Navigation Links
Carboplatin Drug Is More Effective Than Radiation Therapy For Testicular Cancer

Treatment with chemotherapy drug Carboplatin is more effective and produces less toxic side// effects compared to radiation therapy for the treatment of testicular cancer.

Professor Tim Oliver and colleagues from The London School of Medicine, UK has reported the results of their study in this week’s issue of The Lancet. 1477 patients with stage 1 seminoma from 70 hospitals in 14 countries were recruited in this study to compare the effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Between 1996 and 2001, the researchers randomly assigned 543 patients with stage I seminoma to receive a single course of carboplatin and 904 patients to receive radiation therapy. After a median follow-up of 3years, they found that relapse-free survival was similar between the two groups (95·4% for the carboplatin group vs. 96·6% for radiation therapy). At 5 years they also found that patients receiving carboplatin were less likely to develop tumors in their remaining testicle.

Treatment for stage 1 seminoma—a cancer of the testes—has been surgical removal of the cancerous testicle (hemi-castration) followed by three weeks radiotherapy. However, patients treated in this way and followed up for up to 30 years have shown increased risk of cancer in another organ and heart disease that begins after 15 years. Professor Oliver states: “This large randomized trial finally establishes after 20 years of research and uncertainty that it is safe to risk less treatment in these patients. We found that one dose of carboplatin in the short term is as safe as radiation and is less toxic. Patients assigned to chemotherapy also had fewer seminomas occurring in the remaining testis than those receiving radiotherapy. Though needing longer follow up and larger numbers to be sure, this surprising finding, were it to apply to primary tumors when first diagnosed is the first hint that it may now be safe to embark on studies of testis conservation instead of hemicastration.”

(Newswise)

Related information on Testis Medinida:

Undescended Testis: The testis is responsible for sperm production in men. The general body temperature is 36.9o C. But sperm production is best at a temperature 2o less than this level. This is the reason why the testes are located outside the body.

For more information more:
http://www.medindia.net/patients/
paediatrics/Undescended.asp


Know about male reproductive system and testis: The male reproductive system of a man consists of a pair of testes, ducts, accessory glands and a penis. The functions of the male reproductive system are: Production of sperms and Transmission of sperms to the female.

For more information more:
http://www.medindia.net/
know_ur_body/reproductive.asp

/font>
'"/>





Related medicine news :


1. Carboplatin, Lung cancer drug may be useful in treating breast tumor
2. New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered
3. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
4. ZD1839 Proves Effective - A Breakthrough in fighting Lung Cancer
5. Fluoride Found Effective in Osteoporosis
6. Aspirin and Warfarin Are Equally Effective for Stroke Prevention
7. Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective
8. Effective And Economical Agent For Anthrax
9. Stem Cell Transplants May Be Effective For MS Patients
10. Effective therapy for Huntingtons disease
11. Chemotherapy Effective for Bladder Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/19/2017)... Raton (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... the El Naturalista brand, developed by ACPG Laboratories, is coming soon to RonnieColemanNutrition.com. ... in Spain, and El Naturalista is a trusted, well-respected brand reliant on the ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... ... For decades doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers have been trained to ... calculating their cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in the next 10 years. , Imagine ... an estimated 10-year risk prediction! , Imagine if the weatherman says there is a ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... with the Davidson Fellows Scholarship on September 27 at a reception in Washington ... Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature and Music. , “I am honored to be a ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Emergency nursing expertise, skill ... Emergency Nurse (CEN®) certification according to a large-scale study announced today by ... conducted by the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) in late 2016 and early ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 ... ... in Asia Pacific’s protein ingredient market , expected to grow at the ... Frost & Sullivan sharing the ‘Global Food Protein Trends & Growth Opportunities in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/7/2017)... Sept. 7, 2017   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... of proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage ... Mike Rice , President and CEO, will be presenting ... Rodman & Renshaw 19 th Annual Global Investment ... (12:25 p.m. Pacific time). The conference is being held at ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , Sept. 6, 2017 Eli ... today it will present new data for galcanezumab and ... Congress of the International Headache Society (IHC) taking place ... Lilly will highlight new, long-term data from ... two doses of galcanezumab (120 mg and 240 mg) ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... JERUSALEM , Sept. 5, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals ... www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the ... it has successfully concluded its meeting with the U.S. ... novel oral insulin formulation. ... that the regulatory pathway for submission of ORMD-0801, would ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: