Liver Function Needs To Be Monitored In Lung Cancer Patients Taking Tarceva

TORONTO — The drug company Hoffman-La Roche is informing doctors about new safety information for one of its drugs used by lung cancer patients. It says liver function needs to be closely monitored by the doctor in patients who currently or recently have taken Tarceva. The drug Tarceva (erlotinib) is used to treat patients with non-small cell lung cancer at an advanced stage when chemotheraphy has not helped to stop the disease. But the letter issued by Hoffman-La Roche says a study of patients with advanced cancer and moderate liver impairment found that a number of patients died during treatment or within 30 days of the last dose, compared to patients with normal liver function. Patients on the drug need to consult their doct…

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Superfood Max with Acai Berry & 13 Other Diet Foods: Weight Loss Diet Pill & Herbal Detoxify Formula – Anti-Aging Supplement

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Think Ahead to Help Prevent Skin Cancer Treatment in Your Future

You may think you don’t need to worry about the possibility of skin cancer treatment. The choices you make now, however, can definitely have a negative impact in that area. At the age of 60, when you look back at yourself at 20, you’ll realize just how fast those years can fly and you’ll wish you’d followed these simple steps!

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Delivering A Basket Of Hope For Women

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Some unique hardwood maple baskets woven by artisans in Ohio have been used to deliver hope–bringing millions of women potentially life-saving information about breast cancer.
Delivering A Basket Of Hope For Women
Some unique hardwood maple baskets woven by artisans in Ohio have been used to deliver hope-bringing millions of women potentially life-saving information about breast cancer.

Through sales of these baskets, Horizon of Hope? a partnership among The Longaberger Company, nearly 60,000 independent Longaberger home consultants and the American Cancer Society (ACS), has raised nearly $12 million for ACS since 1995 and reached an estimated 18 million women.

In 2005, more than 200,000 Horizon of Hope baskets and thousands more related products were purchased. Every year, $2 from the sale of each basket and other campaign products go to ACS to fund research and education programs.

“We truly are at our best when we gather together, and Horizon of Hope allows us to unite our sisterhood behind a cause that touches nearly all women in some way,” said Tami Longaberger, chief executive officer of The Longaberger Company. “Thanks to the amazing efforts of our 60,000 home consultants, millions of women are benefiting from life saving breast cancer research and education.”

Many home consultants plan their own Horizon of Hope annual community events.

Susan Kantor of Bartlett, Ill., is preparing for her tenth Horizon of Hope event, and nearly 1,000 guests are expected to attend. Kantor says attendance has continually grown every year since her team’s first event, and this year cumulative donations will exceed the $300,000 mark. A committee of 20 women on her sales team plans all details of the event for months before it takes place, and many more team members are involved by inviting friends and helping out at the event.

“Horizon of Hope gives me, my sales team, our customers and other friends a chance to do something wonderful for all women,” says Kantor. “This is a cause that unites us because it has touched so many of us in some way.”

Theresa Razzante from Highland Heights, Ohio, also plans annual events with her team that she says have had immediate and positive results. This year is her team’s eleventh event, with more than 500 expected to attend.

“For months after our dinner one year, I had ladies share stories with me that they went for a mammogram-some their first one ever-because of our event,” said Razzante. “I feel like I am making a difference in my community and in my families’ and friends’ lives.”

The Horizon of Hope Web site, www.horizonofhope.com, includes testimonials, information on funded programs and studies, and important prevention steps.

The 2006 basket was designed as a jewelry box and features wood splints bent into the signature pink ribbon design, symbolic of breast cancer support.

Offered in either Warm Brown or Whitewashed, the baskets are priced at $36 each or two for $64; a solid-wood lid in either color with a wood knob is available for $18, and a drawstring fabric liner is available for $14.

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Phase II Trial Showing Improved Survival With ASA404 In Lung Cancer

LONDON and CAMBRIDGE, MA — Cancer drug developer Antisoma plc announces that the British Journal of Cancer has today published the results of a randomised phase II trial of ASA404 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Positive data from this trial supported the progress of ASA404 into phase III development. ASA404 is a Tumour-Vascular Disrupting Agent (Tumour-VDA) that attacks tumours by selectively destroying the tumour blood vessels on which they depend to survive and grow. In the trial published today, 73 patients receiving their first treatment for NSCLC were randomly assigned to receive either ASA404 plus standard chemotherapy or standard chemotherapy alone. Patients in the ASA404 group had a median survival of…

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Women well informed about breast cancer

As per a new GfK Roper Public Affairs survey sponsored by CancerCare, a national nonprofit cancer support organization, while the majority (76 percent) of women surveyed said they know at least a fair amount about breast cancer, a number of remain unaware of the important recent progress made in therapy. Fewer than one out of four (23 percent) women ages 50-65 have heard of new therapies for breast cancer, revealing a gap between awareness and information that women can use toward better therapy……..

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3MTM LittmannĀ® Classic II S.E. Stethoscope 2815, 28 inch, Pink

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