Tag: "survival" at medical news
Advanced prostate cancer previously considered inoperable may be operable, curable
...ely outside it, is operable and has 15-year cancer survival
rates of almost 80 percent. "These patients have a...ding to the Mayo Clinic researchers, is the cancer survival
rate, which is 79 percent at only five years. In contrast, with radical prostatectomy, 79 percent of...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2005 (first issue)
...tionship between graft ischemic time and long-term survival
after single or double lung transplantation. (Graf...eriod, from January 1987 to December 1998, patient survival
at the seven French transplantation centers which were involved in the study ran 84.2 percent at day...
Radiation therapy for prostate cancer nearly doubles the risk of rectal cancer
...e United States. Although there is a high rate of survival
associated with prostate cancer, a large number of men are left at risk for long-term consequences of their cancer treatment, including the development of other cancers. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center used data from the Su...
Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
...l player in a network that controls the growth and survival
of cancer cells. There is now much optimism that the elucidation of this network is revealing effective targets for pharmaceutical intervention in a wide variety of human cancers." A summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College,...
Study examines effectiveness of anti-anemia drug in treatment of cancer patients
... patients, but evidence that the treatment affects survival
is inconclusive, according to a new study in the A...ich patients treated with erythropoietin had worse survival
than untreated patients. "In view of the inconclusive evidence presently available, our results su...
Antioxidant may have adverse effects in head and neck cancer patients
...rence of second primary cancers and on cancer-free survival
in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study in the April 6 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Studies have found an association between low dietary intake of antioxidants and an increased risk of cancer, but ...
PSA screening for prostate cancer to be debated at annual meeting forum
...if caught early, men have a 100 percent, five-year survival
rate a surprisingly positive statistic compared to many other types of cancer. Clearly, early detection is a key to curing prostate cancer. To put this controversy in perspective, a forum on "Controversies in the Screening and Early Detection of Pro...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...nd II centers may actually translate into improved survival
among patients initially presenting to rural hospitals and transferred to level I centers versus those transferred to level II centers." The results of the study do not suggest that all patients should be transferred to level I centers instead of lev...
Belgium doctors treating critically ill infants favour legalising euthanasia
...ing of the neonate's life were the absence of real survival
chances, and, if the baby survived, an expected very poor quality of life." Also in this week's issue of The Lancet a research letter by Astrid Vrakking (University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Netherlands) and colleagues finds that the frequency of t...
Institute of Medicine news: Review of HIVNET 012 study
...pine is effective is supported by data on rates of survival
and HIV infection among newborns in the study, the committee determined, noting that the trial researchers accurately recorded that information in the database created for the study. No evidence was found that the trial researchers either failed to ...
Data show cyclosporine inhalation solution improves long-term survival in lung-transplant patients
...n solution (CyIS) significantly improves long-term survival
in lung-transplant patients compared to placebo. T...hs, CyIS-treated patients demonstrated a continued survival
advantage over placebo-treated patients. Treatment with CyIS was associated with a 69 percent decrea...
ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients
... "Our research shows that we can achieve very high survival
rates by using therapies such as CellCept in our p...tudy Group compared the incidence of rejection and survival
in 395 pediatric patients surviving greater than two weeks post-transplant, ranging in age from one ...
New recommendation encourages more activist approach to lung cancer screening
...sually detected in advanced stages, when long-term survival
is unlikely. Overall survival
is 11 percent worldwide and 15 percent in the United States. On the other hand, when lung cancer is ...
British Asian women have lower risk of breast cancer than all other women
...on. The research team tracked the health and survival
of almost 116,000 women who had been diagnosed wit...known to boost health and survival, and typically, survival
rates were around 9% higher among the most affluent groups for all women. But even among the poor an...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...ervices, increasing a cancer patient's chances for survival
and quality of life. The patient navigator will assist patients and their families through the cancer care continuum. Examples of navigation services may include: arranging various forms of financial support; arranging for transportation to and chil...
SKCC's Gennadi Glinsky addresses predicting risk in cancer treatment outcome
...formed (cancerous) cells, it may contribute to the survival
life cycle of cancer stem cells and promotes tumor progression and metastasis. Thus, when this signature expression is found in tumors, there is a high probability of unfavorable therapy outcome, the researchers concluded. However, if this signature...
Gene expression pattern predicts multiple drug resistance, treatment failure in pediatric leukemia
...ant, only 53 percent had a five-year, relapse-free survival
compared to 91 percent of those whose ALL cells we...ve plus VCR-resistant, the five-year, relapse-free survival
rate was 93 percent, compared to 56 percent among patients whose ALL cells were VCR sensitive and AS...
Variant in gene associated with telomeres predicts longer survival of deadly brain tumor
...tion between a genetic variation and a doubling of survival
rate - the strongest link ever established between...en it is possible that these therapies will extend survival
for patients with glioblastoma multiforme, she says. Telomeres, the structures that cap the end of c...
Clinical trial of gefitinib for advanced lung cancer closes early
...lp keep cancer in control -- would improve overall survival
and progression-free survival
as compared to placebo in patients with stable or responding disease. These patients had inoperable...
Spice it up or just veg out, either way you may be helping to defend against cancer
...rticular cancers ovarian and pancreatic with low survival
rates, to ascertain the contribution of diet and nutrition to the development of these cancers. We discovered that red chili pepper and broccoli appear to be effective inhibitors of the cancer process," said Sanjay K. Srivastava, Ph.D., lead investig...
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