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April 14, 2008 | Helene Elliott
The last time Antisha Anderson was in this third-floor operating room at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, she was groggy from anesthesia and puzzled by the big, round lights shining down on her. "They looked like alien eyes," she said, laughing. Anderson, a four-time national youth heptathlon champion and aspiring Olympian, was in that surgical suite Nov. 28 to undergo a rare heart procedure. Returning recently for a visit she was greeted like a friend, not merely a statistical success.
April 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
The doctor treating Lee Atwater for a brain tumor said Wednesday the growth is "aggressive and dangerous," and will require chemotherapy in addition to radiation treatment. In a statement issued through Republican Party headquarters, Dr. Paul L. Kornblith said that working in Atwater's favor were the facts that he was in excellent health and "the lesion is quite small and has been detected early in its development."
June 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A premature Swedish baby is recovering well after doctors removed a rare malignant tumor half his birth weight, the Aftonbladet newspaper reported. Surgeons removed the tumor immediately after the baby was delivered by Caesarean section six weeks early, weighing 6.6 pounds. Now 3 weeks old, he weighs 4 pounds. "It is a miracle that he survived," his 24-year-old mother, Caroline Hallqvist, said.
January 14, 1999
Adding calcium to the diet can keep you from getting tumors in your large intestine. The effect is moderate but significant, Dr. J.A. Baron of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., writes in today's New England Journal of Medicine. The study looked at 832 people who underwent surgery for colorectal adenomas--benign tumors--at six hospitals around the country. About half got calcium supplements and half got placebos.
May 7, 2001
Serious infections can retard or even halt the growth of tumors by blocking the growth of blood vessels necessary for nourishing the cancers, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. The findings, reported in the May 15 Journal of Immunology, suggest that infected animals might be a new source of angiogenesis inhibitors, the team said.
January 20, 1985
Doctors have found new tumors on the lungs and the back of a 14-year-old cancer patient whose preacher-father fought court-ordered chemotherapy on religious grounds, a hospital spokeswoman says. The tumors were discovered when Pamela Hamilton underwent tests last week at East Tennessee Children's Hospital here to check her progress, hospital spokeswoman Pat Kelly said Friday.
February 23, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cancer researchers say they've discovered a key tumor-control gene which, when abnormal, leads to several types of cancer. The gene, named FHIT, is involved in a number of airway and digestive tract tumors and is thought to work normally as the vital shield which blocks the growth of many deadly tumors, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia found.
December 30, 1994 | From Times wire services
Scientists Thursday reported progress in cutting off blood supply to a wide variety of tumors in laboratory animals, a finding that could lead to new ways of making human cancers shrink and disappear. "We don't want to oversell this--we're not saying we have the magic bullet, there's a lot more research to be done. But so far, we have green lights," said Dr. David A. Cheresh, one of the lead scientists on the project at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla.
June 8, 1988 | THOMAS H. MAUGH II, Times Science Writer
A new technique can predict the likelihood that tumors of the breast and colon will spread throughout the body, a Canadian researcher reported here Tuesday. If the technique shows that a tumor will not spread, then debilitating radiation and drug therapy may be safely avoided after the tumor has been surgically removed, chemist Ian C. P. Smith of the National Research Council in Ottawa said at the Third Chemical Congress of North America.
August 9, 1997 | From Reuters
Researchers have found a second gene for tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic condition that causes tumors all over the body. About 1 of every 6,000 babies is born with the condition, which can lead to epilepsy, learning difficulties, autism and kidney and skin disease. Reporting Friday in the journal Science, a team of European and U.S. researchers said the discovery of the second gene could lead to a test for the disorder.
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