Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 99 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Apr-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 10-Apr-2003
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Study demonstrates that low dose tamoxifen may be effective in treating breast cancer
Administering tamoxifen at lower doses than the current standard dose appears to effectively reduce breast cancer proliferation while causing fewer side effects, according to data published in the Proceedings for the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).  more

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Novel COX-2 combination treatment may reduce colon cancer risk
A combination of low-dose COX (cyclooxygenase)-2 inhibitors (celecoxib) and a biologically active component of fish oil (n-3 PUFAs, such as docosahexanoic acid, DHA) may prevent, and even treat, colon cancer, according to data published in the Proceedings for the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). more

 


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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): WHO Guangdong China team to issue its report
The WHO expert team in Guangdong Province, China will be issuing its official interim report and recommendations on the local SARS situation early tomorrow.  more

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WHO health briefing on Iraq
The World Health Organization continues to be seriously concerned about the level of civilian casualties in Baghdad and the impact this is having on hospitals.  more

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Over-the-counter pain relievers effective in protecting against breast cancer: NSAIDs may block development of breast tumors
Regular use of ibuprofen and aspirin inhibits the formation and growth of breast cancer, according to data published in the Proceedings for the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).  more

 
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