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A new drug for bladder cancer

...why there were few, if any, side effects linked to gemcitabine in this trial. Standard treatments for bladder cancer cause a number of adverse effects such as fever, pain on urination and reduced white blood cell counts. Gemcitabine works by blocking the growth of cancer cells. The scene is now set for larger tr...

New Treatment Found For Pancreatic Cancer

...Center trial with a high dosage of chemotherapy of gemcitabine and docetaxel followed by a combination of gemcitabine and radiation. Half the tumors shrank after the treatment, according to reports, and in the case of ...

Gemzar the New Drug for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

...r. The drug Gemzar also known by its generic name gemcitabine and was approved after the company provided with additional information to the FDA. According to the statistics of the American Cancer Society about 22,000 women are diagnosed with the disease and 16,000 women die each year. The problem with ovarian ...

Anti Allergy Drugs Reduce Tumor Growth

...anisms in pancreatic cancer cells enough that when gemcitabine is added, the chemotherapy is more effective," Log...t, compared to growth reduction of 50 percent when gemcitabine was used as a single agent, compared to control animals. No one knows exactly how cromolyn works t...

Gene Screening Points Way to More Effective Chemotherapy

...the chemotherapy drugs vinorelbine (Navelbine) and gemcitabine (Gemzar), but the results were not as dramatic as those seen for paclitaxel. “Our studies using additional drugs indicate that the genes we uncovered are highly specific for paxlitaxel,” said Dr. Angelique Whitehurst, postdoctoral researcher in cell ...

Anticancer Effects of Curcumin Revealed

...ivided as follows: (1) curcumin therapy alone, (2) gemcitabine alone intraperitoneally, (3) radiotherapy alone, a... tumors in mice and to enhance the effects of both gemcitabine therapy and radiation therapy. This well-performed study provides an elegant mechanistic explanati...

Cell Genesys Reports Additional Data From Phase 2 Clinical Trial of GVAX Immunotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer

...months disease-free survival recently reported for gemcitabine adjuvant therapy. Moreover, a comparison of the median overall survival of 60 patients from this trial with patients at Johns Hopkins with operable pancreatic cancer who underwent surgery and adjuvant therapy without receiving GVAX indicated that the...

Scientists Identify New Possible 'biomarker' for Pancreatic Cancer

... cancer cells than did the standard treatment drug gemcitabine alone. "Our findings suggest that combining antibodies that block the RON receptor and the standard chemotherapy drugs might stop progression of pancreatic cancer more effectively. RON could be a promising molecular target for future cancer drug d...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...A.3) that tested Tarceva and the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine against a placebo drug and gemcitabine in 521 patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, 71 percent of patients using Tarceva/gemcitabine de...

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