Chemoprevention

Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

Using Olanzapine as an Antiemetic for Patients Undergoing Moderate or High-Emetic Risk Chemotherapy

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Some of our patients receive olanzapine (Zyprexa) as an antiemetic. Is this a typical use of this drug?

Breast cancer prophylaxis updated

Breast cancer prophylaxis updated

Clinicians should discuss the prophylactic use of tamoxifen as well as two other agents with women 35 years and older and at increased risk of ER-positive breast cancer, per ASCO recommendations.

ASCO: Breast cancer chemoprevention talk encouraged

ASCO: Breast cancer chemoprevention talk encouraged

ASCO encourages providers to speak to women at increased BC risk about the benefits, hazards of chemoprevention as a clinical option.

Drug response marker may speed lung cancer prevention trials

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Changes in the expression of microRNA-34c 6 months after treatment with a medicine to prevent lung cancer correlated with a benefit from the drug that was seen much later.

Arthritis drug may ward off lung cancer in ex-smokers

The COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib (Celebrex)—often prescribed to relieve arthritis pain, swelling, and stiffness—appears to have potential as a powerful chemopreventive agent for lung cancer.

NSAID shows potential as an effective anti-cancer treatment

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Researchers have discovered how a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) can inhibit tumor growth, according to a study published in Cancer Cell (2010 Jun 15;17(6):560-73).

Study demonstrates effectiveness of cell-based anti-cancer therapy

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Researchers have developed a method to produce cells that kill tumor cells and prevent new tumors from forming, according to a study published in Science (2010 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print]).

Vitamin K may provide chemoprotective benefits against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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People who have higher intakes of dietary vitamin K decrease their risk of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, according to researchers from the Mayo Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Fruits and vegetables have small chemoprotective effect, study shows

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Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables leads to only a small effect on cancer risk, according to a report published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2010 Apr 6. [Epub ahead of print]).

Bitter melon extract found to have anti-cancer agents

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Breast cancer patients may soon be able to benefit from extract from a bitter melon that kills and inhibits the growth of cancer cells, according to a researcher from Saint Louis University.

Anticancer activity observed in mango extracts

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Mango extracts may prevent or stop cancer growth in certain breast and colon cells, according to a study conducted by Texas AgriLife Research food scientists.

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