Tag: "recurrence" at medical news
Breast cancer survivors change lifestyle after diagnosis
... consuming a healthy diet, could ward off a cancer recurrence
- were more likely to say that they had adopted that behavior since their diagnosis." Due to advances in detection and treatment, there are now more than 10 million Americans who are cancer survivors, according to the American Cancer Society. Howev...
Different gene-expression predictors of breast cancer agree, UNC study shows
... appear to predict the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence
in various populations of women with node-negative...r identifying women who are unlikely to experience recurrence
and, thus, potentially unlikely to benefit from chemotherapy. "We find our results encouraging an...
How tumors respond to treatment prior to liver transplants may be useful in selecting recipients
...received a transplant following TACE. Freedom from recurrence
after five years was 94 percent in the first group... percent in the second group. Since freedom from recurrence
was not significantly different in patients who met versus patients who exceeded the Milan criteria,...
Long-term safety results released for breast cancer drugs
...unt both the chance that the patients would have a recurrence
of their breast cancer and the side-effects caused by their treatment. The analysis showed that anastrozole had a significantly better risk benefit profile, and that this benefit was greatest at 12 years of treatment. The researchers conclude that th...
Men more at risk of recurrent blood clots than women
...n and lodges in the lung). They looked at rates of recurrence
of blood clots in patients after they had stopped taking preventative anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication. A total of 5416 patients were enrolled in 15 eligible studies, 50% were men and 50% women. There were 816 recurrent blood clots, of whi...
Test helps identify patients at low risk for recurring blood clots
...oagulant treatment, a third of patients experience recurrence
of VTE within the next 5 to 8 years, according to ...ormation in the article. The case-fatality rate of recurrence
is around 5 percent. Therefore, identification of patients who might benefit from indefinite anticoa...
Mass. General study finds potential ovarian cancer stem cells
...esponsible for the ultimately fatal drug-resistant recurrence
that is characteristic of ovarian cancer," says Paul Szotek, MD, of the MGH Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories, first author of the PNAS report. "We believe this likely is the first time stem-like cells have been found in models of ovarian can...
Robot-assisted, laparoscopic surgery for vaginal vault prolapse found to be effective
...upon leaving the hospital. One patient experienced recurrence
of her vaginal vault prolapse, and another developed a recurrent grade 3 rectocele, in which the rectum protrudes into the vagina. All patients indicated they were satisfied with the outcomes of their surgeries. As duration of the repair is critic...
I forgive you for taking his lunch money
...forgiveness and reconciliation at home lessens the recurrence
of bullying among adolescents. Results of a survey of nearly two thousand Bengali youths demonstrate that parental forgiveness and reconciliation promote adaptive shame management and reduce bullying behavior. The study points out that punitive measu...
Mild sadness provokes depressive thinking in some recovered patients
...viating symptoms rather than reducing the risk for recurrence
or identifying patients who might relapse after successful treatment. Previous studies have found that some patients who have recovered from depression still show cognitive processes--patterns in thinking, learning and memory--commonly associated wi...
New insights into the impact of pregnancy on inflammatory arthritis
... the third or fourth month after delivery, disease recurrence
was observed in 90 percent of these patients, coinciding with a drop of serum fetal DNA to very low or undetectable levels. The remaining 4 women, including the one who had RA onset during the first trimester, did not experience significant reducti...
Team approach to rare cardiovascular, renal surgery at UT Southwestern provides impressive results
...t drug therapies by medical oncologists to prevent recurrence
or stop the growth of remaining tumor cells in cases where it was not feasible to remove the entire kidney tumor clot, Dr. Sagalowsky said. Mr. Enfinger, for example, still has a small inoperable tumor mass below the vena cava, near the spot where th...
Obesity is associated with less favorable outcome after radiation therapy for prostate cancer
...nwhile, 127 of the men had clinical failure (local recurrence
and/or distant metastasis) determined by radiologic studies, biopsy, or physical examination. On analysis, risk of biochemical and clinical failure were influenced by BMI. As BMI increased, the risk of disease progression following therapy also incre...
New test detects prostate cancer spread at the earliest time
...her a prostate cancer patient will go on to have a recurrence
of the disease, even if surrounding lymph nodes in...hniques, Cote says. The group then compared cancer recurrence
and survival in those patients with the hidden tumor cells versus those without the cells. The prese...
Study compares treatment options for patients with brain metastases
...etastases, but it may reduce the likelihood of the recurrence
of brain metastases, according to a study in the J....4 percent for SRS alone. The 12-month brain tumor recurrence
rate was 46.8 percent in the WBRT + SRS group and 76.4 percent for SRS alone group. Salvage (treatme...
International breast cancer trial launched to judge success of treatments
... after mastectomy in women at intermediate risk of recurrence
of cancer. The study will also look at the long-te...rapy can be very effective in reducing the risk of recurrence
of breast cancer on the chest wall in 'high risk' patients. However the role of radiotherapy in wome...
St. Jude helps Brazil improve outcomes of children with leukemia
...a person is free of treatment side effects, cancer recurrence
and other problems. The St. Jude program in Brazil decreased the rate of abandonment from 16 percent to 0.6 percent and increased event-free survival from 32 percent to 63 percent, according to Raul Ribeiro, M.D., a member of Hematology-Oncology at ...
OHSU Cancer Institute scientists report more accurate prognosis of colon cancer survival
... in the study had already survived without disease recurrence
for up to five years after diagnosis. The results were sorted by number of years since diagnosis, age, sex, race, stage of disease, location of tumors and other factors. The results showed that as more time elapsed since diagnosis, most subjects e...
Outcomes of patients in trials; Better blood pressure treatment; Snake bites, and more
... trials varied and included, for example, death or recurrence
of cancer. In 22 of these trials, the health outcomes were no different (statistically) in patients who received randomly assigned treatment and those who received individualized treatment. In one trial the randomized patients fared better, and in th...
Results good for HER-2 positive breast cancer patients using trastuzumab
...al N9831 study showed that trastuzumab reduced the recurrence
of HER-2 positive breast cancer about 50 percent," says Dr. Halyard, a radiation oncologist at Mayo Clinic Arizona and lead author of today's study. "We hoped also to show that trastuzumab did not add complications to radiation treatment, and the cu...
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