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How effective is gefitinib at treating advanced non-small-cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study summarized the effectiveness of gefitinib for treating advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. The authors concluded that gefitinib may be beneficial for prolonging time until progression and quality of life, particularly for patients with the specific genetic mutation EGFR. Some background Cancers can be caused by specific...

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Guidelines for treating early stage non-small-cell lung cancer with stereotactic body radiotherapy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors reviewed data from recent clinical trials to update guidelines on treating early stage inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This article provided a summarized account of the updates included in the American Society for Radiation Oncology guidelines for treating NSCLC. Some background For patients with early...

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Combining the old and the new – Can combination therapy improve cancer treatment?

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at combining therapies designed to stimulate the immune system with chemotherapy to treat patients with advanced lung cancer. The authors concluded that a combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors and chemotherapy is effective and tolerable at treating these patients. Some background Many tumor cells have proteins...

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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 | 8 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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Treating types of non-small-cell lung cancer with nedaplatin chemotherapy

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug nedaplatin (Aqupla) to treat specific types of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that nedaplatin was effective at treating patients with squamous cell lung cancer. Some background Targeted therapy has improved the outcome of certain types of NSCLC...

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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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Is there a benefit in combining radiation treatments for patients with limited brain metastases?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) at treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to the brain. The trial focused on patients with few brain metastases (tumors that spread) and combined WBRT with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). The authors concluded that they did not find a...

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