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Searching for men relapsed prostate cancer to test a treatment combination

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is looking at blocking androgens (male sex hormones) with different medications in men with raised PSA (a blood marker of prostate cancer) levels after prostate surgery. The main outcome to be measured will be the length of time the patients survive without the cancer progressing. This study is being conducted in the United...

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Searching for patients with small-cell lung cancer or neuroendocrine tumors to trial a new treatment regime

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial aims to find out how well nivolumab (Opdivo) and temozolomide (Temodal) work in treating small-cell lung cancer that has come back, is resistant to treatment or has spread through the body. The main outcome that will be measured is how well the patients respond to the treatment. The study is taking place in the United...

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Is the biosimilar drug ABP 125 as effective as bevacizumab in patients with lung cancer?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how safe and effective is biosimilar ABP 215 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), compared to bevacizumab (Avastin). This study concluded that this drug is as safe and effective as bevacizumab in these patients. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung...

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Re-treatment with cetuximab improves cancer outcomes in patients with inoperable colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of cetuximab (Erbitux) in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer who did not respond to initial cetuximab treatment. Researchers suggested that this treatment may be beneficial in longer treatment durations. Some background The standard treatment for patients...

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Rectal cancer: short- and long-term outcomes of robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the short- and long-term outcomes of patients with rectal cancer who underwent robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery (RALS). The authors concluded that RALS is beneficial and has good short- and long-term outcomes.  Some background Conventional laparoscopic surgery (CLS; involves small cuts...

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Which treatment works best, nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab alone versus ipilimumab alone for advanced melanoma

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which medications are better for treating advanced melanoma; nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy), nivolumab alone, or ipilimumab alone. The study found that using the combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab was more effective than using nivolumab alone, with the least...

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Comparing different chemotherapy combinations to improve treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at a combination of irinotecan (Camptosar) and platinum-based drugs, for treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. The authors concluded that this combination has the potential to improve the outcomes for these patients.   Some background Extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) is...

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The effect of FDG-PET imaging on patients with melanoma treated with immunotherapy.

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study looked at the use of FDG-PET imaging to assess long-term outcomes of treatment in patients with melanoma. Researchers found that FDG-PET imaging may be useful in predicting long-term outcomes of treatment in these patients. Some background Treatment for melanoma has vastly improved in recent years. Immunotherapies have improved...

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