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Evaluating the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive function in patients with early breast cancer

Evaluating the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive function in patients with early breast cancer

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

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...

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Does pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy before surgery improve the outcomes of patients with early triple negative breast cancer?

Does pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy before surgery improve the outcomes of patients with early triple negative breast cancer?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study assessed whether pembrolizumab (Keytruda) could be used in addition to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC; chemotherapy before surgery) to improve the outcomes of patients with early triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The study found that more patients treated with pembrolizumab had a complete response. Some...

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How effective is S-1 maintenance chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer?

How effective is S-1 maintenance chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how effective S-1 (Teysuno) chemotherapy is for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) following initial chemotherapy treatment. The results showed that S-1 improved patients’ survival without NSCLC worsening but increased the number of side effects. Some background Treatment for patients...

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S1-based chemotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

S1-based chemotherapy improves the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Jun 25, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of two different chemotherapies in the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer (CRC). Researchers suggested that S1-based chemotherapy is a good option for the treatment of these patients. Some background CRC is one of the most common cancers worldwide. The standard treatment is surgery...

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How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on Jun 21, 2020 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined how COVID-19 infection affects patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy and the role of other factors in COVID-19 complications. The results showed that patients with advanced age and other medical conditions had a higher risk of COVID-19 complications but chemotherapy treatment did not need to be stopped. Some...

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Does immune cell boosting drug G-CSF reduce the effects of chemotherapy in different cancers?

Posted by on Apr 5, 2020 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) given as a preventative measure in patients with high- and medium-risk cancer receiving chemotherapy. The results showed that preventative G-CSF allowed more patients to complete chemotherapy treatment and lowered patients’ chances of developing secondary...

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Cardiovascular effects of chemotherapy after colorectal cancer surgery

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the cardiovascular effects of chemotherapy after colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery. Researchers suggested that this treatment increases the stiffness of blood vessels in patients with CRC. Some background Colorectal cancer is a major cause of cancer mortality. However, the mortality rate has decreased in the...

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