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Mayo Clinic researchers use pharmacogenetic test prior to chemotherapy to reduce toxic side effects
...gs involved in their investigation are irinotecan, oxaliplatin
and capecitabine, and each is individually approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cancer. "By using the genetic test prior to the start of chemotherapy, we demonstrated that you can put these drugs together safely," s...
Mayo Clinic: Biomarker that may improve quality of life during treatment for colorectal cancer
... in Orlando, Fla. The side effects associated with oxaliplatin
(Eloxatin), a key component of modern chemotherapy...ts are at higher risk to develop side effects from oxaliplatin
early in the course of their treatment. Because the variations occur in genes involved in detoxifyin...
Chemotherapy options improve for patients with advanced colorectal cancer
...n that a chemotherapy regimen of capecitabine plus oxaliplatin
(CAPOX) is as safe and effective as infusional 5-fluorouracil/folinic acid plus oxaliplatin
(FUFOX) in the first-line treatment of metastatic colorectal carcinoma (MCRC). The findings are repo...
Use of chemotherapy after surgery for colon cancer has risen, with increase in survival rate
...entify whether newer agents such as irinotecan and oxaliplatin
may be more effective in patients with high-grade cancers or in blacks than the 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin regimens that were dominant during the time that the cohorts reported herein were followed up for survival," the authors conclude....
Chemotherapy given directly to the liver improves survival for patients with colorectal cancer
..., before chemotherapy drugs such as irinotecan and oxaliplatin
were available, both sets of patients received fluorouracil and leucovorin. Both groups had access to the newer drugs as they became available. Dr. Kemeny noted that studies are currently underway using HAI therapy in combination with newer drugs, an...
Choice of chemotherapy before liver metastasis surgery matters for some patients
...py regimen was linked to development of steatosis, oxaliplatin
was associated with sinusoidal injury and irinotec...s to the liver do just fine," he says. While both oxaliplatin
and irinotecan are equally effective when combined with fluorouracil, as are other chemotherapy regi...
Clinical data suggest potential versatility of ALIMTA-based regimens in lung cancer
...astin) was added to the combination of ALIMTA plus oxaliplatin
(Eloxatin) in patients with advanced NSCLC (Abstract # 7700 ). Previous research has indicated that oxaliplatin
and ALIMTA, as single agents, have shown activity in NSCLC, and ALIMTA has shown synergistic effects...
Gender impacts colorectal cancer progression
...ients who had been treated with 5-Fluorouracil and oxaliplatin
chemotherapy, Lenz says. Researchers were able to identify molecular markers predicting response time to tumor progression and overall survival. When we stratified for men and women, different genes appear to be predictive for outcome, says Lenz....