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Should men with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer receive further hormone therapy?

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

In a nutshell This study aimed to discover the optimal timing of hormone therapies in combination with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. This study found that treatment with a second hormone therapy after prostate cancer becomes immune to hormone treatment is associated...

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The safety and effectiveness of nilotinib in the treatment of unresponsive CML

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of using nilotinib (Tasigna) in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) unresponsive to other treatment. The study concluded that nilotinib is safe and effective in the treatment of CML unresponsive to imatinib (Gleevec). Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the...

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What is the evidence for and against green tea and tumeric in the management of CLL?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the evidence for and against green tea and turmeric in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The study found that there is a lack of evidence of these treatments in treating CLL. Some background Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) are a commonly used group of practices and products that are...

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Outcomes and management of CLL treated with venetoclax

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the safety and effectiveness of venetoclax (Venclexta) in the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers found that venetoclax was safe and effective in these patients. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that can lead to an abnormal immune system. Over...

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Non-ergot dopamine agonists do not increase the risk of heart failure in patients with Parkinson´s disease

Posted by on Aug 20, 2018 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether non-ergot dopamine agonists (DA) are associated with heart failure. Researchers suggested that DA therapy is not related to heart disease. Some background Levodopa is a main treatment option for Parkinson’s disease. Long-term use of levodopa, however, can lead to motor complications. Ergot and...

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A 2018 update on Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review paper analysed the current status of Hodgkin lymphoma research. Following this analysis, guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma were made. Some background Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is a rare form of cancer which affects B cells (a type of white blood cell). It is necessary to determine which stage of the...

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Breast cancer treatment with Tamoxifen and its relation to Fatty Liver Disease

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the risk factors and protective factors surrounding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in relation to tamoxifen (Novaldex) therapy for women with breast cancer. The authors found that a high BMI was a risk factor for tamoxifen related fatty liver disease, while exercise was a protective factor. Some background...

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Evaluating the effect of myo-inositol supplementation on ovarian stimulation in women undergoing IVF

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if myo-inositol (MI) reduces the amount of gonadotrophins (GTs) needed for ovarian stimulation and the length of treatment in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The results showed that MI reduced the amount of GTs needed and the duration of fertility treatment in these women.  Some background...

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Investigating bone loss in adult patients with lymphoma or leukemia

Posted by on Aug 18, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the occurrence and impact of bone loss in adult patients with lymphoma and leukemia. This study concluded that these patients have significant bone loss compared to the general population.  Some background Bone loss is a known consequence of many cancers and their treatments. In healthy adults, bone loss is...

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