Navigation Links
Improving Survival Rate Of Lung Cancer Patients

Worldwide, lung cancer accounts for the largest number of new cancer cases and deaths from cancer // annually.
Investigators in an international study found the survival rate of non-small-cell lung cancer patients after its removal improved with cisplatin-based adjuvant chemotherapy. Cisplatin is an anti-neoplastic medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.

As part of the International Adjuvant Lung Cancer Trial, researchers randomly assigned 1,867 patients to receive either three or four cycles of cisplatin-based chemotherapy or observation. In addition to cisplatin, the drug etoposide was given to about 56 percent of patients; the drug vinorelbine was given to about 26 percent of patients; vinblastine was given to 11 percent of patients, and vindesine was given to nearly 6 percent of patients. Of the 932 patients assigned to chemotherapy, nearly 73 percent received at least 240 milligrams of cisplatin per square meter of body-surface area.

Results of the study show, after five years, patients assigned to chemotherapy had a significantly higher survival rate at 44.5 percent than those assigned to observation who had a 40.4 survival rate at five years. Patients assigned to chemotherapy also had a significantly higher disease-free survival rate at 39.4 percent than those assigned to observation with 34.3 percent.

According to the study, about 900,000 people worldwide under age 75 receive a lung cancer diagnosis each year and about 75 percent of those patients are candidates for adjuvant chemotherapy. Researchers say their results indicate that roughly 7,000 deaths from non-small-cell carcinoma would be averted annually with the use of adjuvant cisplatin-based chemotherapy.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Plastic Sling Has Proved Successful In Improving Aging Of The Neck
2. Combination Therapy Effective In Improving Lung Cancer Survival
3. Improving Life Expectancy
4. Improving Fertility In Patients With Cervical Cancer
5. Improving The Survival Of Lung Cancer Patients By Blocking The Effects Of Estrogen
6. Improving Lighting Could Bring About A Change In Alzheimers Patients
7. Device For Improving Bone Mass In Osteoporosis
8. Olive Oil Found To Preserve Cardiovascular Health by Improving Function
9. US To Look In To Improving the Elder Care
10. Saw Palmetto Extract No Good In Improving Prostate Health
11. Rahul Mahajans Condition Improving; Vital Parametres Normal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/21/2017)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... The ... Secours Baltimore Health System, with the 2017 Ruth Ravich Patient Advocacy Award ... fellow patient advocates. DeVaro was honored with the award at The Beryl Institute’s annual ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) launched today the University ... institutions in Hong Kong to support teaching, learning and research. It is also the ... facilities in Hong Kong. , With an area of 620 square metres and ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) will ... Education, from April 24 to April 28, 2017, dedicated to increasing awareness about ... mission of AWARE is to instill a compassionate, total health approach to treating ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Airway Management, the medical device manufacturer of ... and well renowned Asian distributor, Discovery Sleep. The agreement involves the ... and will stabilize and strengthen Airway’s presence with a dedicated, reputable medical device ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... Worcestershire, UK (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 ... ... Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, the UK’s most prestigious ... in international trade, which represents 95% of total revenues and has grown by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during the Forecast Period" ... The ... Billion in 2015 to around USD 26 Billion by 2020. ... Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... -- Eyevensys, a private biotechnology company developing ... technology that enables the safe, local, sustained production of ... range of ophthalmic diseases, announces it has received approval ... (MHRA) to advance its technology into clinical development. ... The EyeCET platform ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... -- The Mobile X-Ray product segment is the most attractive ... forecast period Mobile X-Ray segment is the largest ... devices market, which is estimated to be valued at more ... of 7% over the forecast period. Mobile X-Ray segment is ... 100 Mn in 2017 over 2016. The segment,s revenue in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: