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2014-06-03 12:15:53

Yale University A multi-center phase I study using an investigational drug for advanced bladder cancer patients who did not respond to other treatments has shown promising results in patients with certain tumor types, researchers report. Yale Cancer Center played a key role in the study, the results of which will be presented Saturday, May 31 at the 2014 annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. The trial included 68 people with previously...

2014-05-06 23:01:41

Retrospective Study of Roswell Park Patients Documents Safety and Benefit of Complex Immunotherapy Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 A retrospective study published online ahead of print in the medical journal Urology by a physician team from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) found that patients with metastatic kidney cancer — even those with chronic renal insufficiency — can tolerate and benefit from a treatment called high-dose interleukin-2 (HDIL-2) immunotherapy. Patients with...

2013-12-05 23:23:04

A recent study featured in the latest issue of The Oncologist shows that active smoking greatly diminishes patients’ chances of responding to chemotherapeutic treatment for renal cell carcinoma (RCC). The research team, jointly led by Dr. Michael Carducci from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD and Dr. Daniel Keizman from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, conducted a retrospective analysis exploring the association of...

2013-08-20 09:44:25

For the two-thirds of lung cancer patients with locally advanced or metastatic disease, tumor size is not used currently to predict overall survival times. A new study, however, led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has shown that even in advanced stages total tumor size can have a major impact on survival. Using data from a National Cancer Institute-sponsored Phase 3 trial involving 850 patients with advanced lung cancer, Dr. David Gerber, assistant professor of internal...

2013-06-03 12:30:21

Penn Medicine study shows drug stops tumor growth and provides the first effective treatment for thyroid cancer patients who progress following standard therapies The kidney and liver cancer drug sorafenib holds metastatic thyroid cancer at bay for nearly twice as long as a placebo, according to results of a randomized phase III trial, which will be presented today by a researcher from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a...

2013-04-19 17:44:04

Adding "chemical shift" techniques to MRI can help differentiate clear cell renal cell carcinoma from other types of renal cell cancer, a new study shows. That differentiation can help physicians better determine treatment for these patients. The study, conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, included 156 patients with proven renal cell cancer. Clear cell renal carcinoma contains microscopic areas of fat, which is not seen on conventional imaging, said Dr. Azadeh Elmi, lead...

2013-04-17 15:01:06

Incomplete diagnostic investigation and failure to get the best treatment are the most likely reasons why survival for bowel cancer patients is lower in the UK than in other comparable countries, according to new research published in the journal Acta Oncologica. The research, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, was carried out in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the UK for the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP). The study included...


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