Posts in the “Chemotherapy Chemotherapy” category:

Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, ‘remarkable’ new study finds

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 5th, 2014 |

Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as “remarkable.” Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists, research suggests that starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing more white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of […]

Novel Lung Cancer Treatment

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276626.php An old idea of re-treating lung tumors with radiation is new again, especially with the technological advances seen in radiation oncology over the last decade. The Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is one of only a handful of cancer […]

Comparison of Treatments for Advanced Lung Cancer Shows Chemotherapy May Be Best For Certain Patients

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 9th, 2014 |

Date: 4/9/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/275193.php Among patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer without a mutation of a certain gene (EGFR), conventional chemotherapy, compared with treatment using epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors, was associated with improvement in survival without progression of the cancer, but not with […]

Radiation and Chemotherapies Could Be More Effective in Treating the Most Common and Deadly of All Cancers By Eliminating Mcl-1

Posted by Samantha Powell on March 7th, 2014 |

Date: 3/7/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical News Today Author: No author http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/273584.php Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have discovered a protein, Mcl-1, that helps enable one of the most common and deadly types of cancer to survive radiation and drug treatments. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) makes up about 85 percent of […]

Targeted Treatment Better than Chemo in Some Lung Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 13th, 2014 |

Date: 1/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Drug Discovery & Development Author: No author http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/01/targeted-treatment-better-chemo-some-lung-cancers Patients with lung cancer who also have a specific gene rearrangement do better on a new targeted therapy compared with standard chemotherapy, according to a study by academics from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC). Around 2 percent of patients with non-small […]

Targeted Treatment Better than Chemo in Some Lung Cancers

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 13th, 2014 |

News Headline: Targeted Treatment Better than Chemo in Some Lung Cancers Date: 1/13/14 Outlet Full Name: Drug Discovery & Development Author: No author http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/01/targeted-treatment-better-chemo-some-lung-cancers Patients with lung cancer who also have a specific gene rearrangement do better on a new targeted therapy compared with standard chemotherapy, according to a study by academics from the Manchester […]

Chemotherapy May Be Underused in Elderly with Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 2nd, 2013 |

News Headline: Chemotherapy May Be Underused in Elderly with Lung Cancer Date: 10/2/13 Outlet Full Name: Oncology Nurse Advisor Author: Delicia Honen Yard http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/chemotherapy-may-be-underused-in-elderly-with-lung-cancer/article/314439/ Chemotherapy can improve median survival by more than 6 months in elderly persons with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), even those over the age of 80 years, a retrospective cohort study […]

Chemotherapy Questions Linger in Early NSCLC

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 23rd, 2013 |

News Headline: Chemotherapy Questions Linger in Early NSCLC Date: 9/23/13 Outlet Full Name: OncLive Author Name: Anita T. Shaffer http://www.onclive.com/publications/Oncology-live/2013/September-2013/Chemotherapy-Questions-Linger-in-Early-NSCLC The optimal use of adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unresolved, with several clinical trials under way in Europe aimed at identifying ways to better select patients for treatment, […]

Study Reveals Interference with Cellular Recycling Leads to Cancer Growth, Chemotherapy Resistance

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 18th, 2013 |

News Headline: Study Reveals Interference with Cellular Recycling Leads to Cancer Growth, Chemotherapy Resistance Date: 9/18/13 Outlet Full Name: Newswise Author Name: N/A http://www.newswise.com/articles/ut-southwestern-study-reveals-interference-with-cellular-recycling-leads-to-cancer-growth-chemotherapy-resistance Over activity of a protein that normally cues cells to divide sabotages the body’s natural cellular recycling process, leading to heightened cancer growth and chemotherapy resistance, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers […]

Lung Cancer Rx Beats Chemotherapy

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 1st, 2013 |

By Ross Camidge, MD, PhD / June 1, 2013 Lung cancer patients taking crizotinib had four more months of progression free survival (dailyRx News) Lung cancer is a very complex disease. Depending on the genetic make-up of the cancer cells, lung cancer can be many different diseases. And personalized therapy treats the defective genes individuals […]