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Drug combo doesn't lengthen glioblastoma survival

(HealthDay)—In patients with progressive glioblastoma, treatment with lomustine plus bevacizumab does not confer a survival advantage over treatment with lomustine alone, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in ...

Nov 17, 2017
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Lymphoma risk up with thiopurine, anti-TNF Tx in IBD

(HealthDay)—For patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the risk of lymphoma is increased with use of thiopurine monotherapy, anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) monotherapy, and combination therapy, according to a ...

Nov 08, 2017
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Combination therapy

In contemporary usage, the expression combination therapy most often refers to the simultaneous administration of two or more medications to treat a single disease, but the expression is also used when other types of therapy are used at the same time.

Conditions treated with combination therapy include tuberculosis, leprosy, cancer, malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

Combination therapy may seem costlier than monotherapy in the short term but causes significant savings: lower treatment failure rate, lower case-fatality ratios, slower development of resistance and consequently, less money needed for the development of new drugs.

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