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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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New treatment to prevent nausea during chemotherapy

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This trial examined the antiemetic drug NEPA (Akynzeo) at combating chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting in patients with lung cancer. The authors concluded that NEPA is effective at reducing nausea and is well tolerated in these patients. Some background For many cancers, chemotherapy is the gold standard for treatment....

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Immunotherapy drug for treating advanced NSCLC

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effectiveness and safety of nivolumab (Opdivo) and docetaxel (Taxotere) for the treatment of advanced squamous-cell non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study concluded that nivolumab is more effective and safer than docetaxel for this type of cancer. Some background PD-L1 is a protein that...

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Bevacizumab plus chemotherapy versus chemotherapy alone in advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared two treatment strategies for advanced non-small cell lung cancer: platinum analog chemotherapy plus the drug bevacizumab (avastin) versus platinum analog chemotherapy alone. Some background Treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer typically involves treatment with chemotherapy. Standard chemotherapy...

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