Chemotherapy and Drug Information

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

Use of pharmacokinetics to measure response in CML

What data are available concerning inter- and intrapatient variability in the pharmacokinetics of TKIs in chronic myeloid leukemia?

Potential chemoresistance after consuming fatty acid in fish and fish oil

Experiments in mice suggest that elevated blood levels of the fatty acid derived from fish oil may induce resistance to chemotherapy.

Adjuvant chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer: State-of-the-art

Adjuvant chemotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer: State-of-the-art

[Translational Lung Cancer Research] In this article, the authors examine the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in the treatment of resected non-small cell lung cancer.

Prices of cancer drugs have soared since 1995

Prices of cancer drugs have soared since 1995

The prices of leading cancer drugs have risen at rates far outstripping inflation over the last two decades, according to new study data.

Fish oil may interfere with chemotherapy

Fish oil may interfere with chemotherapy

Research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce the effects of chemotherapy.

Concurrent chemoradiation treatment at high-volume facilities improves survival for NSCLC

Patients treated with definitive concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy for stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) showed better overall survival when treated at experienced facilities.

Precision medication is effective for subset of adrenal cancer patients

A subset of adrenal cancer patients responded well to drug treatment in a phase 3 trial, giving some hope for addressing this aggressive form of cancer.

New drug regimen reduces toxicities in patients with renal cancer

Findings of a 7-year study revolutionized the standard protocol for patient management by reducing toxicities for patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC).

Exercise slows tumor growth and improves chemotherapy

Exercise slows tumor growth and improves chemotherapy

A new study of the impact of exercise in models of breast cancer in mice has shown the benefits of exercise on the function of blood vessels around tumors.

Function of a micron filter

Function of a micron filter

Why do some drugs need a micron filter and what is the affect of using one?

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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