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Fluoropyrimidine and irinotecan chemotherapy in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of fluoropyrimidine and irinotecan (FLIRI) to treat metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that FLIRI could be used as first line treatment for these patients.  Some background The chemotherapy combinations FOLFOX, CapeOX or FOLFIRI plus...

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Colostomy symptoms after rectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the complications associated with a colostomy (COL or stoma; a surgically created opening from the abdomen to bowel after removal of the damaged part of the intestine). Researchers suggested that rectal cancer patients who get a COL do not feel limited 3 years after the surgery. Some background Patients with...

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Obesity is associated with wound infection after colorectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the association between obesity and wound infection after colorectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that obesity is associated with a higher risk of wound infection. Some background Obesity has increased over recent decades and continues to rise. Prior studies have shown that obesity is associated...

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To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

To Treat or Not To Treat Cancer: Medical Decision-making

Posted by on Jan 28, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 10 comments

Cherry Hughes** is an active, energetic 75 year old, still working in the marketing and public relations profession in Great Britain.  Her life is filled with friends and fun.  “I love cooking and eating out.  I am deeply interested in politics.  I love music …I go to jazz clubs.  I love going to France …I have a little apartment...

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What is Neutropenia?

What is Neutropenia?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

There are 1.6 million people diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Of these, 650,000 receive chemotherapy. Did you know that 60,000 people a year are hospitalized for neutropenia, a common side effect of chemotherapy? One in fourteen die because of it. Of the 650,000 receiving chemotherapy, 104,000 are not aware of neutropenia and 52,000 don’t...

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Emergencies and Illness

Emergencies and Illness

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

After three hurricanes, flooding, fires and mudslides, and now severe cold and snow in the Deep South and throughout the country, the US has had its share of emergencies. Are you prepared? For people who rely on oxygen, who are on dialysis, have diabetes or other serious conditions, it is time to think about putting together some of the essentials.  What...

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CAR T-Cells and HIV: What’s the Connection?

CAR T-Cells and HIV: What’s the Connection?

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer | 1 comment

It has taken decades of work for researchers to find ways to activate the immune system to treat cancer (what we now call immuno-oncology or I-O). Much of that work has been poorly funded. Largely, it has been the result of researchers getting experience in other disciplines (like infectious disease) and then transferring that expertise to oncology...

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FOLFOXIRI is associated with improved treatment outcomes in metastatic colorectal cancer patients

Posted by on Dec 30, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of the chemotherapy FOLFOXIRI as treatment for colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this chemotherapy is associated with improved treatment outcomes. Some background Chemotherapy is used in cancer patients to reduce symptoms and prolong survival. Chemotherapy drugs attack cancer...

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