Navigation Links
Women with breast cancer may benefit from autologous stem cell transplantation
Date:1/12/2010

Compared to conventional chemotherapy, autologous stem cell transplantation can extend "event-free survival" for breast cancer patients. Clinical trials provide proof of this for breast cancer with and without distant metastases. However, there are indications that this type of stem cell transplantation can more frequently give rise to severe complications affecting almost all organ systems. This is the conclusion of the final report of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) published on 16 December 2009.

In autologous stem cell transplantation (autologous SCT), the patient's own (autologous) haematopoietic stem cells are removed at a suitable time during treatment and re-implanted after high-dose chemotherapy. Initially, this treatment was hailed with great excitement and widely used in the 1980s, but its benefit for patients with advanced breast cancer has been hotly debated by scientists for some years. The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) therefore commissioned IQWiG to examine the available literature to find out whether autologous SCT could have advantages for breast cancer patients compared to conventional chemotherapy.

Many different treatments exist

Comprising over 25% of new cases of cancer, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer for women. Men are also affected in a rare number of cases. The choice of treatment depends on the stage at which the tumour is diagnosed. Two factors that play an important role are its size and spread. Also of relevance is whether distant metastases, i.e. secondary tumours, are present in other parts of the body.

Usually, the tumour is surgically removed. Depending on the therapy regimen, this is supplemented by radiotherapy, hormonal therapy or chemotherapy. In particular, hormonal therapy and chemotherapy are frequently combined in this treatment.

Doctors will introduce high-dose chemotherapy in certain patients at the locally advanced or
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Anna-Sabine Ernst
info@iqwig.de
49-022-135-6850
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Retraining Women's Minds and Bodies for Lasting Weight Loss -- Without Pills or Diets
2. Womens bodies and minds agree less than mens on whats sexy
3. TV Wellness Expert Jillian Michaels Teams With Harley-Davidson to Help Women Channel Their Inner Drive and Live More Fulfilling Lives
4. Many Women Quit Breast-Feeding Early
5. Swine Flu Hits Pregnant Women, Kids Hardest
6. Airbags Appear Safe for Pregnant Women
7. Many High-Risk Women Refuse Breast MRI
8. Elevated-risk women refuse MRI breast cancer screening
9. UTMB study identifies women at higher risk of significant bone loss on injectable birth control
10. Women Turn to Natural Menopause Remedies for Safe, Effective Relief
11. Why Are Men Such Dogs?: Psychiatrist Reveals Why Men Cheat and Why Women Believe Their Lies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... The federal court overseeing thousands of vaginal ... Southern District of West Virginia has upheld a $2 million ... bellwether trial. In an Order dated January 21st, the Court ... that C.R. Bard had not proven a miscarriage of justice. ...
(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)... 22, 2015 A study recently ... flagship journal Medicine & Science in Sports & ... may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with ... Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut recording Love ... of Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are pleased to ... through White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , THE ROAD ... available to all of us to walk out of the mire ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online store for wedding ... its latest collection of wedding dresses , and launches a ... the wedding dress on your big day; the wedding gown ... bride wants to find the most suitable wedding dress. Now, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2
... An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of a blood vessel. ... a risk to health due to their potential to rupture, ... the abdominal and thoracic aorta, and brain. Potential blood vessel ... but only if they are above a certain diameter.// Some ...
... by periodontal disease, could carry increased risk of ... suggested that bacteria responsible for oral infections could ... C-reactive protein and other inflammatory agents associated with ... two has not been established. ,A research ...
... is underdiagnosed and treated in many cases, say US doctors. ... and arms become blocked with the same kind of fatty ... best way of treating it is very simple - keep ... actually increase the ability to walk with ease. Positive effects ...
... Bubonic plague, the bacterium blamed for the Black Death ... biological weapon, has had its entire genome sequenced. The ... and picking up new genes from other microbes. ,That ... emerge. More ominously, it suggests that enhanced strains might ...
... research confirms that the main ingredient in the -- depo ... when used long term. The younger you are when you ... problems later in life. // ,From ... bone mass is constantly breaking down and re-building, usually in ...
... be prevented if all pregnant women stopped smoking, say Australian ... training in helping women quit.,They found that smoking doubles the ... or a pre-term birth, and triples the rate of SIDS ... entirely, they need to cut their smoking by half to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sequencing of the Plague 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today ... been enrolled into the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial. ... of Gem,s lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in ... metastatic disease. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Colo. , Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased ... as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins ... Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Amgen throughout the course of ... development. "Scott is a nationally recognized thought ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) ... year 2014 financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, after the ... by a conference call with the investment community at 2 p.m. ... A. Bradway , chairman and chief executive officer, and other members ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Amgen Announces Webcast of 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results 2
... R.I., Oct. 15 CVS/pharmacy announced today that its ... in light of manufacturer delays in delivery of seasonal ... MinuteClinic will continue to administer seasonal flu vaccines at ... season with the supply of vaccine replenished as frequently ...
... Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNO ), a leading developer ... systems, today announced that the company will host its third-quarter ... a.m. ET. , On the call, President and Chief Executive ... Officer Timothy Baker will discuss Cynosure,s financial results, as well ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CVS Caremark Announces Updates to Flu Vaccine Program 2CVS Caremark Announces Updates to Flu Vaccine Program 3Cynosure to Announce Third-Quarter 2009 Financial Results on October 27 2
... and 4 metal chest electrodes on ... procedure enabling a patient to easily ... ECG through a simple change of ... per lead and 10 seconds of ...
... IMPACs comprehensive information system designed specifically ... integrate and streamline their diagnostic, management, ... intuitive software solution. Thousands of laboratory ... have proven PowerPaths unique "case-centric model ...
... The Digital-Photo Adapter ... designed optics for the ... technology. In combination with ... this is the best ...
... The CMGS-1 Color Mini-Ganzfeld Stimulator is ... can be integrated with your existing LKC ... with other visual electrodiagnostic test systems. ... is the smallest commercial Ganzfeld to meet ...
Medicine Products: