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Scientists develop new platelet-based formulation for combination anticancer therapy

Tumor targeting and intratumoral penetration are longstanding issues for cancer therapeutics. Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) have developed a new platelet-based formulation which demonstrated potent therapeutic effects against cancer in murine models. The scientists utilized the aggregation […]

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Effective anxiety therapy changes personality

Previous research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has shown that people with anxiety disorders can benefit from two types of therapy. But in a new NTNU study, the same patients also exhibited major changes on a scientific personality test. The treatment resulted in patients scoring lower on the neuroticism personality trait, […]

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Immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy tied to cardiac event risk

(HealthDay)—Immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) treatment is associated with increased cardiac events among patients with lung cancer and malignant melanoma, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the European Heart Journal. Maria D’Souza, M.D., from the Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev-Gentofte in Denmark, and colleagues examined the risk for cardiac events or cardiovascular death in […]

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Individualized brain stimulation therapy improves language performance in stroke survivors

Baycrest scientists are pioneering the use of individualized brain stimulation therapy to treat aphasia in recovering stroke patients. Aphasia is a debilitating language disorder that impacts all forms of verbal communication, including speech, language comprehension, and reading and writing abilities. It affects around one-third of stroke survivors, but can also be present in those with […]

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How to care for your skin during radiation therapy

(HealthDay)—Proper skin care is crucial for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) says. Itchiness, redness, blistering and peeling are among the skin problems that radiation therapy can cause. “During radiation therapy, the treated skin becomes very sensitive, which can cause painful rashes and delays in care,” said dermatologist Dr. Anisha […]

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Pulmonary artery thrombosis a complication of radiation therapy

According to an article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), the imaging findings of in situ pulmonary artery thrombosis (PAT) associated with radiation therapy (RT) are different from those of acute pulmonary emboli and do not appear to embolize. Due to the differences in clinical prognosis and subsequent management strategies, in situ PAT associated […]