Brain Cancer News and Features
In this phase 2 study, researchers randomly assigned 79 patients with immunotherapy-naive melanoma with brain metastases to receive either nivolumab plus ipilimumab or nivolumab alone.
[OncoTargets and Therapy] A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effect of abnormal EGFR expression on overall survival (OS) in patients with glioma.
Adverse event rates were similar in both trial groups, though patients treated with TTFields were much more likely to have mild to moderate skin toxicity.
Research pinpointed clinical factors, such as headache, that may be associated with pediatric brain neoplasms.
Lomustine plus bevacizumab may increase progression-free, but not overall, survival versus lomustine alone in progressive glioblastoma.
Brain Cancer Clinical Trials
This fact sheet reviews cancer in adolescents and children, including possible causes, treatment, and the general outlook for childhood cancers.
A clinic staffed with clinical research nurses provided needed care for patients in clinical trials who experienced adverse effects, and also ensured consistent documentation of treatment-related AEs, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
The importance of oncology clinical research nurses in the clinical trial process was explored in a study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.
A newly developed web site, described in a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress, aims to help nurses and patients explore clinical trial options for patients with hematologic cancers.
A randomized study evaluated the effectiveness of individual meaning-centered psychotherapy on psychological outcomes and spiritual well-being for patients with advanced cancer, compared with enhanced usual care or supportive psychotherapy.
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