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CAF Slightly Improves Survival for High-Risk Localized Breast Cancer Patients
Adjuvant chemotherapy chemotherapy administered to prevent the recurrence of cancer after surgery has been an important contributor to improved survival rates for many breast cancer patients. This study compared the newer...
Canadian Study is First to Show Screening Reduces Prostate Cancer Deaths
An eight-year large-scale randomized study, begun in 1988, was designed to evaluate the survival benefit of prostate cancer screening. The study randomly divided 46,193 men aged 45 to 80 into those who would be screened and those who would not. ...
Cancer Vaccine Triggers Immune System to Recognize Melanoma
Unlike vaccines that are used to prevent infectious disease, cancer vaccines attempt to stimulate the body's own immune system to recognize cancer cells as foreign and destroy them. These researchers examined tyrosinase, a normal protein...
Herpes Gene May Help Attack Prostate Cancer
A certain herpes gene may help fight prostate cancer, according to the first study to demonstrate that gene therapy is safe and active against prostate cancer. This phase I trial examined 18 patients who had local recurrence of prostate cancer...
Higher Doses of Paclitaxel Fail to Improve Survival Rates in Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Each year approximately 45,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. New research demonstrates that higher doses of Paclitaxel (Taxol) are not necessarily more effective in patients with advanced breast cancers, and that...
Increased Frequency of Radiation Therapy Treatment for Small-Cell Lung Cancer Improves Survival Rates
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer, with more than 160,000 deaths annually. Radiation therapy is a standard treatment approach for people with lung cancer, and can be used alone or in combination with surgery or chemotherapy. In this study...
New Agent Tested to Attack Blood Vessels that Feed Tumors
Tumor growth beyond the size of a pinpoint is dependent on the formation of new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. "Anti-angiogenesis" agents are being explored as a way to inhibit new blood vessel formation, and thus starve tumors of...
New Drug Expands Limited Treatment Arsenal for for Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common malignancies, with over 131,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. 5FU has been used as the primary treatment for colon cancer for decades, with few effective new drugs to complement this...
Poor Understanding of Guidelines Results in Low National Use of Breast-Conserving Therapy
According to a report of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Radiology, thousands of women every year could be spared mastectomies if national guidelines developed six years ago were properly followed. According to these...
Raloxifene Reduces Incidence of Breast Cancer by 58-66% and May Reduce Risk of Endometrial Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Raloxifene is a novel selective estrogen receptor modulator that has estrogenic effects on bone and lipids, but estrogen antagonist effects on the breast and uterus. A new study indicates that Raloxifene, widely used for the treatment of...
Single Treatment of Engineered Antibody Demonstrates 100 Percent Response Rate in Follicular Lymphoma
Monoclonal antibodies are small proteins directed against ³marker proteins,² known as antigens, present on the surface of tumor cells. This antibody, known as Anti-B1 Antibody, is directed against CD-20 antigens present on follicular lymphoma...
Study Finds that Elderly are Severely Underrepresented in Clinical Trials
Half of all new cancer cases occur inpeople older than 65, yet a growing body of evidence shows that elderly patients are chronically underrepresented in clinical trials. Moreover, it has been presumed that older patients cannot handle the...
Tamoxifen Reduces Breast Cancer Incidence by 45% in Women at High Risk of Developing the Disease
Tamoxifen has been used for the past twenty years to treat breast cancer and prevent its recurrence. Knowledge of its benefit in preventing breast cancer remained unknown, however. Today researchers from the National Surgical Breast and Bowel...
Taxol Use Results in Significant Survival Benefit When used in Adjuvant Setting for Node-Positive Breast Cancer Patients
For the first time, researchers have found that Paclitaxel (Taxol), the widely-used chemotherapy agent originally developed from compounds found in the bark of the yew tree, increases a woman's chance of survival when used in combination with...
Vinorelbine Plus Supportive Care Increases Survival and Quality of Life for Elderly Lung Cancer Patients
Lung cancer is expected to claim the lives of more than 160,000 Americans this year -- many over the age of 65. Survival rates are improving, especially when the cancer is detected early. Treatment is often difficult, however, and is often...
Vitamin A Derivative Effective in Treating Neuroblastoma
Neuroblastoma, a malignant solid tumor which arises from the peripheral nervous system, is one of the most aggressive of childhood cancers. Five hundred new neuroblastoma cases are diagnosed each year in the U.S. 539 high-risk neuroblastoma...
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