Navigation Links
Targeted Radiation Therapy Safe, Effective Treatment for Elderly with Pancreatic Cancer
Date:9/24/2013

elect number of those patients, however, are not candidates for surgery due to having other co-morbidities such as COPD, heart disease and diabetes. This leaves only chemotherapy and radiation, or a combination of the two, available for treatment.

But for a large portion of elderly patients with localized pancreatic cancer even chemotherapy and radiation therapy are not options.

The Henry Ford study looked to determine if SBRT – a method of giving radiation that can be highly targeted to the tumor, sparing the normal tissue around it – was a viable option for this group of patients. SBRT provides a higher dose of radiation, meaning patients have fewer treatments. In this case, treatment averaged two weeks.

The study included 20 patients with a median age of 83, all of whom were medically unable to tolerate surgery or combined chemo-radiation therapy. The majority of patients in the study (90 percent) received SBRT treatment at the time of diagnosis.

Seven patients reported side-effects from treatment: nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

Among the patients: 13 had a recurrence of cancer; nine had cancer spread from the original tumor to distant organs or distant lymph nodes.

Median overall survival was 6.7 months, and median recurrence-free survival was 8.1 months. At six months post-treatment, 61 percent of patients were alive; two patients in the study survived nearly two years.

“National trends tell us that very few patients over the age of 75 are getting any treatment at all for pancreatic cancer due to comorbidity risks,” notes Dr. Yechieli. “So we want to push the envelope to give them a treatment option that, while not a cure, is short, effective and safe, and has the potential to give them a good quality of life.”

The next step in this research, Dr. Yechieli says, is to closely follow patients after SBRT and get their direct feedback to measure post-treatment quality of life.

Along with Dr.
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Targeted radiation therapy safe, effective treatment for elderly with pancreatic cancer
2. Michigan-Based Stryker Corp. and Its Howmedica Osteonics Subsidiary Are Targeted in Defective Hip Implant Lawsuit
3. Targeted Medical Pharma Initiates Clinical Trial of Red Blood Cell Stimulating Formulation
4. ProEPA™ with Concentrated GLA from Nordic Naturals Offers High Concentrations of EPA and GLA for Targeted Support
5. Shape of nanoparticles points the way toward more targeted drugs
6. MGH-led studies shed new light on targeted lung cancer therapy
7. Many solid tumors carry genetic changes targeted by existing compounds
8. Researchers provide rationale for use of targeted immunotherapy in sarcomatoid lung carcinomas
9. Research finds targeted screening for hepatitis C is cost-effective
10. Targeted toxin active in platinum-resistant ovarian cancers
11. The future of personalized and targeted cancer therapy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ) and David ... Show to bestow a Juvent Sports Achievement award upon ... McKitrick. The award commemorated and congratulated McKitrick for her ... won her first amateur tournament in 1979 and most ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd ... by ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , ... breast would have gone undetected if she had not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 Recently, Weddingshe.com has ... catalog, and has announced its highest annual revenues in the ... on its popular glamorous wedding dresses. , According to the ... important wedding dress promotions for them in 2015. This point ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... conditions in vulnerable communities and cause financial distress to ... report by analysts at Howard University’s Center on Race ... of dollars in economic activity, payday loans at the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2
... Derek Kirchen, 67, who had suffered pneumonia eight times and ... their wits end, making sense of the symptoms and providing ... clues, doctors had cautioned Kirchen that the symptoms may be ... surgery, Dr Syed Tariq, a respiratory physician, stumbled upon a ...
... using dummy due to different developmental, hygienic or aesthetic reasons. ... dummies are bad for babies and parents should be in ... 20 studies conducted over the world since from past decade ... dummies are prone to reject or breastfeed for a shorter ...
... We might feel that we have forgotten certain things in ... that whatever we have forgotten does still stay in our ... and Roberto Cabeza of Duke University, conducted a study in ... we think it, does. According to the online edition of ...
... May that one adult and two children have been diagnosed with ... statement confirming that there have been three linked cases of E.coli ... these cases have a link with J&H Cairns, a butcher in ... no conclusive evidence yet that J&H Cairns is the source of ...
... UN sponsored conference on aviation flu has called ... facility involving all relevant institutions across the globe, ... bird watchers and wildlife conservation societies to check ... ,Scientists attending the conference convened by the UN ...
... led young people to name heroin as a loser ... which includes providing alternative narcotics and needle exchange programs, ... to consider the substance ‘loser drug,’ a Lancet study ... in Zurich said: The policy provides an alternative narcotics ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diagnosis On a Fourth Patient Confirmed To Be E.Coli 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... TOWN, South Africa , Jan. 23, 2015   ... distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of ... the flagship Leatt-Brace® neck brace, announced today that the ... racing federation, now requires all riders to wear a ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial soft ... Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study will ... GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults as ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO GPX-150 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately held ... into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation (Tokyo ... therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided radiation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2
... March 29, 2011 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL ... new website, www.sigma-aldrich.com . The new site has been ... to help researchers more easily find the information, tools, products ... Company plans to continue to roll out innovative upgrades to ...
... A woman,s face tells her story but sometimes showing a ... and more, the quest continues for new ways to keep ... new Face Forward survey commissioned by Ulthera ® (the ... the FDA with a non-invasive lift indication), 83 percent of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Unveils Dynamic New Web Presence 2Sigma-Aldrich Unveils Dynamic New Web Presence 3What Would Women Give Up for a More Youthful Face? 2What Would Women Give Up for a More Youthful Face? 3
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: