Chemotherapy

Cancer scan could remove need for radiotherapy in cured patients

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PET scan usage for patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma could potentially help them avoid unneeded radiotherapy.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

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Is there a new consensus about wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs) for infusion?

Ad-REIC Gene Therapy: Promising Results in a Patient with Metastatic CRPC Following Chemotherapy

Ad-REIC Gene Therapy: Promising Results in a Patient with Metastatic CRPC Following Chemotherapy

[Clinical Medicine Insights] In this case study, a 63-year-old man with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) was successfully treated for two years with in situ gene therapy using an adenovirus vector carrying the human REIC/Dkk‑3 gene.

Chemobrain is a real cognitive effect

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Chemotherapy, which can cause an inability to concentrate, is measurable effect related to cancer treatment.

Changes in cancer epigenome implicated in chemotherapy resistance and lymphoma relapse

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New research indicate that malfunctioning genes are only partly to blame for why treatment that was effective ultimately fails in many patients with the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Purity of herbal supplements

Purity of herbal supplements

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The purity of herbal supplements has been questioned. How should one advise patients interested in using these products?

Transitioning High-Dose AML Chemo to Outpatient Setting Improves Quality of Life

Transitioning High-Dose AML Chemo to Outpatient Setting Improves Quality of Life

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Transitioning a long-standing intensive chemotherapy regimen for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to the outpatient setting is safe and feasible.

New treatment options discovered for colorectal tumors

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Scientists have discovered that a chemotherapy drug already used to treat leukemia could prevent and control the growth of colorectal tumors.

Validating Chemotherapy Administration Feasible with Simulation-Based Evaluation

Validating Chemotherapy Administration Feasible with Simulation-Based Evaluation

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Simulation-based evaluation is a feasible, effective method to validate chemotherapy competency.

Adherence to Extravasation Follow-up Improves with Electronic Assessment Form

Adherence to Extravasation Follow-up Improves with Electronic Assessment Form

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A newly designed electronic extravasation assessment form has resulted in better patient care and more robust research.

Central Line Blood Stream Infection Prevention Roadshow Provides Education

Central Line Blood Stream Infection Prevention Roadshow Provides Education

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A central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) prevention roadshow effectively provides education to nurses.

Recognizing Ocular Toxicities of Anticancer Therapies May Enhance Patient Vision, Quality of Life

Recognizing Ocular Toxicities of Anticancer Therapies May Enhance Patient Vision, Quality of Life

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Understanding ocular toxicity of systemic anticancer therapies may aid nursing assessment, patient education, and care management.

Oral Chemotherapy Course Increases Confidence Among Nurses Outside Oncology Units

Oral Chemotherapy Course Increases Confidence Among Nurses Outside Oncology Units

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A 4-hour live course on use of oral chemotherapy successfully improved confidence and knowledge among nurses unfamiliar with oncology.

Blood test can help avoid unnecessary drug side effects for some patients with colorectal cancer

Blood test can help avoid unnecessary drug side effects for some patients with colorectal cancer

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Research evidence suggests that a blood test could be employed to identify patients with colorectal cancer who might benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.

Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity

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Increased overall survival and more time before tumor recurrence is associated with low presurgery uptake of a labeled glucose analogue in the primary tumor of patients with stage I non-small cell lung cancer.

Potential chemoresistance after consuming fatty acid in fish and fish oil

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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.

Fish oil may interfere with chemotherapy

Fish oil may interfere with chemotherapy

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

Precision medication is effective for subset of adrenal cancer patients

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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.

Exercise slows tumor growth and improves chemotherapy

Exercise slows tumor growth and improves chemotherapy

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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

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

Measuring treatment response is essential to guiding leukemia treatment

Measuring treatment response is essential to guiding leukemia treatment

A measurement of the concentration of leukemia cells in patient bone marrow during the first 46 days of chemotherapy may allow for better matching of patients to the optimal intensity of chemotherapy.

Hormone-blocking drug prevents ovarian failure and improves fertility in breast cancer patients

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Breast cancer patients given the hormone-blocking drug goserelin during chemotherapy experience less ovarian failure and are more likely to have successful pregnancies, according to study results.

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

Affect of chemotherapy on saliva test results

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Do cancer treatments alter alleles affecting saliva, thus rendering a Genecept Assay null and void?

Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

Chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

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Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure, according to a new study.

Combination therapy found best for low-grade brain tumors

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New evidence indicates that combining chemotherapy with radiation therapy may be the best option for people with a low-grade form of brain cancer.

Algorithm increases surgical success in advanced ovarian cancer

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A new surgical algorithm allows for greater percentage of visible tumor removal.

Chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery improves survival

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The addition of chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery lowered risk of death by approximately 30%, over surgery alone, according to a study that reviewed patient data.

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

Drug sequence with gemcitabine

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When giving gemcitabine (Gemzar) and cisplatin (Platinol), is it better to give gemcitabine first to reduce myelosuppression with every indication?

Androgen receptor abnormality may not affect response to chemotherapy

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Study findings suggest that androgen receptor V7 (AR-V7) status does not significantly affect response to taxane chemotherapy in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

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