Navigation Links
Survival Of Colon Cancer Patients

According to new research chemotherapy after surgery may not be better than surgery alone in the long run for colon cancer patients. // However, researchers say, the study looked at chemotherapy drugs that are no longer used, so new chemotherapy regimens may be better.

In 1977, a project looking at the benefits of adding chemotherapy after surgery was initiated. More than 1,000 patients with colon cancer who underwent surgery were either given no further treatment, chemotherapy or immunotherapy.

In 1988, researchers reported patients with colon cancer who had surgery and chemotherapy had a better five-year disease-free and overall survival than patients who had surgery alone. The former group had a better survival rate but not disease-free rate. Researchers reviewed the cases from the same trial five years later. This new research finds the benefits seen at the five-year mark no longer exist after 10 years. However, the three chemotherapy drugs that were used during this study are no longer used for colon cancer patients.

Thus researchers say because the study focuses on drugs no longer used for cancer, there is a need for further research and they suggest the use of a three-year point and five-year point to compare treatments instead of five and 10 years, saying this could allow for a more timely completion of trials .
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test
2. Hepatitis G May Boost HIV Survival
3. Survival rates in breast cancer patients improved with "Dose Dense Chemotherapy"
4. Longer Lung Cancer Survival
5. ICU Survival can be improved by Antibiotic use
6. Vasopressin Found To Boost Survival In Sudden Cardiac arrest
7. Improving Survival Rate Of Lung Cancer Patients
8. Combination Therapy Effective In Improving Lung Cancer Survival
9. Symptoms Found To Be A Good Predictor Of Cancer Survival
10. Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate
11. Body Weight Found To Affect Breast Cancer Survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... from UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School ... San Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those ... deal with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol ... of Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile technology, ... , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, ... M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and ... enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial ... of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial ... of 2016, and to report top line data ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. Colombia ... ... ... ... Astellas is a pharmaceutical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... FRANKLIN, Tenn. , June 23, 2016 ... for automating, integrating and transforming the patient ... launch of several innovative new products and ... depth of its revenue cycle offerings. These ... establish more efficient workflows, remain compliant in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: