Tag: "benefit" at medical news

ESA satellite guides polar explorers across disintegrating sea ice

... albeit small, additional group of users that will benefit from these new operational satellite developments at ESA....

ACP supports improved access to information on relative strengths and weaknesses

...ing comparative effectiveness data in the Medicare benefit design slowly and cautiously so that more experien...ating such comparative effectiveness research into benefit design issues. Congress should recognize that inclusion of "cost effectiveness" as an element ...

Heading to Siberia: UH signs agreement with Russian Academy of Sciences

... science and technology that increasingly need the benefit of collaborative efforts, said Donald L. Birx, vice chancellor for the UH System and vice president for research for UH. More and more, were seeing talented individuals and groups worldwide pooling resources and working better together than ever bef...

USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence

...ge II colon cancer patients who are more likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy following surgery, says...ings may help oncologists target patients who will benefit the most from adjuvant chemotherapy. The treatment remains controversial for stage II patients becau...

Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence

...undertaken to test whether trastuzumab adds to the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy (doxorubicin, known as Ad... Dr. Perez. The four-year data show a persistent benefit compared to what was seen at two years, according to Dr. Perez, with trastuzumab combined with chemo...

Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression

...tic profile of patients may help to those who will benefit from specific chemotherapy treatments, says principal investigator Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., professor of medicine at USCs Keck School of Medicine. Findings from the study were displayed on Monday, June 4 at the annual meeting of the American Societ...

Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma

...presented and show that patients in all age ranges benefit from Revlimid with the low dose dexamethasone (LDD...ut patients over age 65 had the greatest degree of benefit from Revlimid/LDD, 95% survival vs 83% for Revlimid/HDD. The combined survival rate at one year wa...

Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines

...ceive the two therapies separately, patients might benefit from the delivery of a one-two punch to brain tumors, Sampson said. Average survival for patients with newly diagnosed, surgically treated glioblastoma multiforme is 15 months with standard therapy, including chemotherapy. Patients who receive vacc...

Herceptin does not increase heart failure in patients long term

...at although Herceptin provides a clear and notable benefit to women with HER-2 positive breast cancer, it also causes an increased risk for congestive heart failure a 4.1 percent incidence of congestive health failure was reported in the Herceptin and chemotherapy group compared to a 0.8 percent increase in...

Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma

... a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, may benefit from chemotherapy followed by radioimmunotherapy, according to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago and published as Abstract 8005 in the...

Study finds difference in survival rates among white and black women with advanced breast cancer

...w that improvements in breast cancer survival only benefit white women and that the disparity between black and white breast cancer patients is widening. The study evolved as a follow-up to recent research of Sharon Giordano, M.D., assistant professor in M. D. Anderson's Department of Breast Medical Oncolo...

Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients

...n private practice in Minneapolis. "The clinical benefit may seem small, but in the world of melanoma where there is very little progress, this is certainly a strong indication that the combination of chemotherapy with an antiangiogenic agent may be a valid treatment strategy for these patients. But the on...

Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression

... of Sydney, Australia, and colleagues assessed the benefit on symptoms and survival of sertraline in patients...medicalisation (giving drugs to patients where the benefit is unclear or unproven) of patients with advanced cancer should be avoided. However, the authors s...

Pre-operative chemotherapy does not increase survival rates for nonsmall cell lung cancer

...downgrades in their clinical staging, there was no benefit in terms of overall survival. The authors say ho...emotherapy results in a relative increase survival benefit of 12% and an absolute survival benefit of 5% at five years. The authors conclude: Although there ...

Protein may be linked to melanoma recurrence

...CI. We know that only 30 percent of these patients benefit from treatment long-term. The goal of our study was to identify better predictors of who will benefit most from treatment with interferon and who is most at risk of their cancer returning. The study ...

Shark cartilage shows no benefit as a therapeutic agent for lung cancer

...rtilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemothe...I studies in lung and renal cancers suggested some benefit to patients when AE-941 was given at higher doses, says Lu. "This is the first large Phase III ran...

MRI detects cancers missed by mammography in breast cancer patients

...erving surgery to treat newly diagnosed cancer may benefit from an MRI scan of the entire breast. The second study, which compared MRI versus mammography in detection of contralateral breast cancer, found that MRI detected tumors missed by mammograms in 3.2 percent of 401 women. Some women participated in ...

Targeted, oral agent Enzastaurin shows favorable results

... innovative uses for this targeted therapy to help benefit patients....

Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer

...n this study received a comparable quality-of-life benefit whether they received ALIMTA and carboplatin or GE...gator. Patients on the ALIMTA arm also appeared to benefit from a lower toxicity profile. Additional data to be presented on Sunday, June 3rd at ASCO from a...

Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders

...he research indicates that the approach also might benefit patients with certain kidney disorders. The scie... is also exploring the possibility that ManNAc may benefit people suffering from diseases that involve damage to the cell layers of the kidney that are require...

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