Tag: "early" at medical news
African-American men understimate risk of prostate cancer
...ing cancer is likely to underestimate the value of early
detection and thus skip the whole process," said study author William Dale, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine/geriatrics at the University of Chicago, "which may explain, in part, why African-American men are so often diagnosed later and thus ...
Antipsychotic drugs increase risk of death in older people with dementia
...t use of antipsychotic drugs is associated with an early
and sustained increase in risk of death when used to treat disruptive behavior of older adults with dementia. The study suggests that both newer atypical antipsychotics and older conventional antipsychotics are associated with increased mortality....
Hot flashes may be welcome sign in women with breast cancer, study says
...e an indicator of a better prognosis in women with early
stage breast cancer," said the study's senior author, John P. Pierce, Ph.D , director of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. "Our data support the possibility of a significant association between hot flashes a...
Snoring in children might be an allergic type disease
...mmatory diseases and snoring. Snoring can be an early
manifestation of more serious sleep-disordered breathing, so its not necessarily a harmless condition, Dr Marshall added. In adults habitual snoring is seen as being caused by anatomical problems in the airway or obesity. But in children it seems tha...
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
...dy were reported last month, when the trial closed early
based on one-year data which showed a greater survival advantage for patients receiving low dose dexamethasone compared to those receiving the standard high dose of the steroid. Due to the potential risk of side effects related to dexamethasone, res...
Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines
...ies. In the study, patients newly diagnosed with early
stage glioblastoma multiforme, the most common and deadly form of malignant brain tumor, were given both a vaccine aimed at tumor cells along with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide. "Conventional wisdom has been that chemotherapy, by suppressing t...
Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma
...y. PET was used to determine which patients had an early
complete disease response after treatment with che...se of treatment relapsed. Of the 34 patients whose early
PET scans were negative, none have relapsed to-date. We were surprised to find that PET was a use...
Treatment for early prostate cancer associated with type of specialist seen
...e the fact that no one has shown one treatment for early
stage prostate cancer to be better than another," ...ilable therapeutic options." "The treatments for early
stage prostate cancer have different side effects, different recovery profiles, and involve a differ...
Exploring better ways to determine when to change the course of treatment
...eatment is warranted. "If we had a way to know early
on that a tumor isn't responding to a particular d...he CTC was also a strong indicator of prognosis as early
as 3-5 weeks after treatment initiation. "Patients with unfavorable CTC had a shorter median surv...
Genetic mutations identified for type of gastric cancer
...June 6 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early
to coincide with its presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. According to background information in the article, gastric cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide. There are two major ...
Antidepressant does not improve symptoms in advanced cancer patients without major depression
...t have major depression. The findings are reported early
Online - timed to coincide with presentation of the paper at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago and in the July edition of The Lancet Oncology. Self-ratings of depression, mood, fatigue, and quality of life are significan...
Pre-operative chemotherapy does not increase survival rates for nonsmall cell lung cancer
...ared with surgery alone. The findings are reported early
Online and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet, t...rtant component of combined modality treatment for early
stage non-small cell lung cancer, not be delayed, and that systemic treatments should be administere...
OHSU Cancer Institute shows findings of immunotherapy vaccine in prostate cancer patients
...herapy sipuleucel-T, or Provenge, in patients with early
stage recurrent prostate cancer who have a rising ...compared with those who received placebo, but this early
trend did not reach statistical significance. The findings will be presented Saturday, June 2, at ...
Dasatinib shows high early response rate as first treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia
... their first therapy for the disease, according to early
results from a Phase II clinical trial at The Univ...llah says. "We haven't proved that here, but these early
results are encouraging." Atallah and colleagues evaluated 35 patients who enrolled in the clinica...
Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer
... prostate cancer (HRPC). The findings are reported early
Online - timed to coincide with presentation of the paper at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet Oncology. Patients who have HRPC often have involvement of bone marrow, leading to s...
Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study
...sychotherapy or who did respond but experienced an early
recurrence of depressive symptoms. Participants were given one of three augmenting agents: sustained-release bupropion, nortriptyline or lithium. Researchers selected the additional agent that each participant received based on individual medical sta...
Mouse model points to possible new strategy for treating rare muscle disease, kidney disorders
...ess. Most patients develop symptoms while in their early
20s and become wheelchair-bound by the time they r...rial of ManNAc for HIBM to begin in late summer or early
fall. Based on their findings, the group is also exploring the possibility that ManNAc may benefit p...
Agent slows aging in mice
...ty of Michigan scientist Richard A. Miller reports early
results from a mouse study his lab and two others ...nt finding, Miller says. No one excited by these early
results in mice is advised to bulk up on creosote bush leaves as a way to defy old age. If NDGA push...
GlaxoSmithKline honors cancer research pioneer Gianni Bonadonna with new ASCO Award and Fellowship
...n. His revolutionary and courageous approaches to early
stage cancer research opened up new avenues for the treatment of breast cancer, resulting in improved standards of care and longer lives for thousands of patients. His tangible impact on the progress we have made in cancer research continues to be f...
TB test offers patients quicker and easier diagnosis
...d of ollecting bacteria from individuals with the early
stages of TB, and who are unable to cough sputum samples. By doing all the tests in one day, we can start treatment sooner and get patients home sooner. Previously we relied on bronchoscopy or gastric washings, which were uncomfortable for the patien...
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