Navigation Links
New treatment approach to rare cancer results in prolonged survival
Date:5/26/2010

CHICAGO -- Aggressive treatment of anaplastic thyroid carcinoma has dramatically increased survival in the small group of patients who chose to undergo it, say physicians at Mayo Clinic. Their findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, to be held June 4-8 in Chicago.

Mayo oncologists say this new approach reflects the need to aggressively treat metastasis even when this rare cancer seems to be confined to the neck. Historically, anaplastic thyroid cancer has been treated with surgery and radiation, but due to rapid spread of microscopic cancer, only between 10 and 20 percent of patients survive past a year. Because the prognosis for this cancer is so poor, Mayo physicians felt that a more aggressive pilot approach that added in chemotherapy early on was merited.

Of 24 patients with newly diagnosed anaplastic thyroid cancer seen at Mayo Clinic between 2003 and 2007, 10 patients with local disease elected to pursue the aggressive approach. After surgery, the patients were treated with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a more tailored form of radiation therapy than has been used before, and with aggressive chemotherapy (docetaxel and doxorubicin) in efforts to simultaneously control disease in the neck and forestall metastasis.

One-year survival in this group was 70 percent, with six of the 10 patients (60 percent) alive at least two years post-treatment -- five of them without evidence of disease. Two of these patients were treated more than three years ago and are still in remission.

"The results are far superior to what we have seen before or even expected were possible," says Keith Bible, M.D., Ph.D., a lead investigator of the study, along with Robert Foote, M.D., and

Contact: Karl Oestreich
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Visually guided laser may be viable treatment for abnormal heartbeat
2. Hands-on osteopathic treatment cuts hospital stays for pneumonia patients
3. Novel RNA interference screening technique identifies possible path for malignant glioma treatment
4. New Laser Treatment Offers Revolutionary Response to Aesthetic Procedure Candidates' Number One Concern: Recovery Time
5. Exercise may keep cancer patients healthier during, after treatment
6. Smoking cessation treatments work and are safe for people with severe mental illness
7. What is the best treatment for children with vesicoureteral reflux?
8. Post-Chemo Treatment May Boost Lung Cancer Survival
9. Book Delivers Latest ADHD Research, Treatments & Results
10. Early Treatment With Clot-Busting Drug Best After Stroke
11. CIGNA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Reach New Agreement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... A recent study published in the July 2014 issue ... Child and Adolescent Psychiatry confirms the validity of ... for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). , In DSM-5, ... 7 in DSM-IV, has been raised to 12. As ... at 12, rather than an earlier age, to reflect ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... years that have passed since acupuncture was first ... used to treat a number of physical, mental ... rehabilitation, headaches, menstrual cramps, asthma, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia ... Now, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials which ... , the journal of The North American Menopause ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 Last month Bromell ... their website. The webpage features more detailed information on ... including motorcycles, RVs, ATVs, and boats in the state ... this new feature to the website in order to ... helps encompass the purpose of the website, which is ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... works could lead to the next generation of treatments ... forms when recently evolved genes are damaged, and cells ... , Astrobiologists Dr Charley Lineweaver from The Australian ... University teamed up with oncologist Dr Mark Vincent from ... model. , "The rapid proliferation of cancer cells ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 The report ... Services [Physical Security, Life Safety, Facility Management], IT ... Forecast & Analysis (2014 - 2019)” defines and ... an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. The ... various restraints and opportunities impacting it, along with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bothered by hot flashes? Acupuncture might be the answer 2Health News:New theory turns cancer on its head 2Health News:Intelligent Building Automation Technologies Market Worth $74.8 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Intelligent Building Automation Technologies Market Worth $74.8 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Intelligent Building Automation Technologies Market Worth $74.8 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a Canadian drug development company ... that are delivered to and through the skin using ... its financial and operational results for the year and ... Key Corporate Developments:, - ...
... radiologists and referring, ... physicians and specialists , ... GE Healthcare,announced today in Asia the release of Centricity PACS Web ... is tightly,integrated to Centricity RIS/ PACS, which bring comprehensive detailed patient,history ...
... Nursing Productivity in the Treatment of Renal Disease , ... ... 2009 -- iSirona®, an innovative provider of data automation solutions ... agreement with NxStage Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXTM), a leading manufacturer ...
... announces the implementation of its rehabilitation software by HealthPoint ... Southeast Missouri Hospital, a 269-bed regional medical complex serving ... functionality for electronically managing therapy documentation, scheduling, referrals, insurance ... ...
... , New web-based research has quantified the attractiveness of ... the features of one woman into 243 variations with ... waist widths. Then more than 34,000 people judged the ... exactly the same in all of the photos, researchers ...
... Modernizes TechnologyWASHINGTON, Feb. 26 President Obama,s first ... (VA) expands eligibility for health care to an ... years, meets the need for continued growth in ... Afghanistan and provides the resources to deliver quality ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 2Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 3Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 4Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 5Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 6Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 7Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 8Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 9Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 10Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 11Health News:Nuvo announces 2008 fourth quarter and year-end financial results 12Health News:GE Healthcare Introduces New Web-Based Diagnostic Viewer with Workflow Integration and Streaming Technology for Hospitals in Asia 2Health News:GE Healthcare Introduces New Web-Based Diagnostic Viewer with Workflow Integration and Streaming Technology for Hospitals in Asia 3Health News:iSirona Signs Reference Selling Agreement with NxStage 2Health News:Southeast Missouri Hospital Implements Chart Links Rehabilitation Software for Therapists 2Health News:Southeast Missouri Hospital Implements Chart Links Rehabilitation Software for Therapists 3Health News:Plastic and reconstructive surgery ... in brief 2Health News:President's 2010 Budget Request Strongly Supports VA Programs 2
(Date:7/11/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the ... report to their offering. ... a hollow needle commonly used with a syringe to ... fluids from it. A hypodermic needle is used for ... cannot be ingested. Hypodermic needles are broadly classified into ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014  Australian drug delivery company, Phosphagenics ... has raised A$19.3 million via a placement of A$16.3 ... , the U.S., Asia and ... a share purchase plan (SPP) to be offered to ... made in two tranches. "This capital raising ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... New York , July 11, 2014 ... by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013-2019" the global ... in 2012 and is expected to grow at a ... an estimated value of USD 36.9 billion in 2019. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 2Phosphagenics' A$19.3 million Capital Raising 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 5Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019: Transparency Market Research 6
... 31, 2011 Restorative Therapies, Inc., advances its new ... injury and paralysis with FDA clearance of the world,s ... system for stepping and standing. FES is ... activity and exercise not otherwise possible for individuals with ...
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research ... Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets ... by the following product segments: Stapler Products ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Restorative Therapies, Inc., Today Announced a Rehabilitation Breakthrough, the RT600 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Stepper 2Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 2Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 3Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 4Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 5Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 6Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 7Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 8Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 9Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 10Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 11Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 12Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 13Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 14Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 15Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 16Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 17Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 18Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 19Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 20Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 21Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 22Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 23Global Surgical Incision Closures Industry 24
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Medicine Products: