Cancer Wounds WTC Workers
When the World Trade Centers evaporated on 9/11, clouds of toxic chemicals were left in their wake. Researchers wanted to know the impact of these clouds on the health of rescue workers.
On The Job With Multiple Myeloma
Exposure to certain chemicals is thought to be a possible cause of a blood cancer called multiple myeloma. Researchers have honed in on this to see how occupation can affect risks.
Helping Cancer Cells Die
One of the genes that helps to keep cancer from ever forming is the p53 gene. It works by blocking cancer cells from killing themselves. When p53 is messed up in some way, cancer cells go to town and wreak havoc.
Leukemia and Workplace Chemicals
Benzene is a chemical that's used in a number of industrial processes. People who are exposed to this chemical in the workplace may have increased cancer risks.
Hitting Blood Cancer Early for Remission
Multiple myeloma is a cancer similar to leukemia, where immune system cells in the blood begin to multiply out of control.
Diabetes Linked to Blood Cancers
Doctors have to carefully watch their diabetes patients for other serious health problems like kidney disease and heart disease. Now, it seems doctors should keep an eye out for blood cancers as well.
Revlimid and Risk of New Cancers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public of an increased risk of second primary malignancies (new types of cancer) in patients with newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma who received Revlimid ( lenalidomide ).
CT Scan For Bone Cancer Triples Accuracy
Traditionally a series of x-rays of all of the major bones in the body are used to detect myeloid myeloma , a process known as a radiographic skeletal survey. Yet in some areas, especially Europe, whole body CT is beginning to gain favor as testing indicates it is a more effective and thorough exam for measuring bone involvement in multiple myelomas , a bone-based form of leukemia. Ask your oncologist about whole body CT scanning for multiple myeloma . A formal comparison between the two imaging technologies was presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting by ...
Cancer Rx Linked to Second Cancers
Health Canada, the Canadian version of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), has issued an alert regarding the medication REVLIMID ( lenalidomide ) that's used to treat multiple myeloma .
Merck Announces Multiple Myeloma Drug Trial Results
Merck announced today that a Phase III study of Zolinza ( vorinostat ), for investigational use in combination with bortezomib in patients with progressive multiple myeloma , met its primary endpoint, demonstrating a 23 percent reduction in the risk of progression compared to the standard therapy of bortezomib (p=0.01).