Items Tagged ‘Chemotherapy’

June 19, 2018

mFOLFIRINOX Found Superior to Gemzar for Treatment Surgically Resected Pancreatic Cancer

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The results of a recently presented clinical study at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meetings last week suggest that more aggressive chemotherapy treatment improves outcomes compared to single agent Gemzar (gemcitabine) chemotherapy which has been a standard treatment for over a decade. About Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of […]

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January 8, 2018

Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Risk of Cognitive Problems Following Treatment

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CancerConnect News: Patients who survive head and neck cancer may be more likely to experience declines in mental function according to the results of a recent study. The findings are drawn from cognitive assessments for 80 survivors of head and neck cancer compared to a control group of 40 otherwise similar people who didn’t have […]

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Tags: chemo brain, Chemotherapy, cognitive function, Head and Neck Cancer, News, radiation


August 11, 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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May 10, 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 10, 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 12, 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 12, 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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January 12, 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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November 5, 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 5, 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 29, 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 29, 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 29, 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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July 29, 2015

Mercaptopurine

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mercaptopurine Trade Name: Purixan™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Purixan is approved for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as part of a combination maintenance therapy regimen. What is the mechanism of action? Purixan belongs to a group of drugs called nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, or antimetabolites. […]

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July 29, 2015

Purixan™

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Class: Chemotherapy Generic Name: Mercaptopurine Trade Name: Purixan™ For which conditions is this drug approved? Purixan is approved for the treatment of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) as part of a combination maintenance therapy regimen. What is the mechanism of action? Purixan belongs to a group of drugs called nucleoside metabolic inhibitors, or antimetabolites. […]

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