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Adding ixabepilone to capecitabine treatment for triple negative breast cancer.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if ixabepilone (Ixempra) and capecitabine (Xeloda) work for treating triple-negative breast cancer in patients with hard to treat disease compared to using capecitabine alone. The study found that adding ixabepilone to treatment resulted in longer survival without the cancer progressing. Some background...

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Adding anthracyclines or carboplatin to standard treatment of breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 17, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out which medication is better for treating HER-2 positive breast cancer, a class of medicines called anthracyclines plus trastuzmab (Herceptin) and pertuzmab (Perjeta), or carboplatin (Paraplatin) plus trastuzmab and pertuzmab. The study found that both medications worked equally as well as each other, but the...

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Metronomic chemotherapy for HR+ advanced breast cancer

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to see how well using metronomic chemotherapy with capecitabine (Xeloda) combined with aromatase inhibitors works for patients with hormone receptor positive advanced breast cancer. The study found that this treatment works well and is safe, and therefore should be considered as a potential treatment option. Some...

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Pembrolizumab to treat advanced mucosal melanoma

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if the drug pembrolizumab (Keytruda) is effective in treating mucosal melanoma. The study found that pembrolizumab had some effect on mucosal melanoma, and the overall survival of patients was 11 months. Some background Mucosal melanoma is a very aggressive type of cancer, with no specific treatment. Recent...

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Surgery to remove the main tumor in patients with breast cancer that has spread

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out if removing the main tumor in women with cancer that has spread to other organs leads to greater survival than not removing the main tumor. The study found that the patients who had the surgery survived 47% longer than patients without the surgery. Some background Breast cancer can sometimes be caught quite...

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What is the best treatment for patients with colorectal cancer and peritoneal metastasis?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with other treatment options in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and peritoneal metastasis (PM; when cancer spreads to the abdominal lining). Researchers suggested that CRS + HIPEC brings the greatest...

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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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SD-101 and pembrolizumab treatment in advanced melanoma

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analysed a new medication to treat advanced melanoma called SD-101. The study found that patients responded very well to injection of the medication directly into the tumor alongside a common medication called pembrolizumab (Keytruda), although this worked best in patients who had never been treated with pembrolizumab...

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Using cancer killing viruses as treatment for melanoma

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to analyse the current literature on using cancer killing viruses as a treatment for melanoma. The study found that there is only one virus that has been approved for use in treatment of melanoma, however there are others being developed, and current results are promising. Some background A new approach to treating...

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Comparing the effectiveness of different immunotherapy drugs for patients with NSCLC

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at three different immune checkpoint inhibitors and how effective they were at treating patients with non-small-cell lung cancers (NSCLC) with different levels of PD-L1 protein. The authors found that all three drugs analyzed were more effective than chemotherapy for these patients. Some background Many tumor cells have...

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