Comparison study via questionnaires assessed patients' and oncologists' views on likelihood of dying as a result of treatment shortly after beginning intensive or nonintensive chemotherapy for AML, and their views on prognosis 1 month later.
An association was found between low PNI/high CAR levels and poor outcomes in operable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, even in patients who undergo curative resection.
The Lung Cancer Prognostic Index (LCPI) provides additional relevant prognostic data for patients with NSCL and may lead to better outcomes.
Most terminally ill patients have accurate prognostic awareness of their condition and tend to become more aware as their condition deteriorates.
Researchers from 3 Texas institutions collaborated on a multiscale framework for modeling tumor growth, with potential to inform growth patterns and tumor density.
Blood test combined with medical status information predicts stem cell transplant success in patients with MDS.
Using statistical models, predictions were made for death rates from melanoma in 3 three countries and based on availability of a treatment.
The simple question: "Would you like to talk about what this means?" can lead to more thorough discussions about scan results and prognoses, better preparing patients to make informed treatment decisions.
A review of data from 2 Danish cancer registries revealed the incidence of overdiagnosis of tumors not likely to affect a patient's health during her lifetime and diagnosis of advanced tumors in a program offering biennial mammography for women aged 50 to 69 years.
Although previous clinical trials have demonstrated that antiangiogenetic chemotherapy is not effective in GBM, researchers conducted a retrospective of review of perfusion MR images to determine if a phenotypic subtype of GBM may respond to antiangiogenic chemotherapy.
Expression of this hormone receptor may indicate a less aggressive subtype of triple-negative breast cancer and better prognosis for patients with the disease.
Applying evolutionary theory improves the accuracy of predicting in which patients Barrett's esophagus will progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Presence of certain microRNAs (miRNAs) is predictive of response to TKIs and prognosis for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).
Survival among women age 40 years and younger with breast cancer appears to vary according to breast cancer subtype, with age particularly prognostic for women with luminal type breast cancers.
Advanced Cancer Patients Often Unaware That They Are More Optimistic About Their Prognosis Than Their OncologistsJuly 27, 2016
Most patients with advanced cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival prognosis than their oncologists because patients misunderstand their oncologists' clinical judgment.
Patients with kataegis, a recently discovered phenomenon in which multiple mutations cluster in a few hotspots in a genome, have less invasive tumors and better prognoses.
Telomere length is predictive for determining which children treated for AML are at highest risk for delayed recovery, a finding that may have significant implications for treatment-related morbidity and mortality.
Biochemical Marker Is a Better Predictor of Adverse Effects in Patients with Non-small Cell Lung CancerJune 13, 2016
Albumin concentration with an established cutoff point is proven a better predictor of both chemotherapy toxicity and survival in patients with advanced lung cancer.
Progression-free and Overall Survival Better With Mutations Affecting DNA Repair Genes in Ovarian CancerApril 08, 2016
Women with advanced ovarian cancer who had mutations affecting DNA repair genes had longer progression-free and overall survival than women without the mutations.
Disparities Related to Race, Insurance, and Facility Type Affect Use of Genetic Assay in Breast CancerApril 01, 2016
Use and clinical implications of a test commonly used to predict the aggressiveness of early stage ER-positive breast cancer is influenced by patient's race, insurance, and type of facility.
Prolonged nightly fasting may reduce the risk of recurrence for patients with breast cancer.
Optimal risk stratification differs between male and female breast cancers. Outcomes for male patients with breast cancer were not significantly correlated with histologic grade, unlike for female patients.
Both insufficiency and deficiency of serum vitamin D correlated with an increased risk of unfavorable pathology in men undergoing radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer.
Combining a maximal debulking strategy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy could maximize the chance of achieving a cancer-free state, as explained in a recent clinical perspective piece.
Prognosis for patients with cutaneous melanoma may be predicted by an inherited genetic marker providing a personalized tool to gauge a person's survival and determine if closer monitoring is needed in the years following surgery.
Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) is an indolent cutaneous lymphoma; however, prognosis is worse if LyP is associated with lymphoma. A review of FSGCL dermatology departments identifies main risk factors and frequency of associated lymphoma.
Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer. These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival.
Researchers identified a biomarker that detects the most common type of lung cancer in its earliest stage. The discovery could one day change how long lung cancer patients live.
Screening for and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is found to prevent subsequent invasive cancer.
A signaling pathway present in most organisms suppresses the formation of specific types of brain tumor.
- Compound in Teas, Peas, Soybeans May Increases Prostate Cancer Risk
- Fertility Preservation in Male Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer
- Acupuncture an Effective Alternative Treatment for Cancer-Related Fatigue
- Response to Anemia Treatment Differs in Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma
- Social, Psychiatric Variables Reduce Cognitive Functioning, QoL in HNC
- HPV and Cancer (Fact Sheet)
- Pain Control More Easily Achieved With Nurse-Led Education in Bone Metastases
- Palliative Care Associated With Decreased Costs For Patients With Advanced Cancer
- A Case of Immunotherapy-Induced Myocarditis Concomitant to MG in Lung Cancer
- FDA Discontinues ESA APPRISE Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Program
- Vitamin D Supplementation is Recommended for Pediatric Patients With Sarcoma
- Extended Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer Improves 5-Year Disease-free Survival
- A Structured Group Exercise Program for Patients With Metastatic Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy and CTNNB1 (β-catenin) as a Biomarker of Exercise Efficacy
- Response to Anemia Treatment Differs in Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma
- Impact of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment Choice on Quality of Life
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