Chemotherapy and Drug Information

Effects of glioblastoma treatments on healthy brain tissue continues after treatment is completed

The first study to examine the effects of combined radiation and chemotherapy on the healthy brain tissue of glioblastoma patients has revealed specific structural brain changes.

Two-cycle technique improves determining optimal treatment doses in clinical trials

A new technique has been developed by statisticians to help doctors optimize dosing new cancer treatments in phase I/II clinical trials.

Common class of channel blockers may find a role in cancer therapy

Ion channel blockers, drugs commonly used to treat cardiac, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders, might prove useful in cancer therapy, according to new research.

Safest timing of pegfilgrastim administration seems to be 72 hours after chemo

Safest timing of pegfilgrastim administration seems to be 72 hours after chemo

Safest timing of pegfilgrastim administration based on white blood cell (WBC) count seems to be 72 hours following chemotherapy.

Underinvestment in long-term cancer drug research seen as a strong influence on drug development

Drugs to treat late-stage cancers are less costly to develop than drugs for earlier-stage cancers, which may steer pharmaceutical firms toward more late-stage drug development.

Port functionality with irinotecan administration

Port functionality with irinotecan administration

Subcutaneous power ports seem to rarely function properly when administering irinotecan but function properly when the regimen changes. Is there an explanation for why this happens?

Profile of neratinib and its potential in the treatment of breast cancer

Profile of neratinib and its potential in the treatment of breast cancer

[Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy] This research reviews the preclinical as well as clinical data on neratinib.

Standard IV administration of KCL

Standard IV administration of KCL

Is there a standard process for administering KCL through an IV?

Practices should be evaluated for cytotoxic chemotherapy extravasation

Practices should be evaluated for cytotoxic chemotherapy extravasation

This literature review sought to analyze the quality of evidence that supports management practices of cytotoxic drug extravasation.

Expensive new leukemia medication to be covered by Medicare

Expensive new leukemia medication to be covered by Medicare

Amgen's Blincyto costs about 178,000 for a standard course of treatment.

Stat Consult Slideshows

Fluorouracil (5-FU)

This slideshow reviews fluorouracil (5-FU), indicated for palliative treatment of breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and carcinoma of the pancreas; also adjuvant treatment of colorectal cancer.

Netupitant/Palonosetron (Akynzeo)

This slideshow reviews netupitant/palonosetron (Akynzeo), indicated for prevention of acute and delayed nausea and vomiting associated with initial and repeat courses of cancer chemotherapy.

Bevacizumab (Avastin) - cervical cancer

This slideshow reviews bevacizumab (Avastin), indicated for cervical cancer, in combination with paclitaxel and cisplatin or paclitaxel and topotecan in persistent, recurrent, or metastatic disease.

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