Antibiotics

HF/CM risks in breast chemotherapy

HF/CM risks in breast chemotherapy

Earlier study findings that anthracycline- or trastuzumab-based treatment for breast cancer raises the risk for heart failure and cardiomyopathy can be extended to a more general population of women.

Benefits of using probiotics

Benefits of using probiotics

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What are the benefits of probiotics? Does any particular kind offer more benefits than the others?

Addition of vorinostat yields high remission rate in AML study

An 85% remission rate was noted in a group of patients with acute myeloid leukemia who received the histone deacetylase inhibitor vorinostat in addition to cytarabine and idarubicin.

Existing antibiotic may help fight leukemia

The IV antimicrobial tigecycline, indicated for the treatment of various infections, targets and destroys leukemia stem cells by cutting off the cell's energy production.

Bleomycin test dose

Bleomycin test dose

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Should patients receive a test dose of bleomycin? If yes, should the test dose be administered with every dose or just the initial dose?

FoxM1 protein may hold key to treatment of pediatric brain tumor

The regulatory protein FoxM1 is essential for the continued growth of medulloblastoma and is significantly and negatively correlated with survival, making it a useful prognostic marker.

New monoclonal antibody is a "source of hope" for patients with metastatic melanoma

New monoclonal antibody is a "source of hope" for patients with metastatic melanoma

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A recently FDA-approved treatment and an experimental BRAF inhibitor offer hope to patients with metastatic melanoma.

The pain of surviving cancer: Coping with the lasting effects of chemotherapy treatment

The pain of surviving cancer: Coping with the lasting effects of chemotherapy treatment

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Treatment-related pain is debilitating for patients. Many medications are not effective, but some techniques can alleviate patients' discomfort.

Antibiotics crucial after chemotherapy

Prophylactic antibiotics, barrier isolation and air quality control measures can substantially reduce the risk of death in high-risk cancer patients after chemotherapy, a systematic review has shown

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