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Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy can delay progression of advanced triple negative breast cancer

Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy can delay progression of advanced triple negative breast cancer

Posted by on Dec 31, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness and safety of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) plus chemotherapy in patients with inoperable or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. The data showed that the combination is effective in improving progression-free survival in these patients. Some background Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)...

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A shorter mFOLFOX/CAPOX treatment is effective and safe for patients with stage 2 colon cancer

A shorter mFOLFOX/CAPOX treatment is effective and safe for patients with stage 2 colon cancer

Posted by on Dec 26, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared 3 and 6 months of oxaliplatin (Eloxatin)-based chemotherapy in stage 2 colon cancer. Researchers suggested that the 3-month treatment might be a good and safer option for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the US. Chemotherapy after...

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Irinotecan combined with capecitabine-based chemoradiotherapy before surgery improves the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

Irinotecan combined with capecitabine-based chemoradiotherapy before surgery improves the outcomes of patients with rectal cancer

Posted by on Nov 29, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of treatment with irinotecan (Camptosar) combined with capecitabine (Xeloda) chemotherapy (ICC) before rectal cancer surgery. Researchers suggested that this combined therapy significantly improved the treatment outcomes in these patients. Some background Rectal cancer is a common...

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Looking for participants to test a chemo-radiotherapy combination for operable rectal cancer

Looking for participants to test a chemo-radiotherapy combination for operable rectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial is examining the effectiveness and safety of short-course radiation therapy and TAS-102 (Lonsurf) plus oxaliplatin (Eloxatin) chemotherapy in rectal cancer. The main outcome to be measured will be the change in treatment response. This study is being conducted in the US. The details Colorectal cancer is one of...

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Evaluating long-term bowel function after low-anterior surgery for rectal cancer

Evaluating long-term bowel function after low-anterior surgery for rectal cancer

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term side effects of low anterior surgery for rectal cancer. Researchers suggested that radiation before surgery is associated with poorer bowel function after surgery. Some background Rectal cancer is a frequent and serious disease. In the US there are 43,340 new cases of rectal cancer every...

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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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