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Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of bevacizumab biosimilar in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of bevacizumab biosimilar in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of bevacizumab biosimilar (BE1040V) to the reference drug (Avastin) in the treatment of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that the effectiveness and safety of the biosimilar were similar to the reference drug bevacizumab. Some...

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Can antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors alter the effectiveness of treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of antibiotics or proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs on treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that both antibiotics and PPIs reduced the effectiveness of biological therapy but not chemotherapy. Some background Not all patients with NSCLC respond to...

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Managing joint and muscle pain in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia treated with ibrutinib

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the occurrence and risks of joint/muscle pain as side effects of ibrutinib (Imbruvica) in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The authors found that 36% of patients developed joint/muscle pain and most were younger and females receiving ibrutinib as the first treatment. Some background Ibrutinib kills...

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What gut-related side effects do immunotherapy drugs and chemotherapy cause patients with cancer?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if certain immunotherapy drugs increased the risk of developing side effects in the gut in patients with cancer also receiving chemotherapy. The results showed that immunotherapy drugs increased the risks of developing gut-related side effects compared to chemotherapy alone. Some background Immunotherapy drugs that...

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Evaluating immune-related side effects associated with pembrolizumab.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to find out what put patients at risk of having immune-related side effects when they were treated with pembrolizumab (Keytruda). The study found that patients with a higher body mass index (BMI; a measurement of weight in relation to height) and more cycles of treatment were more likely to determine immune-related side...

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Ending trastuzumab treatment in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who are in radiological complete remission

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effect of stopping trastuzumab treatment in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with radiological complete remission.   This study concluded that trastuzumab may be safely stopped in selected patients with radiological complete...

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Epidermal growth factor ointment improves the treatment of skin side effects in patients receiving treatment for lung cancer

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of epidermal growth factor (EGF) ointment to treat skin side effects in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) receiving epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor treatment. Researchers suggested that EGF ointment improves the outcomes and quality of life of these patients. Some...

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Epidermal growth factor ointment improves the treatment of skin side effects in patients receiving treatment for colorectal cancer

Posted by on Sep 26, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of epidermal growth factor (EGF) ointment to treat skin side effects in patients with colorectal cancer receiving epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor treatment. Researchers suggested that EGF ointment improves the outcomes and quality of life of these patients. Some background...

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Searching for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia to try a new combination of targeted treatments.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is searching for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) to try a new drug ruxolitinib (NSC-752295) with BCR-ABL Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. The main outcome that will be measured is the rate of significant reduction of the BCR-ABL marker. This trial is recruiting across the United States. The details BCR-ABL is a protein...

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