Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) May 08, 2012
ScienceIndex.com is a health sciences social network established in 1998 to index the very latest news, headlines, references and resources from science journals, books and websites worldwide. The site covers news in all fields of biology, business, chemistry, engineering, geography, health, mathematics and society. In the field of Health Sciences, the site has now included the two new categories Oncology and Pathology. While the Oncology category covers cancer including development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors, the Nutrition category covers causes, processes, development, and consequences of diseases.
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ScienceIndex.com's Oncology category covers cancer including development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors. It currently contains 22,332 articles partly derived from 105 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through an Oncology Sciences RSS feed. One of the latest additions covers relations between socioeconomic position and stage of cervical cancer in 1,651 Danish women with cervical cancer. The risk for advanced compared with early-stage cancer was increased for women with short and medium education, women living without a partner, and older women. Another recently published article in this category surveys treatment of early-stage breast cancer in Asian American women. By focusing on interactions among patient, hospital, and neighborhood factors in the differential receipt of breast cancer treatment, the authors' study identifies subgroups to be targeted by public health and patient-focused initiatives.
ScienceIndex.com's Pathology category covers causes, processes, development, and consequences of diseases. It currently contains 7,482 articles partly derived from 47 scientific journals. The latest articles in this category are also available through a Pathology Sciences RSS feed. One recently included article in this category studies the morphological heterogeneity of acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) in correlation with clinicopathological parameters. The authors' results reveal that Stage I tumors have the best prognosis without any relapse in 18 years follow-up. High-grade tumors are associated with shorter relapse-free survival (RFS). Monophasic (pure acinar or ductular) tumors are associated with a significantly better RFS than mixed ductulo-acinar tumors. Another recently published article describes the time-course of lexical activation during sentence comprehension in people with aphasia. The control participants of this study demonstrates immediate activation of the lexical item, followed by a rapid loss (decay) while the participants with aphasia demonstrated delayed activation of the lexical item.
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