Navigation Links
Longer Lung Cancer Survival

According to the American Cancer Society, there are 172,000 Americans diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Because there are no early screening tests, many of these cancers are caught in their later stages, making them difficult to treat. A new drug is now helping patients who have failed standard treatment.
By going after that protein, the drug stops the cancer from growing. Studies show as many as 20 percent of patients //taking the drug actually had their tumors shrink by 50 percent or more. Another 35 percent had symptoms relieved.
Marcie has stage four lung cancer.Her first dose of chemotherapy didn’t work. More chemo and radiation followed, but her cancer didn’t go away. She says, "You want to hear words of encouragement and hope. You know, you just long for something."

Those words of hope came when she met Oncologist Karen Kelly, M.D., who introduced her to a promising drug called ZD-1839. ZD-1839, specifically targets a specific protein on a cancer cell,Says Dr. Kelly, of University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.

Dr. Kelly says, "It really provides them with a chance to have prolonged survival with a high quality of life. It’s not a magic bullet, but it really has helped a lot of patients with lung cancer."

Marcie takes the drug every day. She says, "This drug has given me renewed life and renewed hope and renewed faith. I live now with a love of life and enjoy every day and try not to take any day for granted." With more energy and more strength, she’s able to live life to the fullest.

On May 5, 2003, the FDA approved this drug for advanced stage lung cancer under the name Iressa. The major side effect of the drug is a mild skin rash, which can be treated with medication if needed. It is currently only offered to patients who have failed at least two different treatments of chemotherapy. The drug is given once a day in tablet form.

If you would like more information, plea
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk
2. Patients Are Given Catheter Longer Than Necessary
3. Fat Patients Require Longer Needles
4. Patients In Ontario Wait Longer For Treatment
5. Quality Platelets and Improved Blood Availability No Longer a Pipe Dream
6. Oscar Winners Live Longer Than Co-Competitors
7. Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear
8. Cyber Sex, No Longer A Fantasy Of The Mind
9. Kids Face a Slim Chance of Growing Obese, If Breastfed Longer Than Three Months
10. Misleading Health Claims On Food Labels No Longer Allowed in EU
11. Slow Learners Have Longer Memories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Longer Lung Cancer Survival

(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... ... Association (CHPA) joint meeting of its Product, Quality and Manufacturers, Dietary Supplements and ... rules constantly evolving in the consumer goods industry, it can be difficult for ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... San ... available at CitiDent. CEREC is a newer method for creating restorations through innovative ... patients by eliminating the need for multiple appointments, CEREC produces restorations with total ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a fresh ... its only mission and research focus: Water Life Science®. In the current warming ... evaporation is becoming dangerously accelerated. As a result of the global fresh water, ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... September 04, 2015 , ... ECC announces ... neighborhood created specifically for adults with intellectual, developmental and acquired disabilities. The first ... feature 30 cottage or “pocket” homes. In this community, adults will live safely ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, has written an ... Pope’s upcoming trip to the United States. , Yisrayl lays out what he says is ... and society is. Yisrayl also provides the meaning of his own name and describes what ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Inmar Experts To Address OTC Manufacturers’ Session on Hazardous Waste and Handling at CHPA Meeting 2Health News:Inmar Experts To Address OTC Manufacturers’ Session on Hazardous Waste and Handling at CHPA Meeting 3Health News:San Francisco Dentist, Dr. Ben Amini, is Now Offering CEREC Technology at CitiDent 2Health News:Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Announces Water Life Science and Body Water Evaporation as Research Focus and Mission 2Health News:Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Announces Water Life Science and Body Water Evaporation as Research Focus and Mission 3Health News:Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults to Create First Viable Permanent Housing Option 2Health News:Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults to Create First Viable Permanent Housing Option 3Health News:Cottage Home Communities for Disabled Adults to Create First Viable Permanent Housing Option 4Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Writes Open Letter to Pope Francis In Light of Approaching U.S. Visit 2
... A patients expectations about the side effects of ... other side effects. Worries about severe allergic reactions to ... recent study from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at ... Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Sarah Canon Cancer ...
... report says , MONDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) -- ... not used often enough in the United States, says ... diagnosed with COPD ever received the testing. , ... accepted and encouraged method of diagnosing COPD. ...
... to men of other ethnicities, Tulane University researchers found ... may increase the risk of stroke in Chinese men. ... latest issue of Annals of Neurology. ... School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine recently examined ...
... ethnicities, researchers say , MONDAY, Aug. 20 (HealthDay News) ... men, a new study finds. , The researchers looked of ... history of stroke when first surveyed in 1991. , When ... 2000, researchers found there had been 3,434 strokes and ...
... cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are safe and significantly reduce ... (Review, p. 251). In this review of eight ... 76 observational studies that examined safety or effectiveness, ... with left ventricular systolic dysfunction by 20 percent. ...
... in 5 report symptoms of anxiety, depression once back home ... major symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was reported by ... Force deployed during the Iraq War, says a University of ... conflict. , The women in the survey (74.2 percent enlisted, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US 2Health News:Scientists puzzled by severe allergic reaction to cancer drug in the middle Southern US 3Health News:Heavy Drinking Boosts Stroke Risk for Chinese Men 2Health News:Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment 2
(Date:9/4/2015)... India , September 4, 2015 ... Market by Application (Plasmapheresis, Plateletpheresis, Erythrocytapheresis, Leukapheresis, and Photopheresis) ... Technology and by Product - Global Forecast to 2020", ... to reach USD 2.5 Billion by 2020, growing at ... 2015 to 2020. Browse 139 Tables ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... 4, 2015  Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN ) a ... , CEO and President of Allergan, will provide an overview ... Global Healthcare Conference 2015 in New York, NY ... The presentation will take place on Thursday, September ... Hyatt New York, 109 East 42nd Street, New ...
(Date:9/4/2015)... Research and Markets ... the "Veterinary Pharmaceutical Submissions in the EU ... to their offering. This practical two-day ... constituent parts of the application for marketing authorisation ... marketing authorisation is sought in the European Union, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 2Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 3Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 4Apheresis Market Worth 2.5 Billion USD by 2020 5Allergan to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2015 2Allergan to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2015 3Veterinary Pharmaceutical Submissions in the EU: Two day Course - London, UK - December 7-8, 2015 2
... Expanding its offering of passive safety devices to protect ... Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun) recently announced that the ... of the company,s Introcan Safety ® 3 Closed ... Safety ® IV Catheter. B. Braun made the ...
... is well known that ophthalmologists around the world often ... (AMD) over the approved treatment Lucentis (ranibizumabintravitreal) due to ... efficacy. AMD Alliance International (AMDAI) is ... of a concerning surge in eye infections over the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Safety to the Power of Three: B. Braun Medical Inc. Announces Introcan Safety® 3 Closed IV Catheter 2AMD Alliance, Representing AMD Patient Organizations Globally, Encourages Health Care Providers to Stop Using Avastin for Off-Label Ocular Use 2AMD Alliance, Representing AMD Patient Organizations Globally, Encourages Health Care Providers to Stop Using Avastin for Off-Label Ocular Use 3
... The Biomet Ankle ... ideally suited for,tibiotalocalcaneal ... second-generation nail affords ... fixation that incorporates ...
... clinical and economic issues of cerclage wiring, ... to maximize tension control while minimizing invasion ... efficient instrumentation with a simple technique. , ... indicated for general orthopaedic trauma surgery involving: ...
OmniAccess&trade Hip Retractor System sets a new standard in hip exposure. It provides constant, absolute exposure of the acetabulum during total hip arthroplasty and revision procedures....
... of DePuy's aggressive innovations have become the ... be equalled. The AML Total Hip ... efficiently address and effectively meet the needs ... With greater than 15 years of ...
Medicine Products: