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Looking for men with castration-resistant prostate cancer to test ipatasertib plus abiraterone/prednisone

Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of ipatasertib (GDC-0068) in combination with abiraterone (Zytiga) and prednisone/prednisolone (Deltasone) in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. The main outcome to be measured is time to disease progression. The details Metastatic prostate...

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Guidelines for the use of hormone therapy in hormone receptor-positive patients with metastatic breast cancer.

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This report aimed to develop recommendations for endocrine therapy in women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer. Some background Endocrine therapy, also known as hormone therapy (HT) is used to treat hormone receptor (HR) positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC). HR positive MBC depends on the hormones estrogen or...

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Is abemaciclib combined with fulvestrant effective in women with HR positive advanced breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of the combination of fulvestrant (Faslodex) and abemaciclib to fulvestrant alone in patients with advanced breast cancer. This study concluded that the combination of fulvestrant and abemaciclib had improved outcomes for patients when compared to fulvestrant alone.  Some background...

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Radium 223-dichloride as a treatment for castration resistant prostate cancer

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated how effective and safe radium 223 dichloride treatment was in patients with castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). It was concluded that radium 223 dichloride increased overall survival, reduced symptomatic skeletal events risk and was safe.  Some background Treatment to decrease the male hormones,...

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Can the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio predict outcome in enzalutamide-treated prostate cancer patients?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to determine whether the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) can be used to determine outcome in CRPC patients treated with enzalutamide (Xtandi). It was concluded that NLR could be used to predict the outcome for CRPC patients treated with enzalutamide.  Some background Treatment for metastatic...

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The use of circulating tumor cells in predicting survival in chemotherapy patients

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate if circulating tumor cells (CTC) levels in the blood could be used to determine the outcome for metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer patients. This study concluded that CTC levels could be used to predict survival in these patients.  Some background Treatment for metastatic...

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How effective is metronomic chemotherapy with vinorelbine and capecitabine in patients with advanced HER2-negative breast cancer?

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether metronomic chemotherapy with oral vinorelbine (Navelbine) and capecitabine (Xeloda) was effective in treating patients with advanced HER2-negative breast cancer (BC). This form of treatment was found to be safe and effective for this patients group. Some background Metronomic chemotherapy is a form of...

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Incidence of ovarian function recovery in women over 40 with chemotherapy induced amenorrhea

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated ovarian function recovery (OFR) after chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea (absence of menstruation) in women aged 40-49 after 2 years of aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy. The study concluded that a large number of women with chemotherapy-induced amenorrhea recover ovarian function during AI therapy.  Some...

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