Chemotherapy

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

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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.

Human neural stem cells restore cognitive functions impaired by chemotherapy

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Human neural stem cell treatments may allow for reversal of learning and memory deficits after chemotherapy, according to preclinical research.

Update: Disposal of unused medications

Update: Disposal of unused medications

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New regulations have established a variety of means to dispose of unused controlled drugs, depending on the locality.

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

Ideal infusion rate for maintaining hydration

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In an outpatient cancer infusion center providing IV hydration, is a longer infusion time better for the patient?

Two major studies strengthen case for prostate cancer drug before chemotherapy

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The pioneering prostate cancer drug abiraterone can significantly extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer if administered prior to administering chemotherapy, according to phase III clinical trial data.

Patient beliefs about chemotherapy, cancer influence care choices at the end of life

Patient beliefs about chemotherapy, cancer influence care choices at the end of life

Patients with advanced cancer who believed chemotherapy might cure their cancer were more likely to receive chemotherapy.

Hair dye use during chemotherapy

Hair dye use during chemotherapy

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Is it safe to use hair dyes concurrently with chemotherapy?

Assessing patency of an implanted port

Assessing patency of an implanted port

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How should a fibrin overgrowth on an internal catheter be managed when there is no blood return from the implanted port?

Rare gene variants associated with side effects from paclitaxel

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Researchers have identified the first genetic marker associated with severe neurologic toxicity from paclitaxel.

Immunosuppressives and anticancer drugs may reactivate Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Immunosuppressives and anticancer drugs may reactivate Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Chemotherapy or immunosuppressive treatment may reactive hepatitis B virus in patients previously infected with the virus.

Potentially targetable signaling pathway generates chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells

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Current research has identified a signaling pathway responsible for the generation of slowly proliferating cancer cells that are hard to eradicate via current treatments.

Maximum tolerated doses of gemcitabine

Maximum tolerated doses of gemcitabine

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How much more toxicity and myelosuppression has been associated with gemcitabine (Gemzar) when it is infused over periods longer than 30 minutes?

Combination therapy can reduce chance of recurrence from small HER2+ breast tumors

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Women with stage 1 HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted drug following surgery were unlikely to suffer cancer recurrence within 3 years of treatment.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) plus chemotherapy improves survival among patients with stage 4 lung cancer

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Combining stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with a specific chemotherapy regimen more than doubled survival rates for certain patients with stage 4 lung cancer, according to recent research data.

Second-line ramucirumab delays disease progression in advanced colorectal cancer

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A combination treatment with of the drug ramucirumab and FOLFIRI chemotherapy provides a survival advantage over standard treatment with FOLFIRI alone for patients with advanced colorectal cancer, according to study data.

Long-term outcomes improved by combining bevacizumab with newer chemotherapy regimen for advanced colorectal cancer

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A phase III study of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer has indicated that FOLFOXIRI chemotherapy, in combination with bevacizumab, is superior to the standard FOLFIRI chemotherapy with bevacizumab.

Therapy dogs benefit adult patients with cancer receiving chemo, radiation

Therapy dogs benefit adult patients with cancer receiving chemo, radiation

Therapy dogs improve the emotional well-being of some patients with cancer who are undergoing concomitant chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Effectiveness of drugs to prevent hepatitis among patients receiving chemotherapy

Use of the antiviral drug entecavir resulted in a lower incidence of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatitis and HBV reactivation among patients with lymphoma undergoing a certain type of chemotherapy.

Targeting mitochondrial enzyme may reduce cardiac effects from chemotherapy drug

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Investigators have identified two compounds that appear to block the cardiac damage caused by doxorubicin. Their report indicates that inhibiting the action of an enzyme key to the generation of cellular energy in mitochondria could prevent doxorubicin-induced damage to cardiac cells without reducing the drug's antitumor effects.

Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel

Importance of sequence in administering premeds with paclitaxel

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In what sequence should you administer premedications prior to paclitaxel: Should the antihistamine be given first or the steroid?

SABCS: Novel breast cancer drugs show promise in early trials

SABCS: Novel breast cancer drugs show promise in early trials

Pictilisib and pembrolizumab may prolong survival for women with advanced breast cancer, according to data from preliminary studies.

Resistance exercise improves fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Resistance exercise improves fatigue in patients with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Per a new study, resistant exercise decreased physical fatigue and maintained quality of life among patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.

New approach pioneered for treating HPV-related cervical cancer

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A drug typically used to treat infection of the retina in people with AIDS has been shown, for the first time, to sensitize cervical cancer to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

10 most popular complementary medicines may interact with cancer therapy

10 most popular complementary medicines may interact with cancer therapy

10 most asked about complementary medicines all may result in drug interactions with administered with chemotherapy, radiation, or prior to surgery.

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