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2009-12-11 14:06:48

But second study finds a subset of patients who may not benefit Chemotherapy added to tamoxifen can improve outcomes for postmenopausal breast cancer patients, according to a landmark study by the Southwest Oncology Group. But a related study presented today at the 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium finds that a multigene test on tumors can identify a subset of patients who may not benefit from that chemotherapy. Both studies were led by Dr. Kathy Albain, of Loyola University Health...

2009-12-11 10:59:21

But a Subset of Patients May not Need Chemo Chemotherapy generally improves survival in postmenopausal breast cancer patients, according to a landmark study led by Dr. Kathy Albain of Loyola University Health System. However a second study, also headed by Albain, found that a multigene test on a breast tumor can identify a subset of women who may not benefit from chemotherapy. The related studies were published simultaneously online, ahead of print, Dec. 10 in the journals Lancet and Lancet...

2009-07-27 09:16:43

In recent years, oncologists have debated whether patients with a certain type of advanced lung cancer would benefit from surgery.Now a major study published in the journal The Lancet has found that surgery after standard chemotherapy and radiation can be an option 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 conventional chemotherapy and radiation...

2009-07-13 07:19:51

An analysis of almost 20,000 patient records from the Southwest Oncology Group's database of clinical trials finds that African-American breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer patients tend to die earlier than patients of other races, even when they get identical medical treatment and other socioeconomic factors are controlled. The finding points to biological or genetic factors as the potential source of the survival gap. The study also found that when treatment was uniform and differences in...

2009-07-07 15:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An analysis of almost 20,000 patient records from the Southwest Oncology Group's database of clinical trials finds, for the first time, that African-American breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer patients tend to die earlier than patients of other races even when they get identical medical treatment and other confounding socioeconomic factors are controlled for. The finding points to biological or host genetic factors as the potential source...

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2008-11-20 12:22:15

Cancer drugs aren't the only culprits Osteoporosis is a growing concern among breast cancer survivors and their doctors, because certain cancer drugs can cause bone loss. But a new study has found that cancer drugs aren't the only culprits. Among 64 breast cancer patients referred to a bone health clinic, 78 percent had at least one other cause of bone loss, including vitamin D deficiency, excessive calcium excretion in urine and an overactive parathyroid gland. "Doctors evaluating breast...


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