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Can bisphosphonates improve treatment outcomes for patients with lung cancer spread to the bones?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether zoledronate (Zometa) combined with TKI therapy is more effective than TKI therapy alone for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) spread to the bones. This study concluded that adding zoledronate to TKI therapy improved survival outcomes for these patients. Some background NSCLC is the most common...

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Cancer spread to the spine: Predictors of survival

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined predictors of survival for cancer patients with spinal bone metastases. Authors reported that stable and unstable spinal bone metastases had similar survival rates. However, factors predictive of survival were different between groups.   Some background When cancer spreads outside of the breast (known as...

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Cancer spread to the spine: Predictors of survival

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined predictors of survival for cancer patients with spinal bone metastases. Authors reported that stable and unstable spinal bone metastases had similar survival rates. However, factors predictive of survival were different between groups. Some background When cancer spreads outside of the lung (known as...

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Dabrafenib increases progression-free survival in patients with metastatic melanoma with BRAF mutations

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 clinical trial compared the safety and efficacy of dabrafenib to a standard treatment for melanoma, dacarbazine in patients with metastatic melanoma.  Some background BRAF is a protein that helps cells grow and multiply. A genetic defect can cause the BRAF protein to malfunction (BRAF mutation). A BRAF mutation is...

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