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TAS-102 plus bevacizumab treatment in patients with metastatic treatment-resistant colorectal cancer

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

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of TAS-102 (trifluridine-tipiracil) with and without bevacizumab (Avastin) therapy in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). Researchers suggested that this combined therapy might be a good treatment option for patients with advanced CRC. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third...

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Can molecular response to imatinib indicate treatment response in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated if the molecular response to Imatinib (Gleevec) is a proper way to judge treatment progress in Iranian patients with chronic-phase chronic myeloid leukemia (CP-CML). The main finding was that survival was improved in patients who had a better molecular response to imatinib. Some background Patients with...

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Comparing different sources for stem cell transplantation for patients with lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with lymphoma who had an allogeneic stem cell transplant with different sources of stem cells. This study found that stem cells from a matching donor had better outcomes compared to those from unrelated cord blood. Some background Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is one type of stem cell...

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Comparing different sources for stem cell transplantation for patients with lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 20, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the outcomes of patients with lymphoma who had an allogeneic stem cell transplant with different sources of stem cells. This study found that stem cells from a matching donor had better outcomes compared to those from unrelated cord blood. Some background Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is one type of stem...

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How useful is preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy for fertility preservation in cancer patients?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) for fertility preservation (FP).  They found that PGT-A was useful in cancer patients attempting FP.  Some background Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is used to treat infertility. It is also an important option for cancer patients. Cancer...

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Does chemotherapy after surgery improve survival in high-risk stage 2 colorectal cancer?

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of chemotherapy after surgery in stage 2 colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that this treatment may result in survival improvement but should be individualized. Some background CRC affects 145,600 adults in the US every year. Treatment for this disease is guided by stage at...

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The effects of blinatumomab therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia before transplantation

Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study investigated whether blinatumomab (Blincyto) can be used for salvage therapy before hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) in patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). The main finding was that blinatumomab can be safely and effectively used in patients with r/r B-ALL before HCT. Some...

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Does folic acid improve erectile function in men with erectile dysfunction?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in Erectile dysfunction | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of folic acid supplementation on homocysteine blood levels and on erectile dysfunction (ED). Researchers suggested that homocysteine is associated with ED and folic acid can improve both homocysteine levels and ED. Some background ED is defined as the inability to have and maintain an erection...

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