Search Tag: Chemotherapy

Cardiology Management

Onco-Cardiology: Consensus Paper from Germany

2020 27 May

There is sufficient clinical evidence to show that the use of certain chemotherapeutic drugs is associated with cardiac toxicity. In many cases, the impairment in cardiac dysfunction caused by these drugs is lifelong and can severely impair the quality of life of patients. While many drugs continue to be approved to treat malignancies, the cardiac... Read more

Executive Health Management

‘The Death of Cancer’ - The Patient Perspective

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cancer affects everybody's life at some point. ‘The Death of Cancer,' written by one of oncology's leading figures, Dr Vincent T. DeVita, documents his own journey for the cure. Dr Peter Kapitein gives his personal review on the book.   In 2005 I was diagnosed with lymph gland cancer and became interested in the medical industrial... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hyperthermia. An amplifier for radiation therapy.

2018 07 Nov

Hyperthermia can further enhance the therapeutic outcomes of radiation and chemotherapy, while keeping side effects at a minimum. A treatment method with many advantages. What is hyperthermia? Hyperthermia is the intentional overheating for therapeutic purposes, either throughout the body or in individual organs. The method of directly... Read more

IMAGING Management

PET Tomo Helps Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Avoid Chemo

2016 26 Jun

Research on 1,200 patients in the UK, European and Australia has found that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans can spare patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma the serious side effects of chemotherapy. The study, led by Peter Johnson , Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Southampton, and published in the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Radiation-Chemo Combo Prolongs Survival in Low-Grade Brain Tumour

2016 11 Apr

Patients with glioma – a low-grade type of brain tumour – who received radiation therapy plus a chemotherapy regimen, including procarbazine, lomustine and vincristine (PCV), experienced a longer progression-free and overall survival than patients with only radiation therapy, according to the results of the clinical trial, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group... Read more

IMAGING Management

Chemoresistance Explained: New Clues in Small Cell Lung Cancer

2016 04 Apr

Researchers in Austria have unraveled how small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is not usually detected until it is at an advanced stage, when metastases have already formed. Chemotherapy is very effective initially but, within a year, cancer recurs and this time does not respond to a course of chemotherapy, they said. The research group headed by Gerhard... Read more

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Netherland’s ZIN To Reimburse SIRT For Failed Treatment in Colorectal Liver Metastases

2016 17 Mar

The Netherlands Healthcare Institute, Zorginstituut Nederland ( ZIN ), has agreed to reimburse Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) for patients with colorectal liver metastases who have failed on or are intolerant to prior chemotherapy. The ZIN based its decision on clinical evidence of the efficacy and safety of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin... Read more

IMAGING Management

MRI Analytics Identifies Best Treatment for Breast Cancer

2016 23 Feb

Faster, cheaper test predicts who needs chemotherapy or just hormonal regimen   A new way to analyse magnetic resonance images (MRI) data for women with the most common type of breast cancer appears to reliably distinguish between patients who would need only hormonal treatment and those who also need chemotherapy, researchers from... Read more

Executive Health Management

Where Would You Like to Die?

2016 25 Jan

If you compare how people near the end of life are treated in the U.S. and other regions of the world, you will find very specific differences. In the U.S, such patients are typically attached to tubes and machines. They also have to go through invasive procedures and because of the fact that they are inundated with all these measures, most of the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Treatment of Elderly Cancer Patients

2015 06 Oct

Results from the largest international comparison of the treatment of elderly patients with breast cancer show that significant differences exist in the use of surgery, hormone therapy and chemotherapy between European countries. The European Registration of Cancer Care (EURECCA) study compared the treatment of elderly patients (70 years... Read more