Navigation Links
Study finds survival rates from gastrointestinal tumors improving among African-Americans
Date:7/14/2009

CHICAGO (July 14, 2009) New research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that African Americans with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a rare cancer that begins in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, now have survival rates equivalent to those of Caucasians. Prior to 2000, African Americans were more likely to develop GIST and less likely to undergo surgical treatment for this type of cancer.

Racial disparities in survival rates have been demonstrated for a number of cancers, typically due to unequal access to care. Through the National Institutes of Health and Healthy People 2010, a national health promotion and disease prevention initiative, the federal government has set forth goals to explore, account for and minimize these disparities.

"Over the last decade, racial gaps in the treatment of GIST appeared to have closed," said Michael Cheung, MD, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. "Both perioperative and long-term survival have improved among African Americans."

"Our study suggests that better diagnosis and increased use of surgery which still provides the best chance for cure have contributed to improvements in care for African Americans," said Leonidas G. Koniaris, MD, FACS, associate professor of surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and surgical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at UM. "In addition, increased access to new targeted therapies through medication assistance programs may be helping to eliminate racial disparities in cancer treatment."

A statistical analysis was performed using the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database that identified 3,795 patients diagnosed with GIST and other intestinal mesenchymal tumors between1992 to 2005. Patient demographics showed 72.2 percent Cauca
'/>"/>

Contact: Sally Garneski
pressinquiry@facs.org
312-202-5409
Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic study continues to refine most effective methods to predict Alzheimers disease
2. Mayo Clinic Study Continues to Refine Most Effective Methods to Predict Alzheimers Disease
3. Reminder program dramatically increases mammography rates, Kaiser Permanente study finds
4. FAIR CEO Blasts Kaiser Foundation & Public Agenda HIV/AIDS Study Results as "Absolute Nonsense"
5. Reminder Program Dramatically Increases Mammography Rates, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
6. Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening
7. Fluorescent probes may permit monitoring of chemotherapy effectiveness, Stanford study shows
8. Queens University study aims at early diagnosis for ADHD and Parkinsons disease
9. Cats Purrfect at Getting Needs Met, Study Shows
10. Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Two Low-dose Regimens of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Atrophy Now Published
11. Study finds citrus-derived flavonoid prevents obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... Plains, NJ (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... as an “NJ Top Doc.” , At OSSMC, Dr. Kovatis treats all surgical and ... orthopedics and traumatic injuries to the entire musculoskeletal system, excluding the spine. , Dr. ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... digital marketing communications company announced today that it has officially launched a new ... the new website and brand refresh are more closely aligned with the company’s ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... Finnleo is pleased to announce ... Sauna. After months of extensive engineering and design of our newest sauna model, the ... elements and is offered at a very attractive price-point. , Before outdoor saunas ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... ezDI’s computer-assisted coding (CAC) software for its Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) and medical ... a patent pending ICD-10 solution - ezCAC is an enterprise-level coding solution that ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Valley, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 , ... ... Ghasri, to the practice. Dr. Pedram Ghasri is a graduate of the University of ... neuroscience and continued his studies at the University of California, Irvine Medical School. As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Paul Kovatis of Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Center on his Five Year Anniversary as an "NJ Top Doc" 2Health News:Diablo Publications Launches New Company Website 2Health News:Diablo Publications Launches New Company Website 3Health News:Say “Hello” to the Brand New Finnleo Terrace Outdoor Saunas 2Health News:Wyoming Medical Center Selects ezDI’s CAC/CDI Solution Based on Integrated Healthcare Data Management, Workflow Design and ROI 2Health News:Wyoming Medical Center Selects ezDI’s CAC/CDI Solution Based on Integrated Healthcare Data Management, Workflow Design and ROI 3Health News:Wyoming Medical Center Selects ezDI’s CAC/CDI Solution Based on Integrated Healthcare Data Management, Workflow Design and ROI 4Health News:Castle Dermatology Institute Now Welcomes Dr. Pedram Ghasri to the Practice 2
... of outdated inspection practices desperately needed, critics say ... system that guarantees the safety of food in the ... new report finds. , Gaps in the food safety ... inconsistencies among agencies protecting food safety, according to the ...
... have a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimers ... remains unexplained. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute ... for the diabetes Alzheimers interaction. , In ... of Neurobiology of Aging, investigators led by David ...
... becoming three kinds of cardiac cells , , WEDNESDAY, April ... created from mouse skin cells reprogrammed to have the ... researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles. ... induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which don,t involve the ...
... Actually Work in Real ... ... healthcare community, announced the launch of an,innovative new tool that brings patient ... drugs, and eight out of,ten surfing the web for their healthcare information, ...
... lifestyles, WASHINGTON, April 29 Blue Cross ... of all sizes to get,their workers to take ... inactive lifestyles and preventable health conditions,have on the ... companies,are holding lunchtime walks across America as part ...
... Inc.,(NYSE: HI ) today announced that its Board ... traded company of $0.1825 per share,on the company,s common ... of record at the close of business on June ... approve this inaugural dividend is based,on the strength of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System 2Health News:Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System 3Health News:Report Slams U.S. Food Safety System 4Health News:Salk study links diabetes and Alzheimer's disease 2Health News:Salk study links diabetes and Alzheimer's disease 3Health News:Mouse Skin Cells Reprogrammed to Act Like Embryonic Stem Cells 2Health News:iGuard.org Alters the Face of E-Health: New Web Service Draws 10,000 New Patients Weekly 2Health News:iGuard.org Alters the Face of E-Health: New Web Service Draws 10,000 New Patients Weekly 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Get Workers Out of The Office and on Their Feet in All 50 States 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Get Workers Out of The Office and on Their Feet in All 50 States 3Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Get Workers Out of The Office and on Their Feet in All 50 States 4Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to Get Workers Out of The Office and on Their Feet in All 50 States 5Health News:Hillenbrand, Inc. Declares First Quarterly Dividend As a New Publicly Traded Company 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... , Aug. 31, 2015  Daktari Diagnostics today announced a ... United States and Canada , ... The deal, worth up to $8.5 million over the next ... clinical validation and regulatory approval of Daktari,s HCV test. ... point-of-care instrument that can detect low levels of virus directly ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  On August 5, 2015, the ... Oregon denied motions to dismiss securities class ... ) and certain of its directors. The class actions ... and dump" scheme to artificially inflate Galena,s stock price, ... stock price was inflated, sold massive amounts of their ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... -- Regen BioPharma, Inc. (OTCBB: RGBP) and (PINK: ... of delivering its patented (US Patent 8,263,571) gene ... a clinically approved formulation as delivery system.  The ... silencing therapeutics in which the gene silencing drug ... By utilizing a local delivery system, potential toxicities ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 2Daktari Enters Collaboration Agreement with Merck to Develop Test for Hepatitis C Virus 3Galena Biopharma, Inc. Stock Alert: Schubert Firm Investigates Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty 2Regen BioPharma, Inc. Develops BORIS Gene Silencing Based Treatment for Unresectable Liver Cancer 2Regen BioPharma, Inc. Develops BORIS Gene Silencing Based Treatment for Unresectable Liver Cancer 3
... FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Feb. 17, 2011 Radiologic Associates ... Gently Campaign to increase awareness of opportunities to lower ... initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric ... undergone additional training in ways to reduce radiation exposure, ...
... Feb. 17, 2011 The method represented in the ... respiratory arterial pressure wave (a blood wave that ... blood pressure readings to provide healthcare professionals and users ... on systemic blood pressure. (Logo: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg Announces Image Gently Campaign to 'Child Size' Doses for Children 2ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Advanced Techniques for Measuring Blood Pressure From Coherence L.L.C. 2
Distinct male and female designs for proper anatomical fit. Hip and pelvic components sized independently. Rigid posterior tongue minimizes pelvic rotation. Available in black or white plastic. Aggre...
... B3 Triplanar hip joint is ... - extension, abduction - Ad-duction, ... our Boston Post-Op Hip Orthosis. ... custom Hip Spicas in both ...
... advance in walker design in years. A real step ... bearing surfaces of the foot rest on adaptive areas ... heel strike. The footbed in the sole conforms to ... and stability. , ,No leg length discrepancy; Heel ...
... The High Tide walker provides comfortable stability ... of the lower leg, stress fractures of ... fractures of the ankle. Extension pads for ... patients.The shorter Low Tide walker with midcalf ...
Medicine Products: