Tag: "thalidomide" at medical news
Effect of drug on Renal Cancer
...rchers of University of Houston, a new study shows thalidomide
at higher doses in kidney cancer patients is assoc...neuropathy.They examined the effects of escalating thalidomide
doses in kidney cancer patients. Patients received oral thalidomide
starting at 200 mg per day. Rese...
Associated therapy for multiple myeloma
According to a new study it is observed that thalidomide
is effective as first-line therapy for newly diagn... gave 60 newly diagnosed myeloma patients the drug thalidomide
along with the synthetic steroid dexamethasone. Results show 55 percent of patients responded to the...
Thalidomide may stage a comeback
...s the EU, since recent studies have suggested that thalidomide
could be a weapon in the fight against cancer and ...iseases. EMEA officials who met representatives of thalidomide
victims as part of their consultation process, are focusing on the safeguards that would be needed i...
Leveling Lupus Lesions
...apy," says Dr. Jorizzo. Once used as a sleep aid, thalidomide
was banned after causing severe birth defects in babies born to mothers who used it. It's had few negative side effects in this group and one very positive effect on Gibson. "I don't have those lesions or the sores anymore. It makes me feel more conf...
Old Drugs Safe To Use In Cancer Treatment ?
Most of us have not forgotten the thalidomide
in the 1950s and 1960s. This drug was given for treatment of morning sickness // to pregnant mothers...
Bortezomib for salvage therapy against progressive myeloma
... induced by AuSCT and relapsed or refractory after thalidomide
employed as second line treatment (first salvage t...ation and all relapsed again after or resistant to thalidomide
(employed as second line treatment) received bortezomib without adjunct of steroids as third line th...
Thalidomide for Tumor Treatment
...Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham it is said that thalidomide
stops tumors developing blood vessels and halt their growth//. Thalidomide created so much commotion when it was prescribed to the mothers to morning sickness but is caused horrific birth defects in 12,000 babies. The babies were born with missing or...
British Scientists condemn changes in regulation of Homeopathy
...20th Century. "This is the first time, since the thalidomide
tragedy and the 1968 Medicines Act, that the regulation of medicines has moved away from the science rather than towards it." But Dr Peter Fisher, clinical director of the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital said: "The regulations just tidy up the si...
Fighting cancer - Multiple Myeloma with long-term therapy
... percent – with pamidronate alone. The addition of thalidomide
significantly improved these odds to 51 percent. ...tients most likely to benefit from the addition of thalidomide
to maintenance therapy were those whose responses to the original chemotherapy were not as successfu...