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The Current State of mHealth and Where It Is Heading

The Current State of mHealth and Where It Is Heading | Care Delivery Reengineering | Scoop.it
“ With the recent MHealth13 conference taking place, we find each year more focus on mobile health for consumers is being created. While there are a range of apps available for consumers, one in depth study from Medscape took a closer look at the array...”
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Switching Chemo Regimen After Cycle 1 Not Beneficial in Metastatic Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor

Switching Chemo Regimen After Cycle 1 Not Beneficial in Metastatic Breast Cancer - Chemotherapy Advisor | Care Delivery Reengineering | Scoop.it
"SAN ANTONIO—Switching to a second-line chemotherapy regimen after one cycle of first-line therapy does not improve overall survival (OS) or time to progression among women with metastatic breast cancer and elevated peripheral-bloodstream circulating tumor cells (CTCs), according to the prospective randomized phase 3 Southwestern Oncology Group (SWOG) S0500 clinical study presented at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.Despite the disappointing findings, CTCs were found to be “highly prognostic in the setting of metastatic breast cancer,” noted Jeffrey B. Smerage, MD, PhD, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, MI.“This study confirmed that patients who have low numbers of CTCs before starting chemotherapy have much better survival,” noted Dr. Smerage. “They had a median OS of 35 months, which means that half of these patients lived 3 years or longer, and some substantially longer. On the other hand, patients for whom CTCs remained elevated after one cycle of chemotherapy had substantially worse survival. They had a median overall survival of only 13 months.”
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