Search Tag: Chemotherapy

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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 New England... Read more

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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

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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 microspheres... Read more

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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 Case Western... 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 patients... Read more

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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 or older)... Read more

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End-of-Life — Why These Conversations Matter

2015 23 Jul

The original Obamacare proposal sought to grant compensation for physicians for providing counselling to patients about living wills and end-of-life care options. The Affordable Care Act, which was enacted in 2010, however, includes no such compensation.The issue has been resurrected when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced... Read more

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PET Scan after Chemo Could Avoid Need for Radiotherapy

2015 23 Apr

A positron-emission tomography (PET) scan immediately after treatment with chemotherapy can identify patients who have a very good outcome without additional radiotherapy, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.The "RAPID" trial involved 602 Hodgkin lymphoma patients who had a PET scan performed after their chemotherapy.... Read more

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Fasting Improves Efficacy of Low-Toxicity Cancer Drugs

2015 01 Apr

Breast, colorectal and lung cancers may respond to a less-toxic class of drugs as well as they do to chemotherapy when the drugs are used in combination with fasting. The results of two new studies in mice, conducted by a multinational collaboration of researchers, have been published in the March 30 issue of Oncotarget. Starving Cancer Cells "Like... Read more

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