Navigation Links
Patient management: Quality of life and beyond
Date:12/12/2008

SAN ANTONIO - Breast cancer is a multifaceted disease requiring creative solutions for diagnosis, quality of life management and adjuvant therapies. Data presented at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium explore these areas.


Hormone Supplements Reduce Death from Breast Cancer
Abstract #65, Sarah Marshall, M.A.

Although hormone supplements have been implicated in increased rates of breast cancer, they appear to mitigate the mortality risk of breast cancers that do develop. Compared with women who did not use hormone therapy, women who took estrogen-progestin were 63 percent less likely to die from breast cancer while those who took estrogen alone were 30 percent less likely.

Full release available/Complete data to be presented at the meeting.


Tamoxifen Tops Anastrazole for Quality of Life, but not Survival
Abstract #1136, Shozo Ohsumi, M.D., Ph.D.
Embargo: 5:30 p.m. CST, December 11, 2008

After one to four years of tamoxifen, switching to anastrozole improves disease-free survival by about 31 percent, but patients pay a price in quality of life measures. The difference in quality of life is significant enough that scientists say it should be considered, and may even be the deciding factor, when making a clinical decision about therapeutic strategy.

Full release available/Complete data to be presented at the meeting.


Letrozole following breast cancer surgery may provide survival benefit
Abstract #13, Alan Coates, M.D.
Embargo: 9:45 a.m. CST, December 11, 2008

Letrozole may improve overall survival in patients with primary breast cancer. A four-arm comparison study of letrozole and tamoxifen shows letrozole not only reduces recurrence, but may provide a 13 percent reduction in risk of death. Additionally, the study finds that using a sequence of tamoxifen and letrozole is not superior to letrozole alone. The sequence of letrozole followed by tamoxifen was closely similar to letrozole alone implying that patients can safely switch to tamoxifen after initial letrozole if required.

Complete data to be presented at the meeting.


Use of Written Forms Doubles Breast Cancer Detection Rate
Abstract #5012, William Goodson, M.D.

When clinicians used simple written forms to focus attention during clinical breast exams, the rate of breast mass detection from the previous year doubled without retraining clinicians, thus affirming the importance of clinician attentiveness. This finding, researchers say, can be applied to all aspects of medicine and undermines the need for intensive training, complicated techniques, and medical reimbursement codes to improve this simple, yet valuable procedure.

Complete data to be presented at the meeting.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jeremy Moore
Jeremy.moore@aacr.org
267-646-0557
American Association for Cancer Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Risk Info for Breast Cancer Patients Too Confusing
2. Combo Therapy Helps Multiple Myeloma Patients
3. Prescription Drug Benefits for Medicare Patients with Cancer to Cost More in 2009
4. Early stage, HER2-positive breast cancer patients at increased risk of recurrence
5. Patient Care Means Employee Care at Illinois Hospitals
6. 2 Markers Predict Survival Odds in Colon Cancer Patients
7. Hallmark Hall of Fame Collaboration with Patient Organization Equals Extraordinary Success
8. Nursing Data on Patient Safety in California Will Expand to Include Two Pacific Northwest States
9. Sanofi-aventis Partners with the African American Community in Baltimore to Increase Health Awareness, Access to Resources and Help Improve Patient Care
10. LegalView Reports That Skin Cancer Drug May Offer Treatment to Mesothelioma Patients
11. Michigan Governors Executive Order Budget Cuts Do Not Cut Payments to Medicaid Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2017)... PARK (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... Engineers ... is bio-compatible, because it produces the same kind of electrical energy that the body ... the form of moving electrons. This flow of electrons out of the battery is ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Cheerag D. Upadhyaya , M.D., M.Sc., FAANS has been appointed ... part of Saint Luke’s Health System . Dr. Upadhyaya has served in the ... FAANS joins Stanley P. Fisher, M.D., who has served as medical co-director ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... , ... July 24, 2017 , ... Cosmetic Town, an ... and the cosmetic surgeries they perform on a daily basis. , The new ... surgery procedures they specialize in at their practices. , When asked about the ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Horizon Goodwill Industries, SourceAmerica and ... high school girls succeed in STEM programs as well as help Horizon Goodwill ... over 20 high school girls at their corporate headquarters on Tuesday, July 25, ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Peruvian ... awards to be awarded annually to and divided between two full-time university students ... awareness to Amazonian plant medicine. To apply for the scholarship, students are asked ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/12/2017)...  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ) ... resolve pending patent litigation in the U.S. District Court for ... the Cialis ® (tadalafil) unit dose patent. This patent ... part of the agreement, Cialis exclusivity is now expected to ... "The unit dose patent for Cialis is valid and infringed ...
(Date:7/11/2017)... , July 11, 2017  Sysmex America, Inc., ... diagnostic testing equipment as well as middleware information ... way to make quality assurance easier and more ... is well known for the innovation that it ... Monitor elevates quality assurance processes to a new ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017 The Institute for ... methods, is the recipient of a VITROCELL® inhalation exposure ... International Science Consortium. The device, which is designed to ... expose human lung cells to airborne test materials in ... use the VITROCELL® system for testing combustible tobacco products, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: