Chemotherapy and Drug Information

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment

The mechanism of metronomic chemotherapy: Improved tumor blood supply leads to better treatment .

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely after Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Metabolic Syndrome More Likely after Platinum-Based Chemotherapy for Testicular Cancer

Survivors of testicular cancer are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome after platinum-based chemotherapy.

Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy

Timing of Chemotherapy Infusion Affects Inflammatory Response to Chemotherapy

Light/dark cycle of the day influences inflammatory processes in various tissues in the body, potentially affecting risk factors in patients with cancer.

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Benefit African-American Women with Breast Cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy May Benefit African-American Women with Breast Cancer

Administering chemotherapy to African-American women with breast cancer prior to surgery may help improve their survival.

Chemo May Be Overused Among Young, Middle-aged Adults With Colon Cancer

Chemo May Be Overused Among Young, Middle-aged Adults With Colon Cancer

Chemotherapy may be overused among young and middle-aged adults with colon cancer, with the addition of adjuvant chemotherapy not resulting in a matched survival benefit.

Arsenic and APL: Review of Therapy for an Acute Leukemia

Arsenic and APL: Review of Therapy for an Acute Leukemia

I was surprised to see an order for arsenic recently. What is this being used for?

Second-line Weekly Nab-paclitaxel Noninferior to Paclitaxel for Gastric Cancer

Second-line Weekly Nab-paclitaxel Noninferior to Paclitaxel for Gastric Cancer

In a phase 3 trial, researchers determined if weekly nab-paclitaxel was noninferior to weekly solvent-based paclitaxel with respect to overall survival in patients requiring second-line treatment for advanced gastric cancer.

Adding Bortezomib to Rd Improves PFS, OS in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma

Adding Bortezomib to Rd Improves PFS, OS in Newly Diagnosed Myeloma

Researchers investigated whether VRd, which has demonstrated significant efficacy in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, would improve outcomes in patients with previously untreated myeloma who are not planned for immediate ASCT.

Serum IL-12 May Predict for Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

Serum IL-12 May Predict for Chemotherapy-Related Fatigue in Early-Stage Breast Cancer

In this study, researchers sought to identify physical, neurocognitive, and serologic markers that may correlate with self-reported fatigue before and after (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with early-stage breast cancer.

Delayed Adjuvant Chemotherapy Not Associated With Survival in NSCLC

Delayed Adjuvant Chemotherapy Not Associated With Survival in NSCLC

Study evaluated differences in survival with respect to the time interval between tumor resection and initiation of postoperative chemotherapy in patients with NSCLC.

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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