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New study on the impact of relatedness on grandmothers' desire to care for grandchildren
Historically, grandmothers have been important to their grandchildren, and the help provided by grandmothers has increased grandchild survival during the times of high child mortality. (2018-01-15)
Certain factors may predict lung cancer patients' response to chemotherapy
In a retrospective analysis of 73 lung squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with the chemotherapy regimen of gemcitabine plus cisplatin, higher body mass index and younger age were linked with longer progression-free survival, the length of time that a patient lives with cancer but it does not get worse. (2018-01-10)
Small-cell lung cancer patients face barriers to receiving standard-of-care treatment
Despite decades of clinical research establishing chemotherapy with thoracic radiation as the standard-of-care for the initial management of non-metastatic small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), a large percentage of US patients do not receive these treatments and in turn have lower overall survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. (2018-01-04)
Deep brain stimulation linked to longer survival for Parkinson's patients
A treatment called deep brain stimulation could slightly extend the life of people with Parkinson's disease. (2017-12-21)
Electric fields therapy improves survival for patients with brain tumor
Patients with glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor who received a type of electric fields therapy that interferes with cell division had better overall survival and survival without progression of the tumor compared to standard chemotherapy. (2017-12-19)
Our memory shifts into high gear when we think about raising our children, new study shows
Human memory has evolved so people better recall events encountered while they are thinking about raising their offspring, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2017-12-15)
Mild traumatic brain injury causes long-term damage in mice
A new Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process. (2017-12-14)
Scientists pinpoint gene to blame for poorer survival rate in early-onset breast cancer patients
A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer. (2017-12-14)
Glioblastoma survival mechanism reveals new therapeutic target
A Northwestern Medicine study, published in the journal Cancer Cell, has provided new insights into a mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma and demonstrated that inhibiting the process could enhance the effects of radiation therapy. (2017-12-11)
Dolphin and bear studies have paved the way to improved population forecasting
A new article by a UNSW Sydney-led team challenges the validity of current methods for forecasting the persistence of slow-growing species for conservation purposes, and provides a better approach to reducing the threat of extinction. (2017-12-10)
Racial disparities persist in the survival of patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer
Three new articles present trends in survival for patients with ovarian, colon, and breast cancer in the United States by race and stage. (2017-12-05)
Social networks and survival: Social ties could help with cancer management
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital led by Ying Bao, MD, ScD, an epidemiologist in BWH's Channing Division of Network Medicine and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, have found that women with stronger social networks had better survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis and conclude that social network strengthening could be a tool for management of colorectal cancer. (2017-11-21)
ALEX study shows alectinib 600 mg more effective than crizotinib in Asian cancer patients
A subanalysis of the phase III ALEX study has shown that alectinib 600 mg twice daily is more effective than standard of care crizotinib in Asian patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress. (2017-11-17)
Insurance linked to black-white survival disparities in colorectal cancer
Health insurance coverage differences account for nearly one-half of the black-white survival disparity in colorectal cancer patients, according to a new study. (2017-11-14)
Patients with depression and advanced cancer survive longer with palliative care intervention
A new Dartmouth-led study finds that patients with depression and advanced cancer live longer when exposed to palliative care interventions designed to improve quality of life. (2017-11-10)
Study led by MIT Portugal faculty and alumni finds how to increase the survival time of stem cells
A team of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Coimbra, led by Dr. (2017-11-09)
How caries-causing bacteria can survive in dental plaque
Extracellular polysaccharides play a central role in the survival capabilities of caries-causing bacteria in dental plaque, report researchers from the University of Basel's Preventative Dentistry and Oral Microbiology Clinic and Department of Biomedical Engineering in the journal Plos One. (2017-11-02)
Scientists link pancreatic cancer survival to four genes
Alterations in four main genes are responsible for how long patients survive with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study in Jama Oncology. (2017-11-02)
Cancer trial led by University of Minnesota Medical School's Dr. Clark Chen shows promise
New data from a Phase I clinical trial led by Clark Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Lyle French Chair in Neurosurgery and Head of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Neurosurgery shows more than a quarter of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, a form of brain cancer, were alive more than three years after treatment. (2017-10-27)
Kidney transplantation may prolong the survival of patients on long-term dialysis
In a recent analysis of individuals on dialysis for at least 10 years, those who then received a kidney transplant lived longer than those who stayed on dialysis. (2017-10-26)
Prehospital blood transfusion among combat casualties associated with improved survival
Among medically evacuated US military combat causalities in Afghanistan, blood product transfusion within minutes of injury or prior to hospitalization was associated with greater 24-hour and 30-day survival than delayed or no transfusion, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-10-24)
Immune response to ovarian cancer may predict survival, Mayo-led study finds
A group of international cancer researchers led by investigators from Mayo Clinic and University of New South Wales Sydney has found that the level of a type of white blood cell, called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, present in the tumors of patients with high-grade ovarian cancer may predict a patient's survival. (2017-10-12)
Livestock grazing management compatible with nesting greater sage-grouse
A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it. (2017-10-12)
Use of CPR, defibrillators improves after public health initiatives
After coordinated and comprehensive public health initiatives in North Carolina, more patients received bystander CPR and first-responder defibrillation at home and in public, which was associated with improved survival, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-10-04)
No clear evidence that most new cancer drugs extend or improve life
The majority of cancer drugs approved in Europe between 2009 and 2013 entered the market without clear evidence that they improved survival or quality of life for patients, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2017-10-04)
Study examines survival of very low birthweight babies
A new study published in Acta Paediatrica indicates that survival of babies born weighing ?500 g is poor despite advances in neonatal care. (2017-09-27)
DNA-level biomarker can predict overall survival for rare brain tumors
MGMT promoter methylation status -- information gathered at a DNA-level -- can help predict overall survival for patients with a rare form of brain cancer known as anaplastic astrocytoma, according to a new analysis from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. (2017-09-26)
Halving radiation therapy for HPV-related throat cancer offers fewer side effects, similar outcomes
Mayo Clinic researchers have found that a 50 percent reduction in the intensity and dose of radiation therapy for patients with HPV-related throat cancer reduced side effects with no loss in survival and no decrease in cure rates. (2017-09-25)
Smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancer
A new study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancer. (2017-09-21)
How do human impacts on wetlands affect animals?
A new Biological Reviews study provides a comprehensive assessment of how changes to wetlands affect animals, and the authors use their findings to provide recommendations for managing wetlands to maximise their biodiversity. (2017-09-20)
Does health insurance status affect childhood cancer survival?
A new study examines whether insurance status may affect survival in children diagnosed with cancer. (2017-09-11)
Combination targeted adjuvant therapy doubles relapse-free survival in stage III melanoma
Combination targeted adjuvant therapy with dabrafenib and trametinib doubles relapse-free survival in patients with stage III BRAF-mutant melanoma, according to late-breaking results from the COMBI-AD trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2017-09-11)
Adjuvant nivolumab superior to ipilimumab in surgically resected stage III/IV melanoma
Adjuvant nivolumab is superior to standard of care ipilimumab in patients with surgically resected stage III/IV melanoma who are at high risk of relapse, according to late-breaking results from the CheckMate 238 trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2017-09-11)
Durvalumab improves progression-free survival in stage III lung cancer
Durvalumab improves progression-free survival in patients with locally advanced, unresectable stage III lung cancer, according to late-breaking results from the phase III PACIFIC trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2017-09-09)
Study confirms chemoradiation is best treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer
A 14-year randomized trial in more than 600 patients has concluded that chemoradiation should remain the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. (2017-09-09)
Osimertinib improves progression-free survival in patients with EGFR mutated lung cancer
Osimertinib improves progression-free survival by 54% compared to standard first line therapy in patients with EGFR mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to late-breaking results from the FLAURA trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. (2017-09-09)
Young birds suffer in the city
City life is tough for young birds. But if they survive their first year, they are less susceptible to the effects of stress, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. (2017-09-08)
Hepatocellular carcinoma: Resection vs. transplantation
Liver transplantation is the gold standard for treating early hepatocellular cancers. (2017-09-08)
Not adhering to recommended exams for severe narrowing of the aortic valve associated with increased heart failure
Patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis who did not follow recommended guidelines for regular exams had poorer survival and were more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-09-06)
An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards
researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna have now shown that certain Listeria strains -- figuratively speaking -- take refuge on an island. (2017-08-30)
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