complete remission


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complete remission

Complete response Oncology Disappearance of all signs and symptoms of disease–eg, cancer, multiple sclerosis, with normalization of all biochemical and radiologic parameters, as well as a negative repeat biopsy–pathologic remission. Cf Partial remission.
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The researchers studied 13 centers, including 522 patients ages 16-65 years, in Europe and the Netherlands that had performed more than 30 BMTs between January 1, 1987 and December 31, 1995 for AML in first complete remission.
In October, a checkup revealed the cancer was in complete remission.
The reported findings confirm the preliminary complete remission rate results reported in June 2007.
The authors theorize that a delay between the onset of complete remission and the initiation of post-remission treatment might account for the failure of autologous transplantation to improve survival.
The study's single APL patient not previously treated with retinoic acid has gone into complete remission, and the two lung cancer patients have stabilized, Warrell says.
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection resulted in complete remission of high-grade B-cell gastric lymphoma in seven of eight patients, reported Dr.
The primary endpoint of this study is the rate of complete remission, and secondary endpoints include duration of remission, overall survival and safety.
Indeed, four of the 28 experienced a complete remission of their disease.
Additionally, huN901-DM1 showed evidence of anticancer activity, including one complete remission in a patient with recurrent Merkel cell cancer and marked tumor shrinkage in a patient with relapsed SCLC.
Three of the women (12 percent) went into complete remission after getting this drug for up to 15 months.
The study noted "no observable side effects were associated with the use of rituximab and intravenous immune globulin and therapy with these two agents resulted in sustained and complete remission in 9 of 11 patients and eventually in complete control of the disease in all 11 patients.