Navigation Links
Novel Treatment Found To Prolong Survival Of Liver Cancer Patients

Surgery remains the most effective treatment option for patients with liver cancer. A cloud of confusion however remains regarding the best way to treat a patient who harbors a liver tumor that cannot be removed by surgery. //Infact very little surgical options are currently available for this group of patients.

Thanks to the perseverant work of the researchers who have now suggested a novel plan for combating these tumors using radiotherapy. The radiotherapy is targeted precisely at the tumor and is delivered in combination with chemotherapy approximated to a dose of 400 folds the conventional dose. The radiation oncologists designed a treatment that directly targets the tumor, using conformal radiation techniques that pinpoint precisely where the radiation beams go. This unique approach minimizes the radiation exposure to normal liver tissue.

The study was conducted on nearly 128 patients with either cancer of the bile duct, liver or colon that were regarded as inoperable. The study participants received radiation twice daily for two weeks, along with a continuous infusion of the chemotherapy drug floxuridine. The chemotherapy was administered through a catheter into the artery that supplies the liver. A two-week break was allowed before the same regime was continued for another two weeks.

Liver cancers have limited success with radiotherapy owing to the fact that the liver is extremely sensitive to radiation. In addition, multi-drug resistance is a common problem manifested in a majority of the liver cancers. Therefore has not been regarded as a viable option in the treatment strategy.

The study participants had a projected survival rate of eight or nine months. The treatment was found to prolong the survival rate to as much as 15.8 months in a statistically significant way in comparison to the traditional rates. Patients with liver, bile duct and colon cancer were found to live for an average of 15.2, 13.2 and 17.2
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Novel "CYCLOSPORINE CAPSULE FORMULATION" to be launched
2. Novel biopsy technique for prostate cancer
3. Novel computer model for breast cancer
4. Novel research on liver cancer
5. Novel way to fight cancer
6. Novel test for bowel cancer
7. Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients
8. Novel Therapy for Chronic Problem
9. Blood Sugar Kept In Control By Novel Protein
10. Novel antibiotic dressing developed for improved wound healing
11. United Kingdom Is Lagging In Novelty In The Field Of Pharmaceuticals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Novel Treatment Found Prolong Survival Liver Cancer Patients

(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECTE), a ... non-invasive, wireless, transdermal continuous glucose monitoring (tCGM) system and ... provided a business update, and management reiterated its expectation ... completes the development and regulatory review of its lead ...
... ... ... is a critical piece of a healthy lifestyle, however, those who suffer from diabetes may ... of Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Authors confirm that exercise can aid in diabetes treatment ...
... ... The Real Housewives of Orange County ,” Dr. Milind Ambe consulted with Lynne Curtin’s ... Orange County breast augmentation with the 19 year-old. , ... (Vocus) December 29, 2009 -- Newport Beach ...
... ... Texas, announced today that it has expanded its’ continuum of care with the addition of ... ... announced today that it has expanded its’ continuum of care to include Origins owned and ...
... , Department of Health Urges All Pennsylvanians ... federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has ... to Pennsylvania to date, the state Department of Health said ... certified providers, local health departments, and state health centers. ...
... have identified a role for enhanced activation of the ... either the TSC1 or the TSC2 protein. As indicated ... in an accompanying commentary, these data provide a rationale ... those with TSC-associated tumors. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Echo Therapeutics Provides Business Update 2Health News:Echo Therapeutics Provides Business Update 3Health News:Echo Therapeutics Provides Business Update 4Health News:Echo Therapeutics Provides Business Update 5Health News:Exercise May Reduce the Complications of Diabetes, According to Sports Health Journal Study 2Health News:Exercise May Reduce the Complications of Diabetes, According to Sports Health Journal Study 3Health News:Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Educates About the Pros and Cons of Plastic Surgery 2Health News:Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Educates About the Pros and Cons of Plastic Surgery 3Health News:Origins Recovery Centers Announces an Expansion of its Continuum of Care 2Health News:Origins Recovery Centers Announces an Expansion of its Continuum of Care 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, Inc., (OTC Pink: PMBS), ... and healthcare products, announced it received the initial funding ... advanced headache relief product, for planned distribution to 1,000 ... , Washington State , and ... MigraPure H Advanced headache relief gel formulation completed, PuraMed ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) today ... Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical Co., Ltd. ... masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, and entered an order ... the United States : , ... , Willow nasal pillows mask , iVolve full face ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014   Assurex Health, ... support to healthcare providers for behavioral health and ... secured $30 million in equity financing from new ... Drosos , President and Chief Executive Officer. ... and development of Assurex Health,s GeneSight ® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 2Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 3Assurex Health Secures $30 Million Financing Round to Continue Growth in Neuropsychiatric Pharmacogenomics 4
... are available in two versions. ... a clotting activator and is ... serum is required for testing ... is suitable where the testing ...
Inquire...
... tubes are for the examination of ... for viral load determinations. HIV and ... at room temperature for up to ... is recommended to centrifuge EDTA K2 ...
Glass Whole Blood Tube with K3EDTA...
Medicine Products: