Volume 8 Issue 154
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Jun-2006 
Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 5-Jun-2006

Editor: Susan K. Boyer, RN
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Drug shows promise against advanced form of lung cancer

Results of a multi-center clinical study of a drug currently approved for treatment of kidney cancer indicate that it may also be effective for people with recurrent and advanced lung cancer. more  

Targeted therapy shows significant benefits over standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer

According to a new study, the drug sunitinib malate (Sutent®) is more effective than the current standard cytokine treatment given as an initial therapy for patients with advanced kidney cancer, also known as metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The study is being presented today at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting. more

New targeted therapy shows promise in children with metastatic gastrointenstinal stromal tumor

Children with a rare digestive-tract cancer that is resistant to front-line therapy have benefited from a newer targeted therapy that has been shown effective in adults. more  

Advanced prostate cancer remains sensitive to treatment even after holidays from chemotherapy

Advanced prostate cancer can be treated successfully with intermittent chemotherapy, according to a study conducted by Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute scientists. more

Gene therapy completely suppresses ovarian cancer growth in animal model 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have used gene therapy to either completely abolish or significantly inhibit tumor progression in a mouse model of ovarian cancer. more

Would requiring nutrition and calorie labeling in restaurants make a difference to consumers?  

Amid calls from public health and consumer advocacy groups for legislation that would require nutrition and calorie labeling on menus at fast-food and similar types of restaurants, a survey by researchers at the University of Vermont found significant numbers of people do not look at food labels now, and many are unable to use the information the labels contain. more

Can a high-fiber diet prevent obesity?

While diets low in carbohydrates and high in protein continue to attract the public's attention, researchers at the University of Texas – Austin report that "normal-weight" adults tend to eat more fiber and fruit than people who are overweight or obese. more


Researchers at the University of Vermont reprt that significant numbers of people do not look at food labels, and many are unable to use the information the labels contain.