Chemotherapy

Taking Aim At Gastric Cancer: New Approach To Selective Chemotherapy

A novel drug, named "FerriIridium," can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Merck's Keytruda Could Face Direct Competition From New Chinese Drug

Chinese drug developer BeiGene (NASDAQ: BGNE) announced on Monday strong clinical results for its cancer immunotherapy, tislelizumab. A Phase 3 trial tested the drug alongside two other chemotherapy treatments in patients with non-small cell lung...
Related topics: Merck & Co, Nasdaq, Clinical Trials, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Oncology

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Why Aren't Advanced Bladder Cancers Being Treated?

Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients with advanced bladder cancer, many don't get it. The result, argues a team led by UC Davis Health urologists,...
Related topics: Bladder Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Chemo For Fake Diagnoses; Nurse Infects 7 With Hep C; Md Spied On Minors With Pen Cam

]]>(MedPage Today) -- This weekly roundup features arrests, criminal proceedings, and other reports alleging improper or questionable conduct by healthcare professionals. A Texas doctor that falsely diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis in scores of...
Related topics: Cancer, Nursing, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis

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Rep. Ayanna Presley Bravely Goes Public About Her Alopecia

When I was diagnosed with cancer, the first thing I thought was, "Will I need chemo?" And the second thing I thought was, "What about my hair?" For a couple of weeks, until I got the biopsy results, I had to accept that my hair might be gone. It was...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Biopsy

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Investigational Drugs Block Bone Loss In Mice Receiving Chemotherapy

Bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis and fractures is a major problem for cancer patients who receive chemotherapy and radiation. Since the hormone estrogen plays an important role in maintaining bone health, bone loss is especially pronounced...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Osteoporosis, Oncology, Hormones, Estrogen

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Investigational Drugs Block Bone Loss In Mice Receiving Chemotherapy

Studying mice, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a driver of bone loss related to cancer treatment -- cellular senescence. This process is independent of hormones related to bone health, such as...
Related topics: Bone Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Oncology, Hormones, Estrogen

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High Conversion Rate For Conservative Therapy In Tnbc

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Half of women with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) ineligible for breast-conserving therapy (BCT) converted to BCT eligibility following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, a subgroup analysis of a randomized trial showed. Of 141...
Related topics: Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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'less Is More' When It Comes To Testicular Cancer Chemo, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- Treatment with half the typical amount of chemotherapy can still prevent the return of one type of testicular cancer, a new study suggests. Giving patients with the "non-seminoma" form of testicular tumor just one cycle...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Surgery May Add Months Or Years Of Survival For Adults With Rare And Deadly Brain Cancers

For adult patients with brainstem high-grade gliomas -- one of the rarest and deadliest forms of brain cancer -- surgically removing the entire tumor may add many months or potentially years of survival beyond that offered by radiation and...
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology

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Criss Angel Shares Heartbreaking Update About Son Johnny’s Chemotherapy Treatment For Leukemia

Criss Angel and his partner, Shaunyl Benson, both took to Instagram this week to share photos and updates of their son, Johnny, while he endures chemotherapy, as reported by Yahoo Entertainment. The five-year-old boy has been treated for leukemia...
Related topics: Cancer, Leukemia, Instagram, Health Photos

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Criss Angel's Heartbreaking Update About 5-year-old Son: 'this Is Childhood Cancer'

Criss Angel spent the day after Christmas in the hospital with his son, Johnny, who had to undergo chemotherapy. The 52-year-old magician and illusionist shared photos of him with his son on Thursday writing it was "a long day."Read more...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Christmas, Health Photos

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Updated Aphinity Supports Benefit Of Anti-her2 Combo

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Adding a second anti-HER2 agent to trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting continued to show promise for select women with early HER2-positive breast cancer, according to a six-year analysis from the...
Related topics: Cancer, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Obamacare Improved Crc Treatment In Young Adults

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision allowing young adults up to age 26 to be covered under their parents' health insurance was associated with earlier-stage diagnosis and more timely receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy among...
Related topics: Obamacare, Cancer

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Taking Antioxidants During Chemo Has Negative Effects

A small study shows a link between taking antioxidants while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and an increase in the risk for recurrence and death. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research, Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Continuing Full Induction Regimen Not Beneficial In Metastatic Crc

FRIDAY, Dec. 20, 2019 -- For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, continuing full cytotoxic chemotherapy until progression offers no benefit over observation, according to research published online Dec. 19 in JAMA Oncology. Mohamad Bassam...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Treatment For Younger Adults With Crc Improved Under Aca

THURSDAY, Dec. 19, 2019 -- Implementation of the Dependent Coverage Expansion (DCE) under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) increased early-stage colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis and receipt of timely adjuvant chemotherapy for surgically resected...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Fda Approves Novel Drug Enfortumab Vedotin For Urothelial Cancer

A new antibody drug conjugate yielded an overall response rate of 44% among patients with advanced disease who had progressed on chemotherapy and immunotherapy. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Oncology

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Patients With Acute Leukemia Who Are Treated With Common Therapy Have Increased Risk For Heart...

Patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are treated with anthracyclines are at a heightened risk of heart failure--most often within one year of exposure to the chemotherapy treatment.
Related topics: Leukemia, Heart Failure, Cancer

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New Data Bolster Case For Anti-her2 Combo In Early Breast Ca

]]>(MedPage Today) -- SAN ANTONIO -- Adding a second anti-HER2 agent to trastuzumab (Herceptin) plus chemotherapy in the adjuvant setting continued to show promise for select women with early HER2-positive breast cancer, a new analysis from the...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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