Navigation Links
Avastin under trial to test efficacy for pancreatic tumours!

Northwestern Memorial Hospital along with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is conducting a Phase II clinical trial to determine if avastin is effective in pancreatic tumours.//

The drug also known as bevacizumab is an anti-angiogenesis drug that is designed to inhibit the growth of blood vessels in tumours.

The test is being done to see that it in combination with abdominal radiation therapy and chemotherapy can reduce localized pancreatic tumours that have not metastasized or spread to other systems or organs in the body.

Northwestern Memorial is the sole clinical site where the research trial is being conducted.

"Our findings from the previous study suggest that the combination of chemotherapy and radiation is a safe and effective treatment method to reduce the local extent of pancreatic tumors," said Dr. Talamonti, MD, chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, associate professor of surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and co-investigator on the study

Another view was presented by William Small, Jr., MD, radiation oncologist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, associate professor, Radiation Oncology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and principal investigator for the trial, "The current study, which will be conducted over two years, will help us evaluate whether adding Avastin may also provide an effective combination to reduce the tumour and increase survival rates. Avastin is designed to inhibit Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), a protein that plays an important role in tumour angiogenesis or blood vessel formation, and maintenance of existing tumour vessels. By inhibiting VEGF, Avastin is thought to interfere with the blood supply to tumours, a process that is critical to tumour growth and metastasis.”

As per statistics by the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death among adults in America. Approximately 1 out of 4 patients with pancreatic cancer will live at least one year after the cancer is found.

Therefore it is very important that clinical trials are conducted and new viable solutions are found for this problem.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Avastin, anti-Cancer Drug leads to Blindness and Other Complications
2. Warning on Avastin Updated
3. FDA Approval for Lung Cancer Treatment -Avastin Along with Chemotherapy
4. Cancer Drug Avastin Fights Brain Tumors too
5. Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.
6. How do babies understand language?
7. Doctor samples come under the ambit of advertisement
8. Latest device for cardiac revival under test
9. Heart disease in women being under-treated
10. Safety of soy under suspicion
11. Education in women brings sounder sleep
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, graces the cover of the print ... to practice medicine at an early age by his father, who was also a ... prescribing medicine,” he states. “It is about building relationships with people; relationships that are ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... edition of "Cardiovascular Health" in USA Today, which covers the innovative treatments, therapeutic ... health while maintaining fulfilling lives. “We are prolonging life 6 years in the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Rijuven Corp launches rejiva ( ... day and night. No other wearable health technology on the market can deliver all ... give poeple more meaningful insights about their health than the usual heart rate and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Today ... intelligent, connected applications, was named the best Sales Team of 2016 as part ... was made today by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal ...
(Date:11/30/2016)... ... ... "I hate when the mixture of saliva and toothpaste runs down my ... Bridgewater, N.J. "I thought that there had to be a way to prevent this ... DEFLECTOR to prevent saliva and toothpaste from running down the brush handle onto the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... , Dec. 2, 2016 Quantum Radiology,s Mobile ... expert radiologist interpretation directly to women at the workplace, ... corporations, such as Delta Air Lines and SunTrust Bank, ... as a component of wellness initiatives. "I ... SunTrust. It enables them to have a mammogram without ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , December 2, 2016 ... Awards Committee honored excellence in research, development and innovation ... The gala dinner was held in the presence of ... the Russian Federation , Natalia Sanina, ... Mikhail Murashko , Head of Roszdravnadzor, National Service ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016  Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC ("Maxor"), today ... Inc. ("PSI").  The combination of Texas -based ... -based PSI bring together both company,s clinical expertise and high-touch ... an industry-leading specialty pharmacy. About Maxor ... , , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: