Cryotherapy is the application of extreme cold to freeze and destroy tumors and has proven to be an effective and minimally invasive technology that results in minimal pain, rapid recovery and high quality of life for patients.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, affecting more than 3 million Americans every year.
The October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy features several new studies evaluating various treatments for Barrett's esophagus (BE). Two of these studies are highlighted below. BE is a condition in which there are unusual changes to the cells lining the esophagus. It is believed to be most commonly due to inflammation from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
A solution to a major challenge in using minimally invasive cryotherapy to target and kill cancer cells with freezing temperatures while protecting adjacent healthy tissues has been reported by a research team in Texas in an article published this week in the Journal of Biomedical Optics.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology today issued a new global guideline on screening for cervical cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer related death among women worldwide.
Loyola Medicine is the first center in the Midwest to offer the first effective PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients.
Are you a fitness enthusiast? If so, moderation and appropriate rest periods may be the key to healthier exercise, as consecutive CrossFit-style workouts could impair the immune system by affecting inflammatory proteins.
High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately as the more labor-intensive approach using cervical samples obtained by clinicians.
Cold therapy has long been prescribed for those recovering from orthopedic surgery, muscle inflammation and sports-related injuries, with treatments ranging from ice baths to immersion in whole-body cryotherapy chambers.
According to recently published Pharmaion report, "India Physiotherapy Equipment Market Opportunities, 2010 - 2020", the physiotherapy equipment market in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 12% during 2015 - 2020, on account of increasing prevalence of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, expanding elderly population and escalating demand for at-home physiotherapy.
Now, for the first time, UCLA researchers have described cost across an entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer - from the time a patient checks in for his first appointment to his post-treatment follow-up testing - using time-driven activity-based costing. And they found a wide variation in costs for the various available treatments that remained consistent over a 12-year period, indicating a better method to monitor costs could save valuable healthcare dollars, said study first author Dr. Aaron Laviana, a fifth year urology resident.
Scientists at the University of York have discovered a potential new treatment for prostate cancer using low temperature plasmas (LTPs).
Common surgical procedures used to diagnose and treat precancerous cervical lesions do not decrease women's chances of becoming pregnant, according to a study that followed nearly 100,000 women for up to 12 years.
Most long-term survivors of retinoblastoma, particularly those who had been diagnosed with tumors by their first birthdays, have normal cognitive function as adults, according to a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study. The research, which appears in the current issue of the journal Cancer, found that the vast majority of survivors work full time, live independently and fulfill other milestones of adult life.
Combining nanodrug-based chemotherapy and cryoablation provides an effective strategy to eliminate cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) the root of cancer resistance and metastasis, which will help to improve the safety and efficacy of treating malignancies that are refractory to conventional therapies.
BioLineRx, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates, announced today that it has received approval from the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) to commence a pivotal, CE Mark registration trial for BL-5010P, for the non-surgical removal of benign skin lesions.
CSA Medical, Inc., the leading provider of advanced spray cryotherapy technology that flash freezes unwanted tissue inside the body, today announced that it has closed a $16 million Series C financing led by Ascension Ventures.
New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers according to two studies presented this week at the 2013 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
Over 90 per cent of physicians treating actinic keratosis (AK) prefer short duration treatment options with fast resolving local skin responses (LSRs), is the finding of a global study (‘Physician Perceptions and Experience of Current Treatment in Actinic Keratosis’) that is being presented today at the 22nd Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV).
Dunking in a tub of ice water after exercise - a surprisingly popular post-workout regimen used by athletes to reduce inflammation and speed recovery - is time consuming and bone-achingly painful. New research from the University of New Hampshire finds that it may not be effective, either.
Active surveillance is an effective way of monitoring patients with low-risk prostate cancer and is associated with a low risk for systemic progression, say researchers.