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...Read More
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Does pembrolizumab added to chemotherapy before surgery improve the outcomes of patients with early triple negative breast cancer?
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...Read More
How effective is S-1 maintenance chemotherapy for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer?
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study evaluated whether melatonin could improve the side effects of chemotherapy for women with breast cancer. It found that melatonin improved sleep, depression symptoms, and clear thinking during chemotherapy. Some background During treatment with chemotherapy, half of the patients with breast cancer have cognitive (related...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at fertility preservation (FP) in patients with breast cancer. It found that many patients choose FP before chemotherapy and that most patients have a return of ovulation following treatment. Some background 12% of patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer are under 40 years of age. Preserving fertility is a concern...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This article reviewed different treatment approaches for patients with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). Some background HL is a type of blood cancer of the lymphatic system. HL can be classified in different ways. In limited HL, cancer is found in one or two sites in the lymphatic system. In advanced HL, cancer is found on...Read More
In a nutshell This study examined the effectiveness and safety of adding durvalumab (Imfinzi) to platinum-etoposide to treat patients with small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC). The authors found that durvalumab was well-tolerated and improved survival outcomes. Some background Small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is a type of lung cancer that...Read More
In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of nivolumab (Opdivo) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy) versus chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The authors concluded that this combination treatment improved survival outcomes more than chemotherapy. Some background Treatment for NSCLC often includes chemotherapy or...Read More