Navigation Links
Drug Sorafenib Improves Kidney Cancer Outcomes
Date:10/9/2008

It helped older and younger patients, study says

THURSDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- People with kidney cancer, regardless of age, seem to benefit from and tolerate sorafenib drug therapy equally well, a new study says.

The finding, published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, counters the general perception that older patients derive less benefit from the therapy and are more likely to suffer side effects than younger patients.

The study, conducted by Tim Eisen of Addenbrooke's Hospital and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and colleagues, found patients age 70 and older and those 69 and younger had similar responses to the drug in terms of self-reported health deterioration and improved quality of life over that time.

"Sorafenib treatment appeared to improve outcomes among patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma, regardless of age," the authors wrote. "Additionally, side effects were expected, mild, and medically manageable. There was no notable difference in the frequency or severity of sorafenib-related toxicity between younger and older patients."

The groups also had similar median progression-free survival times with young patients going almost 24 weeks and older ones just passing 26 weeks. The percentage of older patients who had a complete or partial response to the treatment or had the disease stabilize was 84.3 percent compared with 83.5 percent for the younger patients.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about kidney and renal cancer.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, news release, Oct. 7, 2008


'/>"/>
Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sorafenib Slows Growth of Some Leukemias
2. Analysis shows combining sorafenib with carboplatin/paclitaxel adds no benefit in lung cancer
3. Sorafenib Shows Promise for Heart-Lung Disease
4. Study Demonstrates Marteks Algal DHA Oil Improves Blood Triglyceride Lipid Levels
5. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
6. Enhanced PrecyseCode 2X(TM) Further Accelerates Remote Coding and Improves Cash Flow for Hospitals
7. Weight-based dosing of ribavirin improves outcomes for patients with hepatitis C
8. Kerry Extends, Improves Small Business Innovation Program
9. Thalidomide Improves Outcomes for Older Myeloma Patients
10. Grape Consumption Improves Antioxidant Capacity in Humans
11. JCSM: CPAP therapy improves symptoms of depression in OSA patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at ... the bible in homes across the world. Yisrayl says this generation is a time like ... is to turn to the Bible. , Yisrayl says he does not want to sound ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... , ... January 20, 2017 , ... Lice Troopers, the ... cases in families with school-aged children since the holiday season. , “It happens ... with their families, sharing hugs and taking photos, which is the head-to-head gateway that ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... "TransFlare 4K Mystique comes with 44 colorful mysterious transitions that are fully ... - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TransFlare 4K Mystique contains 44 lens ... and light leak transitions have a very high-dynamic range for super smooth falloff. Simply ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Code Word: Chocolate Biscuit”: a biographical account following a man who went on ... of published author, Marlyn Ivey, born in Lynn Haven, Florida and at the age of ... 19 years of age, he joined the Navy and got married right out of boot ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... “Journey to Christmas:” a beautiful and enchanting tale that teaches children the ... a mother of three in Oklahoma City, and a devoted woman of faith. , ... has been in the back of my mind for years, but actually doing it might ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/20/2017)... , January 20, 2017 Avillion LLP, ... appointment of Mark Weinberg , MD MBA as Chief Medical ... , USA . ... Dr Weinberg has spent more than 17 years ... 20" pharma companies to micro-cap biotech. Over the course of his ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements ... deals and agreements entered into by the world,s leading ... Top deals by value - Deals listed by company ... The report provides understanding and access to the partnering ... healthcare companies. The report provides an analysis of ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 19, 2017 This report on the ... future scenario of the global market. Large number of ... Severe chronic constipation is a major side effect of ... Hence, novel targeted therapy has been prescribed to treat ... of targeted medicines, and growing awareness about the therapy ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: