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Is bevacizumab a safe and effective treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer?

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of bevacizumab (Avastin) in combination with platinum-based chemotherapy in Hungarian patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They found that this treatment combination was associated with improved patient survival. Some background The most common type of lung cancer is...

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Comparing the risk of specific side effects between chemotherapy regimens

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether patients had a higher risk of thromboembolism depending on the chemotherapy drug they received. The study concluded that patients treated with carboplatin had no difference in the risk of thromboembolism compared to patients treating with cisplatin. Some background Chemotherapy is one of the most well-known...

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Afatinib versus erlotinib: Comparing two second-line treatments for advanced squamous cell carcinoma

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety and effectiveness of afatinib (Gilotrif) and erlotinib (Tarceva) as second-line treatments for advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Authors reported improved survival and disease progression with afatinib compared to erlotinib. Both treatments were associated with a good safety profile. Some background...

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Irinotecan or topotecan instead of etoposide for extensive small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Lung cancer | 2 comments

In a nutshell This trial investigated whether chemotherapy drugs belonging to the class of camptothecins (such as irinotecan or topotecan) used together with platinum analog chemotherapy (such as cisplatin or carboplatin) were better than the standard regimens in treating extensive disease small-cell lung cancer. Some background Standard treatment...

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