Adding the mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) antibody onartuzumab did not significantly improve clinical outcomes.
Survey data from patients receiving care at Boston Medical Center who were navigated for colonoscopy screening illustrates how patients value the services of oncology patient navigators.
A possible association between moderate to heavy alcohol consumption has been shown in previous studies. In this study, investigators examined the relationship between alcohol consumption and colorectal cancer survival remains unclear.
Smoking-attributable cancer mortality estimates have not been established by state; therefore, in this study, the proportion of cancer deaths among persons 35 years and older related to cigarette smoking in 2014 was calculated for each state and DC.
Novel preparation formulation is as effective and safe as current colon prep for colonoscopy. Plus, study participants gave the prep experience a high satisfaction rating.
Because gastric acid suppressants, such as proton pump inhibitors, affect the absorption of some oral cancer medications, researchers sought to determine if proton pump inhibitors impair capecitabine efficacy.
A review of adverse effects and recommended management for 3 kinase inhibitors indicated for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
Adding rolapitant to a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist and dexamethasone significantly improved the prevention of CINV in patients with GI and CRC cancers receiving highly or moderately emetogenic chemotherapy.
Applying evolutionary theory improves the accuracy of predicting in which patients Barrett's esophagus will progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma.
Lifestyle and dietary measures for preventing colorectal cancer are extensively studied; however, in this study, researchers looked at a dietary measure that improved survival for patients after diagnosis.
Poor compliance to NCCN guidelines for adjuvant chemotherapy appears to be associated with poorer overall survival.
Research indicates that metformin can confer improved survival for patients with colorectal cancer that also have diabetes.
Research findings reveal the mechanism by which obesity increases inflammation and desmoplasia in the most frequent type of pancreatic cancer, using mouse models and human tissue samples.
Systematic Palliative Care Provides Greater Improvement in Quality of Life for Patients with Pancreatic CancerJuly 29, 2016
Quality of life is significantly improved for patients with pancreatic cancer when systematic palliative care is administered vs on-demand palliative care.
Genetic biomarkers from tumor DNA circulating in the bloodstream could indicate the risk for recurrence of colorectal cancer and the efficacy of chemotherapy after surgery.
The multikinase inhibitor regorafenib significantly improved overall survival rates compared to placebo in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, according to data from the phase 3 RESORCE trial.
Using a computer algorithm to scan images of the esophagus for signs of early esophageal cancer is nearly as accurate as top specialists.
Adjuvant chemotherapy is associated with improved overall survival in patients with stage II colon cancer regardless of treatment regimen, patient age, or high-risk pathologic risk features.
The proportion of older patients with comorbidities receiving treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has increased over the last 2 decades despite the overall percentage of older adults being treated remaining low.
Drinking scalding coffee, tea, or yerba mate might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer according to the World Health Organization. Beverages hotter than 149°F (65°C) might increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer.
Aspirin's anti-inflammatory action is protective against another aggressive cancer: cholangiocarcinoma. Furthermore, it is beneficial regardless of daily use or dose.
[Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology] This research examines the role of adjuvant chemotherapy in resectable bile duct cancer treatment.
Metastatic capabilities of pancreatic cancer might arise before tumors even form. Metastasis and advanced stage of disease at diagnosis are attributed to low survival rates for pancreatic cancer.
Measurements of copies of a single gene circulating in the bloodstream allowed scientists to identify patients with stomach cancer who were most likely to respond to treatment.
Combining a laboratory ultrasound technique called sonoporation with the commercially available chemotherapy compound gemcitabine increases the porosity of pancreatic cells with microbubbles and helps get the drug into cancer cells.
Despite the increased risk, patients whose pancreatic cancer tumor has grown to encompass critical blood vessels can be candidates for surgery. Data on efforts to fine-tune a protocol for these patients were presented at the SSAT 57th Annual Meeting.
Adjuvant gemcitabine plus capecitabine significantly improved overall survival compared with gemcitabine monotherapy in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, according to results of the ESPAC-4 trial presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.
First results from the phase 3 CRITICS study found no significant difference in overall survival between postoperative chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy in patients with resectable gastric cancer, according to a study presented at the ASCO 2016 Annual Meeting.
A study of nearly 1000 patients with HCC found that black patients with the disease had a 33% greater risk of death compared with non-Hispanic whites.
Chemoradiotherapy Showed No Survival Benefit Over Chemotherapy in Locally Advanced Pancreatic CancerMay 24, 2016
Researchers discovered no survival benefit of chemoradiotherapy over chemotherapy in treating locally advanced pancreatic cancer in the LAP01 Randomized Clinical Trial.
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- Combination of Gemcitabine and New CHK1 Inhibitor Is Effective in Soft Tissue Sarcomas
- Alcohol Consumption, Particularly White Wine, Associated With Increased Risk of Melanoma
- In HER2+ Breast Cancer, Higher TIL Levels Associated With Improved OS
- Exercise is as Effective in Treating Metastatic Prostate Cancer as Medication
- Walnut Consumption Changes Gut Microbiome, Decreases Growth of Colon Cancer in Mice
- Vaccine Enters Phase I Study for Safety and Effectiveness in Multiple Myeloma
- Timing Chemotherapy Administration to Circadian Rhythm Improves Drug Effectiveness
- New Therapy Blocks Breast Cancer Cells From Entering and Hiding in Bone Marrow to Form Latent Metastases
- Costs, Complications Higher for Women Who Undergo Second Surgery After BCS
- Omitting RT in Certain Older Women With Early Breast Cancer is Safe
- Fluorescent Nanoparticles Represent Novel Detection Method of HER2 Expression
- Assessment of Stromal Features in DCIS Requires Robustness
- Profile of Tivantinib and its Potential in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: the evidence to date
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