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An effective drug for lung cancer

... the anticancer drug combination of pemetrexed and carboplatin was safe in patients with Mesothelioma. Twenty-seven patients were treated with five different doses of the drugs. The study found that not only was the drug safe, but about one-third of the patients responded to the drug combination. On average, pa...

Carboplatin Drug Is More Effective Than Radiation Therapy For Testicular Cancer

...ith stage I seminoma to receive a single course of carboplatin and 904 patients to receive radiation therapy. Aft... was similar between the two groups (95·4% for the carboplatin group vs. 96·6% for radiation therapy). At 5 years they also found that patients receiving carboplat...

Treating Testicular Cancer With A Single Dose Of Chemotherapy

... that a one-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective// and less toxic than three weeks ...ith stage I seminoma to receive a single course of carboplatin and 904 patients to receive radiation therapy. After a median follow-up of 3years, they found that r...

New Treatment Option For Testicular Cancer

...40 patients to receive a single course of the drug carboplatin and more than 900 patients to receive radiation, which is the standard of care. The carboplatin group received one dose in one day, a protocol designed to treat ovarian cancer. The drug works by i...

Carboplatin, Lung cancer drug may be useful in treating breast tumor

...s, 75 with each mutation, who will be administered carboplatin or docetaxel, to check out which one is more effective. If the clinical trials prove successful, then it will be used to treat breast cancer patients with BRCA mutations within 5 years. Andrew Tutt, consultant oncologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ N...

Gemzar the New Drug for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

...anel.// It said that Gemzar in combination with carboplatin (chemotherapy) is very effective for women with ad...nd that ovarian cancer patients taking Gemzar with carboplatin had increased progression-free survival rates than patients taking carboplatin alone. The FDA adviso...

Cisplatin-very Effective Than Carboplatin in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

...atients. Most clinicians in North America prefer carboplatin to cisplatin because it has fewer side effects and...tients. The apparent superiority of cisplatin over carboplatin demonstrated in this paper should not be taken lightly, particularly in patients being treated with ...

Combination Improves Survival of Metastatic Melanoma Patients: Phase II Study

...ned two chemotherapy drugs paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin with bevacizumab, a drug that prevents the format...drugs. The combination of paclitaxel (Taxol) and carboplatin has been beneficial in treating different cancers, such as metastatic lung cancer and ovarian cancer...

Diabetes Drug Dramatically Boosts Potency of Platinum Chemotherapy

...mith Kline, combining each of them with cisplatin, carboplatin and oxalyplatin -- all commonly used chemotherapy ...lly treated with platinum drugs, rosiglitazone and carboplatin lowered the growth rate by 70 percent. (Rosizitaglone did not show the same positive effect when pai...

Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...ial chemotherapy infusion. The patients received carboplatin chemotherapy at five times the dosage administered to men receiving initial therapy. A side effect of the high dosage is a reduction of blood cells so a stem cell transplant is given to replenish the body’s immune system through a process similar to ...

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