Archive: 1/04/2009

9 patients made nearly 2,700 ER visits in Texas

(AP) -- Just nine people accounted for nearly 2,700 of the emergency room visits in the Austin area during the past six years at a cost of $3 million to taxpayers and others, according to a report. The patients went to hospital ...

dateApr 01, 2009 in Other
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Light Reveals Breast Tumor Oxygen Status

(PhysOrg.com) -- Light directed at a breast tumor through a needle can tell pathologists how much oxygen the tumor is consuming, and help oncologists choose treatment options that would be most effective for an individual ...

dateApr 01, 2009 in Cancer
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Ovarian cancer screening not catching early disease

The only available screening tests for ovarian cancer fail to catch early signs of the disease and often result in unnecessary surgery, said researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer ...

dateApr 01, 2009 in Cancer
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Procedure improves health of cancer patients

A novel hemodialysis procedure helps restore kidney function and increases lifespan in patients with multiple myeloma, according to a study appearing in the April 2009 issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society ...

dateApr 01, 2009 in Cancer
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