Navigation Links
Studies Attribute Recent Increase in Multiple Myeloma Survival to Novel Therapies
Date:11/1/2007

Results) database.

The analyses found a definitive overall increase in the survival of MM patients over the past decade. In particular, five-year survival increased from 28.8 to 34.7 percent, and 10-year survival increased from 11.1 to 17.4 percent. Importantly, survival increased most dramatically in the youngest age group - more than half (56.7 percent) of patients younger than 50 survived at least five years, and more than 40 percent (41.3 percent) survived at least 10 years. In real years, the average relative survival increased from four years after diagnosis in 1990-1992 to almost seven years after diagnosis in 2002-2004.

Patients age 50-59 also fared well, with approximately half (48.2 percent) surviving at least five years, and nearly a third (28.6 percent) surviving at least 10 years. However, only modest increases were seen in the age group 60-69, and virtually no improvement was seen in patients older than 70. Since about half of MM patients are diagnosed when they are 60 or older, the lack of improvement in the eldest groups is a critical finding of the research.

"The rise in survival among MM patients in this study may be attributed to improvements in stem cell protocols, supportive care, and therapies with better efficacy and lower toxicity," said Hermann Brenner, MD, of the Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Aging Research, German Cancer Research Center, and lead author of the study. "However, the improvements among older patients in our analysis remained much more modest, suggesting a need to better understand the natural history and treatment options for multiple myeloma in this population."

Improved Survival in Multiple Myeloma and the Impact of Novel Therapies

A second study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic evaluated outcomes for a large group of MM patients by comparing survival among two date-specific analyses - one from time of diagnosis and one from time of relapse - to better understand trends
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Society of Hematology
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Manhattan Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase 2a Studies for Oral Oleoyl-estrone
2. NexMed Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in Two Pivotal Phase 3 Studies for Anti-Fungal Product
3. Studies of Drug Resistance May Lead to Individual Therapy for Rare Cancers
4. Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase II Seliciclib Combination Studies
5. Insmed Inc. Welcomes Studies Linking IGFBP-3 to Prevention of Blindness in Premature Infants
6. Resveratrol Studies Suggest Broad Implications for SIRT1 Activation in Neurodegenerative Diseases of Aging Such as Alzheimers Disease
7. Publication on Pixantrone Preclinical Studies Demonstrates Reduced Cardiotoxicity Compared to Equiactive Doses of Doxorubicin and Mitoxantrone
8. Phosphagenics Announces Positive Proof of Concept Results from Studies Utilizing Companys Dermal Drug Delivery Technology
9. New Data from Multiple Studies Show Galvus Delivers Consistent and Robust Blood Sugar Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
10. Eurands Zentase Effective in Treating Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, Studies Show
11. Three Studies Suggest Abbotts Humira (adalimumab) May Improve Work Productivity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Novastem, a ... its first patient in its study for ischemic ... American Stroke Association, ischemic strokes account for 87 ... enroll qualified patients in the study, entitled "Internal ... of Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Intrathecal Administration ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced ... KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. KX2-361 ... drug that has shown potent inhibitory activity against a ... that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the most widely ... a well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 consistently clears ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... FLINT, Mich. , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat ... largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce ... and quality at Diplomat, will take office as the ... 2015. The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. ... which will be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 2Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 3Novastem Treats First Patient Using Stemedica's Mesenchymal and Neural Stem Cell Combination Therapy for Ischemic Stroke 4Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3
(Date:12/25/2014)... three months the trends for evening dresses shift ... one of the hottest styles in the next few months.” ... releases 26 A-line sweetheart evening dresses, and announces the availability ... are trying our best to help a lady to show ... affordable prices, we provide discounted delivery costs to our customers ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online ... its collection of discounted prom dresses, most of which ... spokesman of the company, the promotion is valid until ... to expand the UK market. , The prom dresses ... lengths, and styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, BellasDress has launched its ... dresses. BellasDress has chosen their best-selling lace wedding dresses, ... the holiday season. , Now, BellasDress.com features popular ... here at discount prices. The business hopes everyone can ... , “All our elegant products are made ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 Helen Harris’ ... in Woodland Hills, California after an 8 year battle ... on Christmas Eve evening in her home in Woodland ... metastatic breast cancer. , As the ... forty years, she pioneered and championed many of today's ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its blog to provide professional shopping tips ... the models at LunaDress.co.uk come with big discounts, up to 80 ... can turn out to be a most exciting memory and can ... bring surprise to a wedding. On the updated fashion blog, ladies ... for a big day . , Going out with friends to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2
... a type of meningitis, after they ate undercooked Amazonian ... people// seriously ill in different hospitals in China. ... snail carries nearly 3,000 to 6,000 parasites that can ... headaches, facial paralysis, meningitis and fever. Snails from the ...
... disease may be benefited by venom from an ocean snail ... ,The researchers produced a synthetic version of the ... stimulate receptors which release chemicals in the brain. The results ... Biological Chemistry. ,J. Michael McIntosh, professor or biology ...
... heart failure patients at further risk through a reluctance ... recent study, published in the latest edition of the ... medications in patients with and without heart failure after ... attack. ,“Heart failure is a common and ...
... Insulin resistance during adolescence is an important indicator of ... ,Obesity is indicated by a body-mass index of 30 ... and heart disease is to ensure that people do ... certainly reduce the risks of disease during adulthood. Therefore, ...
... drugs should include new warnings about the risk of ... U.S. health// officials on Monday. ,These ... Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman, Susan Bro said. ... can raise blood pressure. They must also include warnings ...
... the world prepares to fight the possible influenza pandemic, public ... with poorer countries// in Asia// have called on wealthier nations. ... School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published an article in ... nations may not share important information and may not cooperate ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Health Benefits from the Ocean Snail 2Health News:Failing Heart Failure Patients 2Health News:New Alerts Needed for ADHD drugs 2Health News:Influenza Guidelines of Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong applauded by experts 2
Take Performance to a Higher Level....
The MULTI-LINK PIXEL Coronary Stent System was designed to address the challenges of small vessel treatment in patients with abrupt or threatened abrupt closure (ATC)....
FemoStop plus system is a femoral compression system for hemostasis management. It provides a comfortable and efficient "hands off method of compressing the femoral artery and vein after diagnostic ...
... to seal the arterial puncture site. Duett is ... arteriotomy and the tissue tract with a flowable ... balloon catheter and procoagulant - the Duett sealing ... the bleeding. The Duett is unique in its ...
Medicine Products: