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Gel assists head and neck cancer

...ericans each year.// Given intravenously, the drug cisplatin has been shown to be an effective therapy for head...me patients received a new treatment that combines cisplatin and epinephrine in a gel, which is injected directly into the tumor. Other patients received injecti...

Conserving the larynx

...rst, the patients received two chemotherapy drugs, cisplatin and fluorouracil, followed by radiotherapy if ther...ponse to chemotherapy. In the second, patients got cisplatin at the same time as radiotherapy, and in the third, they received radiotherapy alone. Two years on...

Improving Survival Rate Of Lung Cancer Patients

...rly 73 percent received at least 240 milligrams of cisplatin per square meter of body-surface area. Results of the study show, after five years, patients assigned to chemotherapy had a significantly higher survival rate at 44.5 percent than those assigned to observation who had a 40.4 survival rate at five y...

Enhancing Survival Rate Of Lung Cancer Patients

...rly 73 percent received at least 240 milligrams of cisplatin per square meter of body-surface area. Results of the study showed that after five years, patients assigned to chemotherapy had a significantly higher survival rate at 44.5 percent than those assigned to observation who had a 40.4 survival rate at ...

New Compound Could Strengthen The Effect Of Chemotherapy

... in conjunction with // chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and camptothecin . Study results showed over 48 hours, small amounts of SP-4-84 made camptothecin 75-times more effective. The compound sensitizes cancer cells to chemotherapeutics by blocking the cancer cell's ability to survive the damage caused b...

Death Risk Of Ovarian Cancer Reduced By Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

...ticipants, 210 received standard chemotherapy with cisplatin and paclitaxel, while another 205 received the new form of treatment. The chemotherapeutic agent was directly injected into the body cavity, along with sterile water in such a way that it flushed the entire peritoneum. This was repeated another fiv...

FDA Gives Green Signal To Sanofi-Aventis SA's Cancer Drug Taxotere

...can be used in combination with chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil to treat stomach cancers that have not been treated with chemotherapy. Taxotere is also approved to treat some types of breast cancer and lung cancer. Certain types of prostate cancer can also be treated with the drug when used i...

New Research May Be Useful for Developing Drugs for HIV and Cancer

...de effects compared to the very useful, but toxic, cisplatin and congeners. (Source: Newswise)...

Approval of Drugs for the Treatment of Late-Stage Cancer

...amtin (chemical name, topotecan hydrochloride) and cisplatin to be //used as the first drug treatment for women...ts took part in clinical trials with Hycamtin plus cisplatin and cisplatin alone. While most of the participants had undergone prior radiation therapy some had a...

Researchers Find Molecular "Brake" to Cell Death

...vels." Some chemotherapy drugs, like paclitaxel, cisplatin and etoposide, appear, coincidentally and perhaps inadvertently, to do both, and are very effective for specific cancers, he says. "But based on these new findings, we now have a new theoretical approach that can be used to help in the design of more...

Head and Neck Cancer-Taxotere Approved

...will be used before radiation, in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil chemotherapy in locally advanced squamous cell head and neck cancer. Its side effects are nausea, mouth ulcers, hair loss and depletion of blood cells. The drug is already in use for treating breast cancer, non small cell lung canc...

Chemo Combination Improves Survival in Asbestos-Related Cancer

... In the study, patients receiving pemetrexed and cisplatin — along with the vitamin supplements folic acid an...d nearly three months longer than patients getting cisplatin alone. Researchers led by John Green, M.D., at the Clatterbridge Center for Oncology in England, ...

Researchers Have Identified Subgroup Sensitive to the Drug Cisplatin

...help identify patients most likely to benefit from cisplatin treatment. The findings will be tested in a clinic...estion and to investigate the mechanism underlying cisplatin sensitivity. The research team focused on the function of p63, a protein that plays a role in nor...

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

...ival rates when treated with the chemotherapy drug cisplatin than another platinum-based drug carboplatin, acc...tional Cancer Institute. The authors conclude that cisplatin chemotherapy should remain the standard of care for these patients. Most clinicians in North Ameri...

Amrubicin Shows Encouraging Results for Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

...nd one as single-agent or combination therapy with cisplatin versus cisplatin plus etoposide in previously untreated extensive stage patients....

Nodal Status is the Best Predictor in Esophageal Cancer

... and concurrent chemotherapy with fluorouracil and cisplatin before undergoing thoracotomy with lympadenoctomy and nodal dissection; the extent of surgery and lymph node dissection depended on the exact location of the tumour. 30 patients did not proceed to surgery because of disease progression or deteriorati...

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