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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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Searching for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer to trial a biological treatment.

Searching for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer to trial a biological treatment.

Posted by on Sep 6, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is aiming to examine the effectiveness and safety of atezolizumab (Tecentriq) and tiragolumab compared to durvalumab (Imfinzi) in stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that cannot be surgically removed and has previously been treated with concurrent (at the same time) platinum-based chemoradiation therapy (CRT)....

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Looking for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer to trial a treatment combination with radiotherapy

Looking for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer to trial a treatment combination with radiotherapy

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is looking to examine the effectiveness of durvalumab (Imfinzi) and consolidation stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) after chemoradiation for locally advanced stage III non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main outcomes to be measured are the occurrence of side effects and the survival without cancer...

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Comparing cryosurgery and hormonal therapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Comparing cryosurgery and hormonal therapy for locally recurrent prostate cancer after radiotherapy

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared local cryosurgery (CRYO) against androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for the treatment of locally recurring prostate cancer (LRPC). The study found local cryosurgery had a longer overall survival (OS) when compared to ADT. Some background LRPC is cancer that has re-occurred in the prostate gland...

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Should additional chemotherapy be added to chemoradiotherapy in patients with inoperable non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how effective additional chemotherapy alongside chemo-radiotherapy is in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The study found that additional chemotherapy did not bring survival benefits in these patients. Some background Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) can be difficult to treat. There are a...

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Does remission status influence outcomes of SCT for patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the outcomes of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) in patients with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (CHL) that was refractory (resistant to treatment) or had relapsed. The study found that patients in complete remission (no signs of cancer) when they received the transplant had better outcomes. Some...

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Evaluating the safety of re-treatment with radium-223

Posted by on Sep 16, 2019 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of radium-223 (Xofigo, formerly known as Alpharadin) in patients with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones and who have had this treatment previously. This study found that re-treatment with radium-223 was well tolerated and with good results. Some background...

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Searching for patients to try a new therapy for advanced solid tumors.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study is searching for participants with advanced solid tumors to try a new treatment called repotrectinib (TPX-0005). The main outcomes that will be measured include side effects, the most effective dose and response. This trial is recruiting in the United States and Korea. The details Patients with different genetic mutations...

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The risk of pelvic fracture in rectal cancer survivors who had radiotherapy

Posted by on Jun 14, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the risk of pelvic fracture (PF) in patients with rectal cancer who received radiation therapy. Researchers suggested that there is an increased risk of PF in these patients. Some background Rectal cancer rates have been increasing, especially in younger populations. Due to improvements in medical care, survival...

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Searching for patients with non-small cell lung cancer to trial a new targeted therapy drug

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 trial will investigate the safety and effectiveness of osimertinib (Tagrisso) after chemoradiation (CR) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The main outcome will be progression-free survival (PFS; survival without cancer growing or spreading). The details Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most...

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Searching for patients to try a new combination of treatments for relapsed or unresponsive Hodgkin lymphoma.

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study will investigate the effects of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) and targeted radiation therapy for relapsed or unresponsive Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). This study will measure the rate of complete response (disappearance of all cancer). The details Many patients are cured with treatments for HL. Some patients lose response to...

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