A new study finds chemotherapy improves survival and reduces the risk of recurrence in women with stage I ovarian cancer (cancer that has not spread beyond the ovary). But it remains unclear which patients would most benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy and what the optimal treatment regimen would entail. The findings come from an analytical review of data from 13 randomized control trials (RCTs), which will be published in the November 1, 2004 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. A free abstract of this article will be available via the CANCER News Room upon online publication.
About one quarter of all ovarian cancers are caught while confined to the ovaries, when five-year survival is 85 percent. But the therapeutic benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy remains controversial. All physicians agree that surgery that includes staging is critical to survival. Some doctors may prefer not to offer chemotherapy for their patients, since eight in ten are adequately treated by surgery alone. They could argue that giving all stage I patients chemotherapy would lead to unnecessary adverse events with no survival benefit for the majority of patients.
Given the controversy, Laurie Elit, M.D., of the Juravinski Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada and her colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of RCT data published since 1965.
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Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving "magnetic reconnection"--the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion--in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment that trails behind the planet.
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Biochips have been developed at TU Wien (Vienna), on which tissue can be produced and examined. This allows supplying the tissue with different substances in a very controlled way.
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Faster and secure data communication: This is the goal of a new joint project involving physicists from the University of Würzburg. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds the project with 14.8 million euro.
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On Saturday, 10 November 2018, the research icebreaker Polarstern will leave its homeport of Bremerhaven, bound for Cape Town, South Africa.
When choosing materials to make something, trade-offs need to be made between a host of properties, such as thickness, stiffness and weight. Depending on the application in question, finding just the right balance is the difference between success and failure
Now, a team of Penn Engineers has demonstrated a new material they call "nanocardboard," an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square...
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