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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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Adding Platinum agents to Chemotherapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was a meta-analysis (a review of all the relevant research) on the use of platinum-based chemotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Authors concluded that platinum-based chemotherapy is highly effective in this type of breast cancer. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is breast cancer that does not...

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What are the effects of different doses and treatments for limited stage classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of increasing the initial dose of chemotherapy in patients with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL). The main finding was that it is necessary to assess each treatment plan based on the patient’s individual disease. Some background Chemotherapy plus stem cell transplant (SCT;...

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Is tandem stem cell transplantation effective in high risk relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma

Posted by on May 26, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of tandem stem cell transplantation (SCT) in patients with high-risk relapsed/refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL). The main finding was that patients treated with tandem SCT had greater progression-free survival than those without. Some background A SCT involves the transfer of stem cells into the patient to...

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What are the outcomes for lymphoma patients who received TECAM chemotherapy before a stem cell transplant?

Posted by on Apr 18, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study analyzed data from patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) who received TECAM (etoposide, thiotepa, cytarabine, cyclophosphamide, melphalan) chemotherapy before autoSCT (autologous stem cell transplantation). The authors concluded that TECAM is an effective pre-autoSCT regimen for...

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