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