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2018 recommendations for the treatment of localized prostate cancer: Part II

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article reviewed treatment guidelines that have been recommended for patients with early-stage prostate cancer. Some background This analysis of existing treatment guidelines was done by the leading experts in prostate cancer research. They have made recommendations on the treatment of early-stage prostate cancer.  Methods...

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Managing hypertension: recommendations from the experts

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed data on the management of hypertension and made recommendations. Some background Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a common condition that requires strict blood pressure (BP) control. Uncontrolled hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, and death. Hypertension can be treated using medication or by...

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Is pembrolizumab better than the standard of care in unresponsive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if pembrolizumab (Keytruda) was more effective than the standard of care in Hodgkin's lymphoma patients unresponsive to brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris). The main finding was that pembrolizumab was more effective than the standard of care in these patients Some background Hodgkin's Lymphoma is...

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Update on guidelines from the International Workshop on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed updated guidelines for diagnosis, indications for treatment, response assessment and supportive management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Some background In 2008, the International Workshop on CLL (iwCLL) published guidelines for clinical trials for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) patients. These guidelines were...

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Guidelines on dose escalation and de-escalation for early stage breast cancer

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This item reviewed treatment guidelines that have been recommended for early stage breast cancer.  Some background The St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference gathers leading experts in breast cancer research and makes treatment guidelines. The 2017 conference has added to the consensus on dose escalation or de-escalation...

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Guidelines for treating early stage non-small-cell lung cancer with stereotactic body radiotherapy

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors reviewed data from recent clinical trials to update guidelines on treating early stage inoperable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This article provided a summarized account of the updates included in the American Society for Radiation Oncology guidelines for treating NSCLC. Some background For patients with early...

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