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Regular physical activity is associated with improved outcomes for advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of physical activity (PA) on the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that regular PA is associated with better outcomes for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. A significant number of patients...

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Should additional chemotherapy be added to chemoradiotherapy in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how effective additional chemotherapy alongside chemo-radiotherapy is in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The study found that additional chemotherapy did not bring survival benefits in these patients. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be difficult to treat. There are a...

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Evaluating long-term outcomes of nivolumab plus ipilimumab for patients with advanced melanoma

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) to either drug alone for the treatment of advanced melanoma. The authors concluded that nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab alone increased survival compared to ipilimumab alone for these patients. Some background Advanced melanoma is a type of skin cancer that...

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Atezolizumab in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer – is it effective when combined with chemotherapy?

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

In a nutshell This study investigated if atezolizumab (Tecentriq) combined with chemotherapy (CT) is effective in patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NS-NSCLC). They found that this treatment improved survival in these patients. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common lung cancer...

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Looking for patients with hormone-receptor positive metastatic breast cancer to test an experimental biological drug

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is examining the effectiveness of biological drug sacituzumab govitecan (IMMU-132) compared to standard treatments for patients with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. The main outcomes that will be measured are cancer responsiveness to the drug and survival of patients without the cancer growing. This trial...

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Looking for participants with advanced colorectal cancer to test a combination therapy

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 1/2 trial is examining the effectiveness of standard therapy alone or combined with new drugs as first line treatment for advanced colorectal cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be safety and tumor response to the treatment.  The details Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide. A significant...

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Treatment dose optimisation in patients with advanced colorectal cancer treated with regorafenib

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of increasing doses of regorafenib (Stivarga) doses in patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that this method with increasing doses should be used to assess the optimal dose for each patient. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer...

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Looking for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer to test a biological therapy.

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of pegilodecakin (AM0010) when it is used with pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main outcome to be measured will be tumor responses to the treatment. This trial is recruiting in multiple locations around the United States. The...

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Internal selective radiotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) in the treatment of colorectal cancer liver metastasis (CRC-LM). Researchers suggested that adding this therapy to the treatment improves the outcomes of the treatment. Some background The liver is a common site for colorectal cancer metastasis...

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