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News tagged ‘chemotherapy’ clear

  • The vast majority of advanced colon cancer patients in a clinical trial were not concerned about the cost of prescription drugs, according to a study led by Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: chemotherapy, ColonCancer

  • A combination of chemotherapies for colon cancer decreases recurrence for patients under 70, but not for those who are older, according to Mayo Clinic and Dana-Farber scientists.

Tags: chemotherapy, BasicResearch, ColonCancer

  • Treatment with three "targeted" cancer drugs has been linked to a slightly elevated chance of fatal side effects, according to a new analysis led by scientists at Dana-Farber. These risks remain low, but they should be factored in when developing patients’ treatment plans.

Tags: chemotherapy, PatientEducation, PatientSafety, TargetedTherapy

  • Adding Avastin to standard chemotherapy treatment may not improve survival rates for people with non-small cell lung cancer aged 65 plus, according to Dana-Farber researchers, who further suggest that clinicians exercise caution in including the drug in treatment recommendations.

Tags: chemotherapy, LungCancer

  • Researchers at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center have created a peptide that overcomes drug resistance and reactivates programmed cell death in recurrent blood cancers.

Tags: chemotherapy, DrugResistance, Leukemia, Lymphoma

  • Pediatric patients with B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia who are likely to relapse after chemotherapy treatment can reduce those odds by receiving additional courses of chemotherapy, according to research by Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center investigators.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Leukemia

  • A national drug shortage has been linked to a higher rate of relapse among Hodgkin lymphoma patients enrolled in a national pediatric clinical trial, report researchers involved in the study.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Lymphoma

  • A targeted drug that reduces blood flow to tumors prolonged the survival of patients with advanced stomach cancer after standard treatments failed, according to results of large multicenter clinical trial led by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Tags: chemotherapy, TargetedTherapy

  • Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of pediatric cancer, can safely receive intravenous infusions of a reformulated mainstay of chemotherapy that has been delivered via painful intramuscular injection for more than 40 years, research suggests.

Tags: chemotherapy, ChildhoodCancer, Leukemia

  • In a new study, women with relatively small, HER2-positive breast tumors who received a combination of lower-intensity chemotherapy and a targeted therapy following surgery or radiation therapy were very unlikely to have the cancer recur within a few years of treatment.

Tags: chemotherapy, BreastCancer, TargetedTherapy

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