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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.
Adjuvant chemotherapy not beneficial for patients with luminal A subtype of breast cancer

Adjuvant chemotherapy not beneficial for patients with luminal A subtype of breast cancer

Premenopausal women whose invasive breast cancers were of the luminal A subtype had comparable 10-year disease-free survival rates regardless of whether or not they received adjuvant chemotherapy, according to data from the phase III DBCG77B clinical trial presented at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-12. [More]
Endomag’s new magnetic technology provides equivalent detection rates to current standards of cancer care

Endomag’s new magnetic technology provides equivalent detection rates to current standards of cancer care

A global shortage of the most commonly used radioisotope in medical diagnostic procedures, Technetium-99 (99mTc), will have a major impact on hospitals around the world within the next year. [More]
Cornell biomedical engineers develop 'super natural killer cells' to destroy cancer cells in lymph nodes

Cornell biomedical engineers develop 'super natural killer cells' to destroy cancer cells in lymph nodes

Cornell biomedical engineers have developed specialized white blood cells - dubbed "super natural killer cells" - that seek out cancer cells in lymph nodes with only one purpose: destroy them. [More]
Study finds no consistent evidence that antidepressants increase complications after plastic surgery

Study finds no consistent evidence that antidepressants increase complications after plastic surgery

For patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, there's no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes a research review in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Imlygic approved for treatment of melanoma lesions in the skin and lymph nodes

Imlygic approved for treatment of melanoma lesions in the skin and lymph nodes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), the first FDA-approved oncolytic virus therapy, for the treatment of melanoma lesions in the skin and lymph nodes. [More]
Researchers find protein that plays crucial role in development of allergic airway inflammation

Researchers find protein that plays crucial role in development of allergic airway inflammation

Allergies are becoming more commonplace, particularly in industrialised coun-tries. In addition to hay fever, allergic asthma is currently considered to be one of the most widespread allergies. UFZ researchers and their colleagues from the University of Leipzig have recently been successful in finding a protein that plays a critical role in the development of allergic airway inflammation. [More]
New smartphone-based device can reliably perform molecular diagnoses at low cost

New smartphone-based device can reliably perform molecular diagnoses at low cost

NIBIB-funded researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a smartphone-based device that can reliably carry out molecular diagnoses in under an hour for approximately two dollars per patient. The device could enable point-of-care cancer diagnostics in low- to middle-income or remote areas, which often have high rates of mortality from cancer due to missed opportunities for treatment. [More]
Intratumoral morphological diversity of breast cancer not related to chromosome aberrations

Intratumoral morphological diversity of breast cancer not related to chromosome aberrations

Intratumor morphological heterogeneity (diversity) of breast cancer is not related to chromosome aberrations. This conclusion was made based on the study of one case with aggressive variant of breast cancer - invasive micropapillary carcinoma by researchers from Tomsk State University, Tomsk Cancer Research Institute, and Institute of Medical Genetics. [More]
Kolltan announces presentation of data from KTN0158 preclinical study in mast cell tumors at ESMO 2015

Kolltan announces presentation of data from KTN0158 preclinical study in mast cell tumors at ESMO 2015

Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the presentation of data from a preclinical study evaluating KTN0158 in dogs with spontaneous mast cell tumors. KTN0158 is a proprietary, humanized anti-KIT IgG1 monoclonal antibody drug candidate being developed as a potential therapy for cancer and mast cell-related diseases. [More]
Genetic test that predicts recurrence of breast cancer may impact use of chemotherapy

Genetic test that predicts recurrence of breast cancer may impact use of chemotherapy

A genetic test that helps predict whether some women's breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. [More]
Study sheds light on helper cells and killer cells

Study sheds light on helper cells and killer cells

Scientists at the University of Bonn, together with colleagues from the USA and Japan, have shed light on an important immune mechanism. Their work shows how the body provides the important killer cells with a helper in the case of an infection. The study could point the way to better vaccines in the future. [More]
New MRI contrast agent detects tiny breast cancer tumors, micrometastases

New MRI contrast agent detects tiny breast cancer tumors, micrometastases

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent that detects much smaller aggressive breast cancer tumors and micrometastases than current agents can identify. [More]
New approach may offer improved way to detect early breast cancer

New approach may offer improved way to detect early breast cancer

Researchers have shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect the earliest signs of breast cancer recurrence and fast-growing tumors. Their approach detects micromestastases, breakaway tumor cells with the potential to develop into dangerous secondary breast cancer tumors elsewhere in the body. [More]
Lightpoint Medical receives R01 grant from US National Cancer Institute

Lightpoint Medical receives R01 grant from US National Cancer Institute

Lightpoint Medical, an innovative medical device company specializing in imaging technologies announced today that it has received an R01 grant of $2.6M million from the US National Cancer Institute. The funding will support clinical trials of Lightpoint's EnLight™ molecular imaging technology in lymph node cancer and a range of gynecologic cancers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. [More]
EORTC study: Irradiation of regional nodes in breast cancer patients has marginal effect on overall survival

EORTC study: Irradiation of regional nodes in breast cancer patients has marginal effect on overall survival

At a median follow-up of 10.9 years, an EORTC study has shown that irradiation of regional nodes in patients with stage I, II, or III breast cancer has a marginal effect on overall survival, the primary endpoint (at 10 years, overall survival was 82.3 % for regional irradiation versus 80.7% for no regional irradiation, (HR=0.87 (95%CI: 0.76, 1.00), p=0.06). [More]
Study: Extended-field IMRT for cervical or endometrial cancer does not increase risk of duodenal toxicity

Study: Extended-field IMRT for cervical or endometrial cancer does not increase risk of duodenal toxicity

A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) without increased risk of duodenal toxicity, according to a study published in the July-August 2015 issue of Practical Radiation Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology's journal focused on the clinical practice of radiation oncology. [More]
Researchers develop novel technique to generate activated T cells to tackle advanced melanoma

Researchers develop novel technique to generate activated T cells to tackle advanced melanoma

T cells from patients with melanoma can trigger a protective immune response against the disease according to a new study out of University Hospitals Case Medical Center Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. [More]
Growth of lymph node metastases takes advantage of existing blood vessels

Growth of lymph node metastases takes advantage of existing blood vessels

While the use of antiangiogenesis drugs that block the growth of new blood vessels can improve the treatment of some cancers, clinical trials of their ability to prevent the development of new metastases have failed. Now a study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center may have found at least one reason why. [More]
Young thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement at increased risk of dying

Young thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement at increased risk of dying

Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients. [More]
EORTC prospective registry targets patients with minimal sentinel node tumor burden in melanoma

EORTC prospective registry targets patients with minimal sentinel node tumor burden in melanoma

Sentinel node biopsy is the standard staging procedure for melanoma patients, and sentinel node status is the most important prognostic factor for disease outcome in AJCC stage I/II disease. However, the therapeutic value of the sentinel node procedure followed by early completion lymph node dissection is still controversial. [More]
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