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Bionovo Presents Positive Results from Phase 1B Trial of Bezielle for Metastatic Breast Cancer

... of progression. Further analyses on overall survival and progression-free survival will be performed. Dose Escalation and ... available breast cancer therapies, the five-year survival rate of women who develop metastatic disease is ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

... The primary endpoint is progression-free survival and secondary endpoints include overall response rate, overall survival and safety. Dr. Kenneth Anderson, Chief, ... The primary endpoint is progression-free survival and secondary endpoints include overall response ...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

... improved efficacy and prolonged progression-free survival time compared to chemotherapy and combination ... of objective response rate and progression-free survival among patients with an EGFR mutation versus those ... show that gefitinib had longer progression-free survival and greater objective response rate compared to ...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

... with the human papillomavirus (HPV) may improve survival in patients with head and neck cancer, U.S. ... than whites, have poorer head and neck cancer survival rates. "There is currently no consensus on why ... and his colleagues found that median overall survival was 70.6 months for white patients and 20.9 ...

HPV Infection May Be Linked to Poor Head and Neck Cancer Survival Rates in African Americans

... having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. ... Cullen's research showed that median overall survival was more than threefold higher for whites (70.6 ... found that HPV-negative patients had a median survival of 26.6 months, while ...

HPV infection may be linked to poor head and neck cancer survival rates in African-Americans

... having the human papillomavirus (HPV) improves survival in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. ... Cullen's research showed that median overall survival was more than threefold higher for whites (70.6 ... found that HPV-negative patients had a median survival of 26.6 months, while ...

Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer

... the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, ... we have evidence that the major difference in survival between black and white patients with head and ... 34 percent of white patients. The median overall survival was more than three-fold higher for whites (70.6 ...

Men Who Have Prostate Cancer Surgery Do Well

... that can allow them to predict their chance of survival for at least 15 years, Scardino said. survival is measured by essentially three elements: the ... and men can learn about their anticipated survival after surgery, Scardino said. "Any person can ...

Radiation Plus Chemo a Good Option in Lung Cancer

... Surgery alone not linked to improved survival in non-small-cell lung cancer study ... The researchers looked at the overall survival rates of the 396 patients after five years to ... analysis, the researchers found that overall survival did improve for patients who only had part of a ...

Surgery remans an option for advanced lung cancer

... for patients. Surgery significantly prolongs survival without progression of the lung cancer, but does not dramatically improve overall survival compared to a control group treated with ... chemotherapy and radiation. Median overall survival was similar between the two groups: 23.6 months ...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

... emphysema patients since it not only improves survival but also meaningfully improves quality of life ... non-upper-lobe-predominant emphysema, had both a survival and quality of life benefit when compared to ... patients also showed quality of life and survival benefits greater ...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

... African Americans with the disease have a unique survival advantage if they have both a low white blood ... the impact of different levels of WBC counts on survival rates. The prevalence of leukopenia at the time ... with the DARC variation experienced a significant survival benefit. Additionally, ...

US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

... objectives of the study are to evaluate: overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), the objective response rate (ORR), and to ... benefit rate (CBR), median progression-free survival (PFS) and OS, compared with G/C alone. BSI-201 + ...

Study finds survival rates from gastrointestinal tumors improving among African-Americans

... the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, now have survival rates equivalent to those of Caucasians. Prior to ... this type of cancer. Racial disparities in survival rates have been demonstrated for a number of ... of Medicine. "Both perioperative and long-term survival have improved among African Americans." "Our ...

Research identifies successful new treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma, reduces long-term risks

... patients. However, while they yielded excellent survival rates, they often resulted in long-term effects ... therapy and to thereby increase event-free survival (EFS). They also combined the chemotherapy ... high risk HL patients. The five-year event-free survival for intermediate risk HL patients was 84 percent ...

News from Cancer

... RACIAL DISPARITIES IN COLORECTAL CANCER survival DISSIPATE AFTER ADJUSTING FOR OTHER DEMOGRAPHIC ... sexes are combined. African Americans have lower survival rates compared to whites. Researchers at Barbara ... status (SES) on racial disparities in CRC survival in the Detroit Metropolitan Area. The study ...

Early Menstruation Lowers Odds of Surviving Ovarian Cancer

... of those hormonal and reproductive factors on survival rates for women who already have the cancer. ... the reproductive factors that may influence survival after diagnosis with this serious disease," ... not show a statistically significant impact on survival rates. Dr. Mary B. Daly, director of the ...

First Annual Congressional Women's Softball Game to Benefit the Young Survival Coalition

... pm. Proceeds from the game will help the Young survival Coalition (YSC) continue its fight to educate and ... Young, DCCC (Co-Captain). About the Young survival Coalition Young survival Coalition (YSC) is the premier international ...

Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part

... role. For many years, the disparity in racial survival was attributed to the fact that black cancer ... trials found no statistical difference in survival based on race for several other cancers -- lung, ... common cancers, if you get good treatment, your survival is the same regardless of race. But this is not ...

Study shows endoscopic surgery as effective open surgery for nasal cancer

... modality. Several previous studies have analyzed survival rates of various treatments, the majority of ... yielded more disease-free outcomes and better survival rates than nonsurgical treatment modalities. Endoscopic surgery produced better survival rates than open surgery. In addition, there was ...

Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

... to ever older and sicker patients, the long-term survival of those who have had the operation has improved ... and sicker patients. How patients' long-term survival following the operation has been affected by the ... operated on has been unclear until now. Long-term survival is not only of great importance to the patient, ...

Fewer Dying Now From Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

... (HealthDay News) -- In recent decades, long-term survival of patients who have surgery to repair intact ... The researchers also found that short-term survival has improved and long-term survival has remained stable for patients who have surgery ...

Ready for relapse: Molecule helps breast cancer cells to survive in the bone marrow

... identified key signals that support the long term survival of breast cancer cells after they have spread to ... the mechanisms that contribute to cancer cell survival in the bone marrow environment are unknown. ... to identify signaling pathways that support the survival of metastasized breast cancer cells and thereby ...

Research Reveals Clues to Breast Cancer's Spread

... to identify signaling pathways that support the survival of metastasized breast cancer cells and thereby ... was selective and specific for breast cancer cell survival in bone marrow. Massague and colleagues then ... that were expressed in bone marrow and promoted survival of breast cancer cells. They also found that Src ...

CPR Survival Rates for Older People Unchanged

... for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, the survival rate for older people given CPR has not changed ... CPR will save you." Another reason that CPR survival rates have not improved, he said, is that some ... are very commonly surprised at the likelihood of survival after CPR," Ehlenbach said. "Doctors and other ...

Study examines liver transplantation after drug induced acute liver failure

... Liver transplantation offers a good chance for survival for patients with drug induced acute liver ... and subsequent liver transplantation, determine survival rates after transplantation, and develop a model ... entire cohort of transplant recipients, median survival time was 14.4 years. One year ...

Bladder Cancer No Longer a Death Sentence

... According to the National Cancer Institute, the survival rate for stage III bladder cancer is 50%; stage ... He said with this surgery I had a 90% survival rate. I wanted to live, and 90% sounded like a ... and surrounding lymph nodes tested positive. His survival rate dropped from 90% to 40%. Despite an ...

Drug Found Ineffective Against Lung Disease

... People with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis gain no survival benefit, research finds,, MONDAY, ... interferon gamma-1b (Ifn-g1b) does not improve survival in people with a fatal lung disease called ... gamma-1b since the drug did not improve survival for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, ...

Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

... a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) ... a useless fluttering. What that happens, survival time is measured in minutes. The usual estimate is that the chance of survival goes down 10 percent for every minute that the ...

Obesity While Young Boosts Pancreatic Cancer Risk

... and obesity in middle age is linked with poorer survival from the disease, a new study finds. ... diagnosis -- was associated with reduced overall survival time for people with pancreatic cancer, Li said. "For example, the median survival time was 18 months for patients with normal body ...

Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer

... an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, ... the year prior to recruitment had reduced overall survival of pancreatic cancer regardless of disease stage ... development and progression. In particular, the survival analyses illustrate how epidemiological studies ...

Biomarkers predict brain tumor's response to therapy

... was greater, had a longer duration of overall survival as well as progression-free survival, according to Jain. Median overall survival rate was 227 days; some patients lived for about ... in efforts to evaluate the benefits and prolonged survival of these patients. One study is a phase III, ...

Organ Transplant Waiting Lists Not Limited to In-State Residents...Steve Jobs' Liver Transplant Showcases Travel Option for Organ Transplant

... Center Offers Short Wait Times & High survival for Liver Transplants NEW ORLEANS, June 23 ... a liver transplant is 60 days and the one-year survival rate is 93.5% (National patient survival rate 88%). "As more patients become aware of ...

Caucasians are at higher risk of developing Ewing's sarcoma than other races

... large differences in incidence rates among races, survival rates were similar. Finally, among Caucasiansbut ... other raceswomen had a much higher likelihood of survival than their male counterparts. The reasons for ... and clinical factors associated with improved survival and clarifies some of the associated ...

Nicotine Receptors Could Be Lung Cancer Treatment Target

... nicotine receptors more than doubled the animals' survival time, Italian researchers say. Nicotine plays ... were found to have a 16 percent longer median survival time than untreated mice. NOD/SCID mice treated with α-CbT had an increased median survival time of 1.7-fold over the cisplatin-treated mice ...

Donor Stem-Cell Transplant Best For Acute Myeloid Leukemia

... best subsequent therapy to prolong disease-free survival has been unclear, although the researchers say ... and poor-risk groups for the likelihood of survival at three and five years, Koreth said. The ... clinical trials. They looked at the relapse-free survival and the benefit of allogeneic stem-cell ...

Kidney Community Launches Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Iowa

... transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result ... 'breakthrough' practices that will improve survival rates." While the survival rate of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients ...

Commercial Pharmacy Benefit Enrollment Experiencing Greater Shifts in Florida than Commercial Medical Benefit Enrollment

... Customizable survival Kit Offers One Stop for Market-Specific Managed ... health plan trends can be found in a customizable survival Kit from HealthLeaders-InterStudy. The Kit, which ... force needs, District, Area, Territory and Region survival Kits are available. ...

Kidney Community Launches Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Washington, D.C.

... transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result ... 'breakthrough' practices that will improve survival rates." While the survival rate of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients ...

Rep. Lewis Commends Kidney Care Partners' Health Care Campaign to Improve Survival Rates of First-Year Dialysis Patients in Georgia

... transition; Improve the health and survival of first-year dialysis patients; Result ... 'breakthrough' practices that will improve survival rates." While the survival rate of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients ...
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