Survival Rates

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Side of Origin Affects Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers observed a significant disparity in colon cancer mortality related to origin location, independent of confounding variables.

U.S. Health Care System Ranks Among Least Efficient Worldwide

U.S. Health Care System Ranks Among Least Efficient Worldwide

The United States has remained near the bottom of the Bloomberg Health-Care Efficiency Index since its creation in 2012.

EUTOS Registry Represents Benchmark for Evaluation of New CML Treatments

EUTOS Registry Represents Benchmark for Evaluation of New CML Treatments

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The population-based EUTOS registry demonstrated high overall and progression-free survival rates among patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Outcomes for Patients With Glioblastoma Multiforme

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Insurance status influences overall patient survival for some cancer types, but its impact on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) survival is well documented. This research study explored the possible impact of insurance on GBM survival.

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

Medicaid Insurance Linked to Worse Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes

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A recent study examined the possible correlation between Medicaid coverage status and overall survival for patients with head and neck cancer.

Carfilzomib Increases Survival for Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Carfilzomib Increases Survival for Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

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A post-hoc analysis of the Phase 3 ASPIRE study indicates that treatment combining carfilzomib with lenalidomide and dexamethasone extended survival time for patients with multiple myeloma.

Evidence Mounts That Low-Dose Aspirin Improves Survival in CRC

Evidence Mounts That Low-Dose Aspirin Improves Survival in CRC

Greatest survival benefit observed for those taking the drug before their cancer diagnosis.

Weekly Paclitaxel Doesn't Increase Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Weekly Paclitaxel Doesn't Increase Survival in Ovarian Cancer

Paclitaxel administered with carboplatin on a weekly basis is not associated with improved progression-free survival.

ICU Survivors Have Higher Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs

ICU Survivors Have Higher Five-Year Mortality and Hospital Costs

Intensive care unit survivors have higher mortality, use of hospital resources in five years after discharge.

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Linked to Favorable Survival in Uterine Cancer

Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy Linked to Favorable Survival in Uterine Cancer

Use of minimally invasive hysterectomy is linked to favorable morbidity profile and does not compromise long-term survival for patients.

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Significant Drop Since 1991

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Experience Significant Drop Since 1991

Mortality rate changes in the United States since 1991 translate to an additional 1.7 million cancer survivors.

Surgery and Chemo Combo Optimal for Elderly With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Surgery and Chemo Combo Optimal for Elderly With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

The longest survival time was observed for primary debulking surgery coupled with chemotherapy in an optimal timeframe.

Early Detection Still Important to Breast Cancer Survival

Early Detection Still Important to Breast Cancer Survival

Despite advances in treatment, finding smaller tumors has been linked to better survival results.

Smokers and Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC Display Differences

Smokers and Nonsmokers Who Develop NSCLC Display Differences

Nonsmokers more likely than smokers to be women and to have adenocarcinoma

New Treatment Option May Increase Metastatic Lung Cancer Survival

New Treatment Option May Increase Metastatic Lung Cancer Survival

Patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer treated with nivolumab demonstrated greater survival.

Social factors may impact survival among young patients with leukemia

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A new study reveals that insurance status, marital status, and county-level income may affect survival for younger patients with AML, indicating that efforts are needed to address social factors that impact critical aspects of health.

Ablation Modality Significantly Increases Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Ablation Modality Significantly Increases Survival in Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

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Use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) doubles survival time for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Approximately 30 percent of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer survive long-term

Approximately 30 percent of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer survive long-term

Predictors for long-term survival include younger age, early stage, low grade, non-serous histology

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy improves ovarian cancer survival

Intraperitoneal chemotherapy improves ovarian cancer survival

Despite survival benefits, only 41 percent of suitable candidates actually receive the therapy.

Gene expression and immune system linked with cancer survival rates

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A recently compiled database that compares gene expression patterns to survival data could help predict survival outcomes for a variety of cancer types.

Effect of radiotherapy on survival of women with locally excised ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results population-based analysis

Effect of radiotherapy on survival of women with locally excised ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results population-based analysis

[OncoTargets and Therapy] This research examines the effect of radiotherapy on overall survival in women with locally excised ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Lung cancer patients who stop smoking live longer

Lung cancer patients who stop smoking live longer

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Patients that cease smoking shortly before or after a lung cancer diagnosis experience significant survival benefits.

Young adult cancer survivors experience increased rate of hospitalization

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Despite treatment advances for adolescents and young adults with cancer, they still experience a higher rate of hospitalizations than the general public.

Progesterone may improve breast cancer survival rates

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Receptors that mediate activity of the female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone) interact with DNA to control the growth of a large majority of breast cancers, research indicates.

Patients with larynx cancer receiving suboptimal treatment

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Almost two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ("voice box") cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy, despite published guidelines.

Half of U.S. cancer deaths can be linked to smoking

Half of U.S. cancer deaths can be linked to smoking

Eighty percent of lung cancer deaths linked to smoking, researchers say, and the mortality rate of several other cancers is also strongly impacted by smoking status.

ASCO: Mortality for childhood cancer survivors continues to decline

ASCO: Mortality for childhood cancer survivors continues to decline

Fewer childhood cancer survivors die of 'late effects' from radiation and chemotherapy, according to recent research.

Aspirin Exposure after Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Associated with Improved Survival

Aspirin Exposure after Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Associated with Improved Survival

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Aspirin exposure after a colorectal cancer diagnosis was independently associated with improved colorectal cancer-specific survival.

Full compliance with follow-up improves head and neck cancer survival

Full compliance with follow-up improves head and neck cancer survival

Survival more likely with adherence to posttreatment surveillance, coupled with tobacco cessation.

Odds of survival improving for women with ovarian cancer

Odds of survival improving for women with ovarian cancer

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer today are 50 percent less likely to die than they were in the 1970s.

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