Navigation Links
Cancer patients' quality of life directly relates to their survival
Date:5/16/2008

ayo Clinic researchers at the ASCO annual meeting.

Quality of life research is a priority at Mayo, says Jeff Sloan, Ph.D., a cancer researcher at Mayo and the studys primary investigator. While doctors know that a patients quality of life is important, these studies show that measuring it is necessary and can predict how patients will do.

Dr. Sloan, Tan and their colleagues at Mayo Clinic and NCCTG hope current and future research will identify both how and when clinicians can best support their patients feelings of well-being. For example, if the quality of life deficit was identified to be related to patient fatigue and emotional distress, interventions (pharmaceutical, psychosocial, etc.) could be offered to improve patient well-being.

If quality of life deficits can be identified routinely in clinical practice, it will help patients, says Tan. Physicians can address the issues leading to a decrease in quality of life, and ideally these interventions will extend survival.

Other researchers included Paul Novotny; Judith Kaur, M.D.; and Jan Buckner, M.D., all from Mayo Clinic. NCCTG researchers included Paul Schaefer, M.D., Toledo Community Hospital Oncology Program, Toledo, Ohio; Philip Stella, M.D., St. Joseph Mercy Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and John Kuebler, M.D., Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program, Columbus, Ohio.

Related quality of life studies being presented at ASCO include:

Baseline quality of life is a strong prognostic factor for overall survival in patients with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer, Schild et al.

A quality-of-life assessment of patients participating in phase I clinical trials confirms a decrease during treatment, Atherton et al.

Baseline quality of life is a strong and performance status-independent prognostic factor for overall survival in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, Turja et al.

Tumor burden is not related to qualit
'/>"/>

Contact: Traci Klein
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
2. Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
3. MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
4. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
5. Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
6. Radiologists encouraged to look beyond cancer for clinically unseen diseases
7. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
8. Immune deficiency linked to a type of eye cancer
9. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
10. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
11. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... news release is available in German . ... insular cortex is an integral "hub", combining sensory, ... insular structure and function have been reported in ... addiction and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Scientists from ... in Martinsried now describe consistent alterations in integrative ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... dedicated to delivering cutting-edge information focused on ... therapeutics, recently launched its newly designed website, ... optimizes navigation by providing visitors specialized content ... and strategic business areas. As the site ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Throughout ... Coalition will be featured in the highly coveted ... being donated by EHE International, an historic preventative ... The eye-catching window display, designed in partnership with ... women’s footsteps, in a ratio that denotes the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Six schools of nursing have been named ... 2018, bringing the total to 35, the National League for ... competitive application reviewed by a panel of leaders in nursing ... , As in previous years, the new COEs will be ... during the NLN Banquet. Deans and other top administrators, faculty, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... Surgery Clinics industry has benefited from the estimated ... vision correction, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology ... survey of individuals that have received laser vision correction ... an integral factor in receiving the elective medical procedure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism 2Health News:Insular cortex alterations in mouse models of autism 3Health News:BioProcess International Launches New Website 2Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to be Featured in New York’s Rockefeller Center Window during August to Raise Awareness and Promote Education about Ovarian Cancer 2Health News:National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to be Featured in New York’s Rockefeller Center Window during August to Raise Awareness and Promote Education about Ovarian Cancer 3Health News:Six Schools of Nursing Named National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2014-18 2Health News:Six Schools of Nursing Named National League for Nursing Centers of Excellence in Nursing Education for 2014-18 3Health News:Eye Surgery Clinics in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 2Health News:Eye Surgery Clinics in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld Has Been Updated 3
... the Royal College of Physicians (UK), the state of ... . , The audit entitled Myocardial Infarction National Audit ... in the percentage of people killed by heart attacks in ... years figures, meaning 12 more survivors for every 1,000 heart ...
... to new findings which refute the long-standing claim that ... the global population ,Organic farming can yield up to ... developing countries, as low-intensive methods on the same land. ... that in developed countries, yields were almost equal on ...
... used to be obsessed with the idea of shredding weight even ... that media reports about her being fat made her follow a ... I would beat myself up if I had some fat," US ... on her harsh weight control regime only when her sis Haylie ...
... former US surgeon general has launched a blistering attack ... downplayed several important health reports for political reasons . ... as the country's chief health educator from 2002 to ... discuss certain sensitive subjects in public. ,They ...
... in Lesotho have signed a declaration pledging to fight against ... Against AIDS (UNAIDS) said in a statement from Maseru on ... brings compelling urgency to the call for a renewed commitment ... HIV prevention, treatment, care and support as well as impact ...
... of puberty and maintenance of the female reproductive cycle ... that secrete gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). How signaling to these ... study appearing online on July 12 in advance of ... of Clinical Investigation, Sergio Ojeda and colleagues from Oregon ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Survey Shows Emergency Services Of British Hospitals Doing A Good Job 2Health News:Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows 2Health News:Organic Farming can Feed the World, U-M Study Shows 3Health News:White House Hid, Minimized Health Reports: Ex-surgeon General 2Health News:Senior Church Leaders in Lesotho Pledge to Fight AIDS 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a multivariate diagnostics company ... conference call on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. ... June 30, 2014. Financial results will be issued in a ... President and CEO James LaFrance will host the ... Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014 Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern time ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... , July 31, 2014  Today, Levi ... new extension to its PageCenterX ® content ... is designed to provide downtime reporting capabilities to ... LRS is releasing the product for general availability, ... EMR applications experience outages for a variety of ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON ... URAC announced today that CVS/pharmacy is the first ... Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health ... the health care industry. All CVS/pharmacy and Longs ... URAC has over 30 accreditation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vermillion Sets Second Quarter 2014 Conference Call for Thursday, August 14, 2014 2LRS Announces Downtime Reporting Solution for Healthcare 2CVS/pharmacy Earns First-Ever Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC 2CVS/pharmacy Earns First-Ever Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC 3
... Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results -- BEIJING, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ... ... --> ... ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first ...
... 12 As more and more patients become aware of ... negatives of the spinal fusion market become more obvious to ... expects to see a steady inflow of new products in ... (Logo:   http://www.medicaldevices.frost.com ), U.S. Spinal Surgery ...
Cached Medicine Technology:China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 2China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 3China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 4China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 5China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 6China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 7China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 8China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 9China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 10China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 11China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 12China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 13China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 14China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 15China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 16China Medical Technologies Reports First Fiscal Quarter Financial Results 17Frost & Sullivan: Innovative Products and Technologies Strengthen U.S. Spinal Surgery Market 2
Quick Release Holder designed for the 8000 Series Microtome to hold hardboard squares....
Steel Knife with box for the Series 8000 Sliding Microtome. C-Profile, 240 x 33 x13m, 22 Degree angle, tapped to accept holder for Shandon knife sharpener....
... new SureCut M3500 Radial Microtome has a look ... and a range of functions and capabilities that ... Based on years of experience and knowledge but ... the SureCut M3500 Microtome will be the answer ...
Spare fuse set...
Medicine Products: