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Mental effects and depression induced by taxane-based chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors

Mental effects and depression induced by taxane-based chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate depression and cognitive (thinking and reasoning) functions after taxane-based chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer.  This study concluded taxane-based chemotherapy commonly leads to cognitive impairment in these patients, but some functions improve or remain stable after stopping...

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Survival of patients with rectal cancer followed-up by the watch and wait method after chemoradiotherapy

Survival of patients with rectal cancer followed-up by the watch and wait method after chemoradiotherapy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer who were followed up with the watch and wait method after chemoradiotherapy (CRT). Researchers suggested that this strategy can effectively identify patients who can have a less frequent follow-up if they maintain response for the first 3 years...

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Allogenic versus autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia

Allogenic versus autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant for patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the outcomes of allogeneic (allo) and autologous (auto) hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) in second complete remission (CR2).  This study concluded that autoHSCT resulted in better outcomes for these patients.   Some background...

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Comparing the outcomes of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with previously treated resistant metastatic breast cancer

Comparing the outcomes of utidelone plus capecitabine versus capecitabine alone in patients with previously treated resistant metastatic breast cancer

Posted by on Dec 26, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared outcomes of utidelone plus capecitabine (Xeloda) versus capecitabine (C) alone in previously treated patients with anthracycline- and taxane-resistant metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The authors found that this combination improved survival compared to C alone in such patients. Some background...

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Evaluating pembrolizumab consolidation following chemotherapy and radiation for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Evaluating pembrolizumab consolidation following chemotherapy and radiation for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer.

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial was carried out to examine the effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) consolidation therapy for patients with stage III unresectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following a course of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The authors found that pembrolizumab consolidation improved the outcomes of...

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Quality of life in patients with metastatic prostate cancer under cabazitaxel treatment

Quality of life in patients with metastatic prostate cancer under cabazitaxel treatment

Posted by on Oct 10, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared the quality of life (QoL) of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with cabazitaxel (Jevtana) compared to abiraterone (Zytiga) or enzalutamide (Xtandi). The authors found that cabazitaxel did not reduce QoL in such patients. Some background Patients with mCRPC...

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Evaluating the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive function in patients with early breast cancer

Evaluating the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive function in patients with early breast cancer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study evaluated the contribution of chemotherapy on cancer-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) reported by women with early breast cancer. The authors found that chemotherapy added to hormonal therapy caused early and short-term CRCI in such patients, compared to hormonal therapy alone. Some background CRCI refers to problems in...

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Can radiotherapy benefit patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma with small tumors?

Can radiotherapy benefit patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma with small tumors?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if radiotherapy (RT) would benefit patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) with small tumors following chemotherapy. The authors found that RT may increase patients’ survival without worsening of HL, although this may also increase side effects. Some background Treatment options for patients with...

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Should children with ALL be revaccinated after chemotherapy?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2020 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of vaccination in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). This study found that children had less vaccine protection after chemotherapy. Some background Vaccines help the immune system recognize a pathogen using dead or weakened bacteria or viruses. Vaccines are not effective if someone’s...

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