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2013-07-24 11:52:46

In an analysis of 5-year survival rates among black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1991 and 2005, black women continued to have a lower rate of survival, with most of the difference related to factors including poorer health of black patients at diagnosis and more advanced disease, rather than treatment differences, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. "For 20 years health care investigators in the United States have been keenly aware of racial...

2013-05-28 12:28:08

Seriously ill patients undergoing hemodialysis are more optimistic about their prognosis and prospects for transplants than their nephrologists, according to a study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. The study also found that nephrologists rarely had discussed estimates of life-expectancy with their patients. Melissa W. Wachterman, M.D., M.P.H., from Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System and colleagues compared patients' and physicians' expectations about one- and five-year...

Cancer Survivor Numbers On The Rise
2013-03-27 19:16:39

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While once considered a death sentence to many, cancer survival is on the rise. The increase is, in part, due to an aging population. But it is also thanks to advances in early detection and treatment. As a result, more people will survive cancer. On Wednesday, the American Association for Cancer Research reported the number of cancer survivors is expected to increase by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022. Currently there are some...

2012-08-24 00:25:15

Data from the 1970s and 1980s show that people affected by cancer survived significantly longer in West Germany than cancer patients behind the Iron Curtain. Looking at a diagnosis period from 1984 to 1985 in the former German Democratic Republic, 28 percent of colorectal cancer patients, 46 percent of prostate cancer patients, and 52 percent of breast cancer patients survived the first five years after diagnosis. By contrast, 5-year survival rates for people in West Germany affected by these...

2012-05-21 18:53:20

Instructional program can cut no-shows rates Patients who watch an online instructional video are more likely to keep their appointments and arrive prepared for a scheduled colonoscopy than those who do not, according to a study by gastroenterologists at the University of Chicago Medicine. The study, presented at the 2012 annual Digestive Diseases Week meeting in San Diego, CA, found that among patients age 50 to 65 — the primary target for colon cancer screening — those who...

2012-04-04 20:16:01

Long-term follow-up of a phase II clinical trial showed encouraging survival in some patients with stage 3B/4 non-small cell lung cancer treated with belagenpumatucel-L, a therapeutic vaccine. The findings were presented here at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held March 31 - April 4. "This is a novel immunotherapy that appears to show unusually long survival in some patients," said Lyudmila Bazhenova, M.D., associate clinical professor at the University of California-San Diego Moores Cancer...

2011-04-08 08:45:41

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A blood test could help more accurately detect lung cancer in non-smokers. The research was presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 102nd Annual Meeting in Orlando this week. Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related death in men and women in the U.S. This year, more than 210,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease, and up to 20 percent of them will have never smoked....

2010-07-27 13:21:57

Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer appear to under undergo aggressive therapy, even if they have a low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and low-risk disease, according to a report in the July 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. More than 90 percent of all prostate cancers are diagnosed before the disease has spread to other parts of the body, and the five-year survival rate for these patients diagnosed with localized disease is...

2010-07-02 20:04:38

Patient, doctor, hospital factors all contribute to worse survival among blacks, U-M researchers report Black people with cancer are up to twice as likely as other races to die from their disease. While disparities exist for nearly every common cancer type, the largest differences occur among cancers that benefit most from treatment -- suggesting that black patients are not getting needed lifesaving treatments, according to a review from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive...

2010-04-29 09:26:50

National comparisons of lung cancer survival in England, Norway and Sweden 2001-2004; differences occur early in follow up The odds of surviving lung cancer are significantly higher in Norway and Sweden than they are in England, reveals a comparison of the three countries published in Thorax today. This is despite the fact that healthcare spend and infrastructure in each of these countries are similar, says the study. The researchers base their findings on five year survival rates for lung...


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