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What is the best treatment for patients with colorectal cancer and peritoneal metastasis?

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) with other treatment options in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) and peritoneal metastasis (PM; when cancer spreads to the abdominal lining). Researchers suggested that CRS + HIPEC brings the greatest...

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Comparing different chemotherapy combinations to improve treatment of extensive-stage small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at a combination of irinotecan (Camptosar) and platinum-based drugs, for treating patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer. The authors concluded that this combination has the potential to improve the outcomes for these patients.   Some background Extensive stage small-cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) is...

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Which chemotherapy drugs are better after surgery for patients with NSCLC?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effectiveness of fluorouracil (Adrucil) chemotherapy after surgery in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that treatment with fluorouracil resulted in prolonged recurrence-free survival compared to standard chemotherapy regimens. Some background Adjuvant therapy is given in...

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Chemoradiation and hypothyroidism in patients with Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the development of hypothyroidism in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma after chemoradiation therapy. Patients were more likely to develop hypothyroidism after intensity modulated radiation therapy than after 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy. Some background Patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) are commonly...

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Should men with castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer receive further hormone therapy?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to discover the optimal timing of hormone therapies in combination with androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for patients with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. This study found that treatment with a second hormone therapy after prostate cancer becomes immune to hormone treatment is associated...

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Post-surgery chemotherapy in early rectal cancer is associated with improved outcomes

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety of localized surgery followed by chemotherapy compared with total mesorectal excision (TME; bowel and lymph nodes around the tumor are removed) in early stages (T0 to T1) of rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that local surgery followed by chemotherapy improves long term outcomes in early stages of...

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Is pirarubicin safer and more effective than doxorubicin in R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2018 in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of two first-line chemotherapy regimens for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. This study concluded that the R-THP-COP regimen was as effective as conventional R-CHOP for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Some background R-CHOP (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine,...

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Oxaliplatin based treatments as adjuvant chemotherapy treatment in colon cancer patients

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of a 3-month oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy treatment after surgery in patients with stage 3 colon cancer. Researchers suggested 6-months of treatment is associated with better outcomes. Some background The current standard treatment for stage 3 colon cancer patients is surgery followed by...

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Alopecia after breast cancer treatment

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to find out how common persistent hair loss (alopecia) is after breast cancer chemotherapy, and how to prevent it. The authors found that persistent alopecia was present in all forms of chemotherapy but was worse with docetaxel (Taxotere) and could be prevented by using a scalp cooling technique. Some background...

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Comparison of lapatinib and trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 receptor positive breast cancer

Posted by on Jul 2, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to compare lapatinib (Tykerb) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) in patients with HER-2 receptor positive breast cancer. This study found that in patients with hormone receptor-positive tumors, use of lapatinib for 6 months, followed by trastuzumab for 12 months significantly improved survival...

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