The AMA commends President Obama and bipartisan leaders in the Senate and House for their commitment to a year-long delay of the 25 % cut. The AMA highly advocated because of this one-year delay to create a steady environment for seniors and their physicians. Abandoning this year's vicious cycle of five delays was crucial to preserving health care for seniors, and it provides period for Congress to work on a long-term answer to the doctor payment problem. There is bipartisan agreement that the current system is damaged, and AMA will work closely with policymakers on a long-term solution that helps doctors continue to care for seniors right now and in the foreseeable future. It's apparent that 2011 may be the year to finally repair this problem, as the baby boomers begin relying on Medicare this January because of their health coverage.The two groups were similar regarding prior receipt of radiotherapy , chemotherapy , and somatostatin analogue therapy . Greatest supportive care included the use of somatostatin analogue therapy in approximately 40 percent of the sufferers. With a median follow-up amount of 17 months, the median duration of treatment with everolimus was 8.79 months , as compared with 3.74 months with placebo. A complete of 31 percent of the patients in the everolimus group, in comparison with 11 percent in the placebo group, were administered treatment for a minimum of 12 weeks. The mean relative dosage strength was 0.86 in the everolimus group and 0.97 in the placebo group.