Navigation Links
Surgery complications linked to chemotherapy delay, U-M study finds
Date:12/8/2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Patients who have complications after colorectal cancer surgery are less likely to get chemotherapy, even when it is clearly recommended for their diagnosis, a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center finds.

In addition, patients with complications were more than twice as likely to have their chemotherapy delayed for more than 120 days after diagnosis or two months after surgery, which is considered the appropriate timeframe for receiving chemotherapy.

"Surgical complications are typically thought to be short-term problems, but our study suggests there is a clear link between downstream cancer care and complications that occur during surgery. This is critical because chemotherapy in this subset of colorectal cancer patients has clear lifesaving benefit," says lead study author Samantha Hendren, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of surgery at the U-M Medical School.

The study looked at data from 17,108 patients who had surgery for stage III colorectal cancer. Chemotherapy is recommended for all stage III colorectal cancer patients and has been shown to improve survival as much as 16 percent after five years. Patients were identified for the study from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare database, a large population-based registry.

Results of the study appear in the December issue of the journal Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Because chemotherapy stresses the body and slows healing, medical oncologists are generally reluctant to give chemotherapy to patients who are frail or unwell because of complications from surgery. Hendren also suggests that some patients may opt out of chemotherapy after experiencing surgical complications.

Complications include pneumonia, urinary tract infections, heart attack, wound infections, need for additional surgery or abscess drainage. Researchers believe that some of these complications can be prevent
'/>"/>

Contact: Nicole Fawcett
nfawcett@umich.edu
734-764-2220
University of Michigan Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Radiation After Surgery Lowers Chances of Breast Cancers Return
2. AAO-HNSF partners with SAGE to publish Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
3. Peripheral Arterial Surgery Outcomes Worse for Women: Study
4. Mayo Clinic study finds aggressive surgery is best for children with brain tumors
5. Assessment tool predicts blood clot risk after plastic surgery
6. Adding Surgery to Meds May Help Diabetics With Heart Disease
7. Hospital for Special Surgery scientists share advances in lupus and related conditions
8. 5-year results show keyhole bowel cancer surgery is safe and effective
9. Experts issue recommendations for treatment of post-bariatric surgery patients
10. Prognostic markers for prostate cancer patients who receive radiation after surgery
11. Lombardi research: Robotic radiosurgery offers palliative care for hilar lung tumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... , ... Certified Nutrition Businessman Reid Eckert agrees to extend his business relationship ... global sales and communications firm that offers U.S. brands a proven path to world ... Mr. Reid Eckert, as his interpretation of the nutritional needs of the human body ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... On September 30, 2015, the Career and Transfer Center ... accredited Maricopa Community Colleges , will be hosting a Job Expo to provide ... and opportunities. , The Expo has expanded to much more than just a typical ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... , ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... develops, may extend and improve the lives of patients, according to a newly ... Click here to read the full article. , The authors of the ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including emphysema), or asthma, are at higher risk from ... previous heart attack, heart failure or heart-rhythm problems (arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat) are ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... August 28, 2015 , ... Joining a growing number ... recently transitioned management companies to partner with Wound Care Advantage (WCA) to utilize ... center. , Transitioning wound care management providers can be a complex undertaking. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nutrition Guru Continues Relationship With Renowned Health and Wellness Company 2Health News:Estrella Mountain Community College Expo Offers ‘One-Stop’ for Employers and Students Seeking Internships, Jobs, Careers and Service Learning Opportunities 2Health News:Top Mesothelioma Researchers Highlight Targeted Therapies in New Report, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Heart Fit Clinic Sounds the Alarm on Forest Fire Smoke and Chronic Heart Disease in Calgary Area 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 2Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 3Health News:Decatur County Memorial Hospital Transitions Wound Center Management To Wound Care Advantage and the Luvo Operating System 4
... on finding the mechanism involved in sleep regulation, the ... to be head by Professor Tarja Porkka-Heiskanen, // Institute ... at finding the mechanisms involved in sleep regulation which ... sleep required for proper functioning of brain and will ...
... Health Association (CMHA) has called for better training for policemen ... The Alberta Police had used a Taser on a man, ... opinion that this could have been avoided if specialized training ... ,The victim was a well-dressed man who was apparently going ...
... feces as food for fish growth as increased the widespread fear ... // with the feces to pond farms which may infect wild ... flu virus. Researchers feel that the bird flu outbreak in china ... as feed for fishes in the river Qinghai, which would have ...
... University of Chicago are developing drugs which help in ... by developing mechanisms which helps// in maintaining the lung ... avoid inflammatory cells produced by the cytokines (immune cells) ... increased inflammation and leakage in blood vessels leading to ...
... Lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a disease in which the ... of the skin, joints and internal organs.// A study ... can take oral contraceptives safely without any complications like ... activity, that characterize the disease. ,The study ...
... has collected $2.3 million to be donated to a ... radio programs // . ,The money will be ... Brampton Hospital at Bovaird Drive and Bramalea Road, which ... event, Better Health Radiothon, was organized from Nov 15 ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/28/2015)... , Aug. 28, 2015 ... addition of the "Investigation Report on China,s Ranibizumab ... Developed by Novartis, ranibizumab was approved by CFDA to ... Currently, only Lucentis, a product of Novartis, is available ... the first self- developed drug for the treatment of ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... 28, 2015  IP Shakti, LLC, today announced that it ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150827/261551LOGO ... new corporate identity signifies our transformation into a company focused ... platform for patent claim validity." ... proprietary AIA Shield™ platform, the Company commenced a corporate re-branding ...
(Date:8/28/2015)...  Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo") (NYSE: PRGO ; ... of leading OTC brands from GSK in an all ... a clear demonstration of Perrigo,s unique ability to maximize ... spanning 36 countries.  Perrigo Chairman, President ... are excited to complete this transaction, which clearly demonstrates ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Investigation Report on China's Ranibizumab Market, 2012-2019 2IP Shakti, LLC Changes Company Name to Prediqtus, LLC 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 2Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 3Perrigo Completes Acquisition of Leading Portfolio of OTC Brands from GSK 4
... Now there is a more efficient ... first fully portable battery operated patient ... and surgical teams with a compact ... throughout the entire surgical process. Its ...
... CSZ safely provides effective air warming therapy ... patented design of our WarmAir® FilteredFlo® blankets, ... which supplies gently moving, clean air that ... contaminants to your patient or staff. All ...
Since 1964, in its plants of Sesto Fiorentino, Sbisà produces a wide and qualified range of instruments for ophthalmology and optometry....
Inquire...
Medicine Products: