Items Tagged ‘gemcitabine’

November 7th, 2016

Chemotherapy Before Surgery Improves Treatment of Sarcoma

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For patients with localized soft-tissue sarcoma of the trunk or extremities who are high risk for relapse, the use of anthracycline plus ifosfamide chemotherapy prior to surgery appears to improve survival. Chemotherapy administered before surgery is called neoadjuvant therapy and has not previously been demonstrated to improve outcomes in soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Soft tissue […]

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Tags: anthracycline, dacarbazine, epirubicin, for undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, gemcitabine, ifosfamide, leiomyosarcoma, malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors, neoadjuvant therapy, News, Sarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma


October 4th, 2016

A New Drug That ‘Wakes Up’ Immune System Appears to Fight Pancreatic Cancer

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A novel drug, IMM-101 has extended the lives of some people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and appears to have minimal side-effects. Doctors describe IMM-101 as “waking up” the immune system to attack cancer. Patients who were given the new immunotherapy drug actually felt better than those who were on standard chemotherapy, said Angus Dalgleish, professor […]

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Tags: gemcitabine, IMM-101 Gemzar, immunotherapy, News, Pancreatic Cancer


June 6th, 2016

A New Standard of Care of Treatment for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer?

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According to experts at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2016 Annual Meeting the European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer (ESPAC)-4 has presented results that will change the management of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Each year, approximately 43,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the […]

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Tags: 2016, asco, capecitabine, ESPAC-4, European Study Group for Pancreatic Cancer, gemcitabine, gemzar, immunotherapy, mesothelin-directed cells, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Xeloda