Navigation Links
The Addition Of Radiation Therapy Found To Improve Survival In Breast Cancer Patients

Researchers say adding radiation therapy to a treatment regimen already consisting of chemotherapy and radical mastectomy // leads to better survival outcomes among women with high-risk breast cancer with few long term side effects.

Ina study done between 1979 and 1986, 318 patients were randomly assigned to receive radiation therapy or no radiation at all. In a 20-year follow-up, researchers found the chemotherapy/radiation combination, compared with chemotherapy alone, was associated with vast improvements for the patients. These included a 32-percent reduction in breast cancer mortality and a 27-percent reduction in overall mortality. Additionally, long-term toxic effects, including cardiac deaths, were acceptable for both groups of patients.

Thus researchers say, their results, and those from other studies, confirm that in situations where residual disease remains, adjuvant chemotherapy alone in high-risk breast cancer patients is suboptimal and that the addition of locoregional radiation therapy is important to achieve the highest cure rate.

In conclusion researchers urge that more randomized controlled trials be done to resolve uncertainties regarding the same .
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
2. Adding An Additional Drug May Help Patients With Glaucoma
3. A New Addition Could Help Patients With Parkinson’s Disease
4. Addition Of Folic Acid In Flour Proposed To Arrest Birth Defects In The UK
5. Additional Responsiblities To Be Taken Up By Allied Healthcare Professionals
6. Britain Toddlers To Receive Flu-Jab In Addition To The 21 Shots
7. No More Additional Cases of Mad Cow Disease in Canada
8. Killing Power Of Bleach Enhanced By Addition Of Vinegar
9. Tackling Drug Addition in UK
10. Kellogg’s Additions to Wholesome Snack
11. NACO to Introduce 400 Additional AIDS/HIV Screening Centers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 04, 2016 , ... With the stamp of approval from the United States ... National Cancer Research Month. According to the American Cancer Society (2016) , this ... one in four Americans dying as a result. , With numbers as influential as ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... Vasont ... Vasont Universal Integrator (VUI) extension supports the latest release of Adobe FrameMaker, Release ... 2015 interlace the process of creating, editing and storing XML. , ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... , ... ProIntro Glitch is a set of 30 self-animating glitch-themed intros created ... to add a terrifying opener to any video or media. Choose from unique styles ... greater contrast, all the user has to do is increase the turn on background ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Healing Cancer in This Century is ... move toward recovery and is offered by creator and visionary Carlos Caridad. Healing ... Radio show considering medical and healing modalities of the fields of Integrative, Alternative, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... ... is now open for the 31st annual AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run , ... Esplanade. The event regularly draws thousands of participants, making it AIDS Action Committee’s largest annual ... by the USA Track & Field Association. , The AIDS Walk & 5K Run ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... DUBLIN , May 3, 2016 ... to pay $55 million to a woman who says ... State court awarded Gloria Ristesund $5 million ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160330/349511LOGO ) , ... of accusations against the company. In February, the same ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016 Global and Chinese ... basic overview of the industry that covers definition, ... mesh report explores into the international and Chinese ... on Surgical Mesh market spread across 150 pages ... figures is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/470569-global-and-chinese-surgical-mesh-industry-2016-market-research-report.html . ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2016  While nearly three-quarters of Americans (71%) are ... their health, only about half report taking any steps ... of a new survey announced today by Hologic (Nasdaq: ... National Osteoporosis Month, Hologic is raising awareness of this ... million Americans. Osteoporosis is a disease that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: