Navigation Links
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
Date:5/14/2009

That knowledge could guide important treatment decisions, experts say

THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- The first genomic test aimed at predicting colon cancer recurrence may help individualize treatment for patients, leading to less toxic and more targeted therapy choices, scientists say.

The Oncotype DX test differentiated which patients with stage II colon cancer were more likely to have a recurrence and which were not. According to the research team, those with lower odds of recurrence might be able to forgo sometimes toxic and costly chemotherapy and stick to surgery alone.

The study is to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, which starts later this month in Florida. The U.K. researchers described their findings Thursday in a special ASCO preview news conference.

The new gene test was not able to show whether or not chemotherapy would actually benefit the higher-risk group, the researchers said.

Still, "we think this will be a clinically useful tool when coming to select which patients will receive chemotherapy," said study lead author Dr. David Kerr, a professor of cancer medicine at the University of Oxford.

The test is very similar to the Oncotype DX test that is already available to stratify breast cancer patients by risk, added Dr. Richard L. Schilsky, president of ASCO and professor of medicine at the University of Chicago. In fact, the new colon cancer test will likely be commercialized by the same company that markets the breast cancer test, Genomic Health, he predicted. That company funded the new study.

The study authors believe the new test, which is not quite as strong a predictor as the existing breast cancer test, will be available for use in hospitals by 2010.

"One of the major challenges facing us as oncologists is selecting the right patients for the right drugs at the right time. That's what this
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Proposes New Rules for Sunscreens
2. Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
3. FDA Approves New Roche West Nile Virus Blood Screening Test
4. Physician Skin Care Specialist Says Proposed New Rules for Sunscreen Products Will Better Protect the Public
5. New lung cancer guidelines oppose general CT screening
6. New Lung Cancer Guidelines Oppose General CT Screening
7. Lung Cancer Alliance Stands Behind CT Screening for Lung Cancer
8. Prostate Cancer Awareness Week to Screen Thousands
9. Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels
10. A new technology for cancer screening listens for the signs of cancer
11. Study Questions Genetic Screening for Treatable Diseases
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Gene Screen May Predict Colon Cancer's Return
(Date:10/31/2014)... Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... for holiday shoppers to find affordable but tasteful gifts for ... special 22nd Annual Early Bird Gift Giving Special , ... percent off when they purchase Wine Club Gift membership. ... to take advantage of this special. Besides offering discounts, Gold ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Miami Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... Hydroponics” or, the “Company”) today announced it has signed ... three Canada-based companies in the urban cultivation sector - ... Ltd. (BC Northern Lights”), and W3 Metal Inc. (“W3 ... Lights, the “Target Companies”). Pursuant to the LOI ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... the most remarkable gifts of life — building a ... matching extraordinary surrogate mothers and donors with hopeful intended ... in unforeseen circumstances. , It’s a collective aptitude of ... agencies, surrogacy lawyers, and fertility clinics that help provide ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Phoenix dentist , Dr. ... for November. Whether patients simply need routine care or have ... time than now to get that necessary care. The right ... off routine and even essential treatments due to financial concerns. ... savings on any treatments offered by the team at Christy ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Radiology ... see very little difference between diagnostic imaging centers ... of Marketing for DigitalOne. “Differentiation is critical ... in Radiology when you consider the intense competition ... Imaging of Salem will stand-out from the competition ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Gold Medal Wine Club now offering Early Bird Gift Giving Special for Holidays 2Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 2Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 3Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 4Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 5Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 2Health News:Over 800 New Surrogate Mother Members at FindSurrogateMother.com Helping Create Pathways to Parenthood 3Health News:Phoenix Dentist, Dr. Christy, is Now Offering Ten Percent Off On All Dental Treatments for the Month of November 2Health News:Diagnostic Imaging of Salem Expects Growth Partnering with DigitalOne 2
... the relationship between use of antidepressants and level ... the link between depression and level of alcohol ... Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) concluded that women ... who did not experience depression, regardless of antidepressant ...
... conducted in eight hospitals in Peru concludes that opening ... lowers the risk of airborne contagion//. ,The ... than double that of mechanically ventilated negative-pressure rooms and ... closed. ,The researchers, led by Rod Escombe ...
... can effectively eliminate rabies in dogs//., ,The vaccine, ... developed by scientists at the High Security Animal Disease Laboratory ... capsule attracts stray dogs due to its artificial taste enhancers ... it. Once inside the dog's mouth, the capsule bursts and ...
... that single-slice magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a fast ... ,Excessive intra-abdominal fat is known to be a major ... illnesses in children and teenagers. , Unlike ... forming skin folds or "love handles," internal fat located ...
... should be brought into close physical contact with their ... Germany's Professional Association of Paediatricians (BVKJ) here. ... rate of development, grow faster and suffer less brain ... said spokesman Thomas Fendel. ,The hearts and ...
... An Indian American fitness guru has created a fusion of ... in the United States//. , ,Sarina Jain, also ... Bhangra' and is credited with the introduction of Bhangra, the ... ,Jain holds her aerobic classes all over the US, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Antidepressants Help Men Decrease Alcohol Consumption, but Not Women 2Health News:Airborne Infection Less in Naturally Ventilated Rooms 2Health News:Single Slice MRI- Handy Tool to Identify Children at Risk 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... -- Digirad Corporation (Nasdaq: DRAD) today announced that it has sent ... ), a healthcare commercialization services company, responding to PDI,s ... Digirad calls upon PDI to immediately ... operate in the ordinary course of business and to ... on acquisitions or other extraordinary transactions. Digirad believes that ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Oct. 31, 2014  Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby ... audience of philanthropists, athletes, actors, and musicians during the ... November 19 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in ... event will honor six individuals who embody the values ... will bestow its highest honor, the Spirit of an ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... -- Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) is pleased ... combination with gemcitabine, will be reimbursed via the Pharmaceutical ... from 1 November. In ... most common cause of cancer mortality. Pancreatic cancer ... lowest 5-year survival of all common cancers at 5.2%. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 2Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 3Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 4Digirad Delivers Letter To PDI, Inc. Responding To PDI's Summary Rejection Of Digirad's Offer To Acquire Company 510th Anniversary Orthopaedic Foundation Gala Set For Success 2Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 2Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 3Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 4Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 5Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 6Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 7Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 8
...
... The CoaguChek S System offers unparalleld ... just one minute requiring only 10 ... you to provide more comprehensive patient ... each patient. The CoaguChek S System ...
... The Instacup Multi-Drug Screen Panel is used for ... human urine. The Instacup Panel consists of a test ... the test card is inserted and the sample sealed ... It is not necessary to remove the test card ...
Detect LH surge for predicting ovulation, Able to detect as low as 40 mIU/mL LH or 30 mIU/mL LH, Simple, easy and accurate, Built-in control system...
Medicine Products: