Navigation Links
New Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatments Found Cost-effective

Two new studies have found that new adjuvant treatments for breast cancer are cost-effective at improving survival.

Published in the August 1, 2007 issue of Cancer, a journal of the American Cancer Society, the two studies looked at the cost-effectiveness of different drugs for the management of adjuvant therapies for early breast cancer.

In a Canadian economic study of estrogen receptor positive breast cancers, switching from tamoxifen to the oral steroidal aromatase inhibitor exemestane (trade name: Aromasin) enlarged disease free survival at a minimal cost per person.

In another of study of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer, the addition of the anti-HER2 receptor monoclonal antibody, trastuzumab (trade name: Herceptin), is projected to improve life expectancy at a comparatively low cost.

Breast cancer is a major cause of cancer mortality, second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. The five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer has increased from 80 percent in the 1950s to 98 percent today. As the therapeutic effectiveness of these drugs has been verified and is included in professional treatment guidelines, their cost-effectiveness is being investigated.

Cost-effectiveness is measured not just in life years (LY) gained but is attuned also for the quality of life gained. This combination is expressed as a quality-adjusted life year (QALY). The ratio of cost to QALY is designed to present a quantitative estimate of the cost-effectiveness of a therapy.

A recent study showed that switching from tamoxifen to exemestane after two to three years of tamoxifen considerably improves disease-free survival compared to tamoxifen alone.

Ms. Nancy Risebrough from the Hope Research Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto and Dr. Nicole Mittmann from the Hope Research Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Surgery and Adjuvant Therapy Can Work for Pancreatic Cancer
2. Bird-flu Vaccine Adjuvant Contract Goes to Novartis
3. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
4. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
5. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
6. Breast milk is essential
7. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
8. Breast cancer evidence
9. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
10. Breast screening among diabetic women
11. Breast feeding can alter hormones
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatments Found Cost effective

(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 SIMpalm, ... updated payment app for Forte Payment System. Forte Mobile ... ACH payments on iPhone, iPod and iPad. The ... been recently updated by SIMpalm. This update was for ... currently supported on iOS 4.3 and is available to ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... treatment and cardiovascular risk assessment state that men have ... cardiovascular disease or of having a heart attack or ... (based on age, smoking history, and cholesterol and blood ... and how aggressively to treat high cholesterol are examined ... , a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... July 22, 2014 The Beryl Institute ... third annual Institute Scholar Program. These offerings reinforce the ... patient experience in healthcare and the need for rigorous ... grant and scholar programs are intended to ... Value of focusing on the patient experience before, ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 ... ( http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) in the Philadelphia ... to deny punitive damages in cases alleging the ... growth), Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. In an Order ... denied a plaintiffs’ request to certify the matter ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 22, 2014 The park is the ... Kendalltown Homeowners Association, Inc., made a recent ... community with the purchase of playground equipment from American ... in beautiful Miami Florida, and is a 475-unit community ... the surrounding landscape has created a tropical paradise with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 2Health News:SIMpalm Launched Updated Forte Mobile Payment App on iPhone and iPad for Its Client 3Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 2Health News:The Beryl Institute Opens Applications for 2014 Patient Experience Grant and Scholar Programs 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuit News: Pennsylvania Judge Won’t Reconsider Denial of Punitive Damages for Risperdal Gynecomastia Plaintiffs, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™ 2Health News:Fun in the Florida Sun: Kendalltown Homeowners Association Inc. Expands Outdoor Recreation with American Parks Company™ 3
... , , , , ... leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions, unveiled its new corporate headquarters in ... County and New York State. , , (Logo: ... APS Healthcare, which operates 41 Medicaid programs in 26 states and Puerto ...
... Contest ... ... -- InSound Medical , manufacturer and developer of Lyric®, the first 100 percent invisible, ... Lyric Hearing Story" Contest. Lyric wearers have the opportunity to win a free year ...
... ... economy, small business owners and stockholders, agree on ten crucial issues at the center of ... O,Leary Report. , ... (Vocus) September 15, 2009 -- Two groups that drive the American economy, small business owners ...
... PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 15 Telik, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... overview at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference in New York ... (8:30 a.m. Pacific time). A live and archived webcast of ... , Telik, Inc. of Palo Alto, CA, is ...
... , LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 Illustrating ... Cruises is introducing aboard its ships Nordic Walking, fitness walking ... LEKI USA, a leading manufacturer of skiing, trekking and Nordic ... options at sea. Specifically designed to engage the entire ...
... , ST. LOUIS, Sept. 15 KV Pharmaceutical ... the Company received an action by written consent of stockholders ... of certain amendments to the Company,s By-Laws (the "Proposed Amendments"). ... Amendments, is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:APS Healthcare Unveils New Corporate Headquarters in White Plains, Bringing 200 New Jobs, With Help From New York and Westchester 2Health News:APS Healthcare Unveils New Corporate Headquarters in White Plains, Bringing 200 New Jobs, With Help From New York and Westchester 3Health News:InSound Medical Kicks Off "Tell Us Your Story" Contest 2Health News:Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll 2Health News:Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll 3Health News:Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll 4Health News:New Nordic Poles Help Crystal Guests Explore New Terrain at Sea 2Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Receives Stockholder Action by Written Consent 2Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Receives Stockholder Action by Written Consent 3Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Receives Stockholder Action by Written Consent 4Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Receives Stockholder Action by Written Consent 5Health News:KV Pharmaceutical Receives Stockholder Action by Written Consent 6
(Date:7/22/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Reagent, by Application - Global Forecast to 2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biopharmaceuticals are pharmaceutical products isolated ... most important and widely used techniques for biopharmaceutical production. ... cell culture market in 2013. Growth in the biopharmaceutical ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... According to a new ... (Technology Types - Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and ... Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the ... is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from ... was the largest contributor to global process spectroscopy market ...
(Date:7/22/2014)... 2014 BiologicTx ® today announced their ... Kidney Paired Donation transplant exchange utilizing BiologicTx,s proprietary matching ... 9 at the Miami Transplant Institute, located at Jackson ... Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) is an ... kidney transplant with one another due to incompatible blood ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Cell Culture (Bioreactor, Incubator, Centrifuge) Market - Forecast to 2018 2Global Cell Culture (Bioreactor, Incubator, Centrifuge) Market - Forecast to 2018 3Process Spectroscopy Market Expected to Reach USD 1,179.6 Million in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Process Spectroscopy Market Expected to Reach USD 1,179.6 Million in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Process Spectroscopy Market Expected to Reach USD 1,179.6 Million in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 2BiologicTx Paired Donation Aids In Successful Kidney Transplants 3
... July 12, 2011 Sevocity, the leader in ... v11.1 has achieved full certification through the Certification ... a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR.  Sevocity v11.1 ... the highest level awarded by CCHIT.  The Certification ...
... 12, 2011 ,   ... are,pleased to announce that they have been engaged ... apricitabine (ATC), a late-stage,novel treatment for HIV infection. ... the,healthcare and investment business sectors. Dr ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Sevocity Division of Conceptual MindWorks Inc.'s Sevocity EHR Earns CCHIT 2011 Certification 2PharmaVentures Engaged by Avexa to Assist in the Out-licensing of Apricitabine 2
... The Answer to Micro-Incision Cataract ... Technology With its unique double-step ... knife is ideal for MICS. ... reproducible incisions that allow you ...
Interchangeable design allows you to select a single handpiece and change tips during the procedure. Universal connector. Disassembles for easy cleaning. Tips can rotate 360 degrees to re-orient port...
Infusion Cannula, 6.0mm....
Subretinal Injection Cannula, Curved; 20g (0.90) x 1" (25mm); Tip Extension: 3mm, 32g (0.23); Angled at 35°....
Medicine Products: