News tagged with chemotherapy regimen

E-mail prompts improve code status documentation

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced lung cancer, prompting oncologists via e-mail successfully improved both the rate and timing of outpatient code status documentation in patients' electronic health ...

Jan 05, 2013
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Prolonged dexamethasone cuts delayed nausea after chemo

(HealthDay) -- Adding dexamethasone to prochlorperazine on days two and three, following palonosetron and dexamethasone on day one, reduces delayed nausea (DN) in patients receiving chemotherapy containing ...

Aug 22, 2012
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R-CHOP benefits older mantle-cell lymphoma patients

(HealthDay) -- In older patients with mantle-cell lymphoma, a rituximab-based chemotherapy regimen (rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone [R-CHOP]) followed by maintenance ...

Aug 09, 2012
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Zaltrap approved for advanced colorectal cancer

(HealthDay) -- Zaltrap (ziv-afilbercept) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in combination with a FOLFIRI chemotherapy regimen for adults with advanced metastatic (spreading) colorectal cancer, the ...

Aug 04, 2012
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Breast MRI helps predict chemotherapy's effectiveness

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides an indication of a breast tumor's response to pre-surgical chemotherapy significantly earlier than possible through clinical examination, according to a new study published online ...

May 23, 2012
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