News tagged with chemotherapy treatment

Patient preference doesn't affect chemo in advanced CRC

(HealthDay)—For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), most patients are treated with chemotherapy, even if they express negative or marginal preferences, according to a study published online ...

Sep 21, 2012
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Experts propose 'cyber war' on cancer

In the face of mounting evidence that cancer cells communicate, cooperate and even engage in collective decision-making, biophysicists and cancer researchers at Rice University, Tel Aviv University and Johns ...

Sep 04, 2012
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Study targets non-small cell lung cancer

A Phase I/II, multi-center trial designed to test the safety and preliminary efficacy of a first in class cancer treatment opened worldwide today at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials at Scottsdale Healthcare, ...

Aug 29, 2012
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Study helps pancreatic cancer patients make hard choices

Every year, nearly 45,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The odds against those stricken by the disease are truly dismal; pancreatic cancer almost always kills within two years after diagnosis, no matter ...

Aug 23, 2012
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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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Biomarker predicts chemo response for osteosarcoma

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists have found that a protein expressed by some cancers is a good predictor of how the cancer will respond to standard chemotherapy for osteosarcoma, the most common bone cancer in children. Knowing ...

Jul 03, 2012
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Researchers block pathway to cancer cell replication

Research suggests that patients with leukemia sometimes relapse because standard chemotherapy fails to kill the self-renewing leukemia initiating cells, often referred to as cancer stem cells. In such cancers, the cells lie ...

Jul 02, 2012
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