Navigation Links
New Market Research Study Shows Lung Cancer Treatments Differ Significantly by Both Age and Geography
Date:6/1/2009

New Merck KGaA Study Reveals Wide Variations in Therapy Regimens, with Monotherapy Most Common in Elderly Patients and Triplets Most Prevalent in the US

ORLANDO, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There are striking differences in treatment regimens for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, based on both age and geography, according to a new market research study conducted by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, presented as a poster on Saturday at the 2009 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) meeting in Orlando, Florida (Abstract no.: 8053; Poster no.: N15). Performed in conjunction with TNS Healthcare, the representative study shows that among patients with advanced NSCLC, monotherapy is used most often among those 70 or older, while combination therapies are administered most frequently to younger patients. Location also is a key factor in determining therapy choice, with a chemotherapy doublet plus a targeted agent far more common in the US than in Europe.

"While chemotherapy doublets remain the standard regimen for first-line treatment of stage IIIB and IV NSCLC, there are substantial differences among regions in the doublets most often chosen and whether a targeted agent is concurrently administered," says J.F. Vansteenkiste, first author of the poster. "For example, the preferred doublet in Europe is platinum plus gemcitabine, used in 29% of patients. In contrast, in the US and Japan, platinum plus taxanes is predominant, used in more than a quarter of American and more than half of Japanese patients."

"The most extensive use of doublets plus targeted agent is in the US, in contrast with Europe and Japan. Almost half of non-squamous cancer patients younger than 70 are being treated with these combinations in the US. Even among those older than 70, more than a quarter of patients are on chemotherapy doublets plus targeted agent." Randomized phase III studies have shown that adding targeted agen
'/>"/>

SOURCE TNS Healthcare
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nuvilex Launches Video Marketing Campaign
2. Exclusive Marketplace for Nursing Professionals Launched by Nurses Service Organization
3. Amgens Denosumab and Eli Lillys Forteo/Forsteo Will Drive Robust Annual Growth in the Osteoporosis Drug Market From 2013 to 2018
4. Practice-Reps Brings Sales and Marketing to the Business of Medical Practice Management
5. SAFC(R) & Cherokee Pharmaceuticals(TM) Pool Expertise and Resources With Strategic Partnership For U.S. Market
6. Clearly Contacts Forms Strategic Marketing Alliance with Stockhouse
7. Avantpage Translations Releases White Paper on Capturing The Fastest Growing Healthcare Market In America
8. The Female Health Company Switches to the NASDAQ Stock Market
9. Although the Health Care Market is Recession-Resistant, It Is Not Recession-Immune, According to Millennium Research Groups Medtech Economic Quarterly Publication
10. Astellas Announces New Vice President of Marketing
11. Increasingly Competitive European Dental Implant Market to Reach Over $2.7 Billion by 2013 Despite Unfavorable Economic Conditions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... People love ... purchasing disability insurance, where price is an important factor to clients when choosing ... insurance carrier, offers the Preferred Producer Multi-Life Discount program, where advisers pass savings ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... July 31, 2015 , ... When ... may seem impossible or out-of-reach. The questions race through your mind: What happens if ... a storm? You feel overwhelmed and cancel your plans. , But not taking time ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , ... July 31, 2015 , ... The Venetian on Grace Bay in the Turks ... who stay at the Venetian will save 40% on their stay while enjoying some of ... quiet in the Turks & Caicos, providing a chance to reconnect with loved ones and ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing, a vertically integrated ... that can help people during emergencies. , "The worldwide mobile health market revenue ... of World Patent Marketing. "Currently, there are about 97,000 mobile health apps available ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... Peoria, IL (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... ... Wired, according to results from the 2015 Most Wired Survey conducted by Hospitals & ... 11-hospital, integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Secura Consultants Gives Advisers Competitive New Edge with Multi-Life Discount Program 2Health News:Aging Life Care Association™ Experts Offer Tips for Caregivers in Need of Vacation Time 2Health News:Aging Life Care Association™ Experts Offer Tips for Caregivers in Need of Vacation Time 3Health News:The Venetian on Grace Bay in Turks & Caicos Islands Offers 40% Savings This Fall. 2Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 2Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 3Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 4Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 5Health News:OSF HealthCare Named One of the Most Wired Systems 2Health News:OSF HealthCare Named One of the Most Wired Systems 3
... ... Medical Group, has been named to the editorial board of Otology/Neurotology. , ... (Vocus) March ... been named to the editorial board of Otology/Neurotology. The official journal of the ...
... on the hearts of police, firefighters , SATURDAY, March 13 ... collapsing World Trade Center towers appear to be at greater ... population, a new study finds. , The report was to ... meeting, in Atlanta. , "This is the first study to ...
... Save Your Vision month , SATURDAY, March 13 (HealthDay ... American economy billions each year in lost productivity, but ... simple measures, such as having workers wear properly designed ... is critical to successfully completing job-related tasks," James Sheedy, ...
... As economy wobbled, heart attacks seemed to rise, study ... the stock market declines, do heart attacks go up? ... wondering based on an analysis of data collected during ... that the NASDAQ was declining, the MI (myocardial infarction, ...
... ... , ... The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas (“ BMI of Texas ”) today announced the success ... Antonio. According to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation, San Antonio’s ...
... ... Policy Council, examines how Web 2.0 and social media strategies are helping heads of state ... ways that are transparent, open, and inclusive. , ... Washington, DC (PRWeb) March 13, 2010 -- Real Leaders Tweet is a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Summit Medical Group Physician Named to Medical Journal Editorial Board 2Health News:Summit Medical Group Physician Named to Medical Journal Editorial Board 3Health News:Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble 2Health News:Many WTC Responders Show Signs of Heart Trouble 3Health News:Eye Health and Safety Should Be Job One 2Health News:Are Stock Market Woes Bad for the Heart? 2Health News:BMI of Texas Hosts Successful 2009 Walk from Obesity 2Health News:BMI of Texas Hosts Successful 2009 Walk from Obesity 3Health News:Digital Policy Council Urges Heads of State to Lead and Follow -- with Good Governance on the Net 2Health News:Digital Policy Council Urges Heads of State to Lead and Follow -- with Good Governance on the Net 3Health News:Digital Policy Council Urges Heads of State to Lead and Follow -- with Good Governance on the Net 4Health News:Digital Policy Council Urges Heads of State to Lead and Follow -- with Good Governance on the Net 5
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX ) ... 2015 financial results after the market closes on ... release, the Company will host a conference call with ... on Thursday, August 6, 2015 to ... developments. Interested parties may access the live ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015  Tandem Diabetes Care®, Inc. ... and manufacturer of the t:slim® and t:flex™ Insulin ... non-exclusive Development Agreements with Dexcom, Inc. to allow ... with the Dexcom G5 and G6 continuous glucose ... generation pump platform with Dexcom,s future CGM systems ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015  Today we bring you a special edition of ... to remind you about some of our Medicare resources and continue highlighting the success ... Check out our latest infographics and videos here: ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IRIDEX Announces Second Quarter 2015 Conference Call and Release Date 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 2Tandem Diabetes Care Announces Development Agreement with Dexcom for Integration of Future Generation CGM Systems 3Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 2Happy 50th Anniversary Medicare! 3
For use in cleaning soft contact lenses. Sensitive Eyes daily cleaner loosens and removes accumulations of film, deposits, and debris from soft contact lenses. Use with heat, chemical, and hydrogen p...
Complete Blink-N-Clean lens drops cleans and clears lenses in a blink. It is a unique blend of gentle to the eye ingredients that conveniently cleans, clears and keeps lenses feeling comfortable thro...
Renu rewetting drops soothe your eyes and moisturize soft contact lenses to minimize dryness....
Softwear Saline with unique comfort rinsing formula....
Medicine Products: