Navigation Links
Adding Chemo to Tamoxifen Helps Some Breast Cancer Patients
Date:12/10/2009

Combo extended survival for certain women with estrogen-positive tumors, study found

THURSDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chemotherapy to standard cancer-suppressing tamoxifen can boost survival in postmenopausal women with the most common type of breast cancer, known as estrogen receptor-positive, and it's best given before the tamoxifen regimen starts, according to a new study.

"Chemotherapy with Adriamycin adds to your survival benefit over and above what tamoxifen would do if you are postmenopausal and have positive lymph nodes and estrogen receptor-positive cancer [the most common type]," explained Dr. Kathy Albain, the lead researcher and professor of medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

And in another study, Albain found that screening breast tumors with an available multi-gene test spots patients who may not need this form of chemotherapy, despite fitting the standard profile.

Both studies are published online Dec. 10, the first in the journal The Lancet and the second in The Lancet Oncology. Albain is also due to present her findings Thursday at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

In estrogen receptor-positive cancer, tumor cells carry many receptors on their surfaces to which estrogen can attach, fueling tumor growth. Tamoxifen works by blocking the receptors.

Experts have long debated whether women with estrogen receptor-positive cancers -- whose growth is fueled by circulating estrogen -- would get more benefit from having a chemotherapy regimen on top of tamoxifen.

Albain led a research team from multiple centers that followed nearly 1,500 breast cancer patients for up to 13 years, with a median (half longer, half less) of nearly nine years. All were past menopause and had hormone receptor-positive cancer that had spread to at least one lymph node in the armpit area.

Albai
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Adding Proton Therapy Boost to X-Ray Radiation Therapy Reduces Prostate Cancer Recurrences
2. Adding Chemo Helps Head, Neck Cancer Patients
3. Adding tools against breast tumors
4. Adding Drug Doesnt Help Control Blood Pressure
5. CutisPharma Launches New Prescription Mouthwash Kit Adding to Product Line
6. Adding a Stent May Help Resolve Brain Aneurysm
7. Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System
8. Hospital Improves Patient Experience by Adding Email and Web Access in Patient Rooms With Virtual Linux Desktops
9. Contracts adding legal twist to family health care
10. Takeda to Acquire IDM Pharma, Adding MEPACT(R) (Mifamurtide), the First Treatment Approved for Osteosarcoma in More Than 20 Years, to Its Oncology Franchise
11. CoolSign 4.3 Released Adding New Features for Digital Signage Networks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... The popular television program VOICES ... recently announced that it will be devoting an entire short segment to the subject ... people around the globe on a daily basis, but recent advancements in medical science ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... Madre, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 ... ... solutions to wound center management, Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently transitioned management companies ... model of Wound Center Management for their outpatient wound center. , Transitioning ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... The Kentucky State Department of ... for the position they are applying for, they are unable to pass the initial ... considering altering drug testing policies in order to be able to hire long-term, skilled ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... For Dallas, the time ... part with their subsidiary USPI Tenet Health. , The American Heart Association hosts their ... and stroke. They believe that together, a difference can be made. Walkers can participate ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... , ... August 28, 2015 , ... The 6th ... renowned Brain Aneurysm Foundation has added yet another accolade to its cadre of widespread ... , “With the help of the medical community and the University of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 4Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 2Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 3Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 4Health News:North Central Surgical Center’s Subsidiary Participates in Walk 2Health News:Chicago Mayor Pens Official Support of Annual Survivor in the City Event Benefitting Brain Aneurysm Foundation 2Health News:Chicago Mayor Pens Official Support of Annual Survivor in the City Event Benefitting Brain Aneurysm Foundation 3
... off from certain osteoporosis drugs may be beneficial to bone ... System. Researchers found that bone density remained stable for three ... a popular class of osteoporosis drugs that can cause fractures ... bone. "These drugs are potentially harmful when taken for ...
... By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Nov. ... evidence that people infected with HIV, the virus that causes ... other patients when they undergo kidney transplants. Up until ... HIV patients because of fear that AIDS would quickly kill ...
... Johns Hopkins have identified a compound that could be ... The compound, called a glutaminase inhibitor, has been ... scientists say, may have the potential to be used ... Johns Hopkins scientists, are inventors on patent applications related ...
... NC Researchers have been stymied for years over the ... produce antibodies in response to the pathogen antibodies that ... at Duke University Medical Center can explain why: Some of ... can,t actually "see" the virus until after it,s already invaded ...
... THURSDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of harried ... indoor smoking at one in every four major U.S. ... smoke-free policies at large-hub airports in 2002 and 2010 ... nation,s largest airports, including three of the five busiest: ...
... Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay ... example, new research finds that doctors, prescribing patterns vary across ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The result is ... depending on where they live, the researchers said. "We ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Taking a break from osteoporosis drugs can protect bones 2Health News:HIV Patients Do Well After Kidney Transplants: Study 2Health News:HIV Patients Do Well After Kidney Transplants: Study 3Health News:Compound that blocks sugar pathway slows cancer cell growth 2Health News:Compound that blocks sugar pathway slows cancer cell growth 3Health News:Why so many antibodies fail to protect against HIV infection 2Health News:Smoking Still Allowed at 1 in 4 Major U.S. Airports 2Health News:Despite FDA Warning, Avandia Use Varies Across U.S. 2Health News:Despite FDA Warning, Avandia Use Varies Across U.S. 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , August 28, 2015 ... is expected to reach USD 49.12 billion by 2020, ... 2020, according to a new report by Grand View ... an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020. ... Growing aging population along with rising incidences of ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Biosimilars are not generics and the ... and Drug Administration (FDA) for recognizing that each ... guidance issued today. The FDA,s draft guidance on ... calling for biological products to bear a nonproprietary ... reflects the agency,s thinking that "there is a ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Pa. , Aug. 27, 2015  Now that ... the Da Vinci S™ surgical robot, hospitals with robotic ... plans. They also need to see where they stand ... on the right patients? Have they adopted best practices ... surgery program in the future? ECRI Institute, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 4mHealth Market is Expected to Reach $49.12 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 5Biologics Prescribers Collaborative (BPC) Statement on FDA Draft Guidance entitled "Nonproprietary Naming of Biological Products" 2ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 2ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change 3
... (NASDAQ: GSOL ) opened six sourcing trade shows ... show in Hong Kong offers buyers a convenient way to source ... the events are: China Sourcing Fair: Gifts ... Products China Sourcing Fair: Baby & ...
... 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Precision Antibody™ announced today ... (FDA) to develop monoclonal antibodies to influenza virus antigens for ... for in vitro assays to develop new vaccine potency assays. ... is for one year with the option of five additional ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global Sources opens six trade shows with world's top buyers registered to attend including Adidas, AEON, American Greetings, Brookstone, Casino, Coles Group, Mothercare, Next, Sears and Woolworths 2Global Sources opens six trade shows with world's top buyers registered to attend including Adidas, AEON, American Greetings, Brookstone, Casino, Coles Group, Mothercare, Next, Sears and Woolworths 3Global Sources opens six trade shows with world's top buyers registered to attend including Adidas, AEON, American Greetings, Brookstone, Casino, Coles Group, Mothercare, Next, Sears and Woolworths 4FDA Awards Precision Antibody Contract to Develop Monoclonal Antibodies for Influenza Vaccine Potency Assays 2FDA Awards Precision Antibody Contract to Develop Monoclonal Antibodies for Influenza Vaccine Potency Assays 3
... Innovators in Anesthesia and Respiratory Products, ... quality medical devices for Anesthesia and Respiratory ... manufacture products that enhance the clinician's ability ... close attention to the bottom line. , ...
... nebulizer achieves optimum lung penetration for maximum ... is 1.04-1.10 µ at 6-8 LPM. Latex-free ... ,As the world leader in airway ... assurance of proven technology by offering top ...
... makeshift, modified nebulizer setups to deliver CNT ... when your patient is critical? OMNI~MAX has ... in Heliox rescue therapy. In severe obstructive ... standard of care in hospitals across the ...
... Portex® medication nebulizers offer a spill-proof design ... to a 45° angle. All medical nebulizers ... wide variety of configurations are available., ... , ,Portex® medication nebulizers feature consistently ...
Medicine Products: