HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study finds fewer than half of early stage breast cancer patients get full chemotherapy doses

Data being published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology point to an alarming pattern in breast cancer treatment -- less than half of women with early stage breast cancer whose records were evaluated received their full, recommended dose of potentially life-saving chemotherapy. Researchers found that 56 percent of 20,799 women treated for early stage breast cancer nationwide received less than 85 percent of their prescribed chemotherapy dose intensity due to treatment delays or dose reductions.

Data from a new study published in today's Journal of Clinical Oncology points to an alarming pattern in breast cancer treatment -- less than half of women with early stage breast cancer whose records were evaluated received their full, recommended dose of potentially life-saving chemotherapy.

Researchers from the University of Rochester's James P. Wilmot Cancer Center conducted a comprehensive retrospective analysis and found that 56 percent of the 20,799 women treated for early stage breast cancer in 1,243 community-based oncology practices nationwide received less than 85 percent of their prescribed chemotherapy dose intensity due to treatment delays or dose reductions.

In 25 percent of the cases, patients saw treatment delays of more than a week and 37 percent had chemotherapy dose reductions due to common side effects of treatment, says Gary H. Lyman, M.D., M.P.H., lead author of the study and director of the health services and outcomes research program at the Wilmot Cancer Center.

Previous studies have demonstrated that receiving less than 85 percent of the recommended dose intensity can result in lower survival rates for women with breast cancer.

The primary cause of chemotherapy delays and dose reductions is neutropenia, a shortage of infection-fighting white blood cells. This is a common, potentially serious side effect of chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy drugs are designed to destroy cancer cells,
'"/>

Contact: Leslie White
leslie_white@urmc.rochester.edu
585-273-1119
University of Rochester Medical Center
14-Dec-2003


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study of energy and health in Africa focuses spotlight on charcoal and forest management
2. Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
3. Study shows patch therapy may be as effective as oral medications
4. Study shows soy is well accepted in school lunches
5. Study finds that coordinating care of chronically ill patients does not increase liability
6. Study provides new estimates of the causes of child mortality worldwide
7. Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals
8. Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
9. Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
10. Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased
11. Study shows acrylamide in baked and fried food does not increase risk of breast cancer in women

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... Just found out your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear your ... shares their diagnosis. Once the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be overwhelming. ... best ways to help? Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO something. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Colorado State University Global (CSU ... affordable online education – is proud to announce its new master’s degree in ... its kind in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed to provide ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort to give back to ... 10 percent of each hotel room booked with a special new rate code to ... Indiana (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied to any room type, ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) ... Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the ... growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated ... Miami is the first Florida school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air ... airborne COVID-19. True North Classical Academy plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... While coronavirus cases continue to increase across ... and community organizations remain closed. Because about 80% of blood donations are made at ... blood donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily available for ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... If you live in New York City ... real estate part makes sense, it’s the law of supply and demand, but are plastic ... has a significant percentage of their patients that make the four-hour trip to have ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... Dr. ... reproductive and endoscopic surgeon and serves as a clinical professor in the Department of ... of the American Laparoscopy Society & Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and is a Clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: