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Extended therapy with letrozole for 5 years improves survival outcomes in postmenopausal patients with hormone positive early-stage breast cancer.

Extended therapy with letrozole for 5 years improves survival outcomes in postmenopausal patients with hormone positive early-stage breast cancer.

Posted by on Oct 24, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of extended therapy with letrozole (LET; Femara) for 5 years versus the standard therapy of 2-3 years for the treatment of postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that extended treatment with LET for 5 years significantly improved the survival outcomes...

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Evaluating short-course radiation therapy followed by chemotherapy for patients with rectal cancer.

Evaluating short-course radiation therapy followed by chemotherapy for patients with rectal cancer.

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated short-course radiation therapy (RT) followed by chemotherapy as a non-surgical treatment of patients with rectal cancer (RC). The data showed that treatment with short-course RT and chemotherapy is safe and effective for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of...

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Does tyrosine kinase inhibitors therapy after surgery benefit patients with EGFR-mutant resected NSCLC?

Does tyrosine kinase inhibitors therapy after surgery benefit patients with EGFR-mutant resected NSCLC?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2021 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) having genetic mutations could benefit from epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) therapy after surgery. The data showed that EGFR-TKI therapy after surgery significantly improved survival without disease progression in...

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Does lumpectomy followed by radiation improve survival outcomes in HER2 positive and triple-negative breast cancer with high tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes?

Does lumpectomy followed by radiation improve survival outcomes in HER2 positive and triple-negative breast cancer with high tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the survival outcomes after lumpectomy followed by radiation versus mastectomy alone in patients with early-stage HER2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer (BC) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) with low or high tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs). The data showed that lumpectomy followed by radiation improves...

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Is a regimen of weekly chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab as effective as standard treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

Is a regimen of weekly chemotherapy with trastuzumab and pertuzumab as effective as standard treatment options for HER2-positive breast cancer

Posted by on Aug 8, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the use of paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin (Paraplatin) as weekly chemotherapy (CT) with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta) in HER2+ breast cancer (BC) in order to reduce toxicity rates. The authors found that the weekly regimen of chemotherapy can be considered an alternative to standard chemotherapy...

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Evaluating outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of elderly patients over 80 years with colorectal cancer.

Evaluating outcomes of laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of elderly patients over 80 years with colorectal cancer.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LS; keyhole surgery) for the treatment of elderly patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) aged over 80 years. The data showed that LS is a good and safe option for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of cancer...

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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of total neoadjuvant therapy versus standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer.

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of total neoadjuvant therapy versus standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of total neoadjuvant therapy (TNT) versus standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The data showed that TNT was associated with improved outcomes compared with standard CRT for these patients. Some background...

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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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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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Updates on the addition of radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Updates on the addition of radiotherapy for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the role of the addition of radiation therapy (RT) for the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Researchers suggested that radiation therapy during surgery is associated with a lower recurrence (when cancer comes back) rate.  Some background Locally advanced and locally recurrent rectal cancer are...

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Comparing laparoscopic versus open surgery for patients with rectal cancer.

Comparing laparoscopic versus open surgery for patients with rectal cancer.

Posted by on Apr 25, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) and open surgery for patients with rectal cancer. The study found no difference in patient outcomes between laparoscopic and open surgery groups. Some background Localized rectal cancer can be treated by surgical removal of the tumor. Usually, patients...

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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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