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Lymph is clear or white fluid that travels through vessels, moves within tissues and work to keep all the parts of the body clean. After passing through the channels of the lymphatic system they drain into the lymph nodes. The lymph nodes act as filters along the lymphatic system. These nodes trap germs like bacteria, viruses, toxins as well as cancer cells and ensure that these are removed from the body.
Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

Reduction of RT to IB lymph nodes may result in better salivary function in head, neck cancer patients

For head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy, a reduction in the amount of radiation treatment volume to the submandibular (level IB) lymph nodes resulted in better patient-reported salivary function, according to research presented today at the 2014 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium. [More]
New approach for delivering vaccines and for stimulating body's immune system to attack tumors

New approach for delivering vaccines and for stimulating body's immune system to attack tumors

Many vaccines, including those for influenza, polio, and measles, consist of a killed or disabled version of a virus. However, for certain diseases, this type of vaccine is ineffective, or just too risky. [More]
Study affirms new standard for detecting melanoma metastasis to the lymph nodes

Study affirms new standard for detecting melanoma metastasis to the lymph nodes

Long-term research that was initiated at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center on lymphatic mapping and sentinel-node biopsy, techniques for detecting the earliest spread (metastasis) of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has confirmed that these techniques significantly prolong patients' disease-free and melanoma-specific survival over the traditional observational "watch and wait" techniques. [More]
Biotheranostics launches complete genomic tests for metastatic cancer patients

Biotheranostics launches complete genomic tests for metastatic cancer patients

bioTheranostics, Inc., today introduced the bioT3 Metastatic Cancer Solution, a suite of genomic-based tests that provide personalized diagnostic information and therapeutic guidance for metastatic cancer patients across the continuum of care. [More]
Primary tumor, node location important in stage III NSCLC prognosis

Primary tumor, node location important in stage III NSCLC prognosis

Researchers from Japan say that classifying clinical mediastinal lymph node status based on the location of the primary tumor and the node involved could improve prognosis in stage III non-small-cell lung cancer compared with pathologic node status. [More]
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, GMST sign distribution agreement for Lymphoseek Injection in Taiwan

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, GMST sign distribution agreement for Lymphoseek Injection in Taiwan

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced today it has entered into a distribution agreement for Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection in Taiwan with Global Medical Solutions Taiwan, Ltd., a leading in-country distributor of nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging products. [More]
Study examines prevalence, severity and factors associated with chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

Study examines prevalence, severity and factors associated with chronic pain after breast cancer surgery

In a study that included more than 800 women who had undergone surgery for breast cancer, the majority reported some level of pain 12 months after surgery, and factors associated with pain included chronic preoperative pain, chemotherapy, preoperative depression and pain in the area to be operated, according to a study appearing in the January 1 issue of JAMA. [More]
Navidea seeks FDA approval for marketing Lymphoseek Injection for SLN detection

Navidea seeks FDA approval for marketing Lymphoseek Injection for SLN detection

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced today that it has submitted a Supplemental New Drug Application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration seeking approval for the marketing and sale of Lymphoseek (technetium 99m tilmanocept) Injection for sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer, an indication for which Lymphoseek was also granted Fast Track designation earlier this month. [More]
Study shows effectiveness of PAM50-based Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay

Study shows effectiveness of PAM50-based Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay

NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced new results from a combined analysis of the Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group 8 (ABCSG-8) and Trans-Arimidex, Tamoxifen, Alone or in Combination (TransATAC) studies. These results, which evaluated samples from 2,137 patients, suggest that the PAM50-based Prosignaz Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay may help identify women with late distant recurrence after five years of endocrine treatment. [More]
Over-use of staging procedures more prevalent in younger, early-stage breast cancer patients

Over-use of staging procedures more prevalent in younger, early-stage breast cancer patients

More than one third of younger, early stage breast cancer patients undergo unnecessary imaging procedures - including position emission tomography (PET), computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine bone scans (NMBS) and tumor markers (TM) -- at the time of staging and diagnosis, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
New drug combination therapy effective for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

New drug combination therapy effective for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer

Combining the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and carboplatin with the HER2-targeted therapy trastuzumab was identified to be an ideal postsurgery treatment option for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, regardless of tumor size and whether or not disease has spread to the lymph nodes, according to results from the BETH study presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. [More]
Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene subsidiary presents REVLIMID study results on lymphoma at ASH annual meeting

Celgene International Sàrl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results from two studies of REVLIMID (lenalidomide) combinations in patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) were presented at the American Society of Hematology annual meeting in New Orleans, La. [More]
Pharmacyclics presents ibrutinib trial data for B-cell malignancies at ASH meeting

Pharmacyclics presents ibrutinib trial data for B-cell malignancies at ASH meeting

Pharmacyclics, Inc. today announced results of 40 clinical, non-clinical and pre-clinical presentations on ibrutinib (IMBRUVICA™) at the 55TH Annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held in New Orleans, Dec 7 - 10, 2013. [More]
Navidea receives Fast Track designation for Lymphoseek injection

Navidea receives Fast Track designation for Lymphoseek injection

Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NAVB), a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to Lymphoseek® (technetium 99m tilmanocept) Injection for sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer. [More]
Nanostring Technologies announces nationwide availability of Prosigna Breast Cancer Assay in 2014

Nanostring Technologies announces nationwide availability of Prosigna Breast Cancer Assay in 2014

NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, today announced nationwide availability of the Prosigna™ Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay beginning in the first quarter of 2014. [More]
Janssen reports positive pivotal Phase 2 study data of siltuximab for Multicentric Castleman's Disease

Janssen reports positive pivotal Phase 2 study data of siltuximab for Multicentric Castleman's Disease

Janssen Research & Development, LLC today announced positive results from a pivotal Phase 2 global registration study (MCD2001) suggesting siltuximab, an investigational compound, along with best supportive care, exhibited statistically significant efficacy and a tolerable safety profile compared with placebo and BSC in treating patients with the rare disorder Multicentric Castleman's Disease who are HIV-negative and human herpes virus 8-negative. [More]
Frequent mammography screening reduces the rate of lymph node positivity

Frequent mammography screening reduces the rate of lymph node positivity

In a study of screening mammography-detected breast cancers, patients who had more frequent screening mammography had a significantly lower rate of lymph node positivity—or cancer cells in the lymph nodes—as compared to women who went longer intervals between screening mammography exams. [More]
Treatment of pelvic nodes can be easily integrated into IMRT-based treatment strategy

Treatment of pelvic nodes can be easily integrated into IMRT-based treatment strategy

Treatment of pelvic nodes individualized by inclusion of sentinel nodes can be easily integrated into an IMRT-based treatment strategy, according to the new study conducted by a group of researchers from T-bingen and Munich in Germany. The target volume concept seems to correctly cover individual pelvic nodes, which is indicated by the absence of any nodal recurrence within five years of follow-up. [More]
ETPN and NANOMED 2020 honor Endomagnetics with Nanomedicine Award

ETPN and NANOMED 2020 honor Endomagnetics with Nanomedicine Award

Endomagnetics, the company co-founded in the United Kingdom by a University of Houston researcher to develop products to improve the standard of breast cancer care, has been named one of two winners of an inaugural Nanomedicine Award in the European Union. [More]
Dermatologists provide list of specific treatments, procedures not required for medical care

Dermatologists provide list of specific treatments, procedures not required for medical care

The American Academy of Dermatology today released its list of specific treatments and procedures related to skin health and care that are not always necessary. [More]