St. Louis University researchers say using the topical cream imiquimod along with surgery to treat a common head and neck melanoma may stop the cancer from coming back. Doctors say it's usually hard to know if they've removed all of the lentigo maligna (LM) skin cancer because it has uneven borders.
Dr. Scott Fosko is the study's lead researcher. He says doctors treated the areas around patients' melanomas with imiquimod after surgery.
St. Louis, MO – Evaluators from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be in the 89 buildings of the St. Louis Public Schools this week to review the district's processes and standards.
The review is not to determine if the district is ready to regain its accreditation, said DESE's chief accountability officer Becky Odneal.
State health officials have asked for Missouri's portion of a national supply of antiviral medications that could be used to treat swine flu. The request comes as five states, including neighboring Kansas, have confirmed cases of the new flu strain.
Margaret Donnelly directs Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services. She says state health officials are watching national developments closely.
St. Louis University researchers say they're one step closer to developing a universal vaccine for the common flu virus. They presented their findings at a National Foundation for Infectious Disease conference in Baltimore Monday.
Researchers gave nearly 400 adults a low dose of a universal vaccine for six months. They say it produced high antibody levels, similar to those that protect small animals with flu from disease and death.