Navigation Links
Gene Chip Data Can Boost Cancer Outcomes
Date:9/21/2007

4 of 7 patients with incurable disease fared better, doctor says

FRIDAY, Sept. 21 (HealthDay News) -- DNA microarray chip analyses of tumors may help improve treatment for some patients with incurable cancers, a new study finds.

Dr. Eric P. Lester, president of Oncology Care Associates in St. Joseph, Mich., had seven patients with advanced, incurable cancer.

To determine which drugs might offer them the most benefit, Lester used DNA microarray chips to analyze the patients' tumors for expression of certain genes associated with a good response to various anti-cancer drugs.

He then used the results from the gene chip analyses to determine an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Four of the seven patients had a better outcome than expected, said Lester, who was to present the findings this week at an American Association for Cancer Research conference in Atlanta.

The findings show that "a personalized molecular oncology approach, basing chemotherapy on relative gene expression in tumors, holds promise even at the relatively crude level employed here," Lester said in a prepared statement.

"Much of clinical medicine is an educated guess, and this was an attempt to come up with a better approach by using the technology of a gene chip to make multiple, highly educated guesses simultaneously," he said.

More information

For more on cancer care, head to the American Academy of Family Physicians.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research, news release, Sept. 19, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block
2. New drug helps boost cancer treatment
3. A boost to quit smoking
4. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
5. Drug Combinations May Boost Stroke Risk
6. Myth of female impotence created to boost sales
7. Reduced Fatigue Boosts Mental Health
8. Therapy Boosts Chemotherapy Effects
9. Need for Hepatitis Booster Questioned
10. Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest
11. Exercising To Music Found To Boost Brain Power
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... Coast Dental Fort Stewart is celebrating ... new location in the Exchange Furniture Mall at 112 Vilseck Road in Fort Stewart. ... Smart TV. Plus attendees will have the opportunity to meet general dentists Thomas Richards, ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... World Patent Marketing , ... exercise invention which aids in proper muscle development. , "The Gym & Exercise ... Director of World Patent Marketing. "Globalization has threatened the future growth of the ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... April 29, 2016 , ... Reltok Nasal ... and products for the head and neck/ear, nose and throat specialty, has added the ... The KOTLER NASAL AIRWAY™ is a newly patented safety device secured by ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... 2016 , ... CURE Media Group , the nation’s ... today announced that Lynne Malestic, RN, of Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center in ... Oncology Nursing , which honors nurses who have dedicated their careers to helping ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... ... April 29, 2016 , ... HEALTHCAREfirst ... and coding services, and Deyta Analytics, recently announced the recipients of the fourth ... of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. The official list ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/27/2016)... 27, 2016 Transparency Market Research ... Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, ... the global skincare devices market was valued at US$ ... at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2015 to 2023 ... Browse the full Skincare Devices Market (Treatment Device - LED ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... April 27, 2016 ... the  "Global Anesthesia Disposables Market 2016-2020"  report ... ) ,The global anesthesia disposables market ... of 4.03% during the period 2016-2020.  ... threat to patients, safety. Organizations like the ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... Mich. , April 26, 2016 Diplomat ... promotion of Jennifer Hagerman , Pharm D., to ... her growing role at Diplomat, Hagerman will continue to ... the company that delivers custom education and training to ... the specialty pharmacy industry. Diplomat University also houses the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: