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

Researchers at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer have found that head and neck cancer patients who test positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV) have much better survival rates than patients who don't have the virus, according to a new study in the journal Cancer...

Better treatment selection and improved therapies -- key to improving prognosis in acute HF

Today, acute heart failure represents the most common reason for hospitalisation in the over-65 population. Although hospital care improves symptoms in the first 24 hours after admission in around 50% of these patients, acute heart failure events still remain associated with a more than 50% mortal...

New Research Sheds Light on Breast Cancer Prognosis

Two studies examine protein linked to tumor growth for clues to better treatments FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies have found that levels of the protein caveolin-1 found in stromal connective tissue near a breast cancer tumor can accurately predict a patient's prognos...

Poor sleep quality leads to poorer prognosis after stroke

Stroke victims tend to do worse if they also have diagnosed or undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea prior to having the stroke, according to a study presented April 28, 2009, at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting in Seattle. Latha Stead, M.D., professor and chair of the Depar...

New genes involved in acute lymphoblastic leukemia play fundamental role in prognosis of the disease

This release is available in Spanish . The inactivity or "silence" of certain genes plays a fundamental role in the prognosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia as well as in response to treatment, according to the results of research involving a team made up of specialists from the Universi...

PET/CT may improve prognosis for patients with inflammatory breast cancer

Reston, Va.In the largest study to date to evaluate fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in the initial staging of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC), researchers were able to identify the precise location and extent of metastasis (spread of ...

African-Americans have worse prognosis at colorectal cancer diagnosis

(PHILADELPHIA) African-American patients with colorectal were more likely to present with worse pathological features at diagnosis and to have a worse five-year survival rate compared to Caucasian patients, according to a study conducted by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University. The resu...

Transplanted fatty livers associated with worse prognosis for patients with HCV

A new study suggests that patients with hepatitis C (HCV) who need a liver transplant should not receive an organ with high levels of fatty deposits (a.k.a. hepatic steatosis). HCV recurrence was more frequent and earlier among those transplanted with such livers. These findings are in the January...

Improving the prognosis for schizophrenic disorders

Throughout the world, scientists are attempting to recognize and treat schizophrenic disorders at an earlier stage. It is hoped that this will improve the prognosis, which has often been unfavorable. In the latest edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International ( Dtsch Arztebl Int 2008; 105[30]: 5...

OHSU Cancer Institute researchers find connection between protein, prognosis in breast cancer

PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researchers have found that a tumor protein present in an aggressive form of breast cancer is related to a poor prognosis. The presence of the protein, called growth factor receptor-bound protein-7, often referred to as GRB-7, ...

Obesity Linked to Poor Prognosis for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Study focused on locally advanced breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer FRIDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are overweight or obese when diagnosed with locally advanced breast cancer face a higher chance of recurrence and a shorter life expectancy than either normal o...

Protein Linked With Poor Prognosis in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

But expression of Ki-67 didn't predict who'd benefit from additional chemo WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of a protein called Ki-67 are associated with poor prognosis in women with early-stage breast cancer, but this protein may not be useful in identifying patients...

Smoking Worsens Prognosis for IPF Patients

Study tackles anomaly that current puffers live longer with untreatable lung disease MONDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Current and former smokers with the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a worse prognosis than nonsmokers, says a British study. IPF is untre...

Smoking belies milder disease but worse prognosis for IPF patients

Smokers and ex-smokers with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an untreatable progressive lung disease that usually leads to death within a few years of diagnosis, have a worse prognosis than non-smokers, according to research from London. Previous research had counter-intuitively suggested t...

UAB research could improve the prognosis and treatment of lung cancer

This release is available in Spanish . A group of scientists led by Professor Xavier Pars of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Universitat Autnoma de Barcelona, has published a research on AKR1B10, an enzyme that is detected in large quantities only in lung cancers, pa...

MammaPrint(R) Breast Cancer Test Shown To Be Powerful Tool for Prognosis Prediction in Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Patients

Agendia to file for expanded FDA clearance for MammaPrint(R) AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia BV, world leader in the rapidly evolving field of molecular diagnostics, announced today that its MammaPrint(R) breast cancer prognosis test was shown to be a valuable too...

Agendia's MammaPrint(R), the Only FDA-Cleared Breast Cancer Prognosis Test, is Now Widely Available to U.S. Patients

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia makes its breast cancer prognosis test, MammaPrint(R), available to U.S. patients after receiving two clearances from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its test. The first clearance in February of this year cleared MammaPrint...

Test gives insight into prognosis in patients with plasma cell malignancies, finds Mayo Clinic study

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- A new Mayo Clinic study due to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics in San Diego this week shows that a chromosome test called FISH is better than conventional methods in identifying chromosomal genetic abnormalities associated with plasm...

Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis

SAN FRANCISCO, August 2, 2009 The world's top lung cancer specialists, medical professionals and researchers are convening this week in San Francisco, CA for the 13th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), organized by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). Preventio...

Gene plays dual role in breast cancers with poor prognosis

A new study reveals that the metadherin gene (MTDH) plays a role in both cancer metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy. The research, published by Cell Press in the January 6th issue of the journal Cancer Cell , identifies MTDH as a promising therapeutic target for high risk breast cancers. ...

Cystic fibrosis patients' self-assessment of health can predict prognosis

Adult Cystic Fibrosis patients can provide important information that helps to predict their prognosis, according to research that asked 223 adult CF patients to assess their own health and well-being. "We wished to see whether patients themselves had clinically relevant insight to their disea...

Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis

Experiments in mice could lead to better diagnosis and treatment, experts say WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that stops the spread of breast cancer tumors in mice can predict which malignancies might spread, a new study suggests. The gene, called bromodomain prote...

Integrating genetic information with breast cancer risk factors may help refine prognosis

Incorporating genetic information known as gene expression signatures with clinical and other risk factors for breast cancer may help refine estimates of relapse-free survival and predicted response to chemotherapy, according to a study in the April 2 issue of JAMA. The advent of genomic techn...

MRI findings help forecast prostate cancer prognosis

OAK BROOK, Ill. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in patients about to undergo radiation therapy for prostate cancer can help predict the likelihood that the cancer will return and spread post-treatment, according to a new study published in the April issue of the journal Radiology. Th...

A Bone Marrow Disease With a Brighter Prognosis

New drugs, transplantation helping people with aplastic anemia live longer, fuller lives SUNDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Blood is life. And the rare disease known as aplastic anemia robs the body of life by robbing the body of blood. The aplastic anemia patient's blood thins ...

MicroRNAs May Predict Colon Cancer Prognosis

This genetic material shows early promise for diagnosing, treating tumors TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Knowing whether or not a particular cancer will be aggressive allows doctors to more effectively treat their patients, and a newly found class of molecules called microRNAs m...

Scoring system identifies MDS patients who have low-risk disease but a poor prognosis

HOUSTON - A new scoring system for a form of leukemia known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) identifies patients who appear to have low-risk disease but actually have poor prospects of survival, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center report online at the journal Leuke...

Using additional biopsy-scoring data may help determine prostate cancer prognosis

Men with certain scores and patterns based on prostate cancer biopsy were found to be at higher risk of PSA-failure, suggesting that this measurement could help predict the risk of prostate cancer recurrence, according to preliminary research published in the October 3 issue of JAMA. One of the...

Blood Marker Helps Predict Prognosis Among Those With Abdominal Infection

Monitoring blood levels of a compound known as procalcitonin in patients with peritonitis (a serious intra-abdominal infection) could help identify// patients at increased risk of organ failure and death, according to a report. Organ failure related to blood stream infection (sepsis) is the l...

Diseases in Marine Animals Could Portend Unhealthy Prognosis for Humans

There appears to be profound links between land-based pollution, and diseases in our marine mammals, according to scientists, physicians, and veterinarians, that implies an unhealthy prognosis for Human health. // According to Paul Sandifer, Chief Scientist for the new Oceans and Human Health I...

Soap Opera Coma Patients Have Far Better Prognosis Than In Real Life

American soap operas paint an improbably rosy picture of coma patients' survival and recovery, with potentially important consequences for viewers // , says a study. Tracking storylines containing coma patients over 10 years, researchers found that soap opera patients were far more likely to sur...

Poorer breast cancer prognosis with reduced physical activity

A multicenter study headed by Melinda Irwin, M.D., from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine, have found that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer are less active after the diagnosis leading to increase in body weight and body fat, which, in turn, leads ...

Genetic Profile To Predict Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

A new study appearing in the November 1, 2005 issue of The Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO), says that a new gene profile may help in predicting how patients with advanced ovarian cancer would respond to aggressive chemotherapy. // In many patients with ovarian cancer, at whatever stage, first...

Optimum Timing for HIV/AIDS Prognosis

A new study shows the best time to make a prognosis for someone with HIV is six months after treatment begins. Researchers find cell counts //at that time give a more accurate picture of a person’s prognosis than when they are originally diagnosed with HIV. Highly active antiretroviral therapy...

Ex-House Aging Committee Chief of Staff Bob Weiner Warns of Insurance Control Over Health Bill Outcome, Praises House Version, 'Disappointed' by Senate; Weiner and Policy Analyst Jordan Osserman Offer Bill's 'Prognosis'

...er and Analyst Jordan Osserman. "They translate to real differences in Americans' lives." In an op-ed column in today's Palm Beach Post, " THE prognosis FOR REFORM," Weiner and Osserman contend, "With no public option, the Senate Finance bill, developed by Republicans and Blue Dogs and led by Chairman ...

FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...critical for healthcare professionals to ensure that patients are following their treatment plans in order to help reduce the risk of relapse, because prognosis and outcome can progressively decline with each successive relapse.(4) "Inconsistent compliance with medications is arguably one of the single ...

Virus May Affect Survival in Head and Neck Cancer

...on Cancer Center. "Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is one of the fastest- growing cancers, and this study gives us a new way to assess prognosis for our patients," Lippman said in the news release. More information The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about head and neck cancer ...

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

...nging." "Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is one of the fastest growing cancers, and this study gives us a new way to assess prognosis for our patients," said Lippman. The American Association for Cancer Research hosted a teleconference to report and discuss these findings on...

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

...ractice changing." "Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck is one of the fastest growing cancers, and this study gives us a new way to assess prognosis for our patients," said Lippman. ...

Therapy should extend beyond childhood

...e, the children have similar movement disorders but their intelligence is usually spared by the neurodegenerative process. However, the children's prognosis is favourable if the disease is detected early by newborn screening, which -using a drop of blood taken from the heel- is carried out in Germany for a...
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