Friday, November 14, 2008
Polymorphisms and Clinical Outcome in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Treated with Cyclophosphamide and Bevacizumab
Polymorphisms and Clinical Outcome in Recurrent Ovarian Cancer Treated with Cyclophosphamide and Bevacizumab -- Schultheis et al. 14 (22): 7554 -- Clinical Cancer Research
[Does patient knowledge improve treatment outcome?] [Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes. 2008] - PubMed Result
Non-compliance in patients is rarely provoked by intention or laziness. Thus, patients should not be the first to be blamed for lack of therapeutic success. Non-compliance from health care providers to supply patients with necessary information and skills, though, is an important cause of insufficient treatment outcomes. Patient knowledge can improve health outcomes. But this knowledge must be evidence-based and relevant for the patient. In addition, knowledge must enable patients to assume an important part in disease control and treatment. Evaluation of patient information or self-management programmes should consider that knowledge is just one component of a complex intervention..... cont'd
abstract: The Role of Antioxidants and Vitamin A in Ovarian Cancer: Results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)
The Role of Antioxidants and Vitamin A in Ovarian ...[Nutr Cancer. 2008] - PubMed Result:
"The results from this prospective study of well-nourished, postmenopausal women suggest that intake of dietary antioxidants, carotenoids, and vitamin A are not associated with a reduction in ovarian cancer risk."
Improved survival for fallopian tube cancer: a comparison of clinical characteristics and outcome for primary fallopian tube and ovarian cancer.
Palliative Care and Pain Treatment as Human Rights
There have been several requests and publications calling for palliative care and pain treatment to be recognized as human rights but not an international Declaration joining palliative care, pain, cancer, AIDS and other related organizations for this same purpose. The IAHPC and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) joined efforts and worked together to develop a Joint Declaration and Statement of Commitment which unites all organizations working in this field.