Navigation Links
Older Breast Cancer Patients Can Be Effectively Treated With Chemotherapy

A new study suggests older women with breast cancer, who are otherwise in good health, may be dismissed as candidates for treatment // with chemotherapy. Studies in the past have shown that secondary treatment chemotherapy in women with early stage breast cancer significantly improves survival for women in their 50s and 60s, but there is little data among women ages 70 and older. Thus researchers suggest that chemotherapy may be significantly underused or dosages may be too low for the particular age group .

Researchers analyzed data from clinical trials of treatments for breast cancer patients from over a 14-year period. The trials compared more aggressive and less aggressive chemotherapy regimens. However no association was found between age and disease-free survival. Both older and younger women had similar reductions in breast cancer mortality and recurrence from regimens with aggressive chemotherapy. However, only 8 percent of patients studied were ages 65 or older, and about half of new breast cancer cases occur in the age group.

Thus researchers conclude saying that based on their data clinicians should be encouraged to offer healthy older patients participation in newer trials.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Older men father schizophrenics
2. Creatine Helps Strengthen Older Men
3. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
4. Older womens heart health depends on location of fat
5. Frailty in Older Women may be due to Chronic Infection
6. Withdrawal Notice Issued For Older Pacemakers Due To Malfunctioning of the Device
7. Older People May Not Need Multivitamins To Prevent Infections
8. Gene Variation Associated With Better Mobility For Older Individuals
9. Older People Can Also Eat As Young!
10. Safe Driving Is Possible For Older People If They Are Prepared
11. Tarceva Found To Benefit Older Lung Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... This Mother’s Day kicks ... everywhere. The 17th annual National Women’s Health Week takes place May 8-May ... Health are combining forces to empower women to make their health a top priority. ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... While the practice and profession of Aging Life ... aging population has on communities and resources. Aging Life Care plays an important role ... challenges. , Aging Life Care is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... , ... May 05, 2016 , ... Einstein Medical ... Twitter feed to cover the latest news and commentary at the 2016 ASCRS/ASOA Symposium ... meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... ultraviolet light A (UV-A) for photosynthesis, researchers Juntian Xu and Kunshan Gao tested ... seaweeds. The pair observed that when photosynthetically active radiation (i.e. the white light ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... Every year 220 Mississippi kids ... of these children. The wishes provide hope and motivation through positive experiences ... Make-A-Wish Mississippi, Brent Wilson said, “In 2016, the organization will grant 50% of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2016)... May 5, 2016  Diagnostic imaging has been ... to concerns that these tests cause health care costs to ... imaging, as well as the adoption of new ... medical peripherals that help health care providers cut costs, while ... medical imaging is a renowned authorized reseller of the ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... 5, 2016 Research ... "Europe Thalassaemia Market and Competitive Landscape Highlights ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) ... and Competitive Landscape Highlights - 2016, provides ... epidemiology, Thalassaemia market valuations and forecast, Thalassaemia ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... NESS ZIONA, Israel , May ... BVXV, TASE: BVXV) announced today that BiondVax,s CEO, Dr. ... 2016 conference in New York City . ... presenting at 10:30am at Pioneers 2016, a conference presented by ... New York Palace Hotel. The BiondVax presentation that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: