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LUNG CANCER VIDEO: Accelerated Radiotherapy Course for Lung Cancer Patients, Protein in Urine and Hypertensive Patients, Cancer Risk for Post Kidney Transplant Patients
LUNG CANCER VIDEO: Accelerated Radiotherapy Course for Lung Cancer Patients, Protein in Urine and Hypertensive Patients, Cancer Risk for Post Kidney Transplant Patients

(April 30, 2010 - Insidermedicine)

From Switzerland - According to a report presented at the annual European Lung Cancer Conference, lung cancer patients may benefit from accelerated radiotherapy. Researchers conducted a meta analysis covering 10 trials and over 2200 patients with non-metastatic lung cancer. They found that accelerated radiotherapy improved survival 3% over 5 years.

From Italy - High blood pressure patients with protein in their urine at increased risk of kidney and heart problems, according to a report published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Researchers studied nearly 1000 hypertensive patients for 4 years, finding that those with protein in their urine were 7.6 x more likely to develop chronic kidney disease, and 2.1 x more likely to suffer heart disease or stroke.

And finally, from Australia - According to a report published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, medications taken by post-kidney transplant patients carry the same risk of cancer. Researchers studied nearly 500 kidney transplant patients, each receiving one of three treatment options to prevent organ damage. Results showed that the risk of cancer was the same for all patients, regardless of the type of drug they were taking.

 
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