A New Drug May Help Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Avoid Premature Menopause And Preserve Their Ability To Have Children
A study, presented at the annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, showed that women who received AstraZeneca PLC’s drug goserelin along with chemotherapy were 64 percent less likely to develop premature menopause than women who had chemotherapy alone. They were also more likely to have successful pregnancies, and the treatment appeared to improve survival. The study has only included women with hormone-receptor-negative cancer.
10 Years Of Hormones For Breast Cancer According To The American Society Of Clinical Oncology
All women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer should have the option to continue adjuvant hormonal therapy for as long as 10 years, according to an updated guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Increase In Number Of Total Knee Replacement Surgeries, Especially In Younger Adults, Linked to Obesity
The number of total knee replacement surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the higher demand for knee replacements, with younger patients affected to a greater degree.
How To Erase A Memory – And Restore It: Researchers Reactivate Memories In Rats
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine , published in the June 1 journal Nature, a study that shows the ability to selectively remove a memory and predictably reactivate it by stimulating nerves in the brain at frequencies that are known to weaken and strengthen the connections between nerve cells, called synapses.
Decoding How The Brain Miswires, Possibly Causing ADHD
Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain’s reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They say findings from their study, published online today in Neuron, may increase the understanding of underlying causes of ADHD, potentially facilitating the development of more individualized treatment strategies.