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Doctors over-estimate survival of terminally ill patients
Doctors tend to over-estimate the survival of terminally ill cancer patients, but become more accurate closer to the date of death, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Accurate prognoses are important so patients can plan for death. (2003-07-24)

Infants To Seniors: Seven Years' Follow-Up Of 1,000 Liver Transplant Patients Taking Tacrolimus Indicates Children Have Best Survival
Children between the ages of 2 and 18 had the best survival rates among 1,000 liver transplant patients whose immunosuppression was managed with tacrolimus (formerly known as FK506 and now marketed as Prograf). The study involved patients, ranging from infants to seniors, who were transplanted between 1989 and 1992. (1998-11-05)

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. Patients with better response to treatment and higher body mass index had longer overall survival in the Thoracic Cancer analysis. (2018-01-10)

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)

Cancer survival rates higher than previously assumed
Conventional estimates for life expectancy after cancer diagnosis have been too pessimistic, suggests a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-10-10)

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)

British Asian women have lower risk of breast cancer than all other women
Asian women living in England and Wales have a substantially lower risk of breast cancer than other women, suggests research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2005-04-13)

Positive mental attitude does not affect cancer survival
There is little evidence to support the belief that a person's mental attitude affects his or her chances of surviving cancer, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-11-07)

Benefit of public defibrillators is marginal
Making defibrillators widely available in public places such as airports and shopping centres is not justified by the marginal improvement in survival, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-09-05)

Retiring early is not linked to longer life
Retiring early is not linked to longer life, finds new research published online by the BMJ today. There is a widespread perception that early retirement is associated with longer life expectancy and later retirement is associated with early death. But no consensus has been reached on the effect of early retirement on survival. (2005-10-20)

Inappropriate sepsis therapy leads to fivefold reduction in survival
New research from the November issue of CHEST shows that patients with septic shock may have a fivefold reduction in survival. (2009-11-05)

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)

Combination treatment for metastatic melanoma results in longer overall survival
Among patients with metastatic melanoma, treatment with a combination of the drugs sargramostim plus ipilimumab, compared with ipilimumab alone, resulted in longer overall survival and lower toxicity, but no difference in progression-free survival, according to a study in the Nov. 5 issue of JAMA. (2014-11-04)

Longer delays associated with better survival
Patients who experience the longest delay in treatment are more likely to survive, despite the popular assumption that delay has a significant and harmful impact on survival, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2002-07-25)

Black people more likely to survive a stroke than white people
Black people are more likely to survive a stroke than white people, according to new research published on (2005-07-28)

Chemotherapy before or after surgery for high-risk bladder cancer improves survival, but is not routinely administered
Contrary to treatment guidelines for high-risk bladder cancer, chemotherapy before or after surgery is not commonly used in routine clinical practice. (2014-04-14)

Stage at diagnosis only partly explains wide international variation in lung cancer survival
Stage at diagnosis only partly explains the wide variation in lung cancer survival rates among different developed countries, indicates a large study of nearly 60,000 patients, published online in Thorax. (2013-02-11)

Current chemotherapy regimens for advanced colorectal cancer prolong survival
The current regimens of irinotecan, oxaliplatin, and molecular-targeted treatments prolong survival for patients with advanced colorectal cancer by several months compared with a few years ago when these treatments were unavailable, according to an article in the Lancet Oncology to be published online Thursday, Sept. 20. (2007-09-19)

High-dose chemotherapy may improve survival for women with advanced breast cancer
More trials are needed to compare high-dose chemotherapy with conventional dose chemotherapy for advanced breast cancer, according to an article in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-12-01)

People with dementia survive on average 4 and a half years after diagnosis
People with dementia survive an average of four and a half years after diagnosis, with age, sex and existing disability all having an influence on life expectancy, finds a study published online today. (2008-01-10)

CT and serum LDH shows promise as survival predictor for some metastatic melanoma patients
Combining CT imaging findings with baseline serum lactate dehydrogenase levels is showing promise as a way to predict survival in patients with metastatic melanoma being treated with anti-angiogenic therapy. (2013-04-17)

Other illnesses play role in difference in breast cancer survival rates between blacks and whites
Black breast cancer patients have shorter survival than white breast cancer patients largely because of a higher rate of other disorders, such as diabetes and hypertension, according to a study in the October 12 issue of JAMA. (2005-10-11)

Study reveals improving survival rates after liver transplantation in the UK
In the past two decades, death rates after liver transplantation have dropped by more than half in the UK, according to a recent analysis of almost 10,000 liver transplant recipients published in BJS (British Journal of Surgery). (2020-03-04)

Young leukemia and lymphoma patients live longer today than in years past
A new analysis has found that adolescents and young adults who were recently diagnosed with blood-related cancers have better long-term survival rates than those who were diagnosed in the 1980s. (2009-08-24)

High calorie diet seems to increase chances of surviving bowel cancer for longer
A high calorie diet seems to lengthen survival time after a diagnosis of bowel cancer. (2003-05-12)

England still struggling to close the gap in cancer survival
Cancer survival in England remains lower than countries with similar healthcare systems, according to a new Cancer Research UK funded study published in the British Journal of Cancer today. (2015-08-04)

New Strategy Improves Pancreas/Kidney Recipients' Survival
Abandoning a standard drug treatment strategy used at most other transplant programs, surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh were able to achieve higher-than-average patient and graft survival rates in patients who underwent combined pancreas and kidney transplants. Results of 105 cases are being presented May 16 at the American Society for Transplant Surgeons scientific meeting (1997-05-09)

Study examines survival outcomes after different lung cancer staging methods
In a study appearing in the Sept. 13 issue of JAMA, Jouke T. Annema, M.D., Ph.D., of the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, and colleagues examined five-year survival after endosonography vs mediastinoscopy for mediastinal nodal staging of lung cancer. (2016-09-13)

Early clinical trial tests treatment strategy for pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer carries a poor prognosis, and it often goes undetected until advanced stages. A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that a certain cocktail of chemotherapy drugs may be a safe and effective treatment option for patients with a metastatic form of the disease. (2020-07-08)

Study shows modest improvement in advanced lung cancer overall survival rates
Research released in the December 2009 issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology sought to determine whether the survival improvement among patients with metastatic lung cancer has improved over the last two decades as reported in controlled clinical trials. (2009-12-01)

Survival Better For Kidney Recipients Taken Off Steroids
Weaning kidney transplant recipients off steroids is associated with excellent patient and graft survival, according to a University of Pittsburgh study being presented at the American Society of Transplant Physicians meeting May 11. The study also foud the incidence of rejection was much lower in the patients who no longer took the steroids. (1997-05-09)

Antibodies can halve risk of transplant rejection
Giving interleukin-2 receptor antibodies to patients after a kidney transplant can halve the risk of rejection, concludes a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-04-10)

Multiple myeloma clinical trial closes early
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced today that a multiple myeloma clinical trial has shown a significant improvement in survival with lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone therapy compared to lenalidomide plus high-dose dexamethasone. (2007-04-04)

Improved breast cancer survival rates linked to smaller tumors
A new study finds that the size of newly diagnosed breast cancers has shifted towards smaller tumors, even within conventional cancer stage categories, and that this shift accounts for a proportion of the improvement seen in breast cancer survival over the last 30 years. (2005-08-08)

Breast Screening Is Not Detrimental To The Survival Of Women With Interval Cancers
In a study in North East England the authors identified 73 interval breast cancers and 565 cancers in women who were not screened. They found that there was no significant difference between the survival rates of women in the two categories. They conclude that minimising the occurrence of interval cancers must remain a high priority. (1998-03-13)

Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
A new study finds poor survival rates among young adults and older adolescents with some cancers may be partially explained by the lack of participation in clinical trials. (2005-03-28)

Combination treatment improves survival for pancreatic cancer
A combination of chemotherapy drugs could double survival rates for pancreatic cancer, suggests a study published online today by The Lancet Oncology. (2005-05-09)

New treatment for advanced melanoma shows promise
In a study appearing in the April 19, 2016 issue of JAMA, Antoni Ribas, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California-Los Angeles, and colleagues examined tumor response and overall survival following administration of the antibody pembrolizumab among patients with advanced melanoma. (2016-04-19)

Marital status, race increase survival rate significantly for Stage III non-small cell lung cancer patients
A study of survival data for Stage III, non-small cell lung cancer patients at the University of Maryland's Greenebaum Cancer Center in Baltimore indicates that marital status and race can significantly impact patient survival rates, according to research presented at the 2012 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. (2012-09-06)

Colorectal cancer survival advantage in MUTYH-associated polyposis
Survival for colorectal cancer patients with MUTYH-associated polyposis was statistically significantly better than for patients with colorectal cancer from the general population, according to a recent study published online Nov. 2 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2010-11-02)

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