HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Women Who Have Invasive Cervical Cancer Benefit From Addition Of Chemotherapy To Radiation Treatment

St. Louis, February 22, 1999 -- In a landmark study involving researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, women with locally advanced cervical cancer were shown to benefit from taking chemotherapeutic drugs while receiving radiation therapy. The study was led by scientists at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

"Overall, the patients who received chemotherapy were more likely to survive their disease," says Perry W. Grigsby, M.D., professor of radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. David G. Mutch, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, also participated in the study along with other physicians in the division.

The national study by the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) is one of three studies that will be reported in the April 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Other investigators were in the RTOG study were at New York University, the State University of New York Health Science Center and other institutions. It was funded by the National Cancer Institute.

The articles are being released in advance of publication because of their potential implications for public health. The National Cancer Institute also is issuing a rare clinical announcement on the studies' findings and those of two other unpublished studies. In the announcement, NCI director Richard Klausner says, "The findings of these five trails are remarkably consistent. They are likely to change the standard of care for invasive cervical cancer."

The RTOG study examined whether the addition of two chemotherapy drugs to a seven-week regimen of radiation treatment affected the survival of women who had locally advanced cervical cancer.

All of the 386 women evaluated in the study received radiation to the pelvis and abdomen that reached th
'"/>

Contact: Barbra Rodriguez
rodrigub@medicine.wustl.edu
314-286-0122
Washington University School of Medicine
22-Feb-1999


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. The European Society of Cardiology launches Women at Heart
2. Women less likely to get quality heart attack care
3. Statement on the findings of the Womens Health Study
4. Women should be advised not to drink alcohol in pregnancy
5. Women with thyroid problem have lower risk of breast cancer
6. Women successfully treated to prevent preterm labor at low risk for recurrent episode
7. Womens heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men
8. Women, drinking to their health
9. Women want annual pap smears
10. Women In Government report on eliminating cervical cancer
11. Women need less morphine after hysterectomies with new treatment

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


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to ... and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... leader in post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture ... , AccentCare has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... HMP , a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that ... for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during the Eddie & Ozzie Awards ... recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of sectors. This year’s program included ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Women-owned and Grand ... Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite Wellness will be ... Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry Autograph Collection ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in wound care advancements to physician colleagues, skilled nursing facility medical directors and ... the Treacherous Waters of Wound Care." , "At many of these conferences we ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Sept. 18, 2017 EpiVax, Inc. ... bioinformatics and immune engineering, today announced a ... A (H7N9) vaccine. ... seasonal influenza and presents a challenge for ... exposure to be effective. Using state-of-the-art bioinformatics and ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... YORK , Sept. 12, 2017   EcoVadis , the leading ... has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and ... companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based on Scorecard Ratings that analyzed nearly 800,000 ... ... Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: