Chemotherapy

Cell-intrinsic And Extrinsic Effects Of Galectin-1 And Galectin-3 In B-cell Precursor Acute...

AbstractAcute lymphoblastic leukemias arising from the malignant transformation of B-cell precursors (BCP ALLs) are protected against chemotherapy by both intrinsic factors as well as by interactions with bone marrow stromal cells. Galectin-1 and Gal
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Soccer Legend Pele Hospitalized, Receiving Chemo For Colon Cancer

Pele is hospitalized in Brazil -- where the soccer legend is undergoing chemotherapy treatments -- this months after the soccer G.O.A.T. found out he had colon cancer. The 81-year-old FIFA "Player Of The Century" is receiving chemo at Sao...
Related topics: Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Fifa

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To My Patient Who Is Going To Lose Her Hair From Chemotherapy

I understand that the biggest fear you have about going through chemotherapy is losing your hair. I just want to tell you. You will be fine. Trust me. I know it’s barbaric. Why don’t we have medicines to treat cancer that will not make you lose...
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Chemotherapy May Affect Muscle Cells At Lower Doses Than Previously Thought

Previous research has found that chemotherapy can trigger muscle loss in people living with cancer, but a new study out of found it may also affect the way the body builds new muscle -- and at lower doses than previously known, having potential...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology

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Implementing P6 Acupressure In Conjunction With Pharmacotherapy To Decrease Chemotherapy-induced...

Mary L. Schumann MA, BSN,Marijean Buhse PhD, NP-C, MSCN, FAAN,Megan Maloney BSN, DNC,Heather Ugolini BSN
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Implementing P6 Acupressure In Conjunction With Pharmacotherapy To Decrease Chemotherapy-induced...

Mary L. Schumann MA, BSN,Marijean Buhse PhD, NP-C, MSCN, FAAN,Megan Maloney BSN, DNC,Heather Ugolini BSN
Related topics: Cancer, Nursing

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Immunotherapy-based Regimen Boosts Pfs In Egfr-mutant Lung Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Combining the PD-1 inhibitor sintilimab with a bevacizumab biosimilar and chemotherapy significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) versus chemotherapy alone in patients with EGFR-mutant nonsquamous non-small cell lung...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Chemo-ici Combo Promising In Soft Tissue Sarcoma

(MedPage Today) -- A combination of eribulin (Halaven) and pembrolizumab (Keytruda) offered promising results in patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcomas that were sensitive to immune checkpoint inhibition (ICI), a researcher reported. In...
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New Technique May Lead To Safer Stem Cell Transplants

Studying mice, researchers have developed a method of stem cell transplantation that does not require radiation or chemotherapy. Instead, the strategy takes an immunotherapeutic approach, combining the targeted elimination of blood-forming stem...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Cancer

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Combination Almost Doubles Survival In Untreated Mesothelioma

(MedPage Today) -- Survival in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) almost doubled versus historical rates with the immune checkpoint inhibitor durvalumab (Imfinzi) and pemetrexed (Alimta) chemotherapy, a small clinical trial showed...
Related topics: Cancer, Clinical Trials

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New Technique May Lead To Safer Stem Cell Transplants

Studying mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a method of stem cell transplantation that does not require radiation or chemotherapy. Instead, the strategy takes an immunotherapeutic approach,...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Cancer

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Researchers Identify Gene That Contributes To Secondary Cancers

A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center sheds light on how a critical protein plays a significant role as a gatekeeper for keeping aggressive secondary malignancies developing after chemotherapy...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Proteins

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Immunotherapy-chemotherapy Treatment Coupled With In-depth Genomic Analyses Leads To Improved...

Combining the immunotherapy agent durvalumab with the chemotherapy agents pemetrexed and cisplatin or carboplatin may provide a new treatment option for patients who have inoperable pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the tissues lining the lungs,...
Related topics: Cancer, Genetics, Genomics, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Chemo Helps Breast Cancer Cells Get Their ‘foot In The Door’ To The Lungs

A new study adds to the evidence that chemotherapy enhances cancer’s spread beyond the primary tumor, showing how one chemo drug allows breast cancer cells to squeeze through and attach to blood vessel linings in the lungs. The research in mice...
Related topics: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Chemo Helps Breast Cancer Cells Get Their 'foot In The Door' To The Lungs

A new study adds to the evidence that chemotherapy enhances cancer's spread beyond the primary tumor, showing how one chemo drug allows breast cancer cells to squeeze through and attach to blood vessel linings in the lungs.
Related topics: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Arterial Chemo Tops Chemoembolization For Large Liver Tumors

(MedPage Today) -- Patients with unresectable large-volume liver cancer lived significantly longer when treated with hepatic-artery infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) than with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), a randomized trial from China showed...
Related topics: Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology

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Roche's (rhhby) Tecentriq Gets Fda Nod For Another Indication (revised)

Roche RHHBY recently announced that the FDA has approved immuno-oncology drug Tecentriq (atezolizumab) for another indication.Tecentriq is now approved as adjuvant treatment, following surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy, for adults with Stage...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Idh2 Inhibitor Combo Boosts Response Rates In Newly Diagnosed Aml

(MedPage Today) -- Adding an isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) inhibitor to azacitidine significantly improved response rates for patients with newly diagnosed IDH2-mutant acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were ineligible for intensive chemotherapy...
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Longer Overall Survival In Metastatic Tnbc With Pembrolizumab

(MedPage Today) -- Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) added to first-line chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival (OS) for patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) whose tumors express a certain level of PD-L1, researchers...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Dick Vitale Planning To Call Games During Chemo, 'my Best Medicine Of All'

Dick Vitale says cancer will not get in the way of his passion for college hoops -- explaining in an emotional video he's still planning to call games despite chemotherapy treatments. The legendary broadcaster revealed his lymphoma diagnosis…
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Health Videos, Lymphoma

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