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  • Dr. Alexi Wright led a study that found patients with terminal cancer who fight to the very end, taking debilitating chemotherapy treatments in the last months of life, often end up dying in intensive care.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife, CopingWithCancer

  • A new study conducted by scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, presents very promising results for the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Tags: chemotherapy, MultipleMyeloma

  • Dr. Erica Mayer says some breast cancer patients at Dana-Farber are using experimental caps to try to prevent hair loss from chemotherapy. These special caps have not been approved by the FDA and studies are still underway concerning their effectiveness.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch

  • A pair of studies showed a new type of anti-cancer drug, which works in an entirely different way from chemotherapy. Dr. George Demetri says the field is moving toward using the right drugs at the right time in the right patients.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, including Dr. Amy Billett, were part of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine that reports that the scarcity of mechlorethamine has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among children and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Lymphoma

  • In response to a recent New York Times article, Cellceutix Corporation of Beverly said it is already testing a P53 drug called Kevetrin in clinical trials at Dana-Farber.

Tags: chemotherapy

  • Three pharmaceutical companies are poised to test whether new drugs can work against a wide range of cancers, including those that are rare, such as liposarcoma, a cancer of the fat cells. According to Dr. Andrew J. Wagner, liposarcoma tumors can be very large and often start at the back of a patient's belly, where they can go unnoticed.

Tags: chemotherapy, Genetics

  • Dr. Matthew Kulke writes that the diagnosis and treatment of advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors have recently been boosted by a number of clinical developments. In the past year, two drugs have been approved for these obscure long-neglected tumors. (Subscription needed to view this article)

Tags: chemotherapy, PancreaticCancer

  • In a recent national study led by Dr. Jane Weeks, 69 percent of those with stage 4 lung cancer and 81 percent of those with stage 4 colon cancer failed to understand that chemotherapy was not at all likely to cure their cancer.

Tags: chemotherapy, EndOfLife

  • A study led by Dr. Jane Weeks suggests that many patients with advanced lung and colorectal cancer harbor the fundamental misperception that treatments that can extend life and alleviate pain might also cure them. Dr. Deborah Schrag, co-author of the study, said the researchers were also interested in examining whether where doctors worked might affect the way the message was communicated.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, EndOfLife

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