Navigation Links
Drug for pediatric brain cancer

Scientists from Canada are reporting promising results from a study of a new drug for children with acute brain tumors. The drug fotemustine, when delivered intravenously every three weeks, was found to be partially effective in shrinking the tumors.
//
The drug is one of a group of drugs called chloroethylnitrosoureas. They were first discovered in 1959 and have since been shown to help shrink solid tumors, including cancerous brain tumors. Studies in adults with brain tumors showed fotemustine was at least partially effective in about 20 percent of patients.

In this study, researchers from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto tested the drug in 14 children under age 20 with various types of malignant brain tumors, including primary tumors and tumors caused by cancer that had spread to the brain. All of the children had exhausted conventional.

Together the children received a total of 40 doses of the medication. Images were then taken to measure the response to the drug. Three children demonstrated a positive response to the drug, with one showing a 50 percent or greater reduction in the tumor and the other two showing 25% to 50% reductions. The drug was generally well-tolerated by the children.

The researchers believe these results indicate a need for further study of fotemustine for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors and suggest the need for more studies involving the drug alone or possibly in combination with other agents.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Medicis Pharmaceutical company enters pediatric market
2. Drug for pediatric brain cancer
3. Lorenzos oil for prevention of pediatric neurological disorder
4. British pediatricians urge parents to administer MMR to children
5. Multi billion-dollar suit filed against cell phone firm for causing brain tumours
6. Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery
7. The brain loves a surprise
8. Increase in sugar...decrease in brain function!!!
9. Alcohol shrinks brain
10. Roller coaster takes brain for a big ride!!
11. The big brain in suicides
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... Seabrook, NH (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... develop its business plan and implement new sales and marketing strategies. Grover comes with ... spent the last 5 and a half years as Executive Vice President of Direct ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Delaware farmer Rick Dickerson attended the ... , Dickerson, of Laurel, farms about a thousand acres of soybeans, corn and wheat, ... contract and pumpkins and other vegetables for the fresh market. He also operates a ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... ... and most-read publication among specialty pharmacists and pharmacy professionals, has teamed up ... Alliance Partnership (SAP) program, announced Brian Haug, president of Pharmacy Healthcare Communications, ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Park Agencies Insurance & Financial Services, ... and business owners in the greater Kansas City area, is joining the Lakemary ... The Lakemary Center is a comprehensive educational resource center that provides area children ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... The Hear ... aid project with the donation of cochlear implants. In February 2017, the first ... thus a fair chance of leading an independent life. This engagement builds on ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/18/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017  Dermata Therapeutics, LLC, ... to treat a variety of dermatological diseases, announces ... DMT210, in a Phase 2 acne rosacea study. ... downregulate the proinflammatory cytokines in the skin responsible ... rosacea. This clinical trial, DMT210-003, ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... Safe Rx LLC and Good Day Pharmacy, ... Loveland, Colorado , today announced the availability ... Day locations.     "Patients with prescriptions prone ... storage," said Milton Cohen , President & CEO ... a cup of coffee, you can protect your children ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... In China , we say Health is ... China,s Healthy Strategy originates. 2016 is ... and Social Development of the People,s Republic of ... council of the People,s Republic of China ... plan, identifying medical devices as one of the main breakthrough ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: