Navigation Links
New model predicts whether patients will be free of renal cancer 12 years after initial treatment
Date:6/2/2008

DALLAS June 2, 2008 A UT Southwestern Medical Center physician and other researchers have developed a unique statistical model that predicts the probability of a patient being cancer free 12 years after initial surgical treatment.

The model, known as a nomogram, uses tumor and patient characteristics to maximize predictive accuracy. Scientists said that knowing the likelihood of the cancer's return can help clinicians counsel patients and to customize treatment recommendations for individual patients.

The researchers built the predictive model using data from more than 2,500 renal cancer patients in databases at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic. The model is described in June's edition of the Journal of Urology.

"It is our hope that the nomogram will help physicians identify and counsel patients at high risk for cancer recurrence," said Dr. Ganesh Raj, assistant professor of urology and lead author of the published study.

"If the cancer appears only in the kidneys, it can often be treated with a partial or radical nephrectomy," he said. "This nomogram is designed for use in the initial counseling session after diagnosis and enables patients to have a clearer understanding of their cancer outcomes with surgery."

Renal cancer is the most common form of kidney cancer. A nephrectomy, or surgical removal of the kidney, is often the initial treatment. Kidney cancer is notoriously resistant to radiation therapy and chemotherapy, although some cases respond to immunotherapy. Recently developed molecular therapies have also shown great promise for treatment.

A history of smoking greatly increases the risk for developing kidney cancer. Blood in the urine, flank pain and a mass in the abdomen are classic signs of renal cancer. Unfortunately, by the time a patient displays these symptoms, the disease is often advanced beyond a curative stage.

In 2007, more than 51,000
'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Prather Stafford
erin.pratherstafford@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Advil or Excedrin? New model helps predict product choices
2. Moonview Sanctuary Releases First Case Study of Client Treated Using Unique Moonview Model
3. Pharsight Invited to Present on Modeling and Simulation at ARCS Australia Scientific Congress
4. Intrabody can mop up mutant protein in Huntingtons disease model
5. Researchers develop first transgenic monkey model of Huntingtons disease
6. Partnership of academic centers and community hospitals effective model for disseminating advances
7. Medsn to Become Indegene Pharmaceutical Solutions, Inc.: Change Signifies the Success of Its Innovative Global Services Model
8. Federation of State Medical Boards Takes Interim Steps Toward Maintenance of Licensure Model Policy
9. Pharsight Invited to Present on Antiviral Modeling and Simulation at DIA Adherence Workshop
10. Spinal cord injury research hampered by animal models, says new study
11. Versus Technology, Inc. Announces Collaboration with Cleveland Clinic to Create Clinical Patient Flow Model
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New model predicts whether patients will be free of renal cancer 12 years after initial treatment
(Date:7/13/2014)... Epidemiologists forecast an increase in the diagnosed incident ... incident cases in 2013 to 11,568 diagnosed incident cases ... 4.35%, during the forecast period. In 2023, the US ... of aGVHD in the 6MM, with 4,989 diagnosed incident ... diagnosed incident cases of aGVHD, with 704 diagnosed incident ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the ... examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up ... the brain, according to the results of four ... International Conference 2014 (AAIC 2014) in Copenhagen. , ... to identify odors was significantly associated with loss ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Wright & Schulte LLC has learned ... in July of 2015, in U.S. District Court, District ... the discovery process in the South Carolina federal ... over the multidistrict litigation (MDL). The complaints pending in ... who allege that they took the statin medication to ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... Hills, California (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 ... Danny Musico has formed a promotional partnership with Aqua ... plant based Omega-3 EPA supplement . The collaboration ... is a celebrity fitness trainer , actor, model, ... Hollywood’s go-to trainer for A-List celebrities, he has prepared ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... July 13, 2014 Hope Palliative & Hospice ... grief support group at the Tamarack Senior Living Community in ... at 10:30 A.M. on the 3rd Wednesdays of every month. ... at the Tamarack Community located at 55 S. Greeley St. ... individuals and there is no cost for the group. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market (GVHD) Growing at 4.35% AGR to 2023 Says a New Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 2Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 3Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 4Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 5Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 6Health News:Smell and eye tests show potential to detect Alzheimer's early 7Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 2Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 3Health News:Lipitor Lawsuits Move Forward With Scheduling Of First Bellwether Trial 4Health News:Celebrity Fitness Expert Supports Revolutionary New Health Supplement 2Health News:Hope Hospice Announces Grief Support Group at the Tamarack Senior Living Community 2
... undertake a long-term weight training program produce more ... physiologists //to understand why weight training improves muscle ... study published in the December issue of the ... different forms of growth hormone, used different testing ...
... found that young women who grow up in cities or move ... ,Princess Diana was known to suffer from this eating ... country, and moved to London as a teenager. ,Bulimia ... a routine of over-eating and vomiting or purging. This study ...
... researchers have discovered a protein interaction that may explain ... findings, published in and featured on the cover of ... the mutated Huntington’s protein interacts with another protein to ... , ,“Cholesterol is essential for promoting the connection ...
... issue of Human Gene Therapy has published the findings ... to treat erectile dysfunction.// The finding shows that gene ... gene therapy is beneficial for months, and hence could ... ,Lead author Arnold Melman, M.D., professor and ...
... told that patients undergoing chemotherapy in remote areas may be ... patient sending a text of his symptoms according to their ... of a red alert sent to medical staff, or an ... new age technology may be used along with a mobile ...
... is always the case that women would have to work ... be it in career or otherwise. This was recently reiterated ... of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism”. ,According to this ... of growth hormone by women whereas men use testosterone for ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Varying Weight Training Intensity Ups Growth Hormone in Women 2Health News:Link Between Huntington’s and Abnormal Cholesterol Levels in Brain Establishe 2Health News:Gene Therapy May Be the Solution for Erectile Dysfunction 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... Neurelis, Inc. ("Neurelis") today announced an agreement ... held by Biotie to purchase Neurelis, clearing the way ... diazepam) for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience ... Biotie has advanced the development program for NRL-1 and ... work required for NDA submission to the FDA.  Given ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014  Breg, Inc., a premier ... launched the FreeRunner™ knee brace with new innovations ... patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending ... braces, providing support when patients need it most, ... don,t. Patellofemoral issues are the most ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of ... into a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the ... MiE and BC Technical announced today ... to establish BC Technical as the service and systems ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 2Neurelis Regains Rights to Intranasal Diazepam Program 3Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... 20, 2011 Ann Arbor SPARK recently celebrated the conclusion ... and a reception.  At the Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp ... Boot Camp" winner, based on the quality of its investor ... engagement though the Ann Arbor SPARK Business Accelerator.   ...
... HYDERABAD, India, May 20, 2011 Neuland Laboratories Ltd., ... (APIs), complex intermediates, and contract research and manufacturing services ... results for the 2011 fiscal year (FY) ended March ... report that in fiscal year 2011, Neuland delivered on ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Brio Device Awarded Best of Ann Arbor SPARK's Boot Camp 2Neuland Labs Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2011 2
The Pach IV is the premier product for cornea thickness measurement in conjunction with Glaucoma screening....
Inquire...
... Immunosorbent Assays(ELISA) is intended for the detection ... Measles Rubeola) virus in human sera. Individual ... determination of immune status. Paired sera, acute ... or a significant rise in antibody as ...
Measles IgM ELISA test is an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of IgG class antibodies to Measles (Rubeola) in human serum or plasma....
Medicine Products: