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How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how COVID-19 infection affects patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and the role of other factors in COVID-19 complications. The results showed that patients with advanced age and other medical conditions had a higher risk of COVID-19 complications but chemotherapy treatment did not need to be stopped. Some...

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How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how COVID-19 infection affects patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and the role of other factors in COVID-19 complications. The results showed that patients with advanced age and other medical conditions had a higher risk of COVID-19 complications but chemotherapy treatment did not need to be stopped. Some...

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Tucatinib plus trastuzumab and capecitabine increased survival of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer spread to the brain

Tucatinib plus trastuzumab and capecitabine increased survival of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer spread to the brain

Posted by on Jun 14, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at treating patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer and brain metastases (BM) with tucatinib (Tukysa) plus trastuzumab (Herceptin) and capecitabine (Xeloda). This study found that this treatment reduces the risk of cancer worsening in these...

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Can biological drug pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy improve treatment results long-term for patients with non-small cell lung cancer?

Can biological drug pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy improve treatment results long-term for patients with non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if the addition of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to chemotherapy with pemetrexed (Alimta) and platinum improved treatment results long-term for patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that patients who received pembrolizumab with chemotherapy had improved survival and...

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Can acupuncture help patients with nerve damage following chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Can acupuncture help patients with nerve damage following chemotherapy for breast cancer?

Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if acupuncture is an effective treatment for patients with nerve damage caused by chemotherapy for breast cancer. The results showed that patients had improved sensory and muscle symptoms, less pain, and improved quality of life following acupuncture treatment. Some background One side effect of chemotherapy is...

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How effective is a modified anti-nausea and vomiting treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing chemotherapy?

How effective is a modified anti-nausea and vomiting treatment for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on May 17, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness of a modified anti-nausea and vomiting treatment for patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) receiving high-dose (HD) chemotherapy. The results showed that netupitant/palonosetron (NEPA; Akynzeo) alone was very effective and safe for these patients. Some background Chemotherapy...

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Which chemotherapy combination causes less kidney damage to patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Posted by on May 9, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two chemotherapy combinations – R-DHAP and R-DHAOx – to see which caused less kidney damage in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The results showed that fewer patients receiving R-DHAOx developed poor kidney function than patients receiving R-DHAP. Some background Combinations of chemotherapy...

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Does immune cell boosting drug G-CSF reduce the effects of chemotherapy in different cancers?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) given as a preventative measure in patients with high- and medium-risk cancer receiving chemotherapy. The results showed that preventative G-CSF allowed more patients to complete chemotherapy treatment and lowered patients’ chances of developing secondary...

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