Is there any benefit to half-strength chemotherapy given to patients experiencing side effects from the drug or due to decreased functional status?
Could a medication indicated for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy resolve the same symptoms in patients undergoing chemotherapy?
Vaccine is effective even among older adults who subsequently undergo chemotherapy.
The herpes zoster vaccine continues to be effective in protecting older adults against shingles, even after they undergo chemotherapy, according to a recent study.
A 10-year study shows that increased availability of better systemic chemotherapies and targeted therapies for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer coincides with increased usage of these therapies.
Changes in how follicular lymphoma is managed have led to substantial improvement in prognosis and over all survival for patients with the disease.
Scientists have shown that DNA origami can be used for the targeted delivery of cancer drugs to tumor cells in mice.
No considerable survival difference found between patients receiving everolimus and those receiving a placebo.
A new combination of medications for treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer showed improved response rates, increased the rate of tumor shrinkage, and prolonged the time until cancers recurred
A new systematic review shows that treatment with the breast cancer drug trastuzumab is associated with prolonged survival in women with advanced breast cancer, but the risk of developing heart problems also increases.
Advanced cancer of the neuroendocrine system can lead to dismal prognoses, but a novel therapy is packing a punch by uniting powerful radionuclide treatment and chemotherapy drugs.
Treatment with selumetinib resulted in improved progression-free survival time and tumor response rate compared with chemotherapy, but no improvement was seen in overall survival. Furthermore, the modest improvement in clinical outcomes was accompanied by a high rate of adverse effects.
Oncology nurses reduce a patient's anxious response to chemo visits through supportive, relationship-based education that provides an overview of chemotherapy.
Periodic fasting may combat both chemotherapy-induced changes in immune cell function by replenishing stem cells in the blood; these findings suggest that fasting may provide benefits for cancer patients.
A synthetic peptide carrier is a potential delivery vehicle for chemotherapy drugs for brain cancer and for other neurologic medications, according to new research.
A clinical trial showed that the new drug MM-398, given in combination with 5-flourouracil (5-FU) and leucovorin, produced a significant overall survival rate in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.
An inexpensive malaria drug could be the answer for some women who are not responding to their cancer treatment, according to a promising but preliminary animal study.
Researchers have developed a new technique to combat metastatic prostate cancer (which is called castration-resistant), which could delay the start of chemotherapy.
For patients undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, cognitive complaints after treatment may be associated with changes in brain activity, according to a study.
A new chemotherapy drug being investigated for its potency against two types of cancer was found to be effective in about one-third of the participants in a phase I study.
Is there a difference in dosing (1 hour prior to radiotherapy vs bedtime) with temozolomide plus radiotherapy for glioblastoma multiforme?
For women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer, the combination of the PARP inhibitor olaparib and the anti-angiogenesis drug cediranib is more effective than olaparib alone.
For patients with non-small-cell lung cancer who have relapsed after initial treatment, the addition of the anti-angiogenesis drug ramucirumab to standard docetaxel chemotherapy extends survival.
Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer often benefit from chemotherapy before surgery to remove the tumor, but a test of one regimen by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center was halted when too many people experienced serious side effects such as heart attacks and blood clots in the legs and lungs.
A new phase II study finds that if chemotherapy is offered before radiation and surgery, more patients will be able to tolerate it and receive a full regimen of treatment.
Upfront standard androgen deprivation therapy plus six cycles of docetaxel significantly improves overall survival compared with ADT alone in men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes ahead of treatment may help predict response to platinum-based chemotherapy in women with triple-negative breast cancer, according to a new study.
A ginger extract, 6-gingerol, improves chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), according to findings from a phase 2 randomized trial presented at the 2014 Annual ASCO Meeting.
A combination of several small doses of an investigational radioimmunotherapy and the chemotherapy gemcitabine had superior outcomes compared with radioimmunotherapy alone in patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal cancer.
By targeting a particular receptor, chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells can be killed in an acute form of childhood leukemia, according to new research.
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