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Chemotherapy Following Radiation Treatment Slows Disease Progress and Improves Overall Survival in Adults with Low-Grade Brain Cancer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdi8vCwvfA4   MIAMI — A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU, and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, a form of brain cancer, when compared to radiation therapy alone. The findings were part of the results of a Phase III clinical trial presented today at the Society [...]

Created by Joe Dangor

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Chromosomal Rearrangements Help Distinguish Between Independent Primary Tumors and Metastasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouOpv_tEIsU   ROCHESTER, Minn. — A diagnostic test based on chromosomal rearrangements can trace the lineage of lung cancer to determine whether two separate lung cancers in the same patient are independent tumors or a tumor that has spread to another region of the lung, a Mayo Clinic study has found. [...]

Created by Sam Smith

Trastuzumab (Herceptin) Continues to Show Life-Altering Benefit

Years After Treatment for HER2-Positive Early Stage Breast Cancer Trastuzumab Shows Life-Altering Benefit  JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — After following breast cancer patients for an average of eight-plus years, researchers say that adding trastuzumab (Herceptin) to chemotherapy significantly improved the overall and disease-free survival of women with early stage HER2-positive breast cancer. They [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

Walmart Introduces Cancer Care Benefit for Associates at Mayo Clinic

The following is a news release issued by Walmart today Contact: Randy Hargrove: 1-800-331-0085 news.walmart.com/reporter BENTONVILLE, Ark., Oct. 7, 2014 – Building on its innovative program that has enhanced the quality of health care for its associates, Walmart announced it is expanding its Centers of Excellence program to include three cancers with [...]

Created by Joe Dangor

Orchestrating Care — and Robotic Surgery — for Prostate Cancer

Internationally known orchestra conductor Alvaro Gomez is originally from Chile but now lives in Florida and when faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer, he chose Mayo Clinic for his minimally invasive treatment. A collaborative team that included urologists and oncologists developed just the right treatment for Mr. Gomez, and [...]

Created by Dana Sparks

Data From Worldwide Trial of Two HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Drugs Shows That Trastuzumab Should Remain as Standard of Care

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2014 — Analysis of more than 8,000 women who participated in the world’s largest study of two treatments for HER2-positive breast cancer reinforces other findings from the clinical trial showing that trastuzumab (Herceptin) should remain the standard of care for this cancer, says a Mayo Clinic [...]

Created by Paul Scotti

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