any...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/24/tec_224774.shtml
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Medicare's HMO breast cancer care lauded

...last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, involved nearly 22,000 women over 65 diagnosed with breast tumors between 1988 and 1993. Gerald F. Riley, a research analyst at the Health Care Financing Administration, and three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/04/ent_255094.shtml
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Study: Chemotherapy plus tamoxifen improves breast cancer survival

...other drugs, plus cyclophosphamide. Tamoxifen is a drug that counters the effect of estrogen, a hormone linked to breast tumors. Disease-free survival after five years was 85 percent for the women receiving only tamoxifen, while the rate was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/19/tec_217754.shtml
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The business of mice, mighty and otherwise

...example, is especially useful for immunological studies. Another strain, C3H, is known for its susceptibility to breast tumors. For much of the 20th century new strains of lab mice were created either by selective breeding or by chance. If...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/06/bus_65553.shtml
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Mutations researched in fight against cancer

...Ressie Mae Harn, 73. But in addition to those tumors, nearly all of her daughters have been struck by benign fibrous breast tumors. Ms. Smith, 54, developed breast cancer 20 years ago and mentions without an ounce of self-pity that in December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/05/met_286156.shtml
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Bone marrow may help doctors gauge survival chances in breast cancer

...suspected breast or gynecological cancer at the same time as surgery to remove a tumor. Of 552 women who had malignant breast tumors, 36 percent had cancer cells in their marrow, compared with 1 percent of those with benign tumors. Among the 199...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/24/tec_284387.shtml
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Health News Capsules

...Cell, a research team led by Stanley Cohen reported that a gene called "TSG101" is abnormal in about half of the breast tumors tested. While much attention has focused lately on inherited genes that can contribute to breast cancer, "TSG101...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/30/ent_203307.shtml
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Test may help rule out need for chemotherapy

...risk of cancer spread, even though their lymph nodes seem free of cancer. Prechtl's study involved 684 women whose breast tumors ranged up to five centimeters in size but had not spread to their lymph nodes. Those with low levels of uPA and PAI-1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/04/tec_286075.shtml
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Closing in on cancer vaccines

...breast-cancer vaccine, the target is the Her-2/neu protein, which is present in about a quarter of malignant breast tumors. All of the researchers interviewed said they believe the cancer vaccines currently being tested are first efforts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/07/ent_249457.shtml
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New cancer therapy promising

...bad cells than good cells." He tested different types of tumors for genetic defects. A surprising 30 percent of breast tumors turned out to have too many copies of the HER2/neu gene. In a healthy cell, HER2 produces a protein that helps...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/30/tec_237585.shtml
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