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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Researchers discover a new way to predict which breast cancer patients should be treated with anthracyclines

Barcelona, Spain: An international team of researchers has discovered a new way of detecting which breast cancer patients are going to respond best to chemotherapy that includes anthracycline antibiotics*. The research, presented at the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

What should be the goal of treatment in metastatic breast cancer? Patients and doctors differ in their views

Barcelona, Spain: Many patients with metastatic breast cancer believe that the primary goal in survival with new treatment should be to prolong life by at least a year over the survival they might expect from using current best therapies, a … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Greater collaboration between health care providers needed to ensure that breast cancer patients get full benefit from tamoxifen treatment

Barcelona, Spain: Recently published research has shown that some breast cancer patients taking tamoxifen may not be getting the full benefit of their treatment because they have also been taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), prescribed drugs that inhibit the … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Breast cancer and socioeconomic status: worse outcomes for women from poorer backgrounds are not due to late diagnosis alone

Barcelona, Spain: The largest study in Europe to look at the link between socioeconomic status and survival after breast cancer has found that women from poorer backgrounds have worse outcomes and that this is only partly explained by more advanced … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Health professionals need to address fertility issues in young women with breast cancer in order for them to make informed decisions

Barcelona, Spain: At a time when more and more young women are surviving breast cancer and delaying childbirth, it is important to take their needs and wishes about their future fertility into consideration when deciding on treatment, the seventh European … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Recurrence of breast cancer after more than ten years is an important indicator of survival

Barcelona, Spain: Recurrence of breast cancer in the same area as the original tumour remains the strongest, independent prognostic factor for subsequent metastasis and death, even for patients who have been free of disease for a very long time, according … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Study shows doctors are failing to lower heart patients’ cholesterol adequately. Women are particularly at risk of insufficient cholesterol targets

Only half of all patients at high risk of heart disease are given correct targets for lowering their cholesterol levels according to a study of 25,250 patients in Germany published online today (Thursday 11 March) in the European Heart Journal … Continue reading

Published Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 7:20 pm
Posted in Cardiology

Behavioural problems in childhood doubles the risk of chronic widespread pain in adult life

Bad behaviour in childhood is associated with long-term, chronic widespread pain in adult life, according to the findings of a study following nearly 20,000 people from birth in 1958 to the present day. Chronic widespread pain is a common complaint … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 8:05 pm
Posted in Other

Too many of Europe’s top football venues are not adequately prepared for treating spectators who suffer heart attacks

Too many major sports arenas in Europe do not have adequate equipment and procedures in place to save the lives of spectators who suffer heart attacks while watching a sporting event, according to new research published online today (Wednesday 3 … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 7:33 pm
Posted in Cardiology
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