Chemotherapy and Drug Information

New combination could make cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy

New combination could make cancer more sensitive to chemotherapy

Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells withstand chemotherapy could improve treatment.

For patients with terminal cancer, chemotherapy does not improve quality of life

For patients with terminal cancer, chemotherapy does not improve quality of life

Chemotherapy administered to patients with cancer who are near death does not improve quality of life.

Chemotherapy-related decline in cognitive function correlated with biomarkers

Chemotherapy-related decline in cognitive function correlated with biomarkers

Research indicates a connection between chemo-related cognitive function decline and molecular immune biomarkers, genetic aging, and neurotransmitter markers.

The impact of 5-hydroxytryptamine-receptor antagonists on chemotherapy treatment adherence, treatment delay, and nausea and vomiting

The impact of 5-hydroxytryptamine-receptor antagonists on chemotherapy treatment adherence, treatment delay, and nausea and vomiting

[Cancer Management and Research] This research examines the incidence of chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV) and treatment delay among patients receiving palonosetron versus other 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor antagonist (5-HT3 RA) antiemetics.

Chemotherapy dosages in overweight or obese patients with ovarian cancer

Overweight or obese patients with ovarian cancer are typically given lower per-pound chemotherapy doses to reduce toxic side effects, which could impact their survival chances.

Iressa for EGFR metastatic lung cancer approved by FDA

Iressa for EGFR+ metastatic lung cancer approved by FDA

New companion diagnostic kit can identify candidates

Hydration regimens for cisplatin

Hydration regimens for cisplatin

Is there evidence to support adding potassium magnesium and mannitol to the hydration regimens for cisplatin?

New ACC/AHA guidelines deemed better for identifying statin candidates

New ACC/AHA guidelines deemed better for identifying statin candidates

New guidelines released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) would have 13 million more Americans taking the cholesterol drugs, experts say.

Stress hormones could undermine breast cancer therapy

The stress hormones often used to treat the side effects of chemotherapy could have the side effect of making effective cancer drugs fail sooner in some women with breast cancer, according to new research.

Addition of aprepitant may improve vomiting control in patients receiving oxaliplatin

Addition of aprepitant may improve vomiting control in patients receiving oxaliplatin

A three-drug combination antiemetic therapy including aprepitant or fosaprepitant improved the prevention rate of nausea and vomiting.

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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