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2011-12-01 07:33:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Younger lymphoma patients given a more intensive chemotherapy regimen combined with rituximab live much longer, and are more than twice as likely to remain in remission 4 years later, compared to patients given standard chemo. Over the past decade, combined treatment with the monoclonal antibody rituximab and a standard chemotherapy regimen CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone) has substantially improved outcomes in lymphoma patients...

2011-10-07 05:48:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The future looks bright for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. A paper published in the October 6, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), shows that new treatment regimens, providing a lower risk of cardio toxicity, are an acceptable and effective option for patients. The new study, by the Breast Cancer International Research Group, answers a critical question raised by four previously published trials; are adjuvant anthracyclines necessary...

2011-10-06 09:54:37

Treating women with early stage breast cancer with a combination of chemotherapy and the molecularly targeted drug Herceptin significantly increases survival in patients with a specific genetic mutation that results in very aggressive disease, a researcher with UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center reported Wednesday. The study also found that a regimen without the drug Adriamycin, an anthracycline commonly used as a mainstay to treat breast cancer but one that, especially when paired...

2011-10-03 11:49:59

A combination of an oral drug, called sorafenib, and a method for injecting microbeads of chemotherapy directly into tumors has been proven safe for liver cancer patients and may improve outcomes for those who have these fast-growing, deadly tumors whose numbers are on the rise in the U.S. Reporting in the Sept. 12 online version of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Johns Hopkins investigators tested the combination in 35 patients with advanced, inoperable liver cancer. Both sorafenib and...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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