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More European Cancer Patients Achieve Normal Life Expectancy

More European cancer patients are defeating their disease and attaining a life expectancy similar to that of the rest of the population, researchers said. Not only do they survive the first 5 years, but their life-expectancy even equals that of people who never had cancer in the first place.

The figures indicate that more and more people are cured of cancer. An analysis of data from the EUROCARE-4 study found that patients are being increasingly “cured” of their disease rather than just surviving for a period of time. However, the results varied markedly by country. Click here for a summary of the study.

3 responses to “More European Cancer Patients Achieve Normal Life Expectancy

  1. wendell Dickey August 11, 2009 at 2:48 am

    I am so disgusted that I never qualify for trials…
    I have a Gleason 9 Prostate cancer problem and have had several chemo treatments with Taxotere…have had the disease since 2005. I
    would like to locate the drug Abiraterone
    because it is supposed to be very good for those
    with cancer metastised to the bones, any ideas???

  2. beatis August 12, 2009 at 5:17 am

    I’m very sorry to hear about your situation, I’ve sent you an email.

  3. beatis August 12, 2009 at 7:06 am

    @ Wendell Dickey,

    Btw: do you know this blog: http://advancedprostatecancer.net/?

    Through these links there’s more information about Abiraterone:
    http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=39986
    and
    http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2009/05/26/new-results-for-prostate-cancer-drug-abiraterone/

    Among other things, in the second link it says:

    […] it’s important to stress that abiraterone is still some way from being a treatment that can routinely be given to patients. We currently only have results from small trials, and we need more data before we can be sure that it is safe and effective for general use.

    Abiraterone is currently being tested in a large-scale trial, which recently finished recruiting around 1,150 patients at 150 hospitals worldwide. It’s important to stress that this trial is now closed – there are no current trials of abiraterone for prostate cancer that are actively recruiting patients.

    That the drug is still being evaluated means there is no way of obtaining it outside the scope of a clinical trial. Trials are now closed in the UK, but perhaps some are still being planned in the USA. I’ve found a link for you, maybe this can be of some help: http://www.caring.com/blogs/caring-currents/exciting-clinical-trial-options-for-advanced-prostate-cancer

    I wish you all the best.

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