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Looking for patients advanced colorectal cancer to test a new treatment and a predictive blood test

Posted by on Apr 17, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of circulating cell-free tumor DNA (cCFTD) as a predictive factor for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer with regorafenib (Stivarga) or TAS-102. The main outcome to be measured will be to evaluate the ability of early change of cCFTD after the start of the treatment. This trial will be...

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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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Searching for patients with advanced breast cancer to trial a new medication

Posted by on Jan 8, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is aiming to determine how effective a new medication called elacestrant is for treating advanced breast cancer. The main outcome that will be measured is how long the patients go without the disease progressing. This study is being conducted in Illinois, United States. The details Some breast cancers grow in response to the...

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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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Looking for patients with HER2-positive inoperable breast cancer to examine the efficacy and safety of antibody-drug conjugate SYD985

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness of the antibody-drug conjugate SYD985 for HER2-positive inoperable advanced breast cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be time from treatment until disease progression or the time taken for tumor growth or spread. This study is being conducted in Baltimore, Maryland, inthe United...

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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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Looking for patients with MET-mutated non-small cell lung cancer to test merestinib

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 2 clinical trial will test the effectiveness of merestinib in non-small cell lung cancer patients with a mutation in the MET protein. The primary outcome will be measured by the overall response to the treatment. This study is being conducted in Boston, Massachusetts. The details Merestinib is an inhibitor of the C-Met...

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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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