Navigation Links
Improved Treatment Raises Medulloblastoma Survival Rate

l of 70 percent for high-risk patients. Event-free survival means that a child did not have medical complications or relapse that required further treatment. Moreover, the improved treatment achieved a survival rate of 66 percent as compared to 30-40 percent among children whose cancer had spread.

The results of the current clinical trial, SJMB96, are especially significant because they represent a dramatic change from the 45 percent survival rate achieved two decades ago using just surgery and irradiation, according to Gajjar. The subsequent addition of chemotherapy before or after radiotherapy improved that survival rate to 65 percent for children aged 3 years or older who had medulloblastoma.

“We attribute our very promising results to the early use of high-dose radiotherapy after surgery—rather than waiting until after chemotherapy—in combination with short-term, intense chemotherapy,” Gajjar said. “Shorter-term, intense chemotherapy is an especially important component of treatment that contributes to the improved survival of high-risk patients.”

The researchers also showed that genetic differences exist in medulloblastoma tissues among children. These differences could be used to differentiate between children whose tumors are very aggressive and require novel experimental treatment and those children whose tumors are less aggressive and who could benefit from further reduction in treatment.

“These additional studies suggest that we can further reduce the long-term effects of treatment among some children by further reducing the treatment intensity,” Gajjar said. The researchers previously reported that medulloblastoma consists of several distinct subgroups of this cancer that can be identified according to specific genetic abnormalities.

Source-Newswis
SRM
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Improved height from administration of growth hormones
2. Improved procedure to do laproscopic esophagectomy discovered
3. Improved parent-physician communication to prevent hospitalizations for childhood asthma
4. Testicular Cancer Patients Have Improved Reproductive Outcomes After Treatment
5. Improved cure and activity level seen among patients treated by Vertebroplasty.
6. New Cardiac Angiography Technique For Improved Imaging Of Coronary Veins
7. Minister claims Chinas Epidemic Control System Improved
8. Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream
9. Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Has Improved Accuracy
10. Latest Version of Echocardiography Provides Improved Pictures of the Heart
11. Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Improved Treatment Raises Medulloblastoma Survival Rate

(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Since 1978, the number of black males applying to ... released today by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges). , Despite an ... decades, the number of black male applicants to medical school dropped to 1,337 in ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... According to an opinion ... calories out of person’s diet leads to one pound of weight loss may not be ... caloric reduction that translates to one pound of fat varies – based both on the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... BESLER Consulting today announced the ... , The MarketingProfs Bright Bulb B2B Awards celebrate the best marketing, communications, and ... launch of their Readmissions Analytics product was selected as one of four finalists ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... A ... while an overwhelming number of Hispanics believe people can positively affect their diabetes, ... of participants queried said making diet changes was important. Far fewer participants mentioned ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 03, 2015 , ... ... and amputation , AUGUST 3, 2015 – Since winning a South by Southwest® ... Not Impossible – an organization whose mission is to develop technology for the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine 2Health News:New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine 3Health News:New Publication Focuses on the Decline of Black Males in Medicine 4Health News:Article Dispelling Weight Loss Myth Correctly Emphasizes the Complicated and Difficult Nature of Weight Loss, Says Dr. Michael Feiz 2Health News:Hispanics More Likely to Struggle with Misinformation About Diabetes 2Health News:Hispanics More Likely to Struggle with Misinformation About Diabetes 3Health News:Hispanics More Likely to Struggle with Misinformation About Diabetes 4Health News:Not Impossible Earns Top Awards for Technologies Benefiting Humanity 2Health News:Not Impossible Earns Top Awards for Technologies Benefiting Humanity 3Health News:Not Impossible Earns Top Awards for Technologies Benefiting Humanity 4
... Genetic factors may be at play when it comes ... and vulnerability for depression// , according to a new ... the October issue of the journal Archives of General ... genetic analyses that showed that neuroticism is a strong ...
... Ooteman a Dutch researcher has stumbled upon some very ... of understanding// the biological and genetic characteristics of alcoholics, ... curb the irresistible urge to drink. ,The urge ... like Naltrexone and Acamprosate. The investigations done by the ...
... focus on U.S. soldiers seriously wounded or injured during ... //severity may predict the risk for posttraumatic stress disorder ... 2006 issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry, the ... study written by Thomas A. Grieger, M.D., and colleagues ...
... Manchester Been honored with a prized award for research ... suffer from chronic or acute back pain worldwide. ... Student annually at the Science, Engineering and Technology Student ... Ambury. ,She examined how special ‘Braces’ or ...
... immigration detention centers has been accused of providing inadequate ... the prison watchdog.// ,Chief Inspector of Prisons ... Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire following concerns raised ... Uganda. ,Although Owers praised the work of ...
... research reported that ragweed or hay fever symptoms could be ... vaccine developed at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. ,Dr. ... and Allergy Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of ... fall ragweed seasons in Baltimore. ,The study was ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Link Between Neuroticism and Depression May be Genetic 2Health News:DNA vaccine for ragweed allergies 2
(Date:8/3/2015)... Pa. , Aug. 3, 2015 VWR ... laboratory products, services and solutions, announces the redesign of its ... customers. When visiting the new site, guests ... with bold colors and vivid images.  Each country site now ... an A to Z product menu; and , the ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... SPRINGS, Florida , August 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC, PIV757417 The ... Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments ... now OFF HOLD. Distribution time: 3 Aug 2015 ... agreements between biotech companies, military surgical research and ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 2015  Charleston Laboratories, Inc., an emerging specialty ... development program with a Phase 1 study on ... CL-H1T contains fast-dissolving promethazine and sumatriptan.  This novel ... for migraine headache pain and migraine-induced nausea and ... migraine headaches also suffer from nausea and vomiting," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VWR's New Website Redesign Provides Improved Functionality for Customers 2/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 2/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 3/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 4/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 5/OFF HOLD OFF HOLD OFF HOLD -- FN Media Group LLC/ 6Charleston Laboratories, Inc. Initiates Patient Enrollment in a Phase 1 Study of Charleston's Second Product, CL-H1T 2
... , AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 9 Ascension ... recent hiring of two veteran executives, L. Robert Johnston, Jr. ... Vice President of Marketing. "These individuals bring a wealth of ... future growth of Ascension," said Guy Mayer, CEO. "As members ...
... Dec. 9 BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCRX ) ... to the Company,s Board of Directors. Dr. Sanders brings ... physician and professor of medicine. , "We are ... said Zola P. Horovitz, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ascension Orthopedics Hires Key Senior Executives 2BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Elects Charles A. Sanders to its Board of Directors 2BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Elects Charles A. Sanders to its Board of Directors 3BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Elects Charles A. Sanders to its Board of Directors 4
... Designed for High Throughput Screening (HTS), ... assays into HTS by sharing all ... of Analyst AD, fluorescence intensity, fluorescence ... Optimized for seamless integration into robotic ...
... for cell-based assays, the NOVOstar provides both ... the flexibility of an on-board reagent pipet. ... to plate or from three reagent stations ... unit has two injectors that can accurately ...
... High sensitivity and ... for eight different radiometric ... first system with true ... radiometric assays, by exploiting ...
This a new dedicated VICTOR2 model for fluorescence, fluorescence polarization and luminescence measurement with stacker and robotic loading....
Medicine Products: