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Interferon Significantly Affects Metabolism Of Other Drugs Given To Cancer Patients, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
...Cancer patients undergoing therapy with interferon alfa
2b(IFNa2b) could be overmedicated with narcotics and antidepressantscommonly administered with this agent, according to a University of PittsburghCancer Institute (UPCI) study showing that IFNa2b significantly depressesthe activity of internal enzyme...
University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Defines First Immunologic Markers Of Interferon Effectiveness Against Melanoma
...investigators have correlated the useof interferon alfa
2b (IFNa2b) with specific immune responses in patientstreated with high doses of this agent to prevent the recurrence of melanoma. These findings, part of a landmark multi-center study based at the University ofPittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), beg...
Interferon Alfa 2b extends overall survival and relapse-free survival in patients with high-risk melanoma, reports University of Pittsburgh-led U.S. I
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16 - Interferon alfa
2b (INTRON A) unequivocally improves overall and r...port indisputably proves that high-dose interferon alfa
2b is the standard adjuvant therapy for high-risk melanoma patients," stated Dr. Kirkwood, director ...
Anemia drug reduces transfusions and chemotherapy-related fatigue
Patients treated with darbepoetin alfa
(AranespTM) for chemotherapy-induced anemia may re...ancer with either weekly injections of darbepoetin alfa
or a placebo. By 12 weeks, patients receiving darbepoetin alfa
required about half as many blood tr...
UC Berkeley study indicates promise of Chinese herbal medicine in treatment of chronic hepatitis B
...aking only interferon alfa. The protein interferon alfa
is a standard treatment for hepatitis B infection....c hepatitis B and had previously failed interferon alfa
treatment, I would talk to my doctor about combining interferon alfa
with Chinese herbal medicine," ...
Drotrecogin alfa (activated) is a cost-effective treatment for severe sepsis patients
...ug for the treatment of severe sepsis, drotrecogin alfa
(activated) (Xigris), is a cost-effective treatmen...trial, the researchers determined that drotrecogin alfa
(activated) costs $48,800 per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). This figure falls below the widely ...
Serono receives FDA approval for Gonal-f RFF Pen to treat infertility
...otropin in the world: Gonal-f RFF Pen (follitropin alfa
injection). Gonal-f RFF Pen is the first and only ..., Rebif (interferon beta-1a), Gonal-f (follitropin alfa
for injection), Luveris (lutropin alfa), Ovidrel PreFilled Syringe/Ovitrelle (choriogonadotropin alf...
Studies demonstrate positive data in treatment of hepatitis C
...ent for hepatitis C is a combination of interferon alfa
and ribavirin, which act as anti-viral agents to eradicate the virus. According to Afdhal, the most recent advance in treatment has been the pegylation of interferon, which enables a once- a- week administration of the protein by injection and improv...