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...Read More
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Evaluating pembrolizumab consolidation following chemotherapy and radiation for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer.
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...Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at using both chemotherapy and blinatumomab (Blincyto) prior to stem cell transplant (SCT) for patients with relapsed or unresponsive aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It found that blinatumomab is an effective second salvage for patients who did not fully respond to chemotherapy. Some background NHL is a...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of an experimental treatment, lurbinectedin, in patients with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) after unsuccessful treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy. The authors found that this treatment showed promising effectiveness and manageable side effects in these...Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at combining chemotherapy with dasatinib (Sprycel) to treat patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with a CBF mutation. This study found that dasatinib was a safe and effective treatment for these patients. Some background AML is a cancer of immature blood cells called myeloid cells. Around 12% of AML cases...Read More
Is asparaginase-associated pancreatitis dependent on the age of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia?
In a nutshell This study evaluated whether the risk and severity of asparaginase-associated pancreatitis (AAP) depend on the age of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The main finding was that the AAP risk was higher in adolescents and adults compared to younger children. Some background Asparaginase (ASP; Oncaspar) is an important...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of ESHAOx chemotherapy for patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) that has come back or stopped responding to treatment. This study found that this regimen is effective, with manageable side effects. Some background Most patients with HL respond well to initial treatment. However, some...Read More
How effective and safe is acalabrutinib compared to other treatments for patients with mantle cell lymphoma?
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of acalabrutinib (Calquence) to other targeted therapies for patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The authors found that acalabrutinib was just as safe and more effective for these patients. Some background MCL is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated in...Read More