Screening for cancer in men and women

The most important in brief: For almost 50 years, Germany has had a statutory cancer screening program with selected studies. Early detection measures can increase the success of medical treatment and thus the chances of cure. However, in individual cases the tests can also have disadvantages such as false alarms, overlooked malignant tumours or unnecessary ...

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The lymphatic system – formation and removal of tissue fluid

The human lymphatic system has the task of removing all substances from the connective tissue which cannot be removed by the blood vessel system (so-called obligatory lymph load). Without a functioning lymphatic system, humans are not viable. In this first part about the human lymphatic system, you will learn how tissue fluid is formed and …

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Is Canada ready for The Next Big Thing in cancer treatment?

Think of cancer immunotherapy as an inside job:  While chemotherapy and radiation destroy cancer cells from the outside, cancer immunotherapy deploys the patient’s own immune system to attack the disease from within. Cancer immunotherapy’s arsenal of immunotherapies ranges from monoclonal antibodies that can target malignant cells, inhibitors that help the immune system recognize and attack …

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Stem Cells 101

Across Ontario, hundreds of people have a stronger appreciation of stem cells, thanks to the Ontario Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s (OIRM) Stem Cell 101 — The Promise and Potential. The spring lecture series — featuring world-leading scientists explaining the field, talking about their research and discussing the ethical issues involved — concluded last night in Ottawa …

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Stem Cell Research

Tuesday’s federal budget bodes well for stem cell research and development in Canada. First, there is the Government of Canada’s commitment to make available up to $800 million to support innovation networks and clusters as part of the Government’s upcoming Innovation Agenda. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and the Government indicated they recognize the need to “catalyze …

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Stem Cell Science – Bone Marrow Transplant

The Canadian MS Bone Marrow Transplant Research Study is a MS Society-funded project to determine whether transplanting bone marrow stem cells in people with MS can stop the disease. Led by Drs. Mark Freedman and Harold Atkins at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and University of Ottawa, the study began in August of 2000. Ten …

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