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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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New Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Patients with Liver Metastases

In the past, bevacizumab (Avastin) plus FOLFOX (leucovorin, 5-fluorouracil, and oxaliplatin) is the mainstay treatment for colorectal cancer patients with metastases (Stage IV).  Even though the response rate of this regimen is impressive, less than 10% of Stage IV colorectal cancer … Continue reading

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Fish Oil Prevents Weight and Muscle Loss in Cancer Patients

Cancer patients who are taking chemotherapy are always worried about muscle wasting (cachexia) and weight loss.  Now, a small study suggests that supplementation with fish oil might prevent muscle wasting (cachexia) and weight loss.  In the study, investigators randomized 40 … Continue reading

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Anorexia and Cachexia – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Anorexia in Cancer Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is an extremely common condition in cancer patients.  It is estimated that 50% of cancer patients suffered from anorexia.  The exact frequency of CACS varies according to the primary pathology (from 30% in … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Halaven for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Good news for patients with late stage metastatic breast cancer.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eribulin mesylate injection (Halaven; Eisai, Inc) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in patients who have received at least 2 prior … Continue reading

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A New Treatment Option for patients with Gastric Cancer

 Gastric cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide.  Previous study has found that patients with operable disease have a 5-year survival rate of 36%.  In patients with advanced or … Continue reading

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Yunzhi-Danzhen Improves Immune System in Nasopharyngeal Cancer(NPC) Patients

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a prevalent tumor in Hong Kong.  If you have nasopharyngeal cancer, that is a bad news.  The good news is patients with early stage disease (Stage I and II disease) have a 5-year survival rate of more than 70%. … Continue reading

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Reduces Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

A Chinese herbal formula that was used more than 1,800 years ago was shown to reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy but also increased its efficacy in mice, according to a study published in the August issue of the … Continue reading

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New Chemotherapy, Cabazitaxel (Jevtana), for Advanced Prostate Cancer

A new chemotherapy, Cabazitaxel (Jevtana) has been approved in the United States to treat men who have advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer and have failed docetaxel. The approval was based on the results of the phase 3 TROPIC clinical study, which … Continue reading

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