Chemotherapy

Nordstrom Co-president Blake Nordstrom Diagnosed With Lymphoma

Blake Nordstrom said he will undergo chemotherapy over the next few months in Seattle. Doctors have told him he can continue to work throughout this process.
Related topics: Lymphoma, Cancer

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Roche's Tecentriq Gets Fda Approval For First-line Nsclc

Roche RHHBY announced that the FDA has approved a label expansion of its immuno-oncology drug, Tecentriq.The drug has been approved in combination with Avastin (bevacizumab), paclitaxel and carboplatin (chemotherapy) for the first-line treatment of...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology, Avastin

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Medical News Today: Is It Possible To Reverse 'chemo Brain?'

'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect?
Related topics: Cancer, Brain Tumors, Oncology

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Visual Guide To Avert's Vte Prevention In Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Apixaban effective against important chemotherapy side effect
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Noac Prevents Vte During Chemotherapy

(MedPage Today) -- AVERT trial shows significant reduction driven by less pulmonary embolism
Related topics: Cancer

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Circulating Tumor Cell Count Could Help Choose Treatment For Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

Circulating tumor-cell (CTC) count could be used to choose hormone therapy or chemotherapy as frontline treatment for patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), HER2-negative (HER2-) metastatic breast cancer, according to data from the phase...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Hormones, Estrogen

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With Upfront Pcr, Some Patients May Skip Adjuvant Chemo

(MedPage Today) -- Breast cancer study confirms benefits of pathologic complete response
Related topics: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Kadcyla Halves Tumor Recurrence For Women With A Common Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5, 2018 -- For certain women with early stage breast cancer, a newer drug that combines an antibody with chemotherapy may cut the risk of disease recurrence in half, a new trial finds. The study focused on nearly 1,500 women with...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Chemo-free Tx Tops Best Option In Younger Cll Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Improved overall survival and safety with ibrutinib-based therapy
Related topics: Cancer

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Cutting Chemo Cycles Feasible In Younger Dlbcl Patients

(MedPage Today) -- Patients, ages 18-60, fare well with four cycles of CHOP instead of six
Related topics: Cancer

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First Biosimilar Rituximab For Lymphoma Approved In Us

Truxima, designed for the treatment of adult patients with CD20-positive, B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, can be used as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapy. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Lymphoma, Cancer, Food And Drug Administration

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Fda Approves New Treatment For Acute Myeloid Leukemia

MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced the approval of Daurismo (glasdegib) tablets for use in combination with a low dose of the chemotherapy cytarabine to treat newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Leukemia, Cancer

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Study Shows Chemotherapy Not Needed To Treat Many Breast Cancers

After a diagnosis of breast cancer, many women have surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation. But a new study shows that if the cancer is caught early enough, women might be able to avoid the chemotherapy. Since she was diagnosed with breast...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Sugar Cures Cancer! (not Really, But One Sugar May Help Chemo)

Enlarge (credit: Larry Washburn | Getty Images) My thesis advisor would describe some new results—disparagingly—as “not hypothesis driven.” Instead, the researchers who are reporting these results thought to themselves: hmmm, tumor cells...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Fda Approves First-line Tx For Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday expanded approval for the use of Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) injection in combination with chemotherapy for adult patients with specific types of peripheral T-cell...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Lymphoma, Cancer

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Health Tip: Managing Hair Loss From Chemotherapy

-- Chemotherapy may damage the cells that make hair and cause it to fall out, the National Cancer Institute says. Hair loss may begin two weeks to three weeks after starting chemotherapy, the agency says. Before hair begins to fall out, consider...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Pediatric Aml: Early Cardiotoxicity Tied To Worse Survival

(MedPage Today) -- Evaluate cardiac function after each course of AMI chemo, specialists urge
Related topics: Cancer

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Improved Long-term Pregnancy Outcomes For Goserelin + Chemo

THURSDAY, Nov. 8, 2018 -- For premenopausal women with stage I to IIIA estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer, goserelin plus chemotherapy is associated with an increased likelihood of becoming pregnant without an...
Related topics: Cancer, Estrogen, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Combination Chemotherapy And Immunotherapy Effective In Phase Ii Leukemia Study

A combination of the standard-of-care chemotherapy drug known as azacitidine, with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, demonstrated an encouraging response rate and overall survival in patients with relapsed or refractory acute myeloid...
Related topics: Cancer, Leukemia, Medical Research

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Head & Neck Cancer: Mixed Results With Intensified Therapy

(MedPage Today) -- Concurrent chemo with cetuximab-RT improves PFS but not induction
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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