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Herceptin found to improve long-term survival of HER2-positive breast cancer patients
VCU Massey Cancer Center physician-researcher Charles E. Geyer, Jr., M.D., was the National Protocol Officer for one component of a large national study involving two National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported clinical trials that demonstrated that trastuzumab significantly improves the long-term survival of HER-2 positive breast cancer patients.  View News Article (2014-12-16)

New breast cancer classification based on epigenetics
Breast cancer is the most common in women. One in nine will suffer breast cancer over their lifetime. Progress in prevention and early detection, and the use of chemotherapy after surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy), have achieved significantly increase survival in this disease in the last ten years, but much remains to be done. View News Article (2014-12-11)

Certain factors influence survival and prognosis for premature infants
Several factors influence how well a severely premature infant (23 weeks gestation) will do after birth and over the long term, according to researchers at Loyola University Medical Center.  View News Article (2014-12-10)

Malnutrition Is an Important Predictor of Long-Term Survival in Older Patients Undergoing the Whipple Procedure for Benign Pancreatic Diseases
Malnutrition is an important factor predicting long-term survival in older patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) (commonly called the Whipple procedure) to treat benign tumors and cysts of the pancreas as well as pancreatitis, according to new study results published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.  View News Article (2014-12-08)

Young adults with ALL benefit from therapies developed for children
Results from a large, prospective clinical trial add to mounting evidence that adolescent and young adult patients--aged 16 to 39 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)--tend to fare better when treated with high-intensity pediatric protocols than previous patients who were treated with standard adult regimens.  View News Article (2014-12-08)

Antacids linked to better survival in head and neck cancer
Patients with head and neck cancer who used antacid medicines to control acid reflux had better overall survival, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. View News Article (2014-12-02)

Basic vs. advanced life support outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Patients who had cardiac arrest at home or elsewhere outside of a hospital had greater survival to hospital discharge and to 90 days beyond if they received basic life support (BLS) vs. advanced life support (ALS) from ambulance personnel, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. View News Article (2014-11-25)

Car crash survival rates increase with being younger, male and driving a big vehicle
Motor vehicle crashes are the most common cause of unintentional life lost around the world, with about 30,000 deaths occurring annually in the U.S. due to motor-vehicle crashes.  View News Article (2014-11-19)

Home dialysis may be better than in-center hemodialysis for patients with kidney failure
Home dialysis therapies may help prolong the lives of patients with kidney failure compared with hemodialysis treatments administered in medical centers. View News Article (2014-11-17)

Chemotherapy following radiation treatment slows disease progress
A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared to radiation therapy alone. View News Article (2014-11-17)

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