Tag: "chemotherapy" at medical news
UT Southwestern researchers identify roles of gene mutations causing lupus in mice
...s. Such lupus medications include corticosteroids, chemotherapy
drugs and the malaria drug Plaquenil. "The available treatments are non-specific and can often cause undesirable side effects," Dr. Mohan said. Lupus is a chronic disease that can cause life-threatening damage to many parts of the body, including the...
Radiation therapy shown to increase survival in certain lung cancer patients
... lung cancer patients are treated with surgery and chemotherapy
and less than one-third receive radiation therapy. Many of the patients in the older studies were treated with cobalt-60 radiation therapy and the side effects could include damage to heart and lung tissue. Today, most hospitals offer therapy with li...
Hodgkin disease type is a major determinant of prognosis
...ent regimens, particularly the newer generation of chemotherapy
and radiation protocols, are generally successful at curing the disease. In spite of this, a recent study of European cancer registries showed significant geographic differences in the survival of blood-borne cancers, such as HD. In order to understa...
HtrA1 and resistance to chemotherapy in ovarian and gastric cancers
...er patients initially have a favorable response to chemotherapy
for the treatment of solid tumors, resistance to t... of HtrA1 expression could predict the response to chemotherapy
of patients with ovarian or gastric cancer receiving cisplatin-based chemotherapy. The authors found...
JCI table of contents, June 8, 2006
...in contributes to the development of resistance to chemotherapy
in ovarian and gastric cancers While many cancer patients initially have a favorable response to chemotherapy
for the treatment of solid tumors, resistance to treatment often develops. Resistance can be caused ...
Launch of Nation-wide study for early detection of ovarian cancer
... efforts at surgery followed by the best available chemotherapy
combination we are able to achieve long term survival in only about 20%". "Screening women without clearly defined / recognized symptoms is not recommended by the Canadian Task Force on the Periodic Health Examination and the U.S. Preventive Service...
New contrast agents may be on horizon for better medical imaging
...aging studies, I would see the true devastation of chemotherapy
and radiation therapy to individuals from a psychosocial and a body point of view. So I got to thinking, 'How could we treat head and neck cancers differently -- using fewer chemotoxins?' " The tiny carriers Watkin and McDonald are proposing would, ...
Drug attacks prostate cancer in mouse model by destroying its blood supply
...lly as Gleevec, worked best when combined with the chemotherapy
paclitaxel to slash the incidence of bone metastases and the size of tumors in mice injected with a multiple-drug resistant form of prostate cancer. Tumors were found in only 4 of 18 mice treated with the combination, median tumor weight was one tent...
International breast cancer trial launched to judge success of treatments
...ler added: "Many women are successfully treated by chemotherapy
and radiotherapy after a mastectomy. However, chemotherapy
and radiotherapy may cause damage to the heart after several years. In UK patients, a protein called...
St. Jude helps Brazil improve outcomes of children with leukemia
...nd non-profit foundations to subsidize the cost of chemotherapy
drugs. "We worked with NACC, the local foundation...ment guidelines and establish reliable supplies of chemotherapy
drugs," Howard said. "We tried as much as possible to import a fully developed care plan and put in ...
New data at ASCO show CAMPTOSAR is key to treating 1st line metastatic colorectal cancer
...l, celecoxib neither improved efficacy nor reduced chemotherapy
toxicity. "This study provides strong evidence demonstrating the value of FOLFIRI in the management of metastatic colorectal cancer patients," said Charles Fuchs, M.D., MPH at Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Boston, MA and the lead investigator of the ...
A fundamentally new approach to improving cancer chemotherapy
...nts to tolerate higher and more effective doses of chemotherapy
before normal cells are damaged to an extent that causes serious side effects and cessation of therapy," Krise said. "The approach is completely different from previous attempts that were designed to deliver drugs only to cancer cells and not normal ...
Advanced prostate cancer remains sensitive to treatment even after holidays from chemotherapy
... This is important because the optimal duration of chemotherapy
treatment for advanced prostate cancer is unknown. In many studies of newer chemotherapy
drugs, patients are treated either for a fixed number of treatment cycles or until the disease progr...
Skin rash in patients treated for liver cancer determines survival
ATLANTA In a study of a new chemotherapy
drug for liver cancer, researchers found that the development of a skin rash correlated directly with the patient's response to treatment. Patients who developed a rash lived twice as long as those who did not, according to a study led by researchers...
PITT researcher honored at ASCO's Annual Meeting for new approach to lung cancer
...olecule drug that appears to bolster the effect of chemotherapy
for advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients. ...00 and 400 mg doses in combination with a standard chemotherapy
for NSCLC that included carboplatin and paclitaxel. Vorinostat, one of a class of drugs called histo...
Three-drug regimen improves survival in advanced head and neck cancers
...The addition of docetaxel (Taxotere) to an initial chemotherapy
regimen for inoperable head and neck cancers reduc... with a sequential regimen that included induction chemotherapy
and chemoradiotherapy, explains Marshall R. Posner, MD, director of head and neck oncology at Dana-F...
Sharing clinical trial results strongly favored by participants
...e clinical trial that compared the use of adjuvant chemotherapy
alone or in combination with Herceptin, a drug tha...ve the intervention -- Herceptin added to standard chemotherapy
-- while the women whose anxiety eased tended to be those who did receive Herceptin. As the move tow...
New combination therapy after surgery improves survival for pancreatic cancer patients
...urgery and being treated with gemcitabine, another chemotherapy
drug called 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and radiation th... surgery has been postoperative treatment with the chemotherapy
drug 5-FU and radiation. We wanted to find out if adding gemcitabine would boost survival for these ...
Early results find activity in drug that turns on tumor 'death' receptors
...e presence of cell damage, such as that induced by chemotherapy
and radiotherapy, but this gene is mutated - and t...for cancer treatment will work best when used with chemotherapy
and/or radiation, and says Apo2L will be tested in combination therapy after this dose escalation st...
Participating in yoga during treatment for breast cancer improves quality of life
...st-conserving surgery, and 75 percent had received chemotherapy
prior to radiation treatment. The yoga program was designed specifically for this patient population - emphasizing breathing and relaxation, and excluding some positions, for example, that would be difficult, given the patients' possible weakened ran...
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