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Evaluating the effects of adding chemotherapy to trastuzumab treatment on mental functioning in older patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Evaluating the effects of adding chemotherapy to trastuzumab treatment on mental functioning in older patients with HER2-positive breast cancer.

Posted by on Aug 29, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of adding chemotherapy to trastuzumab (Herceptin) treatment on cognitive (thinking and reasoning) functioning in older patients with HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the addition of chemotherapy did not impact cognitive functioning in these women. Some...

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What is the best timing for chemotherapy after surgery in patients with early-stage breast cancer?

What is the best timing for chemotherapy after surgery in patients with early-stage breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the timing of chemotherapy (CT) after surgery in the treatment of early breast cancer (BC). The authors found that CT given within 31 days after surgery may improve survival in patients with triple-negative (TN) BC.  Some background BC is one of the most common types of cancer found in women. There are...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer smaller than 2 cm.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer smaller than 2 cm.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for breast cancer (BC) smaller than 2 cm. The data showed that RFA was safe and effective in these patients. Some background Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a medical procedure where pieces of tissue are removed using the heat that is produced from an...

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FOLFIRINOX before pre-surgery treatment can improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

FOLFIRINOX before pre-surgery treatment can improve the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 6, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, leucovorin, and fluorouracil) before pre-surgery chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with rectal cancer (RC). The study found that FOLFIRINOX given before CRT and surgery improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background RC can be treated with...

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Does radiotherapy with electrons boost during surgery reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?

Does radiotherapy with electrons boost during surgery reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence?

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors investigated whether intra-operative electron radiotherapy (IOERT) boost reduces breast cancer recurrence compared to standard radiotherapy. They found that IOERT slightly reduced cancer recurrence compared to standard external beam radiotherapy (EBRT). Some background Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed...

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Comparing the effectiveness of different chemotherapy regimens after surgery in early stage breast cancer

Comparing the effectiveness of different chemotherapy regimens after surgery in early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of current chemotherapy regimens for treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the current treatment regimens have similar effectiveness. Some background BC is classified into different subtypes depending on the presence or...

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Can stereotactic body radiotherapy can be used as an alternative to minimal invasive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer?

Can stereotactic body radiotherapy can be used as an alternative to minimal invasive surgery for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2021 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article compared the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATL) versus stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for the treatment of early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that SBRT could provide an alternative treatment option for these patients.  Some background Early-stage NSCLC is...

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Should ipilimumab and nivolumab treatment be considered before surgery in operable non-small cell lung cancer?

Should ipilimumab and nivolumab treatment be considered before surgery in operable non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial was carried out to look at the effectiveness of nivolumab (Opdivo) and nivolumab plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) as neoadjuvant therapy (NAT; treatment before surgery) in treating operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that ipilimumab and nivolumab treatment before surgery provides better...

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Evaluating the final effectiveness and safety outcomes of neratinib in patients with early stage HER2+/HR+ breast cancer.

Evaluating the final effectiveness and safety outcomes of neratinib in patients with early stage HER2+/HR+ breast cancer.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reported the final effectiveness and safety outcomes of neratinib treatment in patients with early-stage HER2+/HR+ breast cancer. The data showed that neratinib significantly improved invasive disease-free survival in these patients who initiated treatment within 1 year of trastuzumab-based therapy. Some background...

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CT-guided radioactive implant improves the outcomes of locally advanced rectal cancer

CT-guided radioactive implant improves the outcomes of locally advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of computed tomography (CT)-guided radioactive 125Iodine (RI) implantation in patients with recurrent locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Researchers suggested that CT-guided RI implantation is a good and safe treatment for patients with LARC that came back...

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