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A New Method to Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

If you are cancer patients and have to receive chemotherapy agents such as taxanes (paclitaxol- Taxol and docetaxel-Taxotere), vinca alkaloids (vinorelbine-Navelbine) and platinum compounds (cisplatin, carboplatin – Paraplatin and oxaliplatin – Eloxatin), it is likely that you might experience chemotherapy … Continue reading

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Which is Best Chemotherapy Option for Advanced Bladder Cancer?

Transitional cell or urothelial carcinoma is the most common type of bladder cancer, accounting for more than 90% all bladder cancers.  This type of cancer is sensitive to treatment with chemotherapeutic agents.   This type of cancer is usually treated with … Continue reading

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First-Line Erlotinib Triples Progression-Free Survival in NSCLC in Chinese Population

First-line erlotinib (Tarceva) tripled the progression-free survival in advanced non–small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients who had endothelial growth factor receptor (EGFR)-activating mutation, according to the OPTIMAL study presented at the 35th European Society for Medical Oncology Congress. The study … Continue reading

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Gefitinib (Iressa) is better than Standard Therapy in Lung Cancer with EGFR Mutations

Gefitinib (Iressa) is more effective than first-line therapy in improving survival without disease in patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.  The current study was conducted in 230 patients from 43 centers in Japan, … Continue reading

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Avastin Boosts Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients

Adding bevacizumab (Avastin) to chemotherapy, followed by bevacizumab as maintenance therapy, can significantly prolong progression-free survival in women with advanced ovarian cancer.  The study consisted of 1873 women with newly diagnosed stage III (macroscopic residual disease) or stage IV ovarian, primary peritoneal, … Continue reading

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Alternative Treatment Options for Late Stage Lung Cancer Patients

Paclitaxel plus carboplatin(PC) is the current standard regimen for advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients.  However, paclitaxel is associated with serious toxicity such as peripheral neuropathy. A tria,l published in October version of the Annals of Oncology, was … Continue reading

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