Tag: "conserving" at medical news
Doctors investigating one stop shop radiotherapy at time of surgery
...stitute in Amsterdam, said that traditional breast conserving
surgery involved excision of the tumour followed by external beam radiotherapy of the whole breast. This can involve 20 to 25 separate visits to the radiotherapy department. It was usual now to give an extra boost to the site of the tumour either by ...
Long-term survival results favor chemotherapy before surgery for locally advanced breast cancer
...ging of their tumor to permit an attempt at breast conserving
therapy, or lumpectomy (segmental mastectomy). Of ...ging of their tumors and are candidates for breast conserving
therapy have the best long-term outcome." He added that patients who had mastectomy - while at high...
A strong primary care system is good for a nation's health
...ome type of health care reform, mostly directed at conserving
costs," notes Starfield. "But except for the general finding that there is little association between costs of a health system and population health, more extensive analyses have not been done. This study indicates that a strong primary-care orientat...
Screening reduces mastectomy rates
...screening programme were analysed. Rates of breast conserving
surgery were 1.18 per thousand in 1990 and 1.87 pe... 1996 it was 0.62 per thousand. The rate of breast conserving
surgery has increased significantly with the advent of screening, and the rate of radical surgery ha...
Income important in tracking health status
.... For example, one study showed that use of breast conserving
therapy for early stage cancer was most used by affluent women and least by inner city or rural women. Low-income women may also be less likely to take advantage of newer, complex therapies either because multiple visits are required or because they...
Young breast cancer patients who chose lumpectomies need indefinite follow-up
Young breast cancer patients who have breast conserving
treatment are at higher risk of recurrence many ye...fference in local recurrence between those who had conserving
surgery and those who had mastectomies occurred after 10-15 years. Fifteen years after diagnosis, fo...
Breast conserving therapy offers good outcome if criteria are met
...nstitution study of its kind has found that breast conserving
therapy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy offers a go...hese features to be a contraindication to a breast conserving
approach. "We have now demonstrated that breast conservation therapy after neoadjuvant chemotherap...
Texas A&M scientists clone world's first deer
...int project with Viagen, Inc. and may be useful in conserving
endangered deer species including the Key West dee...f hunting, cloning may provide a valuable tool for conserving
the genetics of superior animals. ...
Utah researchers hope hunt for medicinal drugs helps save Papua New Guinea rainforests
...onomic value of those plants, they'll realize that conserving
those resources will help them earn a livelihood. "Based on the diversity of plant species there, chances are good that we'll find compounds active against tuberculosis and HIV," Ireland said. But even in the best case, it is likely that new drugs c...
New study reveals big disparity between countries in breast conservation rates
... the conference chairman, said that despite breast conserving
surgery being widely accepted as a valuable altern...their tumour and 10% had some other form of breast conserving
surgery. The mastectomy rate was highest in central and eastern Europe at 77%. The USA had the secon...
Breast cancer patients with BRCA1 or 2 mutations twice as likely to have double mastectomy
...t cancer in the non-cancerous breast. While breast conserving
therapy (a combination of lumpectomy plus radiation) and unilateral mastectomy are effective treatments for the newly diagnosed breast cancer, these treatments do not protect against the development of a new breast cancer in the opposite breast. Al...
Partial breast radiation procedure may benefit cancer patients
...-- Some women with breast cancer who prefer breast conserving
surgery consisting of lumpectomy and radiation may choose a procedure that delivers radiation to the malignant tumor and not to the entire breast, according to research of a breast surgeon from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The findings...
Breast conserving therapy safe for hereditary breast cancer
... with hereditary breast cancer treated with breast conserving
therapy appear to have no increased risk for recur...pposite breast is significantly increased. Breast conserving
therapy (BCT), consisting of lumpectomy and radiation, has been demonstrated to be a safe, effective...
Mayo Clinic researchers create 'obedient virus'; First step to use measles virus against cancer
...iversal substrate cells" -- while at the same time conserving
the viral component for targeting and destroying tumors. Mass production of a retargeted virus was not possible before this specific innovation of the molecular tag -- and research in this area was at an impasse. Not any more. "The virus goes where ...
MRI proves useful in assessment of suspected breast cancer patients
...aphy and were believed to be candidates for breast conserving
treatment. Nineteen of the patients did not have a suspicious lesion on MRI, and when these women were biopsied, it turned out they did not have cancer, said Dr. Wiener. Many of those patients could have avoided having a biopsy at all, he said. I...