Chemotherapy

Former Ucla Football Coach Terry Donahue Diagnosed With Cancer

Former UCLA Bruins football coach Terry Donahue has been diagnosed with cancer and is beginning chemotherapy after undergoing surgery on Friday, according to a press release from UCLA...
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Clearing Up Chemo Options For Frail And Elderly Patients With Advanced Oesophageal And Stomach...

The older you are the more likely you are to develop cancer. And more than a third of all cancer cases in the UK each year are diagnosed in people aged 75 and over. But ageing poses a challenge beyond just raising our risk. As we age, we get...
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Parents Lose Custody Of Toddler For Switching To 'natural' Treatment After 2 Rounds Of 'brutal'...

Post by Kaitlin Stanford. The parents of a toddler in Tampa, Florida, who's been bravely battling leukemia, are not happy after a local county court dismissed their request to treat their son's cancer with a more homeopathic approach involving CBD...
Related topics: Cancer, Leukemia, Oncology

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Chemo-induced Heart Failure Responds To Crt

(MedPage Today) -- First study for cancer survivors' cardiomyopathy finds dramatic effect
Related topics: Cancer, Heart Failure, Medical Research, Oncology, Cardiomyopathy

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Nene Leakes Announces That Husband Gregg Is Cancer-free After Completing Chemotherapy Last Month

NeNe Leakes shared exciting news to her fans in her latest Instagram update. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star posted on Monday to her 3.1 million followers an update on her husband Gregg’s health. The Atlanta businessman was diagnosed last...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Instagram

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Fit For Survival; Ringing The Bell; No End To Need For Chemo

(MedPage Today) -- News, features, and commentary about cancer-related issues
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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New Lesions Id'd On Breast Mri During Treatment Likely Benign

TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- For patients undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced breast cancer, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations with new suspicious findings are unlikely to represent a new site of malignancy, according...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Right Combination Of Diet And Bacteria Limits Cancer Progression

Researchers have discovered a combination of dietary factors and gut bacteria that inhibits the progression of colorectal cancer. Their findings could help exploit dietary regimens for therapeutic purposes to improve chemotherapy efficacy and reduce...
Related topics: Diet, Bacteria, Cancer, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Postchemo Radiation Tx May Benefit Some With Hodgkin Lymphoma

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 -- For patients with advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) with large tumors, limited evidence suggests that consolidation radiotherapy (RT) after chemotherapy may prolong progression-free survival, according to a study...
Related topics: Lymphoma, Cancer, Medical Research

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Why Treatment For Chemo Brain Is So Incredibly Elusive

Hank Green of SciShow explains why the foggy forgetfulness of chemotherapy induced cognitive impairment aka Chemo Brain is so very difficult to identify due to the wide range of cancers, treatments and historical data. Because identification is so...
Related topics: Cancer, Brain Tumors, Oncology

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Pregnant Christian Teen Who Refused Chemotherapy To Save Her Unborn Baby’s Life Dies

Dana Scatton, a teen mom who gave birth in January, died last week. What are the details?Scatton, a Christian who would have turned 18 last week, discovered she was pregnant when she was 17 years old. Months after she discovered she was pregnant,...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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Risk Of Dlbcl Tx Failure Upped With On-the-job Pesticides

(MedPage Today) -- Cellular adaptation to pesticide-induced damage may thwart chemotherapy efficacy
Related topics: Cancer

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Still No Benefit Of Ip Chemo For Ovarian Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- No PFS or OS benefit, more toxicity with IP versus IV regimens
Related topics: Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Oncology

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Chemotherapy Or Not?

Researchers are pushing the boundaries of how 'smart' diagnostic-imaging machines identify cancers -- and uncovering clues outside the tumor to tell whether a patient will respond well to chemotherapy.
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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Sucking Ice Chips Cuts Oral Side Effects Of Oxaliplatin Chemo

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Chemotherapy patients who suck on ice chips during treatment with oxaliplatin infusion have less trouble with eating and drinking cold things, fewer negative effects on quality of life due to oral symptoms, and a...
Related topics: Cancer

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Asco/ash Offer Guidance On Anti-anemia Drugs

(MedPage Today) -- An option, along with transfusion, for some patients with chemotherapy-associated anemia
Related topics: American Society Of Clinical Oncology, Anemia, Cancer

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"ten Days After My Surgery, I Have To Go Back To Work. I’ve Been Teaching Through The Months...

"... despite this, I’ve run out of medical leave. I am driven there by my friends, many of whom have already had to make great sacrifices to help me. Some write checks, some help me drain the surgical tubes stitched to my body, others send...
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Fda Okays First Targeted Drug For Metastatic Bladder Cancer

Accelerated approval was granted to erdafitinib for treating locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer with genetic alterations FGFR3 or FGFR2 after progressing on chemotherapy. A companion diagnostic was also approved. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Aacr: Longer Survival With Gilteritinib In Flt3mut+ Aml

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- For patients with FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutations who have relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), gilteritinib results in longer overall survival and higher response rates than salvage...
Related topics: Genetics, Leukemia, Cancer

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Cd40 Combination Therapy Can Shrink Pancreatic Tumors

A new combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer caused tumors to shrink in the majority of evaluable patients.
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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