Tag: "recurrence" at medical news
High intake of dietary fiber not associated with reduced risk of colorectal cancer
...plementation have failed to show reductions in the recurrence
of colorectal adenomas. Yikyung Park, Sc.D., formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the association between dietary fiber intake and risk of colorectal cancer by reanalyzing the primary data from 13 prospect...
Parents of children with cancer suffer post-traumatic stress symptoms, both immediate and lingering
...ncer treatment achieves a cure, she says, "fear of recurrence
is a universal, never-ending worry for parents." She notes that traditional measures of psychological distress, which focus on anxiety and depression, "do not capture the full picture," and calls for broadening evaluations of the parents to include a...
Dose-dense chemotherapy for early breast cancer found safe, similar to standard regimen
...se-dense regimen did not result in improvements in recurrence
or survival, according to a study in the December ...se-dense approach can decrease the risk of disease recurrence
and improve overall survival."...
New treatment for pancreatic cancer allows life-saving surgery
...es the size of tumors and lowers the risk of local recurrence
of the disease. Fifty percent of patients in the s...ent whose tumor was surgically removed had a local recurrence
of the disease, and no patient whose disease was considered inoperable had local progression. Becaus...
Chemotherapy after surgery extends survival for patients with advanced endometrial cancer
...dometrial cancer after surgery reduced the risk of recurrence
by 29% and extended survival by 32% compared with ...ecologic Oncology Group (GOG) compared the rate of recurrence
and overall survival between 194 women with advanced endometrial cancer who received chemotherapy wi...
Pitt reports re-opening of carotid arteries in stroke has high success rate with stenting
...oke, prevent worsening and reduce long-term stroke recurrence
risk. The study also demonstrated that ideal candidates for endovascular ICA revascularization would be patients with a small area of tissue irreversibly compromised and a large area of tissue that is viable but threatened to undergo infarction. Mich...
Magnetic probe successfully tracks implanted cells in cancer patients
...es such as vaccines to treat cancer or prevent its recurrence
or stem cells to repair damaged organs, say the researchers. Bulte and a team of Dutch researchers used MRI and a magnetic probe approved by both European and U.S. agencies to locate therapeutic cells injected into eight melanoma patients. "Our res...
New data shows ACTOS reduced heart attacks by 28 percent in people with type 2 diabetes
...ch, we now know that ACTOS can markedly reduce the recurrence
of heart attacks." These data assessed the effect... ACTOS on top of standard of care treatment: The recurrence
of fatal or non-fatal heart attacks was reduced by 28 percent (P =0.045) The risk of acute coronary...
Cancer survivors require distinct care
...ation in care. Besides being at risk for cancer recurrence
and for developing other cancers, survivors also may face psychological distress, sexual dysfunction, infertility, impaired organ function, cosmetic changes, and limitations in mobility, communication, and cognition. Some of this is due to the fact ...
New strides being made in chemoprevention
...inpoint compounds that can reduce the incidence or recurrence
of cancer, a field of study known as chemoprevention. Several studies presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research's 4th annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore are focusing on new directions in this pr...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 1, 2005
...ecause they take place after an illness to prevent recurrence
or progression of the disease, included education and counseling about coronary risk factors, education plus supervised exercise programs, and structured exercise programs alone. Researchers found benefits associated with all three types of programs...
Measuring certain enzyme activity in urine shows promise for detection of bladder cancer
... this assay to detect low-grade tumors and disease recurrence
before it becomes clinically evident, which is especially important in a tumor characterized by a high relapse rate."...
Most comprehensive USA clinical trial to date shows competing medicated stents work equally well
...ts" outperform bare-metal stents in preventing the recurrence
of blockage in coronary arteries repaired via angioplasty. However, only two manufacturers produce drug-eluting stents, which are utilized in more than 750,000 coronary procedures annually, and study results have varied on whether one brand was more ...
Dipyridamole, ASA and warding off stroke
...d TIA and the devastating consequences, preventing recurrence
is important for patients and their physicians. Patients who had had a stroke or a TIA and were randomized to take ASA plus dipyridamole compared to ASA alone had increased rates of myocardial infarction, although the results were marginally not sig...
Medical community recognise significance of Herceptin results in early HER2-positive breast cancer
...otherapy significantly reduces the risk of disease recurrence
for women with early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer by 46%. The interim results from the international HERA (HERceptin Adjuvant) study provide new hope in the fight against HER2-positive breast cancer, a more aggressive form of the disease affe...
Side-effects cause some breast cancer patients to skip hormone treatment
...ne treatments are playing a major role in reducing recurrence
of breast cancer and, ultimately, deaths, so it is essential for women to adhere fully to their treatment programme." She said doctors should be more pro-active in getting patients to tell them how much of a problem hot flushes were, so they could wa...
Mayo Clinic reports breakthrough treatment for breast cancer
...be highly superior to standard treatment, reducing recurrence
of cancer by half. The findings will be published... women in the control group (1,679 patients) had a recurrence
of breast or other primary cancer as compared to 133 in the group receiving trastuzumab. At three y...
Herceptin treatment lowers recurrence rate in early breast cancer
...breast cancer, dramatically reduced the chances of recurrence
in patients with early-stage disease when given fo...e breast tumors, who now have a much lower risk of recurrence
and better chance of survival because of trastuzumab," says Burstein. The interim data were released...
Mount Sinai Researchers present findings on treatments for prostate and breast cancer
...option for patients with biopsy proven biochemical recurrence
following definitive external beam radiation therapy. (Lead author: K. Lo)...
CT scan can spare some head and neck cancer patients surgery
... their post-treatment CT scan, only one suffered a recurrence
of the disease in the lymph nodes. That patient was then scheduled for surgery, and the involved nodes were successfully removed. The patient recovered. A newer imaging technology, the PET scan, cannot give an accurate reading of the nodes until two ...
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