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A review on new therapies to treat metastatic melanoma

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed other studies about different treatments for metastatic (spread to other parts of the body) melanoma. Researchers suggested that targeted therapy improves overall survival of these patients when compared to chemotherapy. Some background Melanoma is the most dangerous common skin cancer. 70 to 80% of patients are...

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Is targeted chemotherapy for stage II/III rectal cancer before surgery effective?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effect of pre-surgical chemotherapy without radiotherapy in stage II/III rectal cancer. The study showed that combined targeted chemotherapy was effective in these patients. Some background Rectal cancer is a cancer of the end part of the digestive system. In stage II and III, the cancer has begun to...

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Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of adding everolimus to exemestane therapy in patients with hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer

Posted by on Jun 1, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This phase 3 clinical trial tested whether everolimus (a non-hormonal treatment) added to hormone therapy with exemestane improved survival in patients with advanced breast cancer (BCa).  Some background Some BCa are fueled by female sex hormones (estrogen or progesterone) that help them grow. These types of cancer are called...

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Evaluating the benefits of laparoscopy in determining the extent of peritoneal carcinomatosis for patients with colorectal cancer

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article evaluated whether the use of a minimally invasive diagnostic technique called laparoscopy before surgery to treat peritoneal carcinomatosis improves the selection of patients who can benefit the most from treatment. The authors of the study found that laparoscopy can be used to select patients for whom surgery may be a...

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