Tag: "hydroxyurea" at medical news
New studies identify advances in treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia
...s. Prior therapy included imatinib in 100 percent hydroxyurea
or anagrelide in 86 percent, and interferon alpha in 70 percent of patients. Approximately 54 percent of patients received imatinib for more than three years. Within the first six months, 90 percent of patients reached a complete hematologic respo...
Treatment regimen offers greater survival advantage for recurrent head and neck cancers
...G trial (split-course re-irradiation combined with hydroxyurea
and 5-FU chemotherapy), the estimated one- and two-year overall survival rates are 41.7 percent and 16.9 percent respectively. In the study presented today, 50 percent of patients survived for at least a year while nearly 26 percent of patients survi...
Adult sickle cell drug proves effective in young children
...old who had sickle cell anemia were given the drug hydroxyurea
orally as a flavored liquid formula. A majority of...d in all study participants. Patients treated with hydroxyurea
also weighed more and were taller than untreated children with the disorder their growth rates were...
Oral liquid hydroxyurea promising for long-term use in babies with sickle cell anemia
...who have sickle cell anemia (SCA) with oral liquid hydroxyurea
appears to prevent the onset of long-term complica...ed blood cells from sickling, clinicians have used hydroxyurea
for about a decade to reactivate HbF production in adults and older children with SCA. In addition, ...