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Effectiveness of venetoclax in patients with unresponsive chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Posted by on Mar 9, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effectiveness of venetoclax (Venclexta) in the treatment of relapsed or unresponsive chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Researchers found venetoclax improved outcomes in these patients. Some background CLL is a cancer of the bone marrow. This may lead to an abnormal immune system. It is also often...

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Re-treatment with cetuximab improves cancer outcomes in patients with inoperable colorectal cancer

Posted by on Dec 23, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of cetuximab (Erbitux) in patients with metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) colorectal cancer who did not respond to initial cetuximab treatment. Researchers suggested that this treatment may be beneficial in longer treatment durations. Some background The standard treatment for patients...

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Comparing targeted therapy to chemotherapy for patients with advanced NSCLC

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial compared the effectiveness of alectinib (Alecensa) against chemotherapy for treating patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer that have progressed passed previous targeted therapy. The authors determined that alectinib was more effective than chemotherapy at treating this subgroup of patients. Some background Lung...

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Inhibitor Therapies: How Do They Treat CLL?

Posted by on Oct 7, 2017 in Leukemia | 0 comments

Video information: Treatments that inhibit CLL, such as BTK Inhibitors, are becoming more commonly used in patients. So, how do they work? CLL expert Dr. John Burke explains the mechanism of action that inhibitor therapies use to treat CLL. Dr. Burke also discusses how inhibitors affect cancer proteins and how they differ from...

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ASCO 2017: Breast Cancer Research News

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

Video information: Breast cancer experts gathered at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting to discuss developments in research and treatment. Patient Power founder, Andrew Schorr, was on-site in Chicago and interviewed Dr. Julie Gralow, Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Gralow shares...

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Brigatinib for the treatment of previously treated ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined a new therapy, brigatinib (Alunbrig), in treating patients with ALK-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has progressed passed initial treatments. The authors concluded that brigatinib was safe and effective at treating this type of cancer. Some background One type of NSCLC is caused by genetic...

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Is targeted therapy combined with surgery beneficial for patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to determine whether EGFR-TKIs, in combination with surgery, is beneficial to patients with operable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that patients with EGFR-mutation-positive NSCLC who were treated with both surgery and EGFR-TKIs showed improved survival compared to patients who underwent surgery...

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Cardiac events after treatment with trastuzumab

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the rate and outcome of trastuzumab (Herceptin) associated cardiac (heart) dysfunction in patients after 1 or 2 years of therapy. The study concluded that for patients treated with adjuvant trastuzamab, the occurrence of cardiac events remained low and that these cardiac events were mostly reversible after...

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