profishingrods.com
profishingrods.com August 18, 2018


Major Study Finds Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

05 June 2018, 11:04 | Randall Craig

Breast cancer treatment: More women may avoid chemotherapy thanks to breakthrough research

For some breast cancer patients, the chemo decision may now be easier

Cancer care has been evolving away from chemotherapy - older drugs with harsh side effects - in favor of gene-targeting therapies, hormone blockers and immune system treatments.

"The study should have a huge impact on doctors and patients", Dr. Kathy Albain, a hematologist/oncologist at Loyola Medicine in IL and a study co-author, said in a press release. "Basically, it's going to spare a lot of unnecessary chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer". "We can de-escalate toxic treatments and do that with certainty". She's still cancer-free two years later.

"It feels miraculous, and I am beyond amazed that I have now been free of cancer for two years", Perkins told The Guardian.

This means in practice doctors can tell 70 percent of these patients they don't need to agonize over whether to get chemo, says study co-author Dr. Kathy Albain, a hematology and oncology professor at Loyola University Medical Center in IL.

How do doctors and patients know if a patient is high-risk?

"One of the challenges that we've had in breast cancer is we thought once size fit all, and everyone was getting too much treatment", Olopade said.

The patients' tumors were analyzed using a test called Oncotype DX, which examines the activity of 21 genes to predict the risk of a recurrence over 10 years. Similar tests including one called MammaPrint also are widely used.

A WOMAN has been completely cured of breast cancer after doctors tweaked her immune system, enabling it to destroy the tumours that had spread through her body.

Women with scores of 10 or lower were considered not to need chemotherapy while those with scores 25 and over were considered to need it.

Jacoub told Healthline it's the women with mid-range scores of between 11 and 25 that have provided oncologists with tough decisions. Minute amounts of these natural T-cells infiltrate the tumor, though they aren't present in high enough quantities to combat the growing cancer, Rosenberg said.




It follows trials of a genetic test that analyses the danger of a tumour.

"I'll be able to look people in the eye and say, 'We analysed your tumor, you have a really good prognosis and you actually don't need chemotherapy.' That's a nice thing to be able to say to somebody". The therapy also displayed some impressively positive response rates, promising at the very least an extra possibility for patients where pre-existing treatments have failed.

Women aged 50 or younger were the notable exception. But of the 7,000 women overall in the 11-25 range, 70% wouldn't have actually needed chemotherapy, Kathy Albain, an oncologist at Loyola University Medical Center in IL, told NPR.

As many as 65,000 women in the United States alone could be affected by the findings.

Breast cancer patients should talk with their doctor to come up with the appropriate treatment.

After nine years, 94 percent of the women in both groups were still alive.

But experts caution that the treatment has only proved itself in one woman and that the clinical trials are needed to see how effective the therapy could be in other cancer patients.

Among the immediate effects are nausea, hair loss, and reduced blood counts.

Gilead's Kite unit signed a development agreement for the experimental therapy, Rosenberg said.

That's why it's great news to hear that doctors in the USA have just made an awesome scientific breakthrough through, curing a woman who was in the advanced stages of the disease.



Other News

Trending Now

Sunil Chhetri only behind Ronaldo, Messi; surpasses Villas 59 goal record
Chhetri had the best chance for India as the ball slipped to him outside the penalty box only for him to float it over. He later took to Twitter to request the fans of all sports to back the Indian national team and come to the stadium.

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys 117 Big Island homes
The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency also said vigorous lava eruptions are continuing in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Also over the weekend, the flow apparently evaporated Green Lake, which was the largest freshwater lake in the islands.

'Bumblebee' trailer totally looks 'E.T.' but with a robot
With the upcoming Bumblebee film, Travis Knight is taking the reigns for a live-action film in the Transformers universe. However, we are surely getting at least one more Transformers movie, and that is Bumblebee .

Apple TV 4K to receive Dolby Atmos support ars_ab.settitle(1317819)
According to the Cupertino computing giant, more TV providers over time are set to be added to Apple TV over time. Home control systems like Control4, Crestron, and Savant can be used to control Apple TV.

Sara Gilbert Says She Stands Behind ABC's Decision To Cancel 'Roseanne'
But Gilbert kept her comments short at the start of the show, before the panel quickly dropped the subject and moved on. Hours after Barr's tweet about Jarrett, ABC made the decision to cancel "Roseanne ".

Women with Common Breast Cancer can Skip Chemo
Mrs Perkins said she left her job and "was planning on dying". "Because this is a huge study". However the benefits were unclear for those who fall between which is the vast majority.

Novak Djokovic breaks racket en route to French Open…
While Djokovic pursues a 13th Grand Slam title, 23-year-old American Madison Keys is still searching for number one. The Austrian was pushed hard by Italy's Matteo Berrettini but came through in four sets 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-3 6-2.

Melania Trump to return to public eye Monday
But Melania will not make the trip to Quebec on Friday, where President Trump is expected to get grief for his new tariff policy. According to the Chicago Tribune , White House sources said the first lady has been meeting with staff and working on projects.

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Parkland Students With Graduation Speech
Orange is a recurring motif in the fight for stricter gun control, inspired by the color that hunters wear to protect themselves. Some of the students decorated the slates of their caps with homages to their lost friends.

Iran nuclear deal: Tehran to give notice of uranium work
Merkel stressed Monday that the Iran nuclear agreement has so far provided more transparency into Tehran's nuclear activities.