Items Tagged ‘cisplatin’

May 26th, 2015

Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Active in Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

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Platinum-based chemotherapy appears active in the treatment of metastatic triple-negative breast cancers, particularly among patients with a BRCA1/2 mutation. These findings were reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Breast cancers that are not stimulated to grow from exposure to estrogen or progesterone and are HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor)-negative are called triple-negative breast […]

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Tags: BRCA1/2, Breast Cancer, cisplatin, Metastatic Breast Cancer, News, Platinol, platinum based chemotherapy, triple negative


June 17th, 2014

Immediate Cisplatin-Based Chemotherapy Extends Progression-Free Survival in Invasive Bladder Cancer

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A report at the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncologists meeting indicates that immediate use of cisplatin-based chemotherapy offers significant improvement in progression-free survival over deferred treatment in invasive bladder cancer patients. The study concerned only patients who have had prior surgical resection. There was no significant improvement measured in overall survival. The EORTC clinical […]

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Tags: asco, Bladder Cancer, cisplatin, invasive bladder cancer, News, Stage III Bladder Cancer, Stages II-III Bladder Cancer