Navigation Links
Why Bladder Cancer Is Deadlier for Some
Date:1/8/2009

ter diagnosis, and about 40 percent to 117 percent more likely to die three or four years after diagnosis.

Then the team sifted through the data to try to uncover the reasons behind these differences. The team found that the factors traditionally thought to be responsible for the differences -- stage of the disease upon diagnosis, tumor type, and age -- accounted for only about 30 percent of the difference between the genders among white people, and about 50 to 70 percent of the differences between the races and between the genders among African-Americans.

"The current study by Scosyrev et al elegantly demonstrates that, even after controlling for tumor characteristics, inferior outcomes remain for African-American patients and women," write physicians Mark Katz, M.D., and Gary Steinberg, M.D., of the University of Chicago Medical Center in an editorial accompanying the findings.

The authors speculate about other factors that might be responsible for the differences, though they say that further study is necessary to know for sure. Some of the other issues that might play a role include the choice of treatment chosen, differences among tumors that were not taken into account in the study, and access to health care.

Messing believes that poorer access to health care is a clear cause of the higher mortality rates for African-Americans. He says African-American patients and their doctors need to be aware of the increased chance of death for these patients, who should be treated as aggressively as possible.

When it comes to gender, some of the differences are likely caused by factors that are not currently understood, such as hormonal differences, says Messing. But a factor that is known to play a key role is people's reaction when they see blood in their urine. Men are more likely than women to notice blood in their urine, to think it's abnormal, and to report it to doctors
'/>"/>

SOURCE University of Rochester Medical Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Physician Team at Northwestern Memorial Performs Rare Oral Gallbladder Removal
2. Surgeons Remove Gallbladder Through Vagina
3. Research warns that human papillomavirus might cause bladder cancer
4. Verathon Inc., Maker of BladderScan(R) and GlideScope(R), Ranks in Deloittes 2007 Washington State Technology Fast 50 for 4th Time in Past 6 Years
5. IMRT better for sparing bladder when treating prostate cancer
6. Men with bladder exstrophy report robust sex lives, but women fare worse, Hopkins study shows
7. New treatment option studied for bladder cancer
8. AUA releases new guidelines on non-muscle invasive bladder cancer
9. International team gets new award to research the causes of bladder problems
10. Bioniche Provides Update on Refractory Bladder Cancer Trial with Urocidin(TM)
11. Study looks at new bladder cancer therapy for patients unresponsive to standard treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Wild by Nature, a natural and organic supermarket owned by ... fifth store to be located in West Islip, NY very ... selections of wheat and gluten-free products available. With a growing ... become a one-stop shop for anyone who needs to be ... is a spectrum of disorders, including celiac disease, in which ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 B. ... to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national ... Health System in Bend, Ore. The top executive ... has recently placed more than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. ... medical providers, St. Charles Health System is the largest provider ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... BellasDress, the experienced dressmaker in the ... suppliers when it comes to beach wedding dresses ... of beach wedding outfits in its online shop. Included ... outfits. , BellasDress has been considered as one ... to the company’s senior spokesman, BellasDress provides superb special ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014 Wearing the school motto ... families, facility and staff came together this past Saturday morning ... Everest community in the Homer Township Independence Day Parade. ... Old Glory. , Everest community recognized the theme ... in red, white and blue. The blue Everest balloons ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Growing old was thought of as a ... recent studies, it was shown that many of the “myths” ... As it turns out, the elderly can still live quite as ... with all the time in the world, older people also need ... their passions in the twilight of their lives. This is why ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Wild by Nature Opens New Location 2Health News:St. Charles Health System Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CNO 2Health News:St. Charles Health System Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New CNO 3Health News:BellasDress Emerges As Popular Online Supplier Of 2014 Beach Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Everest Academy Participates in the Homer Township Independence Day Parade 2Health News:It’s All Free For Seniors Review, How To Take Advantage of What Life Has to Offer In Old Age – Vinamy.com 2Health News:It’s All Free For Seniors Review, How To Take Advantage of What Life Has to Offer In Old Age – Vinamy.com 3
... IL, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - SXC Health Solutions ... TSX: SXC), a leading provider of,pharmacy benefits management ... recertified to provide PBM services to members,of the ... up of more than 60 large employers, representing ...
... adults seek prescription for,savings amid ailing economy, FRANKLIN LAKES, ... hit the hardest when it comes to the recent,economic crisis, ... MHS ),reveals that the sting in paying for health care ... young adults., According to the new national survey "Feeling ...
... satisfaction thanks to revolutionary computer imaging for http://www.parkercenter.net/plastic_surgery_procedures_rhinoplasty.html ... M. Parker, says "A nose should not draw attention to ... to your overall appearance, gender and ethnicity." , ... ...
... will host the 6th Canadian Annual Meeting (November 5-7; ... issues facing Health Canada, the pharmaceutical industry, health academia, ... ... Horsham, PA (PRWEB) October 8, ...
... as a technological leader in cosmetic skin treatments in New York City. ... one of the latest skin resurfacing treatments to receive FDA approval, to ... ... October 8, 2008 -- The cosmetic surgery and laser treatment industry is ...
... LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Oct. 7 IPRO, ... evaluation organizations, has,created a Limited Liability Company ... audit oversight and consulting contracts with managed ... (http://www.logiqual.com ), is now,officially incorporated in New ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM certification from the HR Policy Association 2Health News:SXC Health Solutions announces PBM certification from the HR Policy Association 3Health News:New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults 2Health News:New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults 3Health News:New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults 4Health News:New Survey: Painful Economy Puts Health Care Pinch on Young Adults 5Health News:New Jersey Rhinoplasty Patients Can Now See the Future at The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery New Jersey 2Health News:New Jersey Rhinoplasty Patients Can Now See the Future at The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery New Jersey 3Health News:New Jersey Rhinoplasty Patients Can Now See the Future at The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery New Jersey 4Health News:DIA 6th Canadian Annual Meeting Benefit and Risk Management: An Evolution in Progress 2Health News:Upscale New York City Skin Care Center Juva Offering FDA Approved Fraxel re:fine System 2Health News:IPRO Spins Off Managed Care Review Affiliate 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... Calif. , July 10, 2014 Integrated ... leader in advanced memory and analog IC solutions, today ... on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific ... financial results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended ... call via telephone, dial 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the largest ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of Siemens ... a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the authorized ... MiE and BC Technical announced today that ... establish BC Technical as the service and systems provider ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that ... (ID) specialists are willing to prescribe Durata,s Dalvance ... use as OPAT, approximately two-thirds of the respondents ... their hospital inpatients. However, our findings indicate that ... initiated on OPAT following hospital discharge, and most ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 2Long-Acting Antibiotics Offering Once-Weekly Dosing Will See Favorable Uptake and Use as Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) 3
... for Vidaza versus 26.2 for ... patients on Vidaza compared to ... compared to conventional ... Only epigenetic modifier to show survival benefit in cancer Stratified log-rank p-value = ...
... trial of AKIi-5 as the first human clinical study ... involving the systemic ... Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a,clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering ... positive results from preclinical efficacy studies for its,proprietary systemically-administered, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 2Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 3Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 4Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 5Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 6Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 7Vidaza Significantly Extends Overall Survival by 74% in Phase 3 Trial in Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS) 8Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presented Positive Preclinical Results of Systemic RNAi Compound for Acute Renal Failure (ARF) 2Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presented Positive Preclinical Results of Systemic RNAi Compound for Acute Renal Failure (ARF) 3Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presented Positive Preclinical Results of Systemic RNAi Compound for Acute Renal Failure (ARF) 4
The Aaron 800-EU is designed and engineered to be the most reliable and durable desiccator available today....
Sabre 180 is a powerful niche generator....
The Sabre 2400 provides high power performance and key user features to meet today's demanding electrosurgical needs. It is an ideal general-purpose electrosurgical generator....
The Sabre 2400 provides high power performance and key user features to meet today's demanding electrosurgical needs. It is an ideal general-purpose electrosurgical generator....
Medicine Products: