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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)
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment, outcomes varies by racial make-up of neighborhood
Individuals who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in neighborhoods with higher percentages of black residents had lower rates of bystander CPR and defibrillator use and were less likely to survive compared to patients who experienced an OHCA in predominantly white neighborhoods, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-08-30)
Married patients with heart disease have better survival rates
Marriage is a vital factor affecting the survival of patients who have had a heart attack, as well as the survival of patients with the most important risk factors, according to research presented today at ESC Congress. (2017-08-28)
Bag-mask ventilation fails to improve on endotracheal intubation in cardiac arrest (CAAM)
Bag-mask ventilation fails to improve on endotracheal intubation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, according to late-breaking results from the CAAM trial presented today in a Hot Line LBCT Session at ESC Congress. (2017-08-28)
Automatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers
Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) save lives in amateur sports and fitness centers, according to research presented at ESC Congress today. (2017-08-27)
Newly developed nomograms provide accurate predictions for patients with oropharyngeal cancer
NRG Oncology researchers recently developed and validated a nomogram that can predict 2-year and 5-year overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) for patients with local-regionally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) treated primarily with radiation-based therapy. (2017-08-21)
Does stronger initial response to cancer treatment predict longer overall survival?
It seems like such a simple question: Do patients whose tumors shrink more in response to targeted treatment go on to have better outcomes than patients whose tumors shrink less? (2017-08-14)
Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate
Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. (2017-08-10)
Racial gap in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest narrows
There has been a substantial reduction in racial differences in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest, with a greater improvement in survival among black patients compared with white patients, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology. (2017-08-09)
Elevated cholesterol's link with canine cancer includes a better prognosis
Usually thought of as a health detriment, elevated cholesterol may play a role in longer survival times for dogs with a common form of bone cancer. (2017-07-25)
Social interaction affects cancer patients' response to treatment
How well cancer patients fared after chemotherapy was affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. (2017-07-19)
Radiation prior to surgery reduces risk of secondary tumors in early-stage breast cancer
Moffitt researchers found that patients who have neoadjuvant radiation therapy have a significantly lower risk of developing a second primary tumor at any site. (2017-07-17)
Early squirrel gets the real estate, U of G study finds
Those young squirrels now scampering around your neighborhood were born in this year's earliest litters and are more likely to survive than squirrels born later and still curled up in their nests, according to a new University of Guelph study. (2017-07-12)
Risk-reducing mastectomy questioned for BRCA mutation carriers with prior ovarian cancer
For the subset of women with BRCA mutations who have already had ovarian cancer, risk-reducing mastectomy might not be worth the price tag. (2017-07-11)
Healthy lifestyle may help older adults preserve their independence
In a study of men with an average age of 71 years, lifestyle factors such as never smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and not being obese were associated with survival and high functionality over the next 16 years. (2017-07-07)
Does carrying extra weight offer better survival following a stroke?
Despite the fact that obesity increases both the risk for stroke and death, a new study has found that people who are overweight or even mildly obese survive strokes at a higher rate as compared to those with a normal body weight. (2017-06-29)
Steelhead trout population declines linked with poor survival of young fish in the ocean
Researchers find declining survival of juvenile steelhead trout in the ocean is strongly coupled with significant declines in populations of wild and hatchery steelhead in the Pacific Northwest (2017-06-26)
Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies
Selfless heroism isn't the best strategy in life-and-death disaster situations involving groups of people, a new study from the University of Waterloo suggests. (2017-06-23)
When estimating extinction risk, don't leave out the males
Extinction risk for some species could be drastically underestimated because most demographic models of animal populations only analyse the number and fertility of females, dismissing male data as 'noise'. (2017-06-21)
Warming temperatures threaten sea turtles
This research suggests that that warmer temperatures associated with climate change may lead to higher numbers of female sea turtles and increased nest failure. (2017-06-21)
New web calculator to more accurately predict bowel cancer survival
'How long do I have, doctor?' For many cancer patients, following the initial shock of their diagnosis, thoughts quickly turn to estimating how much precious time they have left with family and friends or whether certain treatments could prolong their life. (2017-06-16)
Inhibitor drug improves overall survival in older radioiodine resistant thyroid cancer
The drug lenvatinib can significantly improve overall survival rates in a group of thyroid cancer patients whose disease is resistant to standard radioiodine treatment, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (2017-06-15)
Being overweight linked to longer life in older diabetics
Among older patients with diabetes, those who are overweight or obese may have a lower risk of dying prematurely than their normal weight counterparts. (2017-06-09)
Electronic patient-reported symptom monitoring associated with increased survival among patients
The integration of electronic patient-reported outcomes into the routine care of patients with metastatic cancer was associated with increased survival compared with usual care, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-06-04)
Social ties help animals live longer
Large families and strong social ties help animals live longer, new research suggests. (2017-05-16)
Swansea University scientists find that 'fathers do matter' for the wandering albatross
Swansea University scientist, Professor Luca Börger has been working with partners in Switzerland, France and the USA on a study led by Ph.D. student Tina Cornioley looking at the body mass of the wandering albatross. (2017-05-16)
Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours
The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. (2017-05-15)
Combination treatment for advanced lung cancer does not improve survival
Among patients previously treated for a type of advanced lung cancer, use of a combination treatment did not improve progression-free or overall survival, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-05-09)
Heart failure is as 'malignant' as some common cancers
A new analysis finds that, despite advances in care, men and women with a diagnosis of heart failure continue to have worse survival rates than patients with certain common cancers. (2017-05-04)
Risk of heart transplant rejection reduced by desensitising patient antibodies
The risk of heart transplant rejection can be reduced by desensitising patient antibodies, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2017 and the 4th World Congress on Acute Heart Failure.1 The breakthrough comes on the 50th anniversary of heart transplantation. (2017-05-01)
Study finds new genetic variants associated with extreme old age
The search for the genetic determinants of extreme longevity has been challenging, with the prevalence of centenarians (people older than 100) just one per 5,000 population in developed nations. (2017-04-25)
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