Tag Archives: Survival

New Hope for Patients with Advanced Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Patients

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and women with nearly 500,000 deaths due to colorectal cancer every year.  When detected early at localized stage I, the 5-year survival rate can reach 90%. At this stage, surgical … 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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Cetuximab Increases Survival in Patients with Lung Cancer with High EGFR Expression

Good news for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)!  If you have NSCLC, you might like to ask your oncologist to check whether you have high expression of EGFR.  Patients with high EGFR expression represented about 25 percent of people … Continue reading

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15 Minutes Exercise Improves Survival!

We were told by doctors that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes every day to keep our bodies healthy.  Now, a new study indicated only 15 minutes a day of moderate-intensity exercise might be enough!  The new study … Continue reading

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New Monoclonal Antibodies Increased Survival in Lung Cancer Patients

A new study showed that non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who have high level of Met proteins in their tumor can have their survival increase three-fold by receiving experimental antibody MetMAb in combination with erlotinib (Tarceva).  In the trial, 137 previously-treated … Continue reading

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Another New Cancer Drug Crizotinib Shows Improvement in Survival

It looks like a number of new drugs might become available to lung cancer patients in the near future.  Results of an early-stage study suggested that nearly two-thirds of patients with late stage non-small-cell lung cancer who received the experimental … Continue reading

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New Personalized Medicine Increases Survival in Melanoma Patients

Metastatic melanoma is the deadliest and most aggressive from of skin cancer.  A person with metastatic melanoma typically has a short life expectancy that is measured in months.   The mainstay treatments for metastatic melanoma are dacarbazine (DTIC), interleukin-2 (IL-2) and … 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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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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