Navigation Links
New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers
Date:5/31/2009

Once-promising ovarian cancer test loses luster, but new breast tumor treatments called 'exciting'

SUNDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- "It's nice to be here. It's nice to be anywhere," singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, a self-described 17-year breast cancer "thriver," told reporters at one of the world's largest gatherings of cancer specialists on Sunday.

Newton-John, 60, spoke at a special news briefing on advances and insights in breast and gynecologic cancers, part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

"I'm very excited about what is going on in the world of cancer treatment," she said. "I feel so fortunate that I can spread the message to other women by saying 'Here I am, 17 years later.'"

But as with every such gathering, researchers delivered both good news and bad news in the war against cancer.

On the bad news front, one study presented at the briefing found that use of the CA125 biomarker to track ovarian cancer did not help guide treatment decisions for women.

Ovarian cancer remains one of the most deadly malignancies primarily because it is typically spotted too late for treatment to be effective. Recently, however, some doctors have turned to blood levels of a molecule called CA125 to screen for the presence of disease, with repeat screens after treatment to gauge the likelihood of a recurrence.

But the new study found that even when CA125 indicated the possibility of cancer relapse and spread, starting additional treatment early did not enhance a woman's survival versus waiting longer for second-line treatment.

For this study, 265 women whose ovarian cancer was in remission after one round of chemotherapy began a second round of chemo as soon as their CA125 levels started to rise. Another 264 women waited until actual signs of a relapse appeared until they began second-line therapy.

This mean
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. MedInsights, Inc. Selects Douglas Young as VP - Sales & Product Development
2. EMBASE Classic Makes Inroads into Pharmaceutical Industry
3. EMBASE Classic makes inroads into pharmaceutical industry
4. Small Health Plans Making Inroads in Florida Marketplace
5. Genetic Medicine Making Inroads Against Disease
6. Science Makes Inroads Against Prostate, Other Cancers
7. Experts Highlight Inroads to Preventing Cancer
8. DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
9. Antioxidants show no clear benefit against cardiovascular events, death in high-risk women
10. Despite overeating, morbidly obese mice gain protection against diabetes
11. Alvarado Hospital Files Countersuit Against Blue Shield
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Insights, Inroads Against Breast, Ovarian Cancers
(Date:7/12/2014)... Ladies, it doesn't matter what your budget is, ... looking for an affordable gown can visit Discount-Dress.com ... get their dream items. Recently, the company has announced its ... Along with that, it is also providing great discounts for ... the deadline of this promotion is July 29, 2014. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Recently, DressyQuinceanera.com, ... 200 Quinceanera Dama dresses to its online ... items are offered at deeply discounted rates, up to ... from DressyQuinceanera.com are equally excellent in terms of quality ... carefully handmade. Similar discounts are also offered for the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 According to new report ... is expected to register a CAGR of 2.28% ... 71 market data tables and 76 figures spread ... Market"., http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/c4isr-market-1315.html , Early buyers will ... , The report provides market analysis of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... ) , filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon ... Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that the Texas Attorney ... the company’s marketing of surgical mesh products used ... incontinence. According to a report from kens5.com, the ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Reducing the number of deer in an area can ... tick-borne infections among people, new research indicates. "Our ... reduce human interactions with deer, infected nymphal ticks and ... White-tailed deer are the primary host for adult ... The study included nearly all the permanent residents of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Worldwide Brides-to-be: It Is Time To Show Your Beauty By Wearing A Trendy Summer Short Wedding Dress From Discount-Dress.com 2Health News:DressyQuinceanera.com: Beautiful Quinceanera Dama Dresses At Low Prices 2Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report of Texas Probe into Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Marketing 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report of Texas Probe into Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Marketing 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report of Texas Probe into Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Marketing 4
... , TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- A ... hospitals for sepsis -- a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection in ... those treated at other hospitals. Researchers analyzed data from ... sepsis between June 2004 and June 2006. In total, there ...
... over time been able to show that medicine designed ... serious diseases such as cancer. However, now research also ... part in the drug delivery process. "Researchers ... of viruses. The nanoparticles are effective for drug delivery ...
... ATLANTA March 1, 2011 A new report from ... the 141,000 cases and 49,000 deaths from colorectal cancer ... prevented by increasing the use of established screening tests ... The report, Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2011-2013, released ...
... Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being ... Stan Harpole, assistant professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology ... of more than 70 researchers working at 65 sites worldwide ... it is true that problematic invasive species often spread widely ...
... Los Angeles, CA (February 28, 2011) Eating more tomatoes ... the risk of conditions such as cancer, osteoporosis and ... American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine , (published by SAGE). ... tomatoes and tomato products than any others. Researchers Britt ...
... , TUESDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- For ... to relieve symptoms and result in major improvements in ... Up to 20 percent of women in their childbearing ... Not all fibroids cause symptoms, but some patients experience ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hospital Spending Doesn't Affect Sepsis Survival Rates 2Health News:Research provides new findings on drug delivery with nanoparticles 2Health News:New report says large proportion of colorectal cancer deaths could be prevented 2Health News:Global ISU study: Invasive species widespread, but not more than at home range 2Health News:Health benefits of eating tomatoes emerge 2Health News:Uterine Fibroid Treatments Seem to Boost Quality of Life 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... ANGELES , July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ... e-liquid, a vegetable-glycol solution for use in portable ... of the active ingredients in cannabis, cannabidiol offers ... personal vaporizer devices, and other vaporizer technology. ... Cannabis naturally contains 483 different compounds which ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Patient engagement has become a ... are turning to an assortment of marketing activities ... of this evolving approach to patient engagement, marketers ... engage patients throughout their experiences with a disease ... mapping the patient journey and employing a consumer ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 The consumer marketing playbook ... industry sectors to better identify winning tools and ... engage with and understand consumers, as new technologies ... critical purchasing decisions. According to ... one area where organizations can observe a deep ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VAPETEK Releases CBD-Infused eLiquid For The Consumer Market 2New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2New Technologies Transforming Consumer Marketing Research Playbook 2
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: