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2014-03-31 10:00:45

Physicians have long suspected that chemotherapy can accelerate the aging process in patients treated for cancer. Using a test developed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to determine molecular aging, UNC oncologists have directly measured the impact of anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs on biological aging. Researchers measured the level of p16, a protein that causes cellular aging, in the blood of 33 women over the age of 50 who had undergone chemotherapy for curable breast...

2014-03-19 08:29:07

Data Presented at 9th European Breast Cancer (EBCC-9) Symposium Highlights Comprehensive Body of Clinical Evidence for Oncotype DX REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genomic Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GHDX) today announced the presentation of multiple Oncotype DX® breast cancer studies at the 9(th) European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-9), which takes place March 19-21 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. New data will include an independently conducted physician survey that...

2014-01-15 08:28:21

Trial Will Compare Investigational Compound's Efficacy and Safety as an Addition to Standard Treatment NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of its investigational compound, veliparib (ABT-888) when added to carboplatin, a chemotherapy, in women with early-stage, triple-negative breast cancer. The three-arm trial will compare the addition of veliparib plus...

2013-12-13 23:01:59

An analysis by ECOG-ACRIN researchers shows that TILs are a prognostic factor in women with triple negative breast cancer. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 An analysis presented by researchers from the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showed that stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) represent a robust prognostic factor in patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) who are treated with standard adjuvant...

2013-12-11 12:07:24

Combining the chemotherapy drugs docetaxel and carboplatin with the HER2-targeted therapy trastuzumab was identified to be an ideal postsurgery treatment option for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer, regardless of tumor size and whether or not disease has spread to the lymph nodes, according to results from the BETH study presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10-14. "Worldwide, anthracyclines such as doxorubicin [Adriamycin] and epirubicin have...

2013-12-11 12:02:49

Results from the initial analysis of event-free and overall survival for patients enrolled in the randomized, phase III Neoadjuvant Lapatinib and/or Trastuzumab Treatment Optimization (NeoALTTO) trial are to be presented here at the 2013 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 10–14. "NeoALTTO is a randomized, phase III clinical trial evaluating whether a combination of two HER2-targeted therapies, trastuzumab and lapatinib, given with standard paclitaxel chemotherapy before...

2013-11-06 13:45:35

Long term results of the randomized phase III EORTC intergroup trial 40983 were recently reported in The Lancet Oncology. The observed 4.1% difference in overall survival at five years for patients with initially resectable liver metastases from colorectal cancer was not significant for perioperative chemotherapy with FOLFOX4 (folinic acid, fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) compared with surgery alone. Earlier results of this same trial had shown that perioperative chemotherapy with FOLFOX4...

2013-10-22 23:00:54

Nearly 80 percent of women who contacted a patient assistance program had some or all of their needs met, compared with only 35 percent of those who did not New York, New York (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 NEW YORK, NY  – October 22, 2013 /Press Release/  ––  Patient assistance programs can help breast cancer patients meet a variety of needs that can interfere with getting recommended adjuvant therapies such as radiation, chemotherapy, and hormonal treatments,...

2013-10-09 12:49:29

Among patients with pancreatic cancer who had surgery for removal of the cancer, treatment with the drug gemcitabine for 6 months resulted in increased overall survival as well as disease-free survival, compared with observation alone, according to a study in the October 9 issue of JAMA. "Pancreatic cancer is a disease with a poor prognosis, mainly because of the inability to detect the tumor at an early stage, its high potential for early dissemination, and its relatively poor sensitivity...


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