Navigation Links
New Drug May Work Better Against Chemo Side Effects
Date:1/8/2009

Japanese testing reveals longer protection from nausea and vomiting

THURSDAY, Jan. 8 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that better prevents the nausea and vomiting that commonly follows chemotherapy treatment for cancer may be on the horizon, Japanese researchers report.

Studies headed by a doctor at Juntendo University Hospital in Tokyo found that palonosetron was not only as effective as the common anti-nausea drug granisetron at avoiding the sickening side effects in the first 24 hours after chemo, but is even better at preventing those side effects in the first five days.

In the phase III trial, about three-fourths of the people given either drug (both given in combination with dexamethasone) did not experience nausea and vomiting in the 24 hours immediately after receiving a chemotherapy regimen that included drugs most likely to cause vomiting -- cisplatin or a combination of anthracycline and cyclophosphamide, according to the study. However, nearly 57 percent of those on palonosetron avoided the ill effects in the first five days after treatment, compared with about 44 percent who had been given the standard granisetron regimen.

The study, which was released online and will appear in the February issue of The Lancet Oncology, reported similar safety records for the two drugs.

More information

The National Cancer Institute has more about chemotherapy side effects.

SOURCE: The Lancet Oncology, news release, Jan. 7, 2009



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: The Lancet Oncology, news release, Jan. 7, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NursingCrossing Posts 12,000-Plus Nursing Jobs in a Week; Stresses the Need for Better Training and Working Conditions for Nurses
2. Low-carb diets prove better at controlling type 2 diabetes
3. A Better Method of Kidney Storage
4. Walk Your Way to Better Health in 2009
5. New Product Makes Loose Dentures Fit Better
6. Coated Stents Better Than Bare Metal Ones in Short Run
7. Better patient outcomes with drug eluting stents
8. National rates of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders call for better service integration
9. Lower-dose fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy results in better hearing preservation
10. Immune System Works Better at Night
11. AmericInn Hotels Partners With Nationally Recognized Sleep Expert Dr. Christopher Drake, Announces Launch of Sleep Better America Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New Drug May Work Better Against Chemo Side Effects
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... An educational campaign aimed at everyone ... courtesy of awareness-driven celebrities and thought leaders. It also provides insight to the ... leaders such as Bioness. , As patients feel increasingly concerned about the ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... , ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... scholarships to students studying complementary medicine. Allison Outerbridge is this year’s Life ... award on May 18 at the university’s Student Leadership Awards ceremony. , Outerbridge ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Cabot Corporation, ... defective respirators, according to court documents and SEC filings. A jury has ... Tyler v. American Optical Corporation, Case No. BC588866, Los Angeles County, California. The ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , Florida’s first ... for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at John Knox ... by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John Knox Village ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Dr. James Maisel will ... Long Island Chapter on June 4, 2016, 1:30-3:30 pm at the Farmingdale Public ... Retina Group of New York , is a Board Certified ophthalmologist who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ARANZ Medical  Ltd ... healthcare sector, has been named the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company ... Dr Bruce Davey , CEO of ARANZ ...  It,s really good to be recognised for the work we ... are used in 35 countries around the world from Sub-Saharan ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... BioMarketing as senior vice president of sales, announced Andrea Heslin Smiley , VMS ... company,s business development and sales team, exploring new opportunities for VMS to empower patients ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 ... , la première endoprothèse à double ... à l,intervention portant sur les membres inférieurs ... OrbusNeich, entreprise mondiale spécialisée dans la ... la vie, a élargi son portefeuille pour ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: