In a nutshell This study reported the long-term effectiveness and safety of adding carboplatin (Paraplatin) with or without veliparib (ABT-888) to standard chemotherapy given before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy; NACT) in patients with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The data showed that the addition of carboplatin to standard NACT...Read More
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Evaluating the effectiveness of trilaciclib given before chemotherapy in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.
In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of trilaciclib (Cosela) given before gemcitabine (Gemzar) plus capecitabine (Xeloda) (GC) chemotherapy regimen in patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC). The data showed that trilaciclib given before GC chemotherapy regimen was effective and significantly improved overall...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at the timing of chemotherapy (CT) after surgery in the treatment of early breast cancer (BC). The authors found that CT given within 31 days after surgery may improve survival in patients with triple-negative (TN) BC. Some background BC is one of the most common types of cancer found in women. There are...Read More
In a nutshell The aim of this study was to investigate FOLFIRINOX (oxaliplatin, irinotecan, leucovorin, and fluorouracil) before pre-surgery chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for patients with rectal cancer (RC). The study found that FOLFIRINOX given before CRT and surgery improved the outcomes of these patients. Some background RC can be treated with...Read More
Comparing the effectiveness of different chemotherapy regimens after surgery in early stage breast cancer
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety outcomes of current chemotherapy regimens for treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer (BC). The data showed that the current treatment regimens have similar effectiveness. Some background BC is classified into different subtypes depending on the presence or...Read More
In a nutshell This article looked at the effectiveness of exercise in improving physical and mental outcomes in patients with lung cancer undergoing chemotherapy (CT). The authors found that supervised exercise improved strength, lung function, and quality of life (QoL) in these patients. Some background Lung cancer is one of the most common...Read More
In a nutshell This study explored whether nanoparticle albumin-bound (nab) paclitaxel (Abraxane) is more efficient as chemotherapy before surgery compared to solvent-based (sb) taxanes in patients with breast cancer. The authors found that nab-paclitaxel was able to improve the outcomes of these patients. Some background Breast cancer...Read More
What is the optimal duration of chemotherapy after surgery for patients with stage III colon cancer?
In a nutshell This trial looked at the length of adjuvant chemotherapy (AC; chemotherapy after surgery) for patients with stage III colon cancer. The authors found that 3 months of AC resulted in similar survival with reduced levels of toxicity, and cost compared to 6 months. Some background AC has been standard care for patients with...Read More
Long-term outcomes of gefitinib compared to chemotherapy in patients with non-small cell lung cancer
In a nutshell This trial looked at the long-term effectiveness of gefitinib (Iressa) compared to vinorelbine (Navelbine) plus cisplatin (Platinol) for stage II-IIIA EGFR-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors found that the use of gefitinib improved disease-free survival (DFS) in these...Read More
Is chemotherapy beneficial for the treatment of patients with T1bN0M0 triple-negative breast cancer?
In a nutshell This study evaluated the benefits of chemotherapy after surgery in patients with T1bN0M0 triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The data showed that chemotherapy after surgery resulted in similar outcomes as patients who did not undergo chemotherapy. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype of breast...Read More
Bevacizumab combined with first-line chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer in a real-world setting
In a nutshell This article looked at the effectiveness of bevacizumab (Avastin) with chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) in a real-world setting. The authors found that the addition of bevacizumab to chemotherapy regimens provides survival benefits in patients who cannot undergo curative local treatment. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of GDP (gemcitabine, dexamethasone, and cisplatin) and ICE (ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide) regimens as salvage therapy in patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive lymphoma. The data showed that both the GDP and ICE regimens are suitable options for relapsed/refractory...Read More