Chemotherapy

Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK

london, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is …

Pakistan

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

A new study suggests that combining chemotherapy with a drug that boosts the immune system may help individuals who have a particularly aggressive …

Cancer

Study may explain why some triple-negative breast cancers are resistant to chemotherapy

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form of the disease accounting for 12 to 18 percent of breast cancers. It is a scary diagnosis, …

Cancer

Gene mapping can help doctors pick most appropriate chemotherapy

Researchers have devised a new gene mapping technique that allows medical providers to determine the chemotherapy with the fewest side effects and …

Cancer

Gene mapping lays groundwork for precision chemotherapy: First-of-its-kind study maps links between 625 genes and 31 different chemotherapy treatments

First-of-its-kind study maps links between 625 genes and 31 different chemotherapy treatments<p>Despite the great successes of targeted cancer drugs and …

Cancer

Recovering From Surgery and Chemotherapy

Reduced blood supply during heart or blood vessel surgery can deprive tissues of oxygen. When blood supply returns to this tissue, the tissue can …

Cancer

Preserving fertility during chemotherapy: Researchers decode the mechanism of chemotherapy induced female infertility

Researchers decode the mechanism of chemotherapy induced female infertility<p>One of the most significant impairments of the quality of life after a …

Neuroscience

Some patients to resume chemotherapy at Stanton Territorial Hospital this week – Northern News Services

Northern Canada

Alectinib versus chemotherapy in crizotinib-pretreated anaplastic lymphoma kinase ( ALK )-positive non-small-cell lung cancer: results from the phase III ALUR study | Annals of Oncology

Background<p>This is the first trial to directly compare efficacy and safety of alectinib versus standard chemotherapy in advanced/metastatic anaplastic …

Cancer

10 patients to begin receiving treatment as Stanton Hospital ramps up chemotherapy services

Three nurses and four doctors at the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife received new chemotherapy training online and in Alberta over the …

Northern Canada

Some chemotherapy services resuming at Stanton Territorial Hospital

Some chemotherapy services are resuming at Stanton Territorial Hospital after they were suspended for four months, the Northwest Territories Health …

Northern Canada

SLU researchers work to prevent chemotherapy pain

Saint Louis University researchers are one step closer to understanding how to prevent the chronic pain associated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy …

Pain

Early 'chemobrain' intervention needed for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy

Almost 50 percent suffer from cognitive decline during chemotherapy and up to one year post-treatment; 30 percent continue to experience the …

Cancer

The 'immuno revolution': Turning up the heat on resistant tumors

Priming T cells in the body with CD40 drugs may help patients better respond to immunotherapies, says director of Penn's Abramson Cancer …

Immunotherapy

Breakthrough drug tipped to be twice as successful as chemotherapy

A breakthrough drug has been tipped to save more than twice as many patients with advanced leukaemia than chemotherapy. NewsCorp reports a group of …

Cancer

How Can I Manage My Constipation Around Chemotherapy?

You’re probably ready to cope with nausea during chemotherapy, but it can be hard on your digestive system too. Some people find that their bowel …

Wellness

Monitor detects dangerously low white blood cell levels: Technology could help prevent life-threatening infections in patients receiving chemotherapy

Technology could help prevent life-threatening infections in patients receiving chemotherapy<p>Researchers have now developed a portable device that …

White Blood Cells

Does Merck win in 1L lung cancer?

Things are heating up rapidly in the 1L non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) space with the latest news that Merck’s pembrolizumab beat out …

Cancer

Duration of Chemotherapy for Colon Cancer — NEJM

Six months of chemotherapy with oxaliplatin plus a fluoropyrimidine is standard in stage III colon cancer, but oxaliplatin is associated with …

Cancer

Colon cancer chemotherapy change could save hundreds of thousands from nerve damage, trial finds

Hundreds of thousands of bowel cancer patients stand to benefit from new research which found the recommended duration of chemotherapy treatment …

Cancer

Ask the Expert: Newly Diagnosed with Advanced Breast Cancer

What are the treatment options for HR+/HER2+ breast cancer?<p>Treatment for HR+/HER2+ breast cancer can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and …

Cancer

Study hold promise to turn off chemotherapy pain

New York, March 27 (IANS) Scientists have succeded in turning off the excruciating pain that often accompanies chemotherapy in animal models, an …

Cancer

James F. Holland, physician who helped show chemotherapy could treat cancer, dies at 92

WASHINGTON — When James F. Holland began his medical career in the early 1950s, oncology scarcely existed as a discipline. Cancer was considered more …

Cancer

‘Lucky and blessed’ Billy Gillispie talks about potential life-saving kidney transplant

In his first public comments since a woman stepped forward to potentially donate what could be a life-saving kidney, former Kentucky men’s basketball …

Cancer

Ohio officers save choking infant in busy intersection

<b>By Lindsey Bever | Washington Post</b><p>A frantic mother suddenly stopped her car in the middle of a busy intersection in northeastern Ohio, switched on …

Cancer

Why are so many GPs dismissing women’s health as PMS and women’s troubles?

Throughout 2014, I visited the doctors twenty times.<p>I had been booking appointments to talk about the symptoms I was living with. Weight loss. …

Women's Health

How you can help make Easter special at Claire House Hospice

Claire House Children’s Hospice has launched a campaign so every child can enjoy Easter, even when they can’t eat chocolate.<p>Eighty-four per cent of …

Chester, UK

145 Days | by Amobi Okoye

T he nurse is telling me it’s August 7, and I don’t believe her.<p>“What are you talking about? It’s like … March.”<p>We’re going back and forth — kind of …

Cancer

Kansas Teen With Lung Condition Walks on Life Support

By ANDY MARSO, The Kansas City Star<p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Almost every day in Kansas City, a 16-year-old girl does the equivalent of hiking in the …

Mount Everest

‘Nick has a new life in heaven’ – Twin dies waiting for liver after brother gets transplant

<b>UPDATE:</b> Nick Coats died Monday, March 19, according to a statement from his family. The family shared the following statement after Nick's death:<p><i>"My</i> …

Cancer