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2009-08-24 10:40:05

Among unmarried cancer patients, those who are separated at the time of diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced, and never married patients. That is the conclusion of a new study to be published in the November 1, 2009 issue of Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The authors of the study say its results suggest that the stress associated with marital separation may compromise an individual's immune system and lead to a greater susceptibility to...

2009-07-14 10:45:00

After years of inequality, survival rates now equivalent to those of CaucasiansNew research published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reveals that African Americans with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), a rare cancer that begins in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, now have survival rates equivalent to those of Caucasians. Prior to 2000, African Americans were more likely to develop GIST and less likely to undergo surgical treatment for this...

2009-06-29 06:39:05

People who are overweight or obese as young adults have an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women in the United States. As the prevalence obesity increases, accumulating evidence has emerged that excess body weight is a risk factor for pancreatic...

2009-06-23 15:50:00

In reviewing the weight history of pancreatic cancer patients across their life spans, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have determined that a high body mass index in early adulthood may play a significant role in an individual developing the disease at an earlier age.The study, published in the June 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that patients who are obese the year before diagnosis have a poorer outcome than those...

2009-03-02 13:40:40

A U.S. scientist says he's created a technique that can detect the early development of pancreatic cancer, which now has a 5 percent five-year survival rate. The optical technology developed by Northwestern University Professor Vadim Backman uses an analysis of adjacent tissue in the duodenum to detect the cancer. Scientists said the promising new technology might help raise the extremely low survival rate of pancreatic cancer patients by aiding early detection. The technique uses...

2008-11-21 12:06:03

A British study suggests as many as 11,000 people in Britain die of unnecessarily of cancer each year because it takes too long for them to be diagnosed. Cancer Research UK said cancer survival rates are lower in Britain than in some other European countries because of patients wait too long to see a doctor and doctors wait too long to refer the patients for treatment. The report, presented Friday at the group's launch of the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, compared...

2008-11-07 15:00:21

Age is not an independent factor in cancer survival rates and should not influence decisions about how to treat older patients, researchers in Spain said. Dr. Eva Domingo of the Hospital Vall d'Hebron, in Barcelona, Spain, and colleagues at the University of Barcelona studied 224 patients diagnosed with cancerous tumors. The patients ranged from age 32 to 92 and three-quarters of them were male. Sixty-one percent of the patients were age 65 or older. The researchers found four...

2008-10-07 03:00:08

PEOPLE with stomach or gut cancer are 40 per cent more likely to survive a year after diagnosis than they were 20 years ago, researchers said today. Early diagnosis has helped improve survival rates, from 27 per cent for stomach cancer in the 1980s to 38 per cent in the 2000s. One-year survival rates for oesophageal cancer have risen from 25 per cent to 36 per cent over the same period, the figures for England showed. Both cancers can be hard to diagnose as the symptoms can be confused...

2008-09-05 21:00:21

They have less chance of being alive five years after diagnosis if they live in poorer areas like Blackpool, Barnsley, Manchester, Cumbria and County Durham.The analysis of people diagnosed between diagnosed 1998 and 2003 found "significantly lower" survival rates for the most deprived Primary Care Trusts (PCTs).These 62 'Spearhead' PCTs around England had lower overall one-year and five- year survival rates among men for each of the seven cancers examined by the Office for National...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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