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Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

...eases in the risk of both locoregional and distant recurrences of the cancer. Taken together, these results confirm that the administration of trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy should be the standard choice for the treatment of women with HER2 positive early stage disease, especially those with limi...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

... with recent published studies, high rates of CDAD recurrences were observed in patients treated with either vancomycin or metronidazole. High CDAD recurrence rates were not observed in patients treated with tolevamer liquid. Tolevamer liquid was generally well tolerated with no unanticipated safety concerns. Da...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

...eases in the risk of both locoregional and distant recurrences of the cancer. "Taken together, these results confirm that the administration of trastuzumab in combination with chemotherapy should be the standard choice for the treatment of women with HER2 positive early stage disease, especially those with li...

A New Target for Cancer Therapy-Integrin Alpha7 Molecule

...r patients without such mutations. There were five recurrences among eight hepatocellular carcinoma patients with integrin alpha7 mutations versus only one recurrence of cancer among 16 patients without such mutations. To examine the effect of alterations in the level of integrin alpha7 on tumor formation, the...

Implications of Statin Therapy in Bladder Cancer Patients

...) versus 12 of 65 (18%), p = 0.004). The number of recurrences did not differ significantly between the groups. W...n follow-up: 56 months, there was no difference in recurrences (59% in both groups, p = 0.801), tumor progression (30% vs. 28%, p = 0.57) or deaths. Furthermore, t...

Taxotere Improves Survival in Advanced Prostate Cancer

...tudy included a little over a thousand men who had recurrences or spread of disease after hormonal therapy. The results of the study showed that survival was improved by 21 percent among patients treated with the Taxotere based therapy. The men also were without pain for a longer periods of time than those trea...

Cancer Recurrence in Older Breast Cancer Patients Reduced By Radiation Therapy

...searchers recorded all cancer recurrences: "local" recurrences in the same breast, "regional" recurrences in the lymph nodes, skin or chest muscle on the same side as the original diagnosis, and "distant" r...

Tamoxifen Discontinuation Rates Surprisingly High

...reast cancer. Scientists estimate that over 40,000 recurrences are prevented each year worldwide because of this drug. However, the optimal duration of therapy is five years. Less than five years of continual treatment is associated with higher rates of recurrence and higher mortality rates. The most common reas...

'Clumping' Protein Linked to Return of Ovarian Cancer

...ay be a useful strategy in preventing and treating recurrences as well. A report on the research, the first to link NAC-1 to cancer, appears in the December 5 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Because recurrent cancers are often what really kill patients, and most ovarian cancer...

Hemorrhoid Stapling Has More Long-Term Risks Than Surgical Removal

...ients, 23 suffered recurrences, compared with four recurrences among 268 patients in the surgical-removal group. The investigators also found that a significantly higher proportion of stapling subjects complained of prolapse (protrusion outside the anus) both within 12 months and longer. In favor of stapling...

Leftover Cancer Cells May Dictate Breast Cancer Relapse

...tion therapy. After 10 years, the number of local recurrences was the same for women who had re-excision and for women who did not have re-excision (group 1 versus groups 2 and 3 together). However, the result of the re-excision helped predict whether women would have their cancer return. Women with no residual...

Combination Therapy to the Rescue off Lung Cancer Patients

...f patients treated with ablation and radiation had recurrences at an average of 44 months. While there was an increased recurrence rate in larger tumors – 33 percent recurred at an average of 34 months – the overall survival rate was the same for patients with large and small tumors. "We found that just becaus...

Breast-Sparing Surgery: An Optional Treatment Mode For Women With Breast Cancer

...n and radiation therapy help to reduce the risk of recurrences and new primary cancers in the treated breast to levels comparable to those observed in women with early stage breast cancer who are not BRCA1 or BRCA2 carriers,” says lead study author Lori J. Pierce, M.D., professor of radiation oncology at the U-M...

Trails to detect effective breast cancer drugs that reduces recurrences

...of trastuzumab (Herceptin) were less likely to get recurrences in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Heik...ients who received Herceptin had 58 % fewer cancer recurrences during the three-year follow-up than those who didn't get the drug. Previous studies also show that ...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Can Be Prevented?

...sunami, hurricanes, rape etc. People suffer from recurrences of these bad memories which are intense //and painful and eventually cause a lot of disturbance in one’s life. Hence researchers have come up with a pill that could erase all the bad memories or atleast reduce the pain. Psychiatrist Hilary Klein h...

Rogue Mammary Stem Cells Could Hold Key To Breast Cancer Relapse

...ctive surgery. The Australian research says that recurrences of breast cancer are triggered by a group of "rogue mammary stem cells" that escape chemotherapy and lie dormant. After a while, these viable stem cells reseed tumors so that a relapse occurs. The authors say that this could prove to be a valuable in...

Organ Scandals Compensation And The Aftermath

...stion which arises is of ethics and preventions of recurrences of such incidents It is profoundly distressing that in a country like the UK if such scandals breaking at regular intervals less said about the developing world where poverty is the norm . The arguments and the counter arguments apart it puts ...

Predictors Of Wound Infection In Ventral Hernia Repair

...ventral hernia repair (VHR) is a common operation, recurrences and complications remain a vexing problem. Wound infection has been identified as a consistent risk factor for recurrence after VHR. A recent study, which appears in the November issue of The American Journal of Surgery was designed with the aim ...

Simple Exercises Might Help Vertigo

... utricular macula that are free-floating ... Until recurrences can be prevented, self-treatment for BPPV using particle repositioning is likely to become part of the routine management for this condition....

Partial-Breast Irradiation an Unproven Therapy

...-breast irradiation is based on the idea that most recurrences of cancer appear at the site of the original tumor, not other parts of the same breast. Whole-breast irradiation works by treating the entire breast with radiation, to prevent undetected cancer cells that might have escaped from the original tumor f...

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