Data being presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium show Myriad's EndoPredict, a second-generation test, significantly outperformed Oncotype Dx, a first-generation test, in predicting the long-term recurrence of breast cancer, particularly in years five to 10 following surgery. Clinicians can consider using EndoPredict to identify patients who can forgo chemotherapy with confidence, knowing they have a low risk of recurrence over 10 years.
20 to 40 percent of the patients with multiple myeloma -- a type of leukemia -- have a defect in the ribosome, the protein factory of the cell. These patients have a poorer prognosis than patients with intact ribosomes. At the same time, they respond better to a drug that already exists. These are the findings of a study by the Laboratory for Disease Mechanisms in Cancer at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium.
On July 17, more than 70 million tons of ice broke off from the Aru glacier in the mountains of western Tibet and tumbled into a valley below, taking the lives of nine nomadic yak herders living there. Scientists have done a kind of forensic analysis of the disaster, and found that the cause is likely climate change.
Did you know you can 'taste' garlic with your feet? Or that chocolate can instantly dissolve that wad of gum in your mouth? Or that nose grease can get rid of the foam on a badly poured beer in seconds? This week, Reactions explains these three offbeat food-chemistry tricks. In the name of science, we encourage you to play with your food with these do-it-yourself experiments. Check out the videos here: http://bit.ly/WeirdFoodTricks.
Women taking tamoxifen to prevent breast cancer were less likely to continue taking the drug if they suffered nausea and vomiting, according to new data presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study in more than 16,000 patients presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016.