News tagged with survival benefit

New drug shows promise for myeloma patients

(HealthDay) -- Three new studies confirm that the drug lenalidomide can significantly lengthen the time that people with multiple myeloma experience no worsening of their disease, either after having a stem ...

May 09, 2012
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Avastin no benefit to older lung cancer patients: study

(HealthDay) -- Medicare patients who have advanced non-small cell lung cancer appear to get no survival benefit from adding the drug Avastin to standard chemotherapy, researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer ...

Apr 17, 2012
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Treatment beneficial in smoldering multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—For patients with smoldering multiple myeloma, treatment with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone correlates with delayed progression and improved survival, according to a study published in the ...

Aug 01, 2013
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New hope in the fight against childhood cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Southampton are seeing positive results in a pre-clinical trial that could bring treatments for a particular aggressive form of childhood cancer closer to reality.

Jul 11, 2013
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Vitamin D: More may not be better

In recent years, healthy people have been bombarded by stories in the media and on health websites warning about the dangers of too-low vitamin D levels, and urging high doses of supplements to protect against everything ...

May 01, 2013
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Alcohol consumption has no impact on breast cancer survival

Although previous research has linked alcohol consumption to an increased risk of developing breast cancer, a new study has found that drinking before and after diagnosis does not impact survival from the disease. In fact, ...

Apr 08, 2013
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