Tag: "chemotherapy" at medical news
Stem cell transplantation procedure results in long-term survival for amyloidosis patients
...ty Medical Center (BUMC) have found that high-dose chemotherapy
and blood stem cell transplantation can result in ... the records of 80 patients who received high-dose chemotherapy
and blood stem cell transplantation from July 1994 through July 1997. The median survival for all 8...
Chemotherapy with bevacizumab increases risk of blood clots in arteries
Treatment with chemotherapy
and bevacizumab, an anticancer drug, is associated... in patients arteries compared with treatment with chemotherapy
only, according to a study published online August 7 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institut...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...erited at birth or result from use of antibiotics, chemotherapy
drugs, Mnires disease, viral infection, stroke or head trauma. The Hopkins study, done in chinchillas because their inner ear function is well studied, is proof of concept that we can restore three-dimensional sensation of head movement with a mu...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...n, potentially providing the sustained delivery of chemotherapy
from a single injection. Moving from a sphere to a cylinder, you could conceivably deliver two or three or four different drugs in one injection, one to one part of the body and others to other parts of the body all through the same self-assembly, ...
Nonsmall cell lung cancer -- chemotherapy before surgery appears better than surgery alone
Combining pre-operative chemotherapy
and surgery increases the average chance of surviv... The Cochrane Systematic Review found that using chemotherapy
before surgery can reduce the size of tumours making the surgery simpler, and increasing the number ...
Hormone therapy offers new hope for ovarian cancer patients
...atients by up to three years, and delay the use of chemotherapy
in others. Letrozole hormone therapy already used with great success in the treatment of breast tumours - attacks cancer by turning off its oestrogen supply. But scientists now believe that in those ovarian cancers which are highly sensitive to oe...
Rochester spreads knowledge of cancer-related fatigue
...005, 95 percent of the people scheduled to receive chemotherapy
or radiation expected to experience fatigue. Studies show the frequency of actual fatigue during chemo ranges from 70 to 100 percent; likewise, 90 percent of patients who receive radiation therapy report fatigue. Also, up to 40 percent of patients re...
GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment
...two groups of patients: after surgery and standard chemotherapy
in one group of patients and after surgery in patients who are not receiving chemotherapy. The primary endpoint of the trial is disease-free survival. GSK recognizes the need for further investigation of MAGE-A3 in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer and w...
USC researchers show that molecular markers predict tumor recurrence
...ients who are more likely to benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy
following surgery, says Georg Lurje M.D., research... the tumor has spread to the lymph nodesadditional chemotherapy
is recommended to prevent tumor recurrence, Lurje says. While surgery alone is usually effective for...
Benefits of trastuzumab are lasting, reducing both HER2 + breast cancer deaths and recurrence
...clonal antibody trastuzumab (Herceptin) along with chemotherapy
are living longer and with less risk of recurrent disease, compared to patients treated with chemotherapy
alone. These studies, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), were undertaken to test w...
New drug shows promise in treatment of advanced thyroid cancer
...on for these patients," Cohen said. "The standard chemotherapy
for refractory thyroid cancer is not very effectiv...nib in patients who have not responded to standard chemotherapy
is ongoing. ...
Trial shows circulating tumor cells predict how prostate cancer patients do with chemotherapy
...e-depletion therapy. They compared levels prior to chemotherapy
and after two to five weeks of treatment. They fou...rial also showed that those patients who underwent chemotherapy
and whose CTC number went down fared better and had a more favorable prognosis. That is, the level o...
Research shows survival benefit for leukemia patients treated with arsenic trioxide
...proves patient survival when coupled with standard chemotherapy
treatment in newly diagnosed patients with acute p...with longer survival than those receiving standard chemotherapy
alone, said Powell. The results are so compelling that we recommend use of arsenic trioxide in first...
U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term
...avorably with those achieved with state-of-the-art chemotherapy
regimens that take months to deliver. But Bexxar i...volves intensive chemotherapy, or a combination of chemotherapy
and the monoclonal antibody rituximab. These treatments are usually given every three weeks over a s...
Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression
...s may help to those who will benefit from specific chemotherapy
treatments, says principal investigator Heinz-Josef Lenz, M.D., professor of medicine at USCs Keck School of Medicine. Findings from the study were displayed on Monday, June 4 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASC...
Chemotherapy may enhance the effectiveness of brain tumor vaccines
...Cancer Center has found that the opposite is true: chemotherapy
may actually enhance the effectiveness of the vaccines. "In its quest to kill cancer cells, chemotherapy
also wipes out immune cells," said John Sampson, M.D., Ph.D., a neurosurgeon at Duke and lead invest...
Herceptin does not increase heart failure in patients long term
...eated with trastuzumab (Herceptin) and combination chemotherapy
for early-stage breast cancer did not increase ove...re associated with adding Herceptin to combination chemotherapy
for breast cancer treatment, said Priya Rastogi, M.D., study presenter and assistant professor, Univ...
Brain-boosting pill alleviates post-chemotherapy fogginess
...ffering from an impairment of brain function after chemotherapy
and desire some form of relief. In a separate stud...s on healthy brain cells. In 2006 they showed that chemotherapy
disrupts cell division in the hippocampus, the brain region essential for learning and memory. Unt...
Adding radioimmunotherapy to chemo may help patients with lymphoma
...ng type of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, may benefit from chemotherapy
followed by radioimmunotherapy, according to a Uni... to the treatment and since only a short-course of chemotherapy
was used, side effects were limited and well-tolerated. Radioimmunotherapy was delivered through the...
Phase II study shows combination improves survival of metastatic melanoma patients
CHICAGO -- Two chemotherapy
drugs combined with an agent that prevents the gro...se cancers begin spreading again eight weeks after chemotherapy
treatment, researchers say. The researchers from Mayo Clinic ( http://www.mayo.edu/ ) and the Nor...
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