Navigation Links
MDS, a blood cancer, strikes nearly 5 times more Americans than previously thought
Date:4/26/2010

a rate of 24.6% (previous estimates were that 20-30% of MDS patients progressed to AML).

A much higher percentage of MDS patients died during the study period than those without MDS. The three-year survival rate for those with MDS was 60%, while it was 84.7% for the general Medicare population. The mortality rate for transfused MDS patients was higher than for those not transfused. The higher survival rates in this study compared to SEER were attributed to the higher percentage of early stage patients treated in communities compared to hospital-based tumor registries.

While the health consequences and scope of the disease found in the study were alarming, the cost of treating MDS also proved to be significant. In 2003, the median amount billed to Medicare for MDS was $16,181, compared to $1,575 for Medicare beneficiaries as a whole.

"As the U.S. population continues to age, MDS will become a more prominent medical problem with a significant impact on the health care system," says Dr. Goldberg.

Dr. Goldberg believes that this study will provide a baseline for additional research. "Since we now know the scope of the problem as it was before MDS medications became available, it will be interesting to see in future studies how new cancer treatments have impacted the disease. We also need to learn why MDS patients develop other conditions, such as heart failure, so that we can treat the whole person."


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Leahing
amy.leahing@widmeyer.com
646-213-7245
John Theurer Cancer Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Blood stem-cell transplant regimen reverses sickle cell disease in adults
2. Blood Thinner Combos Risky for Heart Attack Patients
3. China Cord Blood Corporation Announces Results for the Quarter and Six Months Ended September 30, 2009
4. A better sign of blood vessel narrowing and early coronary artery disease
5. American Red Cross and Other U.S. Blood Centers Send Blood to Haiti
6. Analysis Examines Ultrasound Use for Blood Clots
7. Minnesota Vikings Team With Memorial Blood Centers Again for Annual Blood Drive
8. Newly discovered mechanism by which blood clots form
9. Long Before Symptoms, Blood May Reveal Rheumatoid Arthritis
10. Fat Tissue May Be a Source of Valuable Blood Stem Cells, Study Says
11. Hematologists Can Now Earn CME Credits Through the Journal Blood
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Smile Brands Inc. ( ... business support services to dental groups in the United ... affiliated Castle Dental office in Hendersonville, TN. ... 37075, this new Castle Dental office provides families with ... latest in comprehensive, quality dental care. Hendersonville marks the ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in ... is through the Laws of Peace written in the Holy ... article titled, “Yahweh’s Way-The Great Difference” focuses on the past ... the original biblical instructions has caused mass chaos worldwide. ... in the world is based on man-made laws that will ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral ... foundation committed to raising its voice to improve ... , The Scattergood Foundation and The Kennedy Forum ... and Practice through the Annual Scattergood Foundation Innovation ... is designed to guide the IBS sufferer through ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Alamitos, Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... the grocery store. Fresh produce are today’s traffic magnets. ... a particular supermarket because of their produce department, according ... important than ever as people are looking to add ... National Love Your Produce Manager® Day is April 2. ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 North American Seminars ... website is dedicated to providing information regarding OT PT ... therapy community. As a leader in live hands ... provided over 200 live and online continuing education courses. ... Education Courses :, A Master Clinicians Approach to Advanced ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 2Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 3Health News:The World Does Not Have to Continue in Misery, Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Article 2Health News:SoundsLikeIBS Nominated For 3rd Annual Scattergood Innovation Award 2Health News:North American Seminars Launches Healthclick.com, a New Mobile Ready Website, Providing CME Course Information to PT, PTA, OT and ATC's 2Health News:North American Seminars Launches Healthclick.com, a New Mobile Ready Website, Providing CME Course Information to PT, PTA, OT and ATC's 3
... RGDX ) today announced its President and CEO, ... on its ERCC-1,molecular diagnostic gene expression test for cisplatin-based ... Diego Marriot Del,Mar in San Diego October 31 to ... Thursday, Nov. 1. The presentation will be made ...
... NOGALES, Mexico, Oct. 31 Consejo de Latinos ... educates and,assists Latinos and others, and government officials ... news conference today the launch of an,international investigative ... 1st. Immigrant "dumping" is the practice of ...
... Provides Customized Oral Chemotherapy ... ... Maximizing on the momentum gained,during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, healthcare ... cancer patients --,OralChemoAdvisor.com -- an educational, state-of-the-art Web site about,oral ...
... shows that massage therapy decreases pain levels for patients after heart ... participated in a pilot study to examine the effect of massage ... mean pain scores were less than 1 on a scale of ... the massage therapy, these patients rated their pain at an average ...
... 31 Impact,Medical Solutions, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... of Craig W. Lunsman to its board,of directors. ... of William,Jamieson Group, LLC, a consulting group that ... and private small cap companies.,As an outside director, ...
... Top-Ranked Medicaid Plan in Pennsylvania, PITTSBURGH, Oct. 31 ... for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently released its third,report on ... Plans 2007."* Gateway Health Plan is ranked #12 among ... in Pennsylvania. "Gateway Health Plan is extremely proud ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Response Genetics Announces Presentation/Webcast at BIOCOM Investor Conference 2Health News:Latino Advocacy Group Investigates Immigrant 'Dumping' by U.S. Employers 2Health News:Roche Offers Innovative Website Designed to Empower Cancer Patients 2Health News:Mayo researchers: complementary therapies help patients recover after heart surgery 2Health News:Mayo researchers: complementary therapies help patients recover after heart surgery 3Health News:Impact Medical Solutions Announces Appointment of New Director 2Health News:Impact Medical Solutions Announces Appointment of New Director 3Health News:Gateway Health Plan Ranked Again Among 'America's Best Health Plans' According to U.S. News & World Report, NCQA 2
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015  Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX ... to exchange all validly tendered and accepted notes of ... owned subsidiary of BD, for notes to be issued ... Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the "Registration Statement") relating ... with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE ... based specialty generic pharmaceutical company, today announced it has ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 2015, ... now pending at the FDA to twenty-three. ... Company, commented, "On March 2, 2015, we committed to ...
(Date:3/26/2015)...  Imagine a loved relative suffering from cancer - ... drugs are too expensive. The Austrian Centre of Industrial ... reduce production costs of highly valued drugs significantly. ... mercy of pathogens or cancer cells. Therapeutic antibodies are ... controlling autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. According to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Becton, Dickinson and Company to Commence Exchange Offers 2Becton, Dickinson and Company to Commence Exchange Offers 3Becton, Dickinson and Company to Commence Exchange Offers 4Becton, Dickinson and Company to Commence Exchange Offers 5IGI Laboratories, Inc. Announces First ANDA Submission Of 2015 2World's First Method for Continuous Purification of Valuable Antibodies 2
... company Apollo,Life Sciences has released results of preliminary ... tetanus,vaccine transdermally (through the skin) without the need ... Priest, the research points the way,to the possibility ... of the,past. , "With the winter months fast ...
... - Biofrontera AG announced,that an interim report regarding ... was received today from an independent review,committee. The ... and safety of several doses of BF-200 ALA ... the clinical results,eight weeks after treatment. An additional ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Apollo develops needle-free topical vaccine 2Apollo develops needle-free topical vaccine 3Apollo develops needle-free topical vaccine 4Apollo develops needle-free topical vaccine 5
Gerl tying forceps, titanium, with 0.12 mm teeth....
Castroviejo tying forceps, tying platforms, straight, 0.3 mm teeth....
Shepard tying forceps, round curved platform 8 mm, 8.5 cm....
Girard angled tying forceps made of titanium has angled 45 shafts with 4 mm tying platforms, width of shafts 0,25 mm, TCI platforms, round handle, diam. 6 mm, overall length 102 mm....
Medicine Products: