Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 340 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 6-Dec-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 7-Dec-2003
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Docetaxel (Taxotere®)-based regimen (TAC) improves survival and disease free survival: analysis at 55-month follow-up
A Docetaxel (Taxotere®)-based regimen reduced the relative risk of death in women with early stage breast cancer by 30 percent and lowered the relative risk of the cancer returning by 28 percent when compared to a standard adjuvant (post-surgery) regimen after 55-month follow-up.  more

EGFR linked to poor survival among advanced breast cancer patients
Looking back at 14 years of data, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that women with advanced breast cancer had significantly poorer outcome if their tumors tested positive for expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).  more


Fertility worries common in young breast cancer survivors
A survey of young breast cancer survivors found that more than half likely overestimated their risk for developing treatment related infertility, according to researchers from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  more

Contrary to popular belief: Motherhood lessens teen delinquency, study shows
Unmarried adolescent mothers who keep their babies have lower rates of juvenile delinquency than girls who have abortions or give up their babies for adoption, according to new research.  more

New guidelines set standard on test to diagnose acid reflux, heartburn and other diseases
New consensus guidelines will help to set the standards for physicians using esophageal manometry to accurately identify esophageal diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, heartburn, problems with swallowing or non-heart related chest pain coming from the esophagus. more

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