Chemotherapy

For Residual Tnbc Post-chemo, Capecitabine Should Be Offered

For high-risk patients with triple-negative breast cancer who have residual disease following neoadjuvant therapy, Dr Kathy Miller says we must accept capecitabine as the standard of care. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Veteran Reporter Christiane Amanpour Announces Cancer Surgery

Veteran war correspondent Christiane Amanpour on Monday announced that she has recently undergone "major surgery" for ovarian cancer, and faced months of chemotherapy treatment. "Like millions of women around the world, I've been diagnosed with...
Related topics: Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Oncology

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Tweaking Maintenance Options In Metastatic Crc

(MedPage Today) -- Two maintenance strategies for metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) reduced the risk of disease progression or death following first-line chemotherapy, a pair of randomized trials from Europe found. In the German PANAMA study...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Giants Broadcaster Duane Kuiper To Miss Games While Undergoing Chemotherapy

Longtime San Francisco Giants broadcaster Duane Kuiper is stepping away from the booth temporarily to undergo chemotherapy. In a statement issued through the Giants, Kuiper announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with an unspecified medical...
Related topics: San Francisco Giants, Cancer

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First-line Aspacytarabine Meets Efficacy Mark In 'challenging' Aml Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Single-agent aspacytarabine as first-line therapy was effective and safe in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were not fit for intensive chemotherapy, a researcher reported. In a phase II study, treatment with the...
Related topics: Leukemia, Cancer, Medical Research

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Perioperative Chemo Enough In Esophageal Cancer?

(MedPage Today) -- Perioperative chemotherapy in locally advanced esophageal or gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) adenocarcinoma was not "unacceptably" inferior to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, an interim analysis of the randomized Neo-AEGIS trial...
Related topics: Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Oncology

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Stem Cell Drugs Surprise Researchers: Could Lead To Better Drugs In The Future

Chemotherapy destroys stem cells, which then cannot develop into immune cells and become part of the body's defenses. There are drugs that can remedy this, but previously we did not know exactly how these drugs worked. Now, a new study details their...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Cancer

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Cell Mechanics Research Is Making Chemotherapy Friendlier

Malignant tumor cells undergo mechanical deformation more easily than normal cells, allowing them to migrate throughout the body. The mechanical properties of prostate cancer cells treated with the most commonly used anti-cancer drugs have been...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Nus Researchers Use "automated" Microscopy To Identify Predictor Of Chemotherapy...

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found a way to predict if ovarian cancer patients will be resistant to chemotherapy. By using "automated" microscopy, they identified a protein that indicates the resistance of ovarian...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Oncology, Proteins

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Good Bacteria Can Temper Chemotherapy Side Effects

A new study found that specific types of gut bacteria can protect other good bacteria from cancer treatments -- mitigating harmful, drug-induced changes to the gut microbiome. By metabolizing chemotherapy drugs, the protective bacteria could temper...
Related topics: Bacteria, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology, Microbiome

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Doctors Now Must Provide Patients Their Health Data, Online And On Demand

Last summer, Anna Ramsey suffered a flare-up of juvenile dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune condition, posing a terrifying prospect for the Los Angeles resident: She might have to undergo chemotherapy, further compromising her immune system during a...
Related topics: Cancer

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Embryo Cryopreservation Minimizes Cryoinjuries, Offers Hope For Would-be Parents

Not all embryo transfers succeed, which gives rise to the practice of freezing extra embryos from an IVF cycle for future transfers. This allows those with at-risk fertility, due to age or treatments such as chemotherapy, to delay their transfer....
Related topics: Fertility, Cancer

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Vowels: Adaptability, Empathy, Innovation, Optimism, Unity

It feels like the days when I could go to all-you-can-eat buffets, when I could actually catch a smile from a patient and when I could hug someone after a successful chemotherapy round were written in history books long ago. In some ways, I have...
Related topics: Cancer

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Combo Therapy Boosts Response In Hairy Cell Leukemia

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with refractory or relapsed hairy-cell leukemia (HCL) can achieve a durable complete response with a short, chemotherapy-free, non-myelotoxic regimen of vemurafenib (Zelboraf) and rituximab, a small Italian study showed...
Related topics: Leukemia, Cancer, Medical Research

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Chemo-free Regimen Shows Promise In High-risk Early Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- A chemotherapy-free neoadjuvant regimen led to similar breast cancer outcomes, while allowing a majority of patients with high-risk early-stage disease to avoid adjuvant cytotoxic therapy, according to updated results from a...
Related topics: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Controlling Cholesterol In Microglia Alleviates Chronic Pain, Opioid-free

Chemotherapy can induce a painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic condition and common adverse effect for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Researchers have used a mouse model to demonstrate the pivotal role of cholesterol in CIPN, and...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Chemotherapy Nausea Linked To Stress, Neuropsych Symptoms

(MedPage Today) -- Patients who suffer frequent chemotherapy-induced nausea (CIN) are more likely to experience neuropsychological symptoms and stress characteristics, according to a study presented at the virtual Oncology Nursing Society annual...
Related topics: Cancer, Stress, Medical Research, Oncology, Nursing

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Auricular Acupressure May Relieve Neuropathy In Breast Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Auricular acupressure can reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) symptoms following breast cancer treatment, South Korean researchers reported. Their randomized trial showed that the technique significantly...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Collaborative Research Could Help Fine-tune The Production Of Antimalarials, Chemo Drugs

Much of common pharmaceutical development today is the product of laborious cycles of tweaking and optimization. In each drug, a carefully concocted formula of natural and synthetic enzymes and ingredients works together to catalyze a desired...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Enzymes

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Timing Of Chemotherapy For Glioblastoma May Matter

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 -- Chemotherapy for glioblastoma (GBM) may work better in the morning, according to a study recently published online in Neuro-Oncology Advances. Anna R. Damato, from the Washington University School of Medicine in St....
Related topics: Cancer, Glioblastoma, Medical Research, Oncology

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