Navigation Links
Community hospitals offer a safe surgical option for some cancer surgeries
Date:2/2/2010

CHICAGO --- Low-risk patients who require certain cancer surgeries can have the procedures performed with low operative mortality rates at community hospitals, according to a new study.

The research showed that for 13 different kinds of cancer surgeries such as gastric and colon, younger patients with few pre-existing illnesses survived operations at community hospitals at a similar rate as at cancer centers.

But patients who are considered high risk or who need complicated cancer surgeries have a higher survival rate at specialized cancer centers. Patients with pancreatic and esophageal cancer, among the most complex cancer surgeries, are twice as likely to survive an operation at a specialized cancer center. The study defined these centers as those designated as Comprehensive Cancer Centers by the National Cancer Institute and those that have the highest volume of specific cancer surgeries.

The study from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine and the American College of Surgeons will be published in a future issue of the Annals of Surgery and is accessible via its Web site. The study measured the death rates (known as perioperative mortality) after surgery.

Lead author Karl Bilimoria, M.D., surgery resident at the Feinberg School and a research fellow at the American College of Surgeons, noted that the study does not look at long-term survival after surgery or factors that affect long-term outcomes, such as whether surgery removed all of the cancer.

"There may be other reasons patients should be referred to specialized cancer centers beyond perioperative mortality," he said. Those reasons may include access to clinical trials and treatment options only available in an academic setting, state of the art technology and health professionals who specialize in a specific kind of cancer.

"Our findings provide new evidence about which patients need to be referred to a cancer center and which ones can
'/>"/>

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Volunteers at Community Food & Outreach Center Get a Day at Disney
2. Mental Health Advocates and Community Providers Support Allentown State Hospital Closing
3. Community Care Hosts Conference on Behavioral Health Services for Children
4. International Community Calls for Prevention of Further Trauma in Haiti
5. Community Oncologists Launch Petition to Stop Drastic Cancer Care Cuts
6. 60-Day Free Community Confidence Building and Self-Defense Training
7. New Hampshire Community Colleges Choose Rapid Insight for Data Reporting Needs
8. dLife Connects Largest Online Diabetes Community to Facilitate Aid to Haitian Earthquake Victims Suffering From Diabetes
9. Davis Visions Community Outreach Programs Provide More Than $13 Million in Vision Care Aid in 2009
10. DrBicuspid.com Announces 3M ESPE Exclusive Sponsorship of its Restoratives Community
11. California Dental Association Foundation Awards More Than $200,000 in Community Service Grants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, ... may lead to increased blood pressure, according to a new ... in blood pressure for young adult women or for teenagers, ... drank lightly or moderately, their risk of high blood pressure ... parallels studies in older adult men and women," said lead ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the ... have limited the spread of the disease there and ... Natural Rubber Co. provides health services to about 80,000 ... populated communities. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, ... those 80,000 people. That incidence rate of 0.09 percent ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... cameraman who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC ... and can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center ... weeks, the hospital said Tuesday. A blood test confirmed by ... Mukpo, 33, can head home to Providence, R.I., NBC News ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... With a mere 19 days to November ... brief fundraising stop at the  Law Offices of ... a debate last night with his opponent Gov. Rick ... first seven minutes because Crist had an electric fan ... in one word: "weird." , Before touching on his ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... The Advocator Group, LLC is ... Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness ... organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the ... used to help understand and prevent suicide through not ... well. , The Advocator Group shares this passion ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 2Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 3Health News:Binge Drinking May Boost Blood Pressure in Young Men 4Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 2Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 3
... Mass. and SYDNEY, Australia, April 18 ,HeartWare Limited ... to an,expanded, upgraded manufacturing facility in Miami Lakes, ... nearly twice the size of HeartWare,s,current facility, will ... is,expected to meet all of the Company,s operational ...
... 17, 2008) - The Life Sciences Discovery Fund ... to 5 Washington State-based life sciences organizations and ... the areas of medical genetics, autoimmunity, cancer clinical ... (See Backgrounder Information). , The grant awardees are: ...
... 18 Avalon Health Care, Inc. today,announced that the ... has,become the first skilled nursing facility in the state ... the American Association,for Respiratory Care (AARC)., "Earning the ... This achievement reflects Avalon,s overall goal of providing a,higher ...
... Four-legged heroes -- cats, too -- are maintaining the veterinary ... most of America,s blood donors, JJ and Logan are unaware ... saved. , But over a three-year period, the two healthy ... numerous canine patients survive surgeries and illnesses to play "fetch" ...
... house aide,Robert Weiner, and Dr. Patricia Berg, director of ... many scientists believe that "the,cost of the Iraq war ... for,cancer research, and private organizations, though critical, are a ... are being,lost due to "the high funding bar.", ...
... 17 When Wiley Coyote goes,hungry in cartoon ... in the,real world, Roadrunner Food Bank wins when ... (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080417/LATH545-b ), In that ... Mexico,s Roadrunner Food Bank to highlight the tragedy ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HeartWare Announces Move to an Expanded, Upgraded Manufacturing Facility 2Health News:HeartWare Announces Move to an Expanded, Upgraded Manufacturing Facility 3Health News:Life Sciences Fund grants awards to launch health research 2Health News:Life Sciences Fund grants awards to launch health research 3Health News:Life Sciences Fund grants awards to launch health research 4Health News:Life Sciences Fund grants awards to launch health research 5Health News:Woodland Park Care Center Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition 2Health News:Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life 2Health News:Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life 3Health News:Donor Dogs Give the Gift of Life 4Health News:Reduced Funds for Cancer is Cost of Iraq, Say Ex-White House Aide, Cancer Researchers 2Health News:BEEP BEEP!! Strategic Communications Firm DW Turner Thwarts Hunger in Partnership With Roadrunner Food Bank 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... Vernak, RPh, of Vernak Farms Pharmacy in ... George Roentsch Scholarship by the Professional Compounding Centers of ... Houston during PCCA,s International Seminar, held October ... independent pharmacist and PCCA member who embodies the innovative ... well-known pharmacist in the compounding community. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 AVACEN Medical ... device received 510 (k) OTC clearance by the U.S. ... 100 to be marketed over the Internet for: ... muscle spasms; and minor strains and sprains . ... The AVACEN 100 (MSRP $2495) is a sophisticated medical ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , October 22, 2014 ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the ... positive top-line clinical results from its Phase IIa ... insulin capsules, to treat type 1 diabetes. The trial ... under a U.S. Food and Drug ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PCCA Awards Charlene Vernak, RPh, the George Roentsch Scholarship 2AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Data from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 2Oramed Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Data from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 3Oramed Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Top-Line Data from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 4
... Shandon Cryotome FE and FSE are a ... Electron. The microtome is outside of the ... as well as faster temperature adjustment. Simple, ... Complete temperature controls on the main touch-screen ...
A standard, durable and reliable indirect....
Designed to retain the desired curve during oral intubation....
Facilitates intubation of tracheal tubes....
Medicine Products: