Navigation Links
Specific lymph node radiotherapy is well tolerated after surgery in early breast cancer patients
Date:3/29/2010

This press release is available in Spanish.

Barcelona, Spain: In patients with early breast cancer, giving radiotherapy to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone and above the collar bone is well-tolerated, after mastectomy or breast conserving surgery, a radiation oncologist will tell delegates at the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) today (Saturday 27 March). Women at a high risk of developing breast cancer will probably benefit from additional lymph node radiotherapy, Dr Philip Poortmans, from the Dr. Bernard Verbeeten Instituut, Tilburg, The Netherlands, and a member of the EORTC* Radiation Oncology Group, will say.

Initial findings from the 4,004-patient multi-centre study carried out by the EORTC radiotherapy and breast cancer groups (46 institutions from 13 countries) show that there is no evidence of increased toxicity to the heart at three years follow-up in patients who received additional lymph node radiotherapy.

Patients will be followed-up for many years to see whether specific lymph-node radiotherapy could lead to long-term damage of the heart or the lungs, side effects that are associated with breast cancer radiotherapy.

Dr Philip Poortmans, one of the trial co-ordinators, will tell delegates that the longer-term aim of the EORTC study is to see whether giving additional radiotherapy to the lymph nodes located behind the breast bone and above the collar bone (internal mammary and medial supraclavicular [IM-MS] lymph nodes) to patients with early operable breast cancer will improve overall survival.

"The first analysis of the primary endpoint, overall survival at 10 years, was planned to be performed in 2012. However, thanks to the actual survival estimate that is even higher than expected, this might have to be postponed until 2014," Dr Poortmans will say.

"We are hopeful that w
'/>"/>

Contact: Kay Roche
kayroche@gmail.com
ECCO-the European CanCer Organisation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Child-specific doses for pediatric PET patients
2. Haitian Children Need Specific Relief Efforts
3. IWHNA CEO Abdul Rao Encourages the Use of Google Health for Establishing a Patient-Specific Comprehensive Digital Health Record Across Enterprises
4. Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts Releases 3rd Annual State-Specific Report Card on Lung Cancer
5. Brain training can help improve specific abilities in older people
6. Pollen.com Launches Features to Customize Allergy Information - Top Allergy Web Site Provides ZIP-specific Allergy Information and Diary to Track Symptoms
7. LifeScan Recalls Specific Lots of Consumer and Professional OneTouch(R) SureStep(R) Test Strips Due To Inaccurate Readings at High Levels
8. Latest quality and purity specifications for food ingredients help protect consumers
9. SCAN Health Plan Debuts the First Mobile Resource Center Built Specifically for Seniors
10. News brief: Contrast agent with MRI improves detection of lymph nodes metastases
11. Vitamin D Linked to Survival in Lymphoma Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... today in PLOS Pathogens , children who live ... can mount an immune response to infection with malaria ... of high fever and illness and partially control the ... may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or ... Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky ... loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers ... in this month,s issue of the International Journal ... associated with better health and well-being as we age, ... the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a review published in the April issue of ... Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time to ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide ... occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight ... Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health without ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created a ... programmable therapeutics that could travel the body and ... , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor and ... clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology enabled ... patient,s physiological state and respond in a customized ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MAYWOOD, Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who ... disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing ... progression of the disease and help relieve shortness ... lung transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal ... said pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3
... Companies Will Discuss Recent FDA Advisory Regarding Byetta, ... LLY ) and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ... 2008 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the,recent FDA ... Lilly will be Donald Therasse, M.D., vice president of ...
... they spend billions out of pocket for what they do ... -- Uninsured Americans will spend $30 billion out of pocket ... in 2008, new research shows. , Uncompensated care is ... for by the uninsured or a health insurer. , In ...
... center for Tuesday, August 26, between 2:00 - 2:30 ... abortion., Two Catholic Priests, one Evangelical Pastor among ... Rescue Founder says:, "Obama,s pick of Biden is ... betrayal of his Faith will help mobilize Catholic,clergy and ...
... say bloodletting is the best available option for people ... -- Bloodletting is often dismissed as a primitive form ... the body of bad humors by draining the life-sustaining ... where bloodletting is still the preferred means of treatment. ...
... 25 Borrowing and sharing of,prescription medications is ... of nearly 7,500 women of reproductive age found ... of this population, according to a,report published online ... a,peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ...
... The U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention today announces a new ... physicians and others in avoiding medication errors that may ... sound alike. This "Drug Error Finder" is a searchable ... be involved in medication mix-ups in the U.S. health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lilly and Amylin Set Date and Time for Conference Call 2Health News:Uninsured Get Less Health Care Than Insured 2Health News:DNC 'Party Crashers:' Police Arrest 1 Pro-lifer at Black Caucus; Eject Operation Rescue Leader from DNC Interfaith Gathering at Colorado Convention Center 2Health News:For Rare Blood Disorder, Pumping Iron Is the Cure 2Health News:For Rare Blood Disorder, Pumping Iron Is the Cure 3Health News:Trends in Prescription Medication Sharing Among Reproductive-Aged Women Reported in Journal of Women's Health 2Health News:USP announces new tool to help prevent medication mix-ups due to look alike/sound alike drug names 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 As health officials across the Midwest warn ... pharmacies in Michigan will offer free ... enabling Meijer pharmacists to administer tests and, in some cases, ... physician participating in the study. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... OAKS, Calif. , Jan. 15, 2014 ... Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) announced today ... jointly discover and validate new therapeutic targets and ... a chronic disorder that affects millions worldwide. The ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of ... to protect their most important business assets, intellectual ... ) Because of the highly-competitive nature ... one of the most litigious industry sectors of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 3Mass. General, Broad Institute and Amgen Will Work to Discover New Drugs for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
10 mm wide tip....
9 mm wide tip. Designated most popular model or size....
Double-ended. 5 mm x 7 mm tips. Designated most popular model or size....
Double-ended. Blunt and semi sharp 5 mm tips. Designated most popular model or size....
Medicine Products: