Adjuvant Hormone Tx Ups Survival in Epithelial Ovarian CA

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Adjuvant Hormone Tx Ups Survival in Epithelial Ovarian CA
Adjuvant Hormone Tx Ups Survival in Epithelial Ovarian CA

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For women with epithelial ovarian cancer, adjuvant hormone therapy (AHT) for five years is associated with improved survival, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Rosalind A. Eeles, Ph.D., from The Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, U.K., and colleagues examined the effect of AHT on survival and disease outcome in epithelial ovarian cancer. Data were included from premenopausal and postmenopausal women who had been diagnosed with epithelial ovarian cancer. One hundred fifty patients were randomized in a 1:1 ratio to AHT for five years or no AHT (from 1990 to 1995). The median follow-up is currently 19.1 years in alive patients.

The researchers found that 71 percent of patients receiving AHT had died, compared with 91 percent of patients in the control group. Patients receiving AHT had significantly improved overall survival (hazard ratio, 0.63; P = 0.011). There was a similar effect observed for relapse-free survival (hazard ratio, 0.67; P = 0.032). After adjustment for known prognostic factors, the effects remained.

"These results show that women who have severe menopausal symptoms after ovarian cancer treatment can safely take hormone-replacement therapy, and this may, in fact, infer benefits in terms of overall survival in addition to known advantages in terms of quality of life," the authors write.

Several authors disclosed financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira

California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe ...

Claims physicians prescribed Humira because of financial kickbacks, not as best drug for patient

Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions

Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions

Patient-controlled remifentanil reduces proportion of conversions versus intramuscular pethidine

Pediatricians Have Role in Supporting Transgender Youth

Pediatricians Have Role in Supporting Transgender Youth

Recommendations developed for comprehensive care for youth identifying as transgender, gender diverse

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »