Tag: "chemotherapy" at medical news
Magnesium loss in patients given monoclonal antibodies
...ol group not receiving antibody treatmentie, given chemotherapy
alone (000014 mmol/L/day [000026 to 000055]). In an accompanying comment, Dr Marwan Fakih (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, NY, USA) discusses the implications of the study data for clinical practice, commenting that patient characteristics, in terms...
Traditional Chinese medicinal herbs may help women with breast cancer
... Chinese herbs either alone or in conjunction with chemotherapy
may help protect a breast cancer patient's bone ma...lity of life. Sixty per cent of women undergoing chemotherapy
for breast cancer experience a range of significant short term side effects. These include nausea, v...
Detection of melanoma by dermatologists linked with earlier tumor stage, higher survival rates
...d to other areas usually requires both surgery and chemotherapy
and five-year survival rates are less than 20 percent. "From a health policy perspective, whether a difference in melanoma outcome is associated with a patients physician type (specifically, dermatologists vs. non-dermatologists) is of particular in...
UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results
...ociated with traditional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy
and radiation therapy. Vitespen has been granted f...or a second opinion after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy
elsewhere for treatment of a glioma. At UCSF she learned that part of the tumor was still present, ...
Diet and lifestyle -- In the cancer fight, eating well is the best revenge
...eady being developed for use as a preventive and a chemotherapy
treatment for breast cancer, although more extensive toxicological studies are necessary, the researchers say. The researchers looked at the potential of DIM and genistein to interfere with the "CXCR4/CXCL12 axis," which is known to play a central ...
Scientists identify cells responsible for relapse after treatment in common childhood cancer
...nclear whether these cells developed resistance to chemotherapy
during the course of treatment or if they were already present in the child at the time their cancer was diagnosed." The findings of this study demonstrate that relapse in ALL patients can result from a minor, but intrinsically resistant subpopulatio...
Major discovery raises prospect of better patient care by improving platelet life span
...od product. An undesirable side effect of cancer chemotherapy
is extensive bruising and potentially life-threatening bleeding. This is caused by the unintended depletion of platelets, tiny circulating blood cells that are essential for blood clotting and wound healing. Consequently, the well being of some patie...
Colon cancer survival linked to number of lymph nodes examined
...more than 3,200 patients to look at the effects of chemotherapy
on colon cancer recurrence after surgical resection, demonstrated a 14 percent increase in five-year survival if more than 20 lymph nodes were examined, compared to less than 11 nodes among patients who have Stage II cancers. The survival advantage w...
Expert centers prove cost-effective in managing ovarian cancer
... compliance with recommended contemporary adjuvant chemotherapy
treatment. Interestingly, the medical professional that manages the ovarian cancer patient impacts the quality of each of those factors. Studies have shown that gynecologic oncologists have better outcomes than other surgeons. Furthermore, better o...
Molecular differences between early and advanced melanomas could provide new drug targets
...ow downward, the tumors become highly resistant to chemotherapy
and radiation and the five-year survival rate falls rapidly, to 64 percent if the disease has reached the lymph nodes and 16 percent if it has spread to other organs. The discovery of Akt's significant role in the progression of melanomas was made ...
Breast cancer survivors experience long-term heart disease risk from radiotherapy
... out another surprising finding. A certain type of chemotherapy
treatment, known as CMF, was associated with a gre...tients in the study. "Although anthracycline-based chemotherapy
is known to cause congestive heart failure, heart failure is not an expected outcome for patients wh...
Cancer drug can extend survival in patients with deadly brain tumors
...tiveness of Avastin in conjunction with a standard chemotherapy
agent in patients with recurrent cancerous brain t...chers found that dual therapy with Avastin and the chemotherapy
drug irinotecan either shrank the tumors or restricted their growth in nearly all cases for up to th...
New class of targeted cancer drugs shows promise in slowing progression of recurrent prostate cancer
...lly in patients whose disease has progressed after chemotherapy
treatment, said David B. Agus, M.D., principal investigator of the study and research director of Cedars-Sinais Louis Warschaw Prostate Cancer Center at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Pertuzumab may offer a new treatment approach f...
Exercise improves quality of life for people with breast cancer
...ong women in the UK. Treatment for cancer, such as chemotherapy
and radiotherapy, can badly affect quality of life. However, current cancer rehabilitation programmes are mainly based on psychotherapy or social support, and do not generally deal with the physical problems encountered by patients. Researchers fr...
New blood thinner studied for patients with leg and lung clots
...r for clotting. Ironically its primary treatments, chemotherapy
and radiation therapy, can narrow blood vessels and add to the risk. An estimated 600,000 pulmonary embolisms occur each year in the United States and deep vein thrombosis is about twice as common. Many patients have both because a clot in the leg ...
Growth factors given with chemotherapy associated with increased risk of blood diseases
...ll production to help their bodies better tolerate chemotherapy
are at an increased risk of developing a type of l...at cancer patients who receive growth factors with chemotherapy
may have an increased risk of these two diseases. Dawn Hershman, M.D., of the Herbert Irving Comp...
Prostate cancer patients see high survival rates with seed implants
...e treatment for prostate cancer with no additional chemotherapy
or radiation therapy. "This study is exciting because it shows that brachytherapy alone without additional surgery, radiation or drugs can be effective at curing early-stage prostate cancer," said Michael J. Zelefsky, M.D., lead author of the study ...
Grants from leading eye research foundation surpass $9M in 2006
...ye cancer retinoblastoma (the first such targeted chemotherapy
drug for any childhood cancer and one with the potential for fighting certain forms of breast, lung, prostate and colon cancer); and the biological mechanism by which the cornea remains clear and free of blood vessels a long-standing mystery and a f...
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center -- Surgery and adjuvant therapy may work for pancreatic cancer
...have shown that giving patients both radiation and chemotherapy
after completely removing invasive pancreatic canc...rgery should be complemented by both radiation and chemotherapy
for best results." In the study, the team of surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists from ...
Combination therapy spares some head and neck patients from surgery
...atients with head and neck cancer a combination of chemotherapy
and radiation therapy controls the cancer and allo...k cancer a non-invasive regimen of cisplatin-based chemotherapy
and radiation therapy effectively treats many advanced head and neck cancers, meaning some patients ...
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