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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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Evaluating osimertinib for EGFR positive non-small-cell lung cancer that was surgically removed.

Evaluating osimertinib for EGFR positive non-small-cell lung cancer that was surgically removed.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial was carried out to assess the effectiveness and safety of osimertinib (Tagrisso) after surgery for EGFR-positive advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The trial found that this treatment improved the outcomes of patients with stage IB to IIIA EGFR-positive NSCLC that was surgically removed. Some...

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Looking for participants to test a chemo-radiotherapy combination for operable rectal cancer

Looking for participants to test a chemo-radiotherapy combination for operable rectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of short-course radiation therapy and TAS-102 (Lonsurf) plus oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) chemotherapy in rectal cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in treatment response. This study is being conducted in the US. The details Colorectal cancer is one of...

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Long term effects of hypofractionated prone intensity-modulated radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer

Long term effects of hypofractionated prone intensity-modulated radiation therapy after breast conservation surgery in patients with breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated long-term outcomes of combining hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (H-IMRT) with prone-positioning in patients after conservation surgery for breast cancer. The authors found that this combination safely controlled cancer locally without affecting regional lymph nodes. Some background Adjuvant...

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Comparing gene-targeting therapy to standard chemotherapy in patients with early stage NSCLC

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared gefitinib (Iressa) to cisplatin (Platinol)-based chemotherapy for treating patients with EGFR-mutation positive, early stage non-small-cell lung cancer, after surgery. The authors concluded that while treatment with gefitinib improved disease free survival compared to chemotherapy, they were unable to calculate overall...

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Recommendations on adjuvant therapy for patients with early stage non-small-cell lung cancer

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article presents updated guidelines on treating non-small cell lung cancer patients with adjuvant (following surgery) chemotherapy or radiation. The authors provide recommendations on when to use adjuvant therapy based primarily on disease stage. Some background Cancer patients who have tumors removed by surgery often undergo...

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