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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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New Prostate Cancer Agent Improves Survival by Nearly 5 Months!

Excellent news for prostate cancer patients whose cancer has progressed after hormonal treatment and chemotherapy!   An experimental oral agent, MDV3100 (Medivation) was found to improve survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer by 4.8 months The new agent, called MDV3100, is … Continue reading

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A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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Docetaxel (Taxotere) is Effective in Heavily Pretreated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients

It is well-established that nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a chemo-responsive disease.  Despite improved outcome with chemo-radiation (platimum-based chemotherapy with radiation), treatment failure continue to be a problem in patients with locally advanced Stage III/IV disease.  Now, a new study published … Continue reading

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Novel Agent Significantly Improves Survival in Men with Advanced Prostate Cancer

Great news for patients with advanced prostate cancer.  A new investigational agent, abiraterone acetate, was shown to significantly improved survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.  Abiraterone acetate is an investigational agent being developed by Ortho Biotech.  It acts … Continue reading

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Another Option in the Second Line Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Docetaxel(Taxotere) has long been considered the standard of care for second-line treatment of advanced NSCLC.  However, the disadvantage of using this agent include the need to administer it with corticosteroid premedication and its toxicity profile A new study published in … Continue reading

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