Tag: "survival" at medical news
Study finds Herceptin may have role in bladder cancer treatment
...ved an average of 15 months, comparable to overall survival
rates for advanced bladder cancer. But, Hussain points out, the patients participating in this study had a more aggressive disease. "There was a tendency for these patients to have worse disease more sites of involvement with metastasis, and more bo...
New kidney cancer drug response rate is more than double that of standard treatment
...ian time to progression was 8.7 months; the median survival
was 16 months; six patients remain on therapy. In a second trial, 106 patients have been treated and were assessed for a response. Of the 106 patients, 41 (39 percent) had tumor shrinkage greater than 30 percent, including one patient whose cancer ...
Mount Sinai study shows Hispanics have worse lung cancer survival rate
...tage I lung cancer had poorer lung cancer specific survival
rates, as well as worse all-cause mortality, than ... cancer who do not undergo resection have a median survival
of less than 2 years." In the study, of the 16,036 eligible patients with stage I primary, non-small...
Breast tumor's biological traits guide hormone therapy
...inical trial data to simulate 10-year disease-free survival
in postmenopausal women with hormone-receptor positive breast cancer. "The simulations we ran suggest that the best treatment strategy is determined by the tumor's biology, and that not all patients should necessarily be given the same treatment," ex...
Targeted cancer drug combined with low-dose chemotherapy shrinks tumors, slows ovarian cancer
...lophosphamide would shrink tumors and increase the survival
of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, the investigators evaluated 29 patients whose disease had recurred after at least one and up to three prior rounds of treatment with standard chemotherapy. Patients received 50 milligrams of a cyclophospham...
New preoperative chemotherapy and radiation regimen yields encouraging results for sarcoma
...use preoperative tumor death may be a predictor of survival
for people with soft tissue sarcoma, an uncommon group of malignant tumors affecting about 8,000 people in the United States annually. "Our early results suggest good short-term outcome with this aggressive approach," said Christopher Ryan, M.D.,...
Chemo-radiation therapy treatment gives head-and-neck cancer a 1-2 punch
...des around it). They estimated a four-year overall survival
rate of 49 percent. These results are even more encouraging considering that patients preserved their organ function, such as speech and swallowing, Kumar notes. Severe side effects, which traditionally pose a significant quality-of-life issue for...
Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer
...ination with docetaxel, will provide a substantial survival
benefit to prostate cancer patients without adding...ultivariate analysis. The analysis showed ASCENT's survival
data to be statistically significant (p=0.035) with a hazard ratio of 0.67. This means that subjects...
Study demonstrates longest reported survival rate for locally advanced lung cancer patients
...oradiation regimen has achieved the best long-term survival
rates yet reported in patients with locally advanc... the same chemoradiation without docetaxel. Median survival
also increased from 15 months in SWOG-9019 to 26 months in SWOG-9504. "The long-term survival
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May 2005 (second issue)
...tage I lung cancer had poorer lung cancer specific survival
rates, as well as worse all-cause mortality, than ...women. They pointed out that meaningful long-term survival
was only possible when non-small cell lung cancer cases are diagnosed at an early stage and treated ...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...riatric surgery have a greater chance of long-term survival
than those who choose to forgo a procedure." Endoscopic Vertical Gastroplasty: A Novel Technique for Treatment of Obesity: A Preliminary Report (Abstract Sp743) Current bariatric surgeries require accessing the internal organs through an incision i...
Lower doses of chemotherapy equally effective in most children
...e. Most have about an 80 percent chance of overall survival
after eight years. Brenner Children's Hospital, part of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, sees an average of 20 new patients each year affected with ALL....
Randomized trial of two therapies for acute lymphocytic leukemia finds survival advantage
... in remission," explained Dr. Weiss. "Although the survival
rates for these patients were initially similar in...ine plus high-dose mitoxantrone appeared to have a survival
advantage at three, four, and five years. Thedifference in survival
rates seemed even more pronounce...
Survival rates higher for children receiving living donor liver transplant
...dren who undergo liver transplantation have better survival
rates with living donor liver transplant graft tha...plantations. "We determined that graft and patient survival
in the pediatric population is better with LDLT compared with deceased donor whole or split organ tr...
Ablation therapy improves survival for patients with inoperable liver tumors
...ors resulting from colorectal cancer have a median survival
of 20 months," said Perry Shen, M.D., assistant pr...ned to see if ablation therapy could improve those survival
times." Shen and colleagues at Wake Forest Baptist studied 150 patients between 1994 and 2005 with ...
Aspirin use may protect against colon cancer recurrence, reduce risk of death
...cific analgesic effect and found no recurrence or survival
benefit. Fuchs, who is also an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, says the next step is to conduct more research to confirm these findings and to determine the mechanism by which aspirin use produces treatment benefit. He adds...
Study shows Erbitux may fight colorectal cancer after other therapies fail
...can most easily be treated. The five-year relative survival
rate for people whose colorectal cancer is treated in an early stage, before it has spread, is greater than 90 percent. But only 39 percent of colorectal cancers are found at that early stage. "Unfortunately, treatment for colorectal cancer is much ...
New stomach cancer therapy potentially more convenient and better tolerated
...rd chemotherapy regimen that dramatically improves survival
more than any other. One commonly used drug is the traditional chemotherapy called 5-FU (5-fluorouracil). Studies have shown that when cisplatin is combined with 5-FU, cancer shrinks in 46 percent to 51 percent of stomach cancer patients. The combin...
Nutrition gene key in regulating immune system
...egraded tryptophan, an amino acid essential to the survival
of T cells. They weren't so certain what happened ...March in Science explores GCN2's role in mammalian survival
by enabling mice to sense they need to eat a well-balanced diet to stay healthy. Dr. Munn contacted...
Mayo researchers to announce new findings about promising early-stage breast cancer treatment
...alance the significant improvement in disease-free survival
with this small but measurable risk of cardiac toxicity," says Dr. Perez....
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