Items Tagged ‘Chemotherapy’

August 11th, 2016

fluorouracil

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Class: Chemotherapy   Generic Name: fluorouracil (fler-oh-YOO-rah-sil), 5-FU, 5-fluorouracil Trade Name: Adrucil®, Carac®, Efudex® and Fluoroplex® For which conditions is this drug approved? Fluorouracil is FDA approved for the treatment of the following conditions: anal cancer, cervical cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, breast cancer, stomach (gastric) cancer, head and neck cancer, bladder cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, […]

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July 12th, 2016

Syndros™ Approved for Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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The orally administered liquid formulation, Syndros (dronabinol), has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Syndros is an oral formulation comparable to the pharmaceutical version of Marinol® (dronabinol capsules). Nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy in cancer patients can be a very serious […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, antiemetics, cancer, cannabinoid, Chemotherapy, dronabinol, nausea, News, side effect, Syndros, THC, Types of Cancer


May 17th, 2016

Chemotherapy After Prostatectomy Delays Cancer Progression in High-Risk Prostate Cancers

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The use of chemotherapy following a radical prostatectomy delays the time to cancer progression among men with prostate cancer who are at a high risk of developing a recurrence.  These results were recently presented at the 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Over 200,000 men each year in the United States […]

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Tags: African American men, Chemotherapy, News, Prostate Cancer, radical prostatectomy, recurrence


May 10th, 2016

Halaven®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin Trade Name: Halaven® For which conditions is this drug approved? Halaven is approved for metastatic breast cancer patients who have had at least two chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease, including an anthracycline and a taxane. It is also indicated for patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received a prior regimen that includes […]

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May 10th, 2016

Eribulin

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Eribulin Trade Name: Halaven® For which conditions is this drug approved? Halaven is approved for metastatic breast cancer patients who have had at least two chemotherapy regimens for metastatic disease, including an anthracycline and a taxane. It is also indicated for patients with unresectable or metastatic liposarcoma who have received a prior regimen that includes […]

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April 12th, 2016

Onivyde

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: irinotecan liposome injection Trade Name: Onivyde™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Onivyde in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer whose cancer has progressed after gemcitabine-based therapy. What is the mechanism of action?  Onivyde is thought to work by blocking the action of an […]

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April 12th, 2016

irinotecan liposome injection

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: irinotecan liposome injection Trade Name: Onivyde™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Onivyde in combination with fluorouracil and leucovorin is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer whose cancer has progressed after gemcitabine-based therapy. What is the mechanism of action?  Onivyde is thought to work by blocking the action of an […]

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March 30th, 2016

Defitelio® Approved for Life-Threatening Complication of Stem Cell Transplant

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Defitelio® (defibrotide sodium) for the treatment of hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) following a stem cell transplant. Defitelio is the first approved treatment for severe hepatic VOD. Hepatic VOD is a rare, but life-threatening complication that can occur following chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant (SCT) […]

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Tags: Chemotherapy, chemotherpay, hepatic VOC, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, HSCT, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, News, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Stem Cell Transplant


January 12th, 2016

brentuximab vedotin

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Class: Biological Therapy and Chemotherapy Generic Name: brentuximab vedotin Trade Name: Adcetris® How is this drug used? Adcetris is used for the treatment of Hodgkin lymphoma that has progressed after autologous stem cell transplant or has progressed after at least two prior multi-agent chemotherapy regimens in patients who are not candidates for a stem cell […]

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January 6th, 2016

Conjugate Drug Extends Survival in Patients with Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer

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Patients with metastatic, HER2-positive breast cancer who received a combination antibody/chemotherapy drug in a phase 3 clinical trial survived longer, on average, than patients receiving other treatments. Researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute reported the findings at the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The TH3RESA trial, which enrolled more than 600 participants in the U.S. […]

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Tags: antibody, Breast Cancer, Chemotherapy, combination therapy, HER2-positive, meastatic breast cancer, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, T-DMI, TH3RESA trial, trastuzumab emtansine


November 5th, 2015

Trabectedin

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trabectedin Trade Name: Yondelis® For which conditions is this drug approved? Yondelis is approved for the treatment of adults with liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma that cannot be treated with surgery or has spread to other areas of the body and for patients who have received treatment with certain other medicines. What is […]

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November 5th, 2015

Yondelis®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trabectedin Trade Name: Yondelis® For which conditions is this drug approved? Yondelis is approved for the treatment of adults with liposarcoma or leiomyosarcoma that cannot be treated with surgery or has spread to other areas of the body and for patients who have received treatment with certain other medicines. What is […]

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September 29th, 2015

Lonsurf®

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have been previously treated or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. What is the […]

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September 29th, 2015

Tipiracil

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have been previously treated or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. What is the […]

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September 29th, 2015

Trifluridine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Trifluridine and Tipiracil Trade Name: Lonsurf® For which conditions is this drug approved? Lonsurf is approved for the treatment of adult patients with colon or rectal cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and who have been previously treated or cannot receive certain chemotherapy medicines. What is the […]

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